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Teacher and Priest Activity Program


Preparing a Righteous Generation of Young Men

Building young men with strong testimonies in the Lord Jesus Christ, helping them magnify their priesthood duties, and preparing them to fulfill their divine roles as righteous husbands and fathers are the purposes of the teacher and priest activity program.

“As part of the Church’s ongoing effort to evaluate and improve its service to families and young people worldwide, the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018.

“We express sincere appreciation and gratitude to all adult leaders who have supported young men in these programs and are grateful for our long-standing and continuing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada. Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs will continue to be chartered through local wards and branches.”

Read the full letter from the First Presidency.

As adult leaders and advisers of young men, our purpose may be summarized in this way:

Help young men become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ, magnify their priesthood duties, and fulfill their divine roles.

To assist in achieving that purpose, we invite Young Men leaders to focus on three principles, always looking to the example of the Savior:

  1. Be with them.
  2. Connect them with heaven.
  3. Let them lead.

As we apply these principles in our Young Men activities, we will strengthen the young men of the Church. We invite you to study these principles by clicking the link below and to seek guidance in incorporating these principles into your activities.

Read the full training from the Young Men General Presidency.

The teacher and priest activity program replaces the Boy Scouts of America Varsity and Venture programs within the Church.

A number of resources are available to help parents and leaders understand more about the teacher and priest activity program:


Activities for the Teacher and Priest Activity Program

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Luke 2:52

The resources below, taken from the Youth Activities website, can help youth and adult leaders find activities to help young men develop spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually. Leaders can easily adapt these activities to meet the needs of young men.