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Boys Scouts partners with Mormom church for film

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America will partner to present an original production about the history and values of scouting.

“A Century of Honor,” commemorates the 100-year relationship between the church and the BSA. The production will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 to thousands of church meeting houses across the United States. Lowcountry sites hosting the event are in Summerville at 511 East 5th North St. and West Ashley at 1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Scouts from all denominations and chartering organizations, members of regional Boy Scout Councils and community leaders will gather at 6 p.m. for celebratory activities before viewing the telecast. Among those planning to attend are the Coastal Carolina Council Scout Executive and Program Director and District Executives from most of the districts in the council, as well as Order of the Arrow ceremonial dance teams. The 85-minute telecast will include hundreds of Scouts and feature Scout choirs, historical vignettes, and videos highlighting important events, service and achievements from the past century. The telecast will also be streamed at scouts100.lds.org, where it will also be available for later viewing. The public is invited.

Carl E. Smith of Mount Pleasant, second counselor in the Charleston, Stake Presidency, has participated in scouting activities. He said “The strong relationship of the church and Boy Scouts of America is based on a mutual interest in helping boys and young men develop enduring personal values and live their duty to God.”

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