- Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program (LDS Newsroom)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appreciates the positive contributions Scouting has made over the years to thousands of its young men and boys and to thousands of other youth.
- Mormon Church Will Keep Ties With Boy Scouts Despite Objecting to Gay Leaders (New York Times)
The Mormon Church announced Wednesday that it would continue its close association with the Boy Scouts for now, ending speculation that it would sever ties because of the Scouts’s decision last month to let openly gay men and women serve as leaders.
- Utah Scout leaders breathe easier; Mormon church is sticking with the group (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Like a loyal Scout and a good Mormon, Stan Lockhart was prepared.
In this case, he was ready to leave behind a boys program that he loves — if his faith followed through on its threat last month to form its own system.
Lockhart, president of the Scouts' Orem-based Utah National Parks Council, learned Wednesday he won't have to do that after all — the LDS Church is sticking with the Boy Scouts of America.
- Statue marks milestone for Fort Collins Mormon temple (Coloradoan)
A golden angel soared through the sunny southeast Fort Collins sky Wednesday before coming to rest on the highest point around.
As dozens of people looked on, crews used a towering crane to carefully lift and place a 7-foot-tall statue of the angel Moroni atop the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple under construction at the intersection of Timberline and Trilby roads.
- New Mormon Stake Center opens on Sunset Road (Brentwood - Tennessee)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold an open house and dedication this weekend of its new Nashville Stake Center at 1646 Sunset Road, close to the Brentwood / Nolensville border, according to an announcement from the church.
- Latter-Day Saints undertake clean-up (Ghana Web)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the La-Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), have jointly organized a five-hour massive clean-up exercise at the La beach.
- World-famous DJ Kaskade to perform free concert in Provo (Deseret News - Utah)
World-famous disc jockey and record producer Kaskade will perform a free concert Sept. 4 in downtown Provo.
Kaskade, whose given name is Ryan Raddon, will entertain fans on Provo's Center Street as part of the sixth annual Rooftop Concert Series. Two Utah bands, The Brocks and Two Nations, will open for Kaskade.