Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moves forward with new youth program

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PROVO (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it is moving forward with plans to replace existing programs for children and teens.

They haven’t announced specifics, but we do know that when the Church distances itself from Boy Scouts at the end of this year, it will also replace three internal programs called Duty to God, Personal Progress, and Faith in God. 

Brent F. Ashworth is a collector and owner of the largest private collection of scouting materials. He explained that the Church has outgrown Scouting, an American organization, and needs a program that can serve the many children and youth outside of the United States.

Ashworth says he’s not worried about the transition for the Church and that he’s confident whatever will come next is what the Church needs now. 



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