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Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, December 17 2019 Dec 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 11:42 AM December 17, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By BRADY McCOMBS and DAVID CRARY
Associated Press

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been one of the largest sponsors of the Boy Scouts of America for decades but is making its split official Jan. 1. The Utah-based faith will deal another blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and moves them into a new global program of its own. It will mark the first time since the World War II era that Boy Scout youth membership will fall below 2 million. The split may push the Boy Scouts closer to the brink of bankruptcy as it faces a new wave of sex abuse lawsuits.

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