Skeptical mom converted to Cub Scouts

I may be a new Cub Scout den leader, but I haven't bought a yellow uniformed shirt yet -- I'm not sure I'm fully converted.

The relationship between the Mormon church and the Boy Scouts of America has, admittedly, always been curious to me.

Growing up, I had three brothers who donned scout shirts and spent every Wednesday participating in character-building activities for boys. But then I became Laurel president in the Young Women's program and took a more vocal role in our Bishop/Youth Council meetings.

I sat in awe of the acceptance and justification of church funds to be used for high adventure activities that took eager boys and leaders alike to Utah's highest peaks and breathtaking water ways, while the girls sat home and learned to crochet without enough budget to buy new yarn.

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