SAINTS & SCOUTS
"There is no religious side to the Movement. The whole of it is based on religion, that is, on the
realization and service of God."
Lord Baden Powell, November 1920
San Diego-Imperial Council
Service and Transition Team
for members of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Trevor Bender has served in Scouting for over 20 years. He is the Chair of the Service and Transition Team for the San Diego-Imperial Council. Trevor serves as an Assistant Council Commissioner, was recently the Stake Young Men's President and is currently a High Councilor in the Vista, California Stake. Contact Trevor HERE.
Amy Tadlock has served in Scouting for ten years. She is the Vice Chair of the Service and Transition Team for the San Diego-Imperial Council. Amy also serves as an Assistant Council Commissioner and was the past Stake Primary President for the Chula Vista, California Stake. Contact Amy HERE.
Note: The last issue of the Saints & Scouts newsletter was published in November of 2020. We encourage you to subscribe to the Vanguard Beacon, which serves as the monthly Newsletter for Latter-day Saints involved in Scouting worldwide.
In the September 2019 issue of the Ensign, there are several articles related "Raising Resilient Children". In an article titled "Resilience - Spiritual Armor for Today's Youth", Elder Robbins describes the need to strengthen our youth so they are more likely to finish a tough first year of college, or complete a full term of missionary service.
Resiliency can come through doing hard things, such as meeting a demanding work schedule while attending High School, or trying new things, such as mastering a musical instrument or team sport. Inherent in the Scouting process are many opportunities to develop resiliency, such as completing a week-long backpacking trip, or navigating the process to become an Eagle Scout. Completing four years of seminary will help our youth develop resilient testimonies of Jesus Christ and His restored Church.
It is my sincere desire that by continuing to serve as a leader in Scouting, I can provide one more avenue for our youth to choose to develop resiliency in their character development.
- Trevor Bender
On January 1, 2020, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally commenced a new Personal Development program for Children and Youth. The introduction of the Parents and Leaders guide states: "Working together, parents and leaders help children and youth deepen their conversion, become worthy disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, and become men and women of integrity." Participation in Scouting can be a part of the goals set by children and youth. The images below demonstrate how a youth or child participating in the new Church program can select Scouting activities in the areas of Spiritual, Social, Physical and Intellectual. As always, the values of Scouting combined with the teachings of the Church can help our children and youth stay focused on the Savior, develop resiliency, and "become men and women of integrity."
The following units have responded to a Council wide request to share their information with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They understand the unique traits that make us, well, Latter-day Saints. To find out what units are opening their doors in your area, please click on your Stake to see a list of Packs, Troops, and other Scout units.
Deputy Scout Executive, Field Service and Program
619.298.6121 ext. 253