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Nick Wagner, Deseret News
FILE - Scout Aye Kyi receives his Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in scouting, during a Court of Honor ceremony at Camp Tracy Lodge in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2016.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have a 100-year-plus association, dating back to 1913.

The LDS Church is continuing forward with its Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs but will discontinue the Varsity and Venturing programs beginning in 2018.

Just how extensive is Scouting's influence in LDS culture, especially Utah? Here's a closer look, explained in five graphics.

LDS Church Public Affairs estimates that there are about 470,000 LDS youths participating in Scouting. Here's the difference between those who are ages 8 to 13 and those who are 14 to 18:

The Utah National Parks Council, which covers much of the state, is Scouting's largest council:

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Eagle Scout recognitions are particularly prevalent in Utah:

Faith-based organizations make up the majority of chartered partners for the Boy Scouts of America:

The state of Utah is filled with Scout camps: