LDS Scouting

Resource for LDS Scouters


Job Descriptions

“Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.” D&C 107:99

What are the Scouting responsibilities for LDS callings? The answer is complex because there are several key factors that affect the correlation between the LDS Positions and Scouting Positions necessary to provide a quality program for the young men eight to eighteen in the wards and stake. The June 2011 Scouting Handbook offers recommendations and guidance for several Stake and Ward positions.  LDS Scouting position descriptions are intended only as an initial guide.

The purpose: At the time when a new leader is given a calling in the Scouting organization by the ward bishop, these one-two page information sheets can provide a basic understanding of the nature of the call, and enable that person to become effective more quickly. Training will ensures a quality Scouting experience for the leaders and the young men. Register with the Boy Scouts immediately so training will be recorded accurately.

Training is online at

  • (Mandatory) Youth Protection  — Must be taken before you register or work with Youth. There should be ZERO tolerance with this training. Leaders are required to complete Youth Protection every two years.
  • Position Specific — Available for most Scouting positions (not available online is Scout Master Outdoor Skills,) it should be completed as soon as possible so leaders know what is expected of them.

Original Guidebooks can be downloaded from Mormon Scouting. The position descriptions attached here were modified for the Scout Units and Wards in northern Illinois. From the web site the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting Startup Guidebooks provide Job Descriptions and Support Information LDS/BSA by David L. Olpin Provo Utah North Park Stake, Former Assistant District Commissioner/High Council Silver Beaver with support from Jerry W. Stewart Lehi, Utah, Chappel Valley 1st Ward Bishopric, CR Webmaster, Greg Seibold Utah National Parks Council, BSA District Executive, Ben Summerhalder Provo District Cub Scout Roundtable Assistant Commissioner, and David Burrows Cub Scout Pack Committee Chairman, Fairmount & Hidden Valley LDS Wards, Tucson, Arizona.

Additional position descriptions are needed for Stake Presidents and members of the Stake Presidency based on the enhanced role defined in the 2012 Scouting Handbook. These documents are in PDF format.

LDS Scouting Callings

All LDS Position Descriptions

Stake Leadership
High Councilor

Ward Bishopric
Bishopric Counselor
Ward Young Men
Ward YM President
Ward YM Counselor Teachers
Ward YM Counselor Deacons
Priest Assistant Advisor
Teachers Assistant Advisor
Deacons Assistant Advisor
Scout Committee Member
Ward Primary
Ward Primary President
EYOS Scout Leader
Cub Scout Den Leader
Webelos Den Leader
Pack Committee Chair
Pack Trainer
Pack Committee Member

Contact: Joanne Osmond

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