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Aaronic Priesthood 14–18 Activities

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 is the purpose of the Young Men 14–18 activities program.

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

“We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. 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 as:

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

To assist in achieving that purpose, we invite Young Men leaders to focus on three principles:

  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 here and to seek guidance in incorporating them into your activities.

Read the full training from the Young Men General Presidency.

The new Young Men 14–18 activities program replaces the Boy Scouts of America Varsity and Venture programs for the Church.

A number of resources are available to help parents and leaders understand more about this new Young Men 14–18 program:

Young Men 14–18 Activities

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

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