110 years ago today - Nov 29, 1911

The LDS church organizes its first Boy Scout troops. One of Lord Baden-Powell's original English Scout troop is LDS Arthur William Sadler. The LDS Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association formally affiliates with Boy Scouts of America in May 1913. In 1932 Apostle George Albert Smith becomes the first general authority elected to the national executive boeard of BSA. Boy Scouts of America has conferred its highest award ("Silver Buffalo") on the following LDS general authorities: George Albert Smith (1934), Heber J. Grant (1939), David O. McKay (1953), N. Eldon Tanner (1969), Thomas S. Monson (1978), Spencer W. Kimball (1984), Robert L. Backman (1986), Marion D. Hanks (1988), Vaughn J. Featherstone (1988), George R. Hill III (1993), Gordon B. Hinckley (1994), Jack H. Goaslind (1995) (and possibly more).

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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