Church Done With Boy Scouts if This Crosses the Pond!
According to an article in England’s Daily Telegraph (here) the Scouts in Britain are now planing on giving out birth control to the young men-
Under new guidelines issued by their Scouts Association, they should feel able to hand out condoms “if they believe the young person is very likely to begin or continue having intercourse with or without contraception”.
They will also take them on outings to family planning clinics
I do not know if there is any connection, other than historical, between the British Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America, but this is something to keep an eye on. I also do not know if the LDS Church in England particpates in the Scouts.
I have to believe if anything remotely like this enters into the BSA program the Church in America will drop them like a hot potato, so it won’t happen. Keep in mind, hardcore scouters don’t necessarily love the Church, they think we put too many novices into the leadership ranks, which we do, but they are addicted to our money so they’ll stay strong in staving off wild PC ideas like this.