Monson in Scouting Magazine (June 2008)

I received in the mail a Boy Scouts of America Charter certificate granted to our church family, Berean Baptist Church in Ammon, Idaho.  We are Pack #370.  Our first official pack meeting will be this next Monday, June 30th, at 7:00 p.m.  You are welcome to visit.  On Monday, I read this in the first Scouting magazine, arriving in my personal mail:

On Feb. 3, BSA Executive Board member Thomas S. Monson became the 16th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

Born in 1927, Monson, grew up in Salt Lake City, served in the U.S. Navy near the close of World War II, and graduated cum laude with a degree in business management from the University of Utah, which honored him in 1966 with a distinguished alumnus award.

 

Monson was ordained an apostle of the church in 1963 and rose through the ranks—most recently serving as First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church.

 

Active in Salt Lake City community and civic affairs, Monson is a recipient of Scouting’s Silver Beaver Award and its Silver Buffalo Award.  In 1993, he was awarded the World Scout Committee’s highest honor: the Bronze Wolf.

 

– Scouting (May-June 2008 )

 

You will find me at our first pack meeting showing great authority.  I will be proudly wearing my Tiger Cubs hat. (chuckling).  Yea, Tiger Cubs, Den two!

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