With any organization there are a few rules.

LYTTS Conduct Code:

  • We will abide by the commandments, gospel principles, morals and code of conduct set for by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • When planning our activities we will use the 13th Article of Faith test; "...If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things" when we plan our activities.  No activity will happen if it can not pass this test. 
  • We will live by the rules and guidelines outlined in For the Strength of Youth.
  • For our safety we will obey the laws of the land.
  • We will clean up after ourselves wherever we go and leave the place better because we were there.
  • No foul language will be tolerated at all!  If you can't use the word in front of the Prophet of God then you may not use it while communicating via email, phone or while at a LYTTS activity. Please read For the Strength of Youth to know what is and what isn't allowed. Language is one of the best weapons Satan has for driving out the Spirit.
  • There will be no pairing up at a LYTTS activity.  For the Strength of Youth has a great section on dating, please read it and understand that a LYTTS activity is not the appropriate place to do such things as pairing up.
  • Our dress will be in accordance with what is spelled out in For the Strength of Youth. Look in the mirror and think, "If the Prophet were to walk in the room now, would I hide behind something because of shame or would I walk straight up to him and shake his hand with my head held high?"

Membership Criteria:

  • The minimum age for participating in the group is 12, maximum is 18.  Plan to exit LYTTS  during the month of your 18th birthday.
  • You must be LDS and homeschooled!
  • We strongly recommend that the youth attend both meetings during the month.  If we are to accomplish our lofty goals attendance to meetings is a must. 
  • Communication via phone and email are essential, please join the email group . Please send your phone number(s) to Sister Brown and Sister Blanding. This information will not be shared with anyone without parental approval.  This is for emergencies as well as for communication.
  • No personal information about the youth will be shared by any public means (websites etc).

Criteria for inviting friends to LYTTS:

  • Before you invite your friend to join us (and we don't want to discourage you), please read the following rules and ask yourself, "Can my friend uphold the LYTTS Conduct Code?" If yes, then ask yourself if he or she is homeschooled, LDS and between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • If you answered "yes" to the questions then you must get their attendance approved by Sister Brown or Sister Blanding by the Wednesday before the activity. We need the name of the friend, how you know them, and a phone number and email address for the parent and an email address for your teen friend if he or she has one.   Communication must take place between the friend, their parent and Sister Brown or Sister Blanding.
  • We welcome friends. We want members and friends to understand, that there are liability issues. Friends must be given opportunity to read and understand the LYTTS Conduct Code as they will be expected to govern themselves by it in order to participate.
  • Note: If friends are a repeat attendee (that means they come to more than one activity) then they need to sign up on the Yahoo! group. If they personally cannot sign up, then a parent needs to so that communication can take place.
  • LYTTS is an elite group of youth. They are LDS, homeschooled, service minded, friendly and observe the conduct code outlined above.  They will have opportunities to associate in meetings, parties, service projects, dances, conferences, formal events, etc. they will be given opportunities to enhance their leadership skills. 
  • While we do not expect it would happen, teens can lose the opportunity to attend if basic courtesy is not practiced, they will be asked to leave and they will not be allowed to return.