In June, the Boy Scouts of America broke groundon a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide its young members with hands-on leadership training. The Thomas S. Monson Complex, according to a BSA representative, will be built to further "the [Scouting] mission to shape and develop the nation's next generation of leaders."
An avid, lifelong scouter, President Monson has overseen the Church through a sometimes tumultuous relationship with the Boy Scouts. This is just the first building planned for the complex.
A new lodge for Boy Scouts has been named after President Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and longtime Scouter. President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the concrete facility, located on the north slope of Utah’s Uinta Mountains at the Hinckley Scout Ranch, formerly called the East Fork of the Bear.
“Each of us has found joy and satisfaction as we have invested our time, our resources and our efforts in the development of the rising generation,” said President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, during the dedication.
“Over the generations ahead, boys, girls and their parents will thank you in their thoughts and in their prayers for the experiences and the growth they found in this place because of your contribution into their lives.”