Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Beginnings of the New Camp Hunt

Thanks to a large donation by TIFIE Humanitarian the scenes around Camp Hunt are beginning to look better and better with each passing day. The addition of 4 new sail boats, 2 new powerboats, new docks, and a new nature center have improved an already strong program. Inside the lodge the bathrooms have been completely redone, and the kitchen has a new convection oven, and tilt skillet to go along with a new tile floor. The outside of the lodge has also received a face lift with the lower third of the building finally getting the rock finish it deserved. New stairs will dress the backside of the building and a new entry way will be added to the front that will be ADA compliant. New green roofing has been put on all of the building and a new lawn has been added to the flag ceremony area. A new First Aid building has been completed and old cabin has been completely restored to look like new. A new fence will dress up the camp and new trees and shrubs will be planted to spruce up the camp.

The biggest improvements to Camp Hunt will be the addition of the new boathouse. This will be a two story building with living quarters on the upper level and boat storage and a work shop on the lower level. A look out tower will be added to the north end of the building and a covered deck will face Bear Lake. A new shower and bathroom building will be built at the north end of camp in the center of all the campsites and a second shower and bathroom will be built on the south end of camp for our High Adventure participants.

New lawn at the Flag Ceremony Field

Restored Cabin
New First Aid Building

Rock Finish on Lodge

Come see the new Camp Hunt. It will blow you away.

More pictures to come as work progresses.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Adventure Base 100

Thousands of Utah Scouts and families visit Adventure Base 100.

Adventure Base 100 is a traveling Semi truck that breaks down into an scouting activity center for everyone to enjoy. The Adventure Base 100 truck has been canvasing the country with a purpose of sharing the 100 year birthday celebration of the Boy Scouts of America with the entire country. The Semi made it's stop in Utah at the South Town Mall and scouts from Trapper Trails Council, Great Salt Lake Council, and Utah National Parks Council shared in this wonderful experience.

Thanks to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for providing the Adventure Base and thank you to the many volunteers that staffed this event.

The climbing wall seen in the pictures has been donated and will be a permanent part of Camp Fife.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bike the Bear - Great accomplishement

4th Annual Bike the Bear proved to be a great accomplishment. Bike the Bear is a 5o mile bike ride around Bear Lake. Some of our more serious riders chose to tackle the 100 mile ride by riding around the lake twice. The event is the perfect opportunity to get in the 50 mile bike ride required for the cycling merit badge and to be part of something a little bigger than your typical 50 miler. This year we had 650 riders finish this great accomplishment. Most riders make this a two day event by staying the night at beautiful Camp Hunt and sharing a spaghetti dinner on Friday night. Then early Saturday morning the ride begins and ends in Garden City, UT.

Rest stops are set up every 10 miles where you can get food and drinks as well as take a little break to rest your legs.

Come join us next year for this spectacular event.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Union Pacific Railroad Honors 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America

Union Pacific Railroad unveiled the UP No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Locomotive, created as a tribute to the organization's centennial celebration. The UP No. 2010 honors Scouting's 100-year impact on the nation and the many Scouting enthusiasts in Union Pacific's work force and communities.
"Union Pacific and the Boy Scouts of America have played leadership roles in shaping America's history. With the UP No. 2010, we are proud to celebrate 100 years of Scouting, progress and patriotism," said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president-Corporate Relations.
"We are deeply honored by the tribute Union Pacific has given to Scouting through the creation of the commemorative locomotive," said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. "We also owe a great deal of gratitude to our UP employee Scouting alumni base, which has spearheaded the movement to create the UP No. 2010. Their efforts mean that for years to come, the locomotive will serve as a reminder of the impact millions of Scouts have had on this country for 100 years." (http://www.up.com/)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Utah Grizzley Hockey Team Announces Scout Night

CAMP WITH THE UTAH GRIZZLIES!! Friday, March 12th @ 7pm

Celebrating 100 Years Of Scouting!!

Don’t miss Scout Night 2010 at the E-Center!!

• ALL NIGHT CAMPING – Camp out at the E-Center after the game
• MOVIE & SKATING - After the game, camper will skate on the Grizzlies ice and watch a movie on the big screen
• WORK ON YOUR BADGES – Get your skating badge!
• FREE SNACKS - Snacks will be provided for campers
• BREAKFAST - Campers will get a breakfast at 7:30am

• SHOW OFF YOUR SCOUT PRIDE - Wear your uniform to
the game!
• NAME IN LIGHTS - Each troop will be announced over the
PA with the troop name in lights on the Big Screen…..so
make some noise!!
• SPECIAL SCOUT SEATING - Scouts and their families will be
in specially reserved seats so everyone sits together! You’ll
be right down in the action in your Lower Bowl seat!
• FAMILY FUN - Every participant will receive a ticket to the Grizzlies game and get to enjoy
three hours of fun and excitement together !

