Thursday, May 29, 2008

National Meeting Recognitions

McLaughlin Award: This award is given to people who provide outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and example in endowment development.

We would like to congratulate Carl Robbins for being selected by the Western Region for his outstanding service. Carl has helped grow the Council Endowment fund from $650,000 to over $14,000,000 in cash and deferred gifts.

The Council also won its first Marketing Award in Council History. We would like to thank Brent Parkin (Council Vice President of Marketing) and his committee for their vision and hard work. The Council won the Best Marketing Campaign Award for its material supporting the 100 year anniversarry of World Scouting.

The following are examples of the material produced during 2007.

Mike Perkins (District Chairman, Golden Spike District) recieved the Silver Antelope Award for his exemplary service to the youth and our nation.

The Council also was awarded the Good Turn For America Award for its efforts the Scouting For Food Drive.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Scout O Rama 2008

On May 16th and 17th the Trapper Trails Council held its annual Scout O Rama. This years event was held at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden. A great scouting experience was shared by more than 3,500 participants and staff members. Friday night events included a Value Trail, and a Camp Fire Program. Saturday morning kicked off with a fun 5k run. Following the run we had a great Flag Ceremony performed by Troop 17. Troop 17 is sponsored by Our Saviors Lutheran.

The days events included canoeing, kayaking, bow and arrows, BB guns, pellet guns, pistols, Leave No Trace, mountain biking, monkey bridges, Order of the Arrow Village, Cub Scout booths, advancement, Ogden city police dogs, Weber County Sheriffs Helicopter, and much more.

Special thanks to Clint “Paul” Bissell for being this years chairman and his committee. We would also like to thank Gary Weeks, staff advisor, all of the camps staffs, and all of the many volunteers who helped make this years Scout O Rama a success.

The Bird Haven District, and Golden Spike District also held their own Scout O Rama’s this year with similar events.

Monday, May 12, 2008

High Adventure

High Adventure at its Best

Youth between the ages of 14 and 20 are in need of experiences that test and train them in courage endurance, leadership, team building, self-worth, advanced outdoor skills, outdoor safety, a sense of well-being and much more. Our treks are adventurous, fun, challenging, and developmental. We teach and train youth in the skills, and behaviors of maturity and adulthood.

When you enter the vistas of the great outdoors something different happens to them. They are more open to learning what the great outdoors has to teach them. Outdoor settings are better suited for learning because the bonding between humans and nature is an ideal setting for emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual learning.

There is still time to sign up for our great High Adventure Treks. Visit us at or call us at (801)479-5460