Sign up now for the fall camporee

Don’t miss the Alpine District Fall Campout.

It will be September 28-29 at the Bowery in Lambert Park in Alpine.

The focus will be outdoor ethics: Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly. These skills are needed for the Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, and Climbing merit badges. It will also help your Scouts advance to First Class.

Sign up now. Only a limited number of troops will be allowed. Contact Sharlene Skidmore to sign up: (801) 404-4748 or

Items to bring: besides the usual you may want to bring a chair or bucket w/ lid to sit on during Friday night’s program at 8 p.m.
Patch: the Fall Camporee patch will be available to purchase for $1.00 each

Restrictions: No Fires or charcoal permitted. Camp stoves only permitted in pavilion.

How Cool is Scouting, or The Awesomeness of Scouting

by Jesse Armitage, Michael Spencer, Garrett Vance, Aaron Miller, Camden Fry, Nathan Shattuck, Cameron Miller, David Hatch – 8 Young Men in the Alpine 8th Ward who together worked on their Communications Merit Badge and wrote this blog.

They came up with the title, and each contributed the reasons they think why Scouting is so cool.

1- Going camping with all your buddies.

2- Building friendships.

Alpine 8th Ward Scouts, Varsity, and Venturers working on Communications Merit Badge

Alpine 8th Ward Scouts, Varsity, and Venturers working on Communications Merit Badge

3- The desserts are great.

4- Getting your Eagle Scout is great for your life.

5- Sense of Accomplishment.

6- We go on fun adventures.

7- We learn helpful skills.

8- We become a better neighbor or citizen.

9- I learn obediance and prepare for a full time mission.

10- We come to Scouts because our mom’s want us to.

11- We become the men we want to be.

12- We feel the Spirit of the Lord around the campfire.