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:
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/
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
For many years I have wanted to go to the famous and historic Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. But the the opportunity never came - until recently when hen my opportunity finally came. It was not the usual Philmont trek - nor was it a Philmont typical training course - but it turned out to be wonderful and fun. You can read about my trip here: My First Trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch