Scouting in the Stake


Stake Presidency

The stake presidency sees that Scouting is organized and functioning in each ward in the stake; that young men, boys, and leaders are registered; and that all Scouting units are chartered. A member of the stake presidency serves as a member of the LDS-BSA relationships committee and registers as a member-at-large for the BSA local council or district.

Stake High Councilors

High councilors who have assignments relating to the Aaronic Priesthood or Primary may register with the BSA as assistant district commissioners. They receive appropriate BSA training, participate in district commissioner meetings, and work closely with the district commissioner and unit commissioners in their stake.

Stake Young Men Presidency

Under the direction of the stake presidency, the stake Young Men presidency conducts training and coordinates support for Scouting programs in each local unit. They register with the BSA as unit commissioners. They receive appropriate BSA training and participate in assigned meetings.

The stake presidency may designate other members of the stake to serve with the stake Young Men presidency as unit commissioners.

Stake Primary Presidency 

Under the direction of the stake presidency, the stake Primary presidency oversees the training and coordinates support for the Scouting programs in each ward and provides ongoing instruction and encouragement. They help ward Primary presidencies understand Church Scouting policies. They help plan day camps when needed.

The stake Primary presidency may register with the BSA as unit commissioners, or the stake presidency may designate other members of the stake to serve as unit commissioners under the direction of the stake Primary presidency. Unit commissioners function as liaisons to the Cub Scout program and the Scouting program for 11-year-old boys in each ward.

Unit Commissioners

Unit commissioners have the following responsibilities:

  1. Register with BSA and receive required training.
  2. Learn about Scout policies, procedures, and evaluation programs.
  3. Establish a close relationship with adult Scout leaders in wards, interact with them regularly, and report the condition of Scouting to the assistant district commissioner.
  4. Provide initial orientation, ongoing support, and instruction for all Scout units.
  5. Inform Scouting units of training opportunities, charter renewal deadlines, health and safety issues, and activities in the stake and in the BSA local district and council.

Safety

Safety guidelines can be found on safety.lds.org.