Church Responds to BSA Membership Policy Change

  • 31 January 2017

The Church said it is studying Monday’s announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it will allow transgender youth into its program.

In response to media inquiries about a recent Boy Scouts of America policy change, the following statement has been released:

“The Church is studying the announcement made yesterday by Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts has assured its religious chartering organizations that, as in the past, they will be able to organize their troops in a way fully consistent with their religious beliefs. In recent years the Church has made several changes to its programs for youth and continues to look for ways to better serve its families and young people worldwide.”