‘Mormon Land’: Scouting will survive without the LDS Church, but it will shrink, especially in Utah, and otherwise change, says Scout executive

(Rick Egan | Tribune File Photo) Boy Scouts say the Scout Oath at Provo's Stadium of Fire, in LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, July 3, 2010.

The LDS Church is divorcing itself from the Boy Scouts of America.

This breakup is sure to have a profound impact not only on the faith — which was Scouting’s largest chartering sponsor, especially in Utah and the Intermountain West — but also on the longtime youth organization itself.

How much smaller will Scouting get? Will LDS boys and girls stick with or join the program? How much will it cost? What happens to all those camps? Will Scouting even survive?

Mark Griffin, a Scout executive with the Great Salt Lake Council, answers those question and more on this week’s “Mormon Land.”

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