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100 Years of Scouting in the Church

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 17, 2013

ONE Celebration, TWO Exhibitions

American Originals: Norman Rockwell and Scouting

A Good Turn Daily: 100 Years of Scouting and the Aaronic Priesthood

Church History Museum
45North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Opening events for two new exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary (1913-2013) of the partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friday, July 19, 2013

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

See the new exhibitions and enjoy Scout-themed games, art discovery activities, and refreshments in a fun hands-on event for families.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Be among the first to view the new exhibitions as you browse through the galleries to see Boy Scout art by Norman Rockwell and the historic charter that began a 100-year-old partnership.

(Any mention of Scouting provokes some bloggers’ wrath at the relationship between the Church and Scouting. Please — we’ve had that discussion. Let’s not have it again on this occasion.)



  1. Thanks!

    (More to come on this from the Great Salt Lake Council – I’ll let you know . . .)

    Comment by Grant — July 17, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

  2. I was chatting yesterday with a high councilman about the frequent out-of-region requests from BYU groups and such to use our stake center, next to the Washington D.C. temple, and he said that this last Sunday morning a couple hundred scouts showed up for sacrament meeting in that building, and then a couple hundred more did in the afternoon. They arrived like any visitors would, and sat in the gym overflow. We suspect they were troops from Utah taking in a little Washington sightseeing before the National Jamboree that started Monday afternoon in West Virginia a couple hundred miles away.

    Comment by John Mansfield — July 17, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

  3. So so jealous!

    Comment by Coffinberry — July 17, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

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