General authorities counsel Scouts at Arizona Camporee

More than 7,000 LDS Scouts and leaders were instructed by two General Authorities recently while participating in the Theodore Roosevelt Council 70th Anniversary Camporee here.

The LDS participants gathered in a special meeting in which two members of the Seventy, Elder Jack H Goaslind, Young Men general president, and Elder Glen L. Rudd of the North America Southwest Area presidency, addressed them.Elder Goaslind discussed the standards expected of Aaronic Priesthood holders, and suggested there are many opportunities for LDS young men to lose themselves in service to others.

Elder Rudd spoke of his early Scouting experiences and how his life was guided by adherence to the principles of the priesthood, Scout Oath and Scout Law.

More than 13,000 people attended the encampment, conducted at the Phoenix Military Reservation.

Besides listening to the visiting General Authorities, camp participants had opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including pioneering, marksmanship and rappelling.