Latter-day Saint Life

First Presidency Urges Members to Be Safe During Church Activities


With so many outdoor activities members of the Church often participate in during the summer months, the First Presidency has encouraged members to be safe using guidelines found on

Summer is just around the corner, which means Church activities will be in full swing. Pioneer treks, youth conferences, Scouting and Young Women camps, and outdoor ward parties will be on the rise—and so will many health and safety concerns.

letter to local leaders dated May 12 from the First Presidency states that “leaders should use good judgment and approve only those activities with a minimal risk for injury or illness. Stake and ward council meetings provide opportunities to prayerfully plan activities and to discuss safety guidelines and safe practices.”

The First Presidency letter refers leaders to the Church’s safety and health website:, a helpful resource for learning and teaching safety principles that ensure safe Church-sponsored activities.

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