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Boy Scouts, Cubs to add girls; LDS Church says no change to its programs, plans (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2017)
Beginning next year, the Boy Scouts of America will admit young girls into its Cub Scouts program, and within two years, older girls will participate in a new program patterned after the Boy Scouts curriculum for boys.

Boy Scouts to open ranks to girls, but historic change may not alter Mormon church programs (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 12, 2017)
In a historic swing to bolster its declining numbers, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will be able to join the Cub Scouts and even rise to the rank of Eagle. But Mormon girls may not be decked out in neckerchiefs and blue uniforms in LDS Church-sponsored troops anytime soon.

LDS Musicians Share Testimonies, Love of Music with Youth during Face to Face Event (Church News) (October 12, 2017)
Whether performing on a popular television show or in a viral Youtube video, many young LDS musicians are making their mark in the music industry and winning fans around the world. Along with their powerful voices are strong testimonies of the Savior, and a desire to share their talents with others.

Gold Olympian Scott Hamilton to Keynote RootsTech 2018 (Church News) (October 12, 2017)
RootsTech 2018 has announced that Scott Hamilton, American champion figure skater, Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker, author, philanthropist, cancer survivor, TV broadcaster, and husband and father will be the RootsTech 2018 keynote speaker on Friday, March 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder Andersen shares one more example of Elder Hales' kindness in 'Story of Tie Buddies' (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2017)
After all the tributes given at the funeral of Elder Robert D. Hales, fellow member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Elder Neil L. Andersen couldn't help sharing one more example of kindness and friendship that involved a boy from Baltimore.

'Johnny Lingo' set maker tells BYU-Hawaii students 'anything is possible' (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2017)
"Johnny Lingo" set builder and master woodcarver Tui’one Pulotu told Brigham Young University-Hawaii students, “Anything is possible,” during a campus devotional on Oct. 10. Pulotu, who is from the Tongan island Pangai, has been involved in many artistic pursuits over the last few decades including as a set builder for the original "Johnny Lingo" film and as a labor missionary to help build the Polynesian Cultural Center and much of the BYU-Hawaii campus.

Why Tim Allen almost walked out of a performance of 'The Book of Mormon' musical (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2017)
Tim Allen said he nearly walked out of a performance of “The Book of Mormon” musical, but hopes Utahns won’t do the same to him Oct. 20 when he comes to the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. Ahead of his stand-up comedy performance, the actor and comedian spoke with the Deseret News sharing his thoughts on conservative TV characters in Hollywood. Allen also spoke about Mormons, his faith and his stand-up comedy career.

Quick Tip: Linking to a Specific Paragraph in General Conference Talk (Church News) (October 12, 2017) allows you to create a deep link to a specific paragraph of a conference talk. That means you can provide a link that highlights a specific story, teaching, or quote within a talk.

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