Sunday, July 23, 2017

Army Veteran comes as Scoutmaster to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp



We had a unique Scoutmaster come to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  Army veteran, Travis Wood, came despite major physical challenges.  Read his story here:
http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/army-veteran-thunder-ridge-scout-camp/





Wednesday, July 5, 2017



While at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer, we were privileged to have a truly great troop come to our camp.  These guys seem to be doing everything right!  They really are impressive. l Read about them at http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/camp-thunder-ridge-here-come-the-warriors/

We (my wife, Lou, and I) are serving for the summer at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp located in Southern Utah.  We are having quite the adventures as the Brian Head fire made us evacuate the camp.  And so we have been wandering around ever since.  We are having a grand time in spite of the exciting adventures and challenges.  Read about our adventures on these blog articles:

I was the first Program Director at this same Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 40 years ago.  Check out my memories of that camp 40 years ago.  Here is the link:   http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/looking-back-40-years-camp-thunder-ridge/

Our 2017 Adventure begins at Thunder Ridge:  http://blog.utahscouts.org/boy-scouting/summer-adventure-begins-at-thunder-ridge/


A Big Fish Story at The Thunder Ridge Scout Camp:
http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/camp-thunder-ridge-big-fish-story/


This blog begins to tell the story of our Brian Head fire and the evacuation of Lou and me from the camp:  http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/fire-sky-camp-thunder-ridge/

After our evacuation from Thunder Ridge, some of the Thunder Ridge staff and I migrated to the Scofield Scout Camp near Price, Utah for a week.  Read about our adventures:
http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/thunder-ridge-summer-adventure-turns-to-scofield-scout-camp/

The Camp Staff at any Scout camp makes the program and is the energy and excitement for the great programs.  This article is a tribute to those young staffers:
http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/great-young-staffers-at-camp-thunder-ridge/
http://blog.utahscouts.org/camping/great-young-staffers-at-camp-thunder-ridge/

Other blog articles have been written are pending editorial review and will likely be published soon. So, stay tuned for more of our summer adventure at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Changes ahead for LDS Youth now in Varsity Scouting and Venturing Units

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today (May 11, 2017) that effective January 1, 2018, the Church will no longer sponsor Varsity Scouting and Venturing units.  This is a major program shift for the Church.

Read about the changes and my thoughts on them on my blogsite:  https://thescoutingtrail.org/2017/05/11/major-changes-for-lds-varsity-scouts-and-venturers/

Kevin Hunt

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's Scout Jamboree time for Scouts all over America.  There is a lot of hype and excitement as Scouts anticipate the grand Jamboree tradition.
It's Jamboree Time - Full and Fun and Tradition


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pinewood Derby races are pretty fun for this Grandpa with five grandsons in the race. No carving cars, no sanding wheels ... I just sit back and watch the race. It's great. This article just appeared on the National BSA "Scouting Wire" blog. Here is the link: Pinewood Derby with Grandpa of 5 Cub Scout Grandsons

Monday, February 27, 2017

What Does Scouting have to do with Family History?

Here is a recent post about the connection of Scouting and Family History.  Read the article that originally posted on thescoutingtrail.org  Here is the link:  Scouting and Family History