Mormon Church cutting funding to Boy Scout groups for teenagers

Church of the Latter-Day Saints, May 11th 2017, (KTVL/Megan Allison)

MEDFORD -- The Mormon church is making the decision to pull funding for teenage Boy Scout programs.

The church will no longer fund the Venture and Varsity programs for boys ages 14 to 18. Public affairs staff at the Central Point church said they will continue to fund Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts through age 13.

"After that the careful structure that we love with the Boy Scouts begins to break down because there aren't the merit badges in the same way after a boy has achieved his Eagle," Kelly Andersen said.

Boys in the older age bracket will still be allowed to pursue an Eagle Scout after age 14 or participate in the Venture and Varsity programs. These groups are focused on outdoor and skills activities.

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