Thursday, October 30, 2008

David Rich, Council President, Earns the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

On October 10, 2008 the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was presented to David W. Rich. Since earning his Eagle Scout in 1960, Dave has distinguished himself in all that he has done. Whether it has been in his 27 year career with Browning Arms Company as Vice President, or in 25 years of community and church leadership, education, or in ground breaking research in organizational leadership; childhood development, and or in consulting; David has risen above all others in his field to be a monumental leader in our community.
Professionally, David’s leadership resulted in rebuilt management structure with better production and goal achievement skills. Dave created workshops for managers and employees to identify personal and department goals and the processes to achieve those items more effectively resulting in nearly 1500 corporate goals and initiatives completed ahead of schedule in that time frame. Dave has served as Coordinator for Student Government at Weber State College (1973-1981) which included being the Advisor to Council and Class Presidents and 6 annual Vice Presidents in Student Government for the college. Dave has also been the Director of the Head Start Education Program Ogden City, Utah.

As a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, specialist, and innovator, Dave has researched 500 papers, read 300 books, attended and taught seminars regarding Organizational Behavior Training, Developmental Psychology & Learning Theory and become renowned in this field of study. 20,000 people have attended his trainings throughoutNorthern Utah, Southern Idaho, Southern Wyoming. He has spoken at more than 300 events as either a Key Note Speaker, or with other Panel Members.
Dave's zeal for service in paramount. From his service in US Army reserves during the Vietnam era to serving continuosly in his church in a variety of different service, support, and leadership roles, Dave has been an advocate for youth as an active community organization advocate.

As an active Scouter, Dave has served the youth of the Trapper Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America as: Council President, Council President-Elect, Western Region HR Committee, Council Vice President Field Operations, Council Vice President, Council Treasurer, Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, Troop Committee Chair, Council Explorer Training Chair 3 yrs, Camp Staff 10 summers, 2 National Camp Schools, Vice President Program, OA Lodge Vice Chief Logan 514

For his efforts in the Scouting movement, Dave has been recognized with Silver Beaver Award, William H. Spurgeon Award, James E. West Fellowship, District Award of Merit, Scouters Training, Wood Badge, Philmont 3 times (Council key three, LDS Relations, Professional Scouter 1969) (3 Years lake Bonneville) Youth Religious Duty to God, Adult On My Honor, Council Delegate National Meetings (14 years) Participant 1960 National Jamboree Colorado Springs, Council Report to the Governor , runner up for the report to the President of the US, Explorer Leadership Institute Training and Staff, Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner 4 years.

On behalf of the 46,000 youth and nearly 20,000 adult leaders in the Trapper Trails Council, we congratulate David W. Rich as a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. The Trapper Trails Council extends our sincere appreciation to him, to his wife Betty, their six children and 17 grandchildren.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We have shuffled the deck.

In an effort to better serve our volunteers and youth, the Trapper Trails Council has implemented a few changes with the professional staff.

Steve Bingham has been moved from Director of Support Services to Finance Director.

Philip Eborn has been moved from Program Director to Director of Support Services.

Josh Haacke has been moved from Finance Director to Program Director.

Jason Eborn has moved from the Arrowhead Districts Unit Serving Executive to the Snow Horse District.

Mike Madsen has joined our team once again and is serving in the Arrowhead District.