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New Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive, Jere B. Ratcliffe, left, visited Church headquarters Jan. 28 to meet with the General Church Scouting Committee. Pictured are Mr. Ratcliffe, President Thomas S. Monson, Elder Jack H Goaslind and LDS Explorer Ryan Watts, who will be involved as a youth staff leader at the upcoming National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

Inset, Scouting helps further Aaronic Priesthood purposes for young men such as Andy Reese, left, and Matthew Sadowski of Troop 976 in the Copper City 2nd Ward, Kearns Utah West Stake.

This February marks the 80th anniversary of the partnership between BSA and the Church. Please see stories on pages 6-7.

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