Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod nullifies ties with Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America Update

*Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

First, we apologize for the slow nature of this letter, realizing that congregations and individuals have been waiting for word from the Synod on this issue. However, the recent Boy Scouts of America (BSA) adult leadership standards change — effected by the BSA National Executive Board July 10, 2015, that lifted the BSA’s ban on openly gay Scout leaders — caused great concern and has led us formally to dissolve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the BSA. As of Dec. 1, 2015, the LCMS no longer has an official relationship with the BSA…*

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Sorry to see the split, but it’s necessary when you value God over practicality.

As someone who worked for the Boy Scouts for 8 years, good for the LCMS.

I wish the USCCB would do the same thing.

I agree! Thanks to Don as well for posting this…


At least one bishop has severed ties in his diocese. It is unfortunate that more haven’t. As you say good for the LCMS.

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