Policies and Announcements
    Footnotes

    “Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Sept. 1993, 79–80

    Policies and Announcements

    The following general announcements were made in the 1993-1 Bulletin:

    Scheduling 1994 New Year’s Eve Parties

    The following item pertains to calendaring information in 1994. Where New Year’s Eve socials sponsored by the Church organizations or units are held on Saturday, 31 December 1994, the First Presidency recommends that stake presidents set an alternate Sunday for observing fast day. Dancing or similar activities should be discontinued at midnight, but provision may be made to serve a late supper or early breakfast from midnight to 1:00 A.M. or 1:30 A.M. Participants would then be free to go home immediately thereafter and be available for regular Sunday meetings.

    Overnight Activities for Mixed Groups of Youth

    Overnight activities for mixed groups of youth are not approved. Stake presidents and bishops may authorize overnight activities for youth conferences and temple trips if segregated housing is provided. In all cases, careful planning, safe transportation, and chaperoning by leaders are of the utmost importance.

    Using Church meetinghouses and grounds or sports malls, gyms, or other commercial buildings for Church-sponsored overnight activities is not approved.

    For additional information, see Activities Committee Handbook (publication no. 30822), p. 8; For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet no. 34285); Young Women Leadership Handbook (no. 33750); and Aaronic Priesthood Leadership Handbook (no. 34571).

    Overnight Activities for Mixed Groups of Young Single Adults

    Overnight activities for mixed Young Single Adult groups are not approved. Stake presidents and bishops may grant exceptions where segregated housing is provided.

    Using Church meetinghouses and grounds or sports malls, gyms, or other commercial buildings for Church-sponsored overnight activities is not approved.

    For additional information, see Activities Committee Handbook (no. 30822), Instructions for Priesthood Leaders on Single Members (no. 33373), and For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet no. 34285).

    Scouting Enrichment Program

    The General Church Scouting Committee has reviewed certain optional program offerings of the Boy Scouts of America and local BSA councils. Certain programs, such as Scout Basic Training, Woodbadge, Explorer Presidents’ Association Congress (EPAC), and Scouting Roundtables, have been approved for members who desire to enhance their Scouting skills and who enroll privately, using their own funds. Other programs, however, such as Explorer Leadership Institute (ELI) and Leadership Institute for Explorers (LIFE) are inappropriate for Latter-day Saint–sponsored Exploring. No further enrollment in these programs should be made, and priesthood leaders should discontinue these two programs as soon as courses now in progress have been completed.