Boy Scouts-LDS church alliance hits 100 years

Andrew Garrison, 11, of Salt Lake City, looks over the Rockwell exhibition at the Church History Museum Monday, July 22, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Twenty-three original, Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell paintings are on display in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 100-year relationship between Scouting and the Mormon church. The Rockwell exhibition that opened over the weekend at the Church History Museum will run through year's end. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years of partnership with an event Tuesday night at the LDS conference center in Salt Lake City

The presentation, called “A Century of Honor,” will feature songs from a Boy Scouts choir, historical reenactments and videos showing important historical events. It will be broadcast live around the country in English and Spanish.

Mormon church leaders and national Boy Scouts leaders are expected to attend.

The bond between the two organizations was born in the early 1900s from mutual values and principles.

In May, the church threw its support behind the Boy Scouts’ new policy that allows gay youth to join the ranks, while continuing to ban gay adult Scout leaders.

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