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FILE - In this Monday, May 29, 2017 file photo, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony in Linden, Mich. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. (Jake May/The Flint Journal - MLive.com via AP)

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

Twitter Moments: Mormon Church to end more than 100-year-old relationship with the Boy Scouts

The Washington Examiner: Mormon church to cut ties with Boy Scouts

The Hill: Mormon church severs all ties with Boy Scouts

Associated Press: Mormons severing all ties with Boy Scouts, ending long bond

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The Today Show: After more than a century, the Mormon church severs ties with the Boy Scouts of America

CNN: Mormon church to end 105-year relationship with the Boy Scouts

NPR: Mormon Church will sever ties with Boy Scouts, create own youth program

Christian Post: Mormons cut all ties with Boy Scouts of America as part of global initiative

Reuters: Mormon Church to end its century-long relationship with the Boy Scouts

The Independent: Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from name