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As Partners, Mormons and Scouts Turn Boys into Men

posted on October 19, 2012

Erick Eckholm of The New York Times examines the close relationship between the Boy Scouts and Mormonism. Noting that nearly every Mormon church, or ward, has a scout troop, Eckholm finds that the two share parallel morals and goals. Eckholm writes, “With mutual exaltation of God and country and a shared aim of nurturing ‘morally straight’ men with leadership skills and a service ethic, the Mormons and the Boy Scouts seem made for each other, as entwined as a square knot.” 

Read at The New York Times