The LDS Church says ‘goodbye’ to (a part of) the Boy Scouts

In what was sad but not necessarily unexpected news the LDS Church announced today that beginning January 1, 2018, they will no longer be using the Boy Scouts’ Varsity and Venturing programs for their youth activities. Initial thoughts – It’s just scouting for the 14-18-year-old young men that’s being dropped. Cub scouts and 11-13-year-old scouts are still around for the time being, though replacements for those are in the works as well. The change will take effect next January, but if older boys still want to work towards the Eagle…