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by Thoreau
03 Apr 2015, 21:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Friends of Scouting Phone Call
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: Friends of Scouting Phone Call

In response to questions and comments. This is from The Scouting Handbook. 8.10 Camping and Sabbath Day Observance Keeping the Sabbath day holy is a commandment of the Lord and the practice of the Church. The Church does not approve of hiking and camping trips on Sunday. Scout groups should not trav...
by Thoreau
03 Apr 2015, 21:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Friends of Scouting Phone Call
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: Friends of Scouting Phone Call

I might have mentioned this elsewhere. My ward sent out addressed stamped envelopes with partially filled out forms and propaganda flyers, mostly church related rather than Scouting related. Since they spent that much time and money I removed as much identifying information I could on the forms and ...
by Thoreau
10 Feb 2015, 22:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the taking away of a temple recommend
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: the taking away of a temple recommend

There isn't anything in the handbook accessible to everyone. I don't remember anything in Handbook 1 and I don't have access anymore to check. I think the issuer (bishop) would ask for it to be surrendered. If the holder refused he would contact the stake president and someone at the stake level wou...
by Thoreau
09 Feb 2015, 21:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church surveys members on Garments
Replies: 36
Views: 2575

Re: Church surveys members on Garments

Longer garments; maybe, maybe not.

My son in law bought some T-shirts a year or so ago, the same size he bought before and the sleeves were longer. They showed beneath his outer shirt. This guy is pretty TBM and he was pretty unhappy about it.
by Thoreau
08 Feb 2015, 19:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Do any of you drink coffee?
Replies: 82
Views: 11010

Re: Do any of you drink coffee?

I would say don't try to justify or analyze the WoW based on contents of the drink. If it is coffee brewed from coffee beans or tea brewed from tea leaves it is against the WoW. The WoW doesn't say caffeine, it doesn't say tannins, it says hot drinks which has been interpreted to mean coffee and tea...
by Thoreau
29 Jan 2015, 22:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Scouting Month February has traditionally been designated as Scouting Month in the United States. Leaders of Scouting units chartered by the Church may plan and carry out approved activities during the week to recognize this tradition. However, in keeping with the purposes of Sabbath observance, boy...
by Thoreau
29 Jan 2015, 21:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annual Fundraising Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: Annual Fundraising Campaign

I don't use PayPal. If I were to donate is there a place I can mail something to?

Funny, I was just asking Ray about this last night.
by Thoreau
27 Jan 2015, 21:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Press Conference on Religious Freedom / Non discrimin
Replies: 38
Views: 2219

Re: Church Press Conference on Religious Freedom / Non discr

What I dislike is the extension of religious exemptions to individuals who practice that religion rather than restricting it to the religions themselves. That's unfair and impossible for the law to allow. A church shouldn't have to perform a gay marriage if it goes against doctrine, but a municipal...
by Thoreau
27 Jan 2015, 21:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Newbie with another question
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Newbie with another question

You mean the information I found on Family Search taking my ancestors back to Adam and Eve might be wrong? ;)

What about going back to Helios and Perse?
by Thoreau
23 Jan 2015, 21:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: SoCal convert of old age and still learning, wondering
Replies: 13
Views: 1827

Re: SoCal convert of old age and still learning, wondering

Welcome.

I grew up in San Diego and Riverside Counties, 1964 to 1972. I was not LDS at the time. I was active in Scouting.