LDS Church Safety Resource Video

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new BSA-related video titled “Safety Through Planning and Listening to the Spirit.”

The video, created by the LDS Young Men General Presidency and Risk Management team, dramatizes the story of Steve Thelin, a rocket scientist and Scout leader who takes his Varsity Scout on a camping and hiking trip in the Grand Canyon but gets caught in a life-threatening thunderstorm. Their advanced planning, training, preparation, and willingness to listen to divine guidance led them safely out of the canyon.

“Many injuries and deaths could be prevented with proper planning,” said Steve Hoskins, manager of enterprise risk and affiliate services for Risk Management. “But this story goes beyond planning. They had a very good plan. But they listened when the Spirit told them it needed to change.”

The eight-minute video can be viewed and downloaded at