BSA and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Sign New MOU

BSA and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Sign New MOU

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The Boy Scouts of America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod recently developed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU). This is the first MOU since the National Council passed the resolution that amended the membership policy for youth.

“The Boy Scouts of America has tremendous respect for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s chartering congregations and their beliefs,” commented Gary Butler. ”We are thankful for our valuable and productive relationship on behalf of boys, young adults, and their families—a relationship that has held strong for more than 75 years and remains unchanged. Further, we appreciate the opportunity to communicate with the church and come to a mutual understanding.”

This agreement was the outcome of a meeting between the top leadership of the BSA and the top leadership of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Irving, Texas, on August 22, 2013.

The Membership Impact team anticipates that this will be the first of many renewed and updated MOUs nationally and that the format and language used throughout this document will likely become part of a template that other chartered organizations will emulate.