The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America after a robust 105-year alliance.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the BSA announced the decision in a joint statement Tuesday afternoon, according to the Deseret News.
"In this century of shared experience, the church has grown from a U.S.-centered institution to a worldwide organization, with a majority of its membership living outside the United States," the joint statement said. "That trend is accelerating. The church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally. In so doing it will be necessary for the church to discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA."
The LDS Church will replace the Scouting program with a new global youth program in 2020.
Multiple national media outlets reported on the announcement. Here’s a quick rundown of links to those other news organizations and their stories.
The Washington Post: Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship
The Washington Examiner: Mormon church to cut ties with Boy Scouts
Associated Press: Mormons severing all ties with Boy Scouts, ending long bond16 comments on this story