Building young men with strong testimonies in the Lord Jesus Christ, helping them magnify their priesthood duties, and preparing them to fulfill their divine roles as righteous husbands and fathers are the purposes of teacher and priest activities.
“As part of the Church’s ongoing effort to evaluate and improve its service to families and young people worldwide, the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018.
“We express sincere appreciation and gratitude to all adult leaders who have supported young men in these programs and are grateful for our long-standing and continuing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada. Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs will continue to be chartered through local wards and branches.”
As adult leaders and advisers of young men, our purpose may be summarized in this way:
Help young men become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ, magnify their priesthood duties, and fulfill their divine roles.
To assist in achieving that purpose, we invite Young Men leaders to focus on three principles, always looking to the example of the Savior:
As we apply these principles in our Young Men activities, we will strengthen the young men of the Church. We invite you to study these principles by clicking the link below and to seek guidance in incorporating these principles into your activities.
Teacher and priest activities replace the Boy Scouts of America Varsity and Venture programs within the Church.
To help parents and leaders understand more about teacher and priest activities, activity ideas are provided below, as well as the following resources:
The Young Men General Presidency offers suggestions to implement the new activity program to replace Scouting for teachers and priests.
The resources below, taken from the Youth Activities website, can help youth and adult leaders find activities to help young men develop spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually. Leaders can easily adapt these activities to meet the needs of young men.