$25 Campers (Includes everything listed above)
$10 Scout Night Ticket (Good for Grizzlies Game)

To reserve your group or for any questions contact the Daniel Haupert with the
Utah Grizzlies at 801-988-8021.

2010 Report to the Governor of Utah

In conjunction with the Great Salt Lake Council and the Utah National Parks Council, Scouts and Venture youth from the Trapper Trails Council presented Utah Governor Gary Herbert the report of Scouting for 2010. A memorable occasion for these young men and women, The Governor then declared 2010 as BSA year in the State of Utah.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff served as master of ceremonies for the event. Also present was BSA's Chief Scout Executive Robert "Bob" Mazzuca. Bob took a few minutes to thank the leadership of the State of Utah for its support of the Scouting movement, noting that nearly 10% of Eagle Scouts in the United States of America came from Utah in 2009.
To a room packed with reporters and Scouting supporters, Governor Herbert expressed sincere appreciation to all Scouts for their service to the State, recognizing the great leadership that Scouting provides (and produces) for the State.

The Trapper Trails Council was represented by 8 youth: 5 Cub Scouts (1 Tiger Cub, 2 Wolf Cubs, 1 Bear Cub, and 1 Webelos Scout), 1 Boy Scout, 1 Varsity Scout, and 1 Venture Youth.

Council Recognizes 4 Men For Distinguished Service To Youth

On February 12, the council presented the Whitney M. Young and Scouting…Vale la Pena awards to 4 deserving individuals.

The Whitney M. Young award was created to recognize outstanding services by an adult or an organization for demonstrating involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds.

The purpose of the ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization who has demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth.

As recipients of the Whitney M. Young Service Award, Mr. Jack Greene and Dr. Noall E. Wolff and as recipients of the Scouting. . .Vale la Pena award, Mr. Carlos Roundy and Mr. Mike Hall.

Jack Greene currently serves on the Trapper Trails Council Scoutreach committee. Jack is extensively involved in his community, serving as a Cache Valley Multicultural Committee board member, and director at the Ogden Nature Center, just to name a few. Jack has also served as a Learning for Life leader and Scoutmaster. Jack’s work is dedicated to serving middle school aged youth, high school youth, and university students.

Dr. Noall Wolff currently serves Scouting youth in the Bear Lake District. As a member of the medical staff at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wolff in known for promoting Scouting in the Bear Lake Valley. His zeal for the Scouting movement is unmatched by most. Dr. Wolff has given leadership as a District Chairman, and as a member of various district subcommittees.

Carlos Roundy currently serves on the Trapper Trails Council Scoutreach committee. Carlos has been heavily involved with the Multicultural efforts in Cache Valley. Currently, Carlos serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster to a Latino scout troop in Cache Valley. Carlos is dedicated to give inner city youth the opportunity to experience the outdoors through camping.

Mike Hall provides a positive image of Scouting in the Hispanic American/Latino community. Mike served as a Unit Commissioner to 3 Hispanic American/Latino units for 2 ½ years, continually extending the image of scouting as he visited his assigned units weekly. One of Mike’s strengths is his ability to continuously help Latino Scout units resolve problems and improve all aspects of their unit operations. He helps the youth to lead as they better understand the aims and methods of Scouting.

The Trapper Trails Council extends sincere congratulations to these 4 men for their efforts in blessing the lives of youth in the Trapper Trails Council.

Ogden City Council Recognizes the 100 year Anniversary of the BSA

On February 16, 2010, the Ogden City Council recognized the Trapper Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. Council member Niel Garner read a proclamation prepared. Following the reading of the proclamation, the council voted unanimously to adopt the proclamation. The proclamation was then presented to Trapper Trails Council Scout Executive Mike Marchese.

A highlight of the evening was a strong presence of Boy Scouts at the meeting; some in attendance to work on their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, others there representing the BSA. The pledge of allegiance was led by Troop 4, sponsored by the 1st Presbyterian Church in Ogden. Troop 4 is the oldest consecutively chartered troop in Ogden. It was an impressive sight to watch each member of the troop be presented to the council, with each Scout in attendance having the opportunity to state his name, thus having his name recorded as an official part of the minutes of the city council meeting.

