“Duty to God” Is Fundamental to Scouting, Church Leader Says

“Duty to God” is the heart of Scouting and is a foundational principle as old as the organization itself, Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told over 1,500 Scout leaders this morning.

Bishop Stevenson was addressing leadership of the Boy Scouts of America at its “Duty to God” breakfast meeting in Grapevine, Texas.

Bishop Stevenson did not address the vote to take place today on Boy Scout membership policies.

“I am very aware of the controversial moral, legal and policy issues that face this great organization. They are deep and they are wide and they will test the best in us,” Bishop Stevenson said. “Although I don’t speak directly to these issues this morning, I believe it constructive counsel for each of us to pray that divine direction manifest itself upon those who have the weighty responsibility to lead this organization appropriately.”

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