“Many leaders and boys in our Scouting units are not LDS,” he says.
“We welcome all to come and participate in the Scouting program, without any faith restriction.” Francis shared two quotes from LDS church leaders that I wanted to pass along.
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The LDS church produces a ton of great Eagle Scouts.
So why is there such a high percentage of Eagle Scouts?
Francis wasn’t surprised when he saw the state rankings on my blog.
“Part of that is due to the fact that the Eagle is given such a high emphasis in our Scout troops,” he says.
There’s no better preparation for this challenge than Scouting, Francis says.
“Many young men learn a new language in order to serve their mission, and some of the physical challenges — such as riding a bike or walking several miles a day — as well as leadership opportunities, are experiences which we believe Scouting naturally prepares boys for,” he says.