As the largest city in the council, the Trapper Trails Council wishes to recognize and express appreciation to Ogden city for its support of the Trapper Trails Council and the Boy Scouts of America.

Trapper Trails Council Inducts Leadership for 2010

On February 12, 2010 the Trapper Trails Council Conducted its annual business meeting. At the annual business meeting, council officers took their oath of office. These council officers, all volunteers, make up the Council Executive Committee, Executive Board, and Advisory Board Members. Cub Scout Wesley Elmore led the executive officers in their pledge.

For 2010, the council executive committee comprises the following individuals:

Council President: David Wadman
Council Commissioner: Rulon “Bob” Osmond
Vice President over Administration: Jerry Toombs
Vice President over District Operations: Brent Hatch
Vice President over Program:
Vice President over Training: Val Radmall
Vice President over Camping: Tim Parkinson
Vice President over Properties: Russell Tanner
Vice President over Scoutreach: Kurt Rifleman
Vice President over Relationships: Mike Gailey
Vice President over Marketing: Kenny Wright
Vice President over Membership: Ange’ Workman
Vice President over Learning for Life: Noel Zabriskie
Vice President over Finance: Robert Stringham
Council Treasurer: Lorenzo “Rennie” Bott
Legal Counsel: David Knowles
Immediate Past Council President: David Rich

Reed Summers Recognized for Efforts as Council Commissioner

On February 12, 2010 the tenure as Council Commissioner for Reed Summers came to an end. Reed has served FAITHFULLY for 3 years as the Trapper Trails Council's commissioner. We appreciate all the efforts of the Reed. Thanks, Reed, for your leadership.

Council Celebrates 100 years of the BSA at Birthday Dinner

On Friday, February 12, 2010, the Trapper Trails Council initiated the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America!
A phenomenal gathering of 840 Scout, religious, and community leaders gathered in the ballroom of the Ogden Eccles Conference center to celebrate 100 years for the Boy Scouts of America.

Detailed displays lined the halls outside of the ballroom, hallmarked by an impressive Monkey Bridge constructed specifically for the event.

Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell served as the key-note speaker for the evening. President David Beck, Young Men General President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also spoke to the audience.

The evening concluded with local entertainer Jon Schmidt -- who performed on piano and successfully roused the audience!

Each recipient of the gala dinner received a commemorative coin celebrating the theme of the dinner: Leave a Legacy. Ogden business leader George Hall served a Master of Ceremonies. At the beginning of the evening, George set the tone for the evening stating, "Tonight, as we celebrate I would invite you to consider 2 things: 1. What has been the legacy left by the leaders of your youth upon you and 2. What is your legacy? "

To all who are in the Boy Scouts of America, take a moment and ask yourself the same questions: What has been the legacy left by the leaders of your youth upon you, and what will your legacy be?

Celebrate to journey, continue the adventure; LEAVE A LEGACY!

Happy Birthday BSA!

Senator Orrin Hatch Serves As Key Note for Mountain View District Eagle Banquet

On February 18, 2010, the Mountain View District held it’s annual Eagle Recognition Night on Thursday, February 18. The District recognized 71 Eagle Scout recipients and welcomed Senator Orrin Hatch as the keynote speaker. The event was held at Ogden’s Union Station. Local businesspeople sponsored each Eagle Scout. Families and supporters of each Eagle Scout also attended.

Senator Hatch noted that many of the most influential people he has associated with have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He shared some of his experiences as a public servant. The Senator ended his comments commending the Boy Scouts of America for it’s 100 year anniversary, and encouraged all in attendance to remember this special year of celebration.

The Mountain View District is one of 18 districts within the Trapper Trails Council.

Monday, February 8, 2010

100 Years Recognized by the Utah State Legislature

100 years ago today, William D. Boyce filed incorporation papers in Washington DC, and the Boy Scouts of America was born.

100 years later, with 4 million members and nearly 20 million alumni, the Boy Scouts of America is stronger than even before!

Today, representatives from the Trapper Trails Council travelled to the Utah State Capital to witness a historical event for the Boy Scouts of America, the Trapper Trails Council, and the State of Utah as the State Legislature passed a joint resolution recognizing the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America. The Governor later signed the resolution and expressed with the media his sincere gratitude for the Legacy the BSA has left him. Governor Herbert is a Life Rank Scout.

It was a memorable day for the council, and for the Boy Scouts of America.

Check out the joint resolution at the following link: http://le.utah.gov/~2010/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HCR005.htm