2019 – A Record Year


The year-end numbers are in and it is amazing.  The number of Eagle Scouts are:

December – 1,340

Year-end – 2,819

That’s a record for both a single month and for the year.  Congratulations to all the new Eagle Scouts.  Your dedication, leadership , Eagle Scout projects, and number of service hours have made a significant difference in the communities we serve.  Thanks for all your hard work and effort.

For those who want to continue your Trail to Eagle, there are troop available.  Go to www.beascout.org or www.trappertrails.org/pathforward for more information.  Scouting is ready to help you reach your goals!


Record Month For Eagle Scouts!


December has been a record month in the Trapper Trails Council.  As of December 27th, 833 youth have received the Eagle Scout Award.  It’s also a record year for Eagles as well, with 2,309 received.  There is still time before the end of the year.  How many more will be completed by Tuesday?

By the way, you can avoid the rush.  Join a local, traditional Pack or Troop and continue to enjoy all that Scouting has to offer.  You can find a unit by going to www.beascout.org or www.trappertrails.org/pathforward.  Scouting is a great way to develop and meet goals, have positive life experiences, and enjoy experiences in the outdoors.  Hope to see you along the Scouting Trail!

District Roundtable…

Dear Scouters:

There is a wonderful thing that happens when Scout leaders come together to share and learn.  Those who have served the youth for many years combine with those who are new and trying to find out what to do.  The new blood and ideas mixed with seasoned CouncilCommissioner_4kand tried experience provides an amazing laboratory for unit leader success.  One of the methods we use to provide this experience is called a District Roundtable.  Held monthly by the District Commissioner and his staff, information, new ideas, training and lots of discussion can help a Scout leader know what to do the very next week or broaden his already extensive knowledge.

With the recent re-organization of the council into the new five districts, namely Jim Bridger (Wyoming), Mountaineer (Ogden Area), Desert Shores (Weber and Box Elder North), Thurston Peak (Davis County) and Mt. Naomi (Cache Valley and Bear Lake),  there are opportunities for all adult Scout leaders to come and join this great resource.  Each of the five districts is establishing a new location and pulling together a staff to provide the monthly event.  See the district website on  www.Trappertrails.org  for specific information.  You can be both a participant and/or a roundtable commissioner.  Contact your local District Commissioner on when, where and how.  If you love the youth, are enthusiastic, want to make a difference and are willing to serve others, we need you.  Some of my fondest memories are while serving on Roundtable staffs and helping leaders find their way to successful unit meetings and activities.

A Roundtable is where Cub Scout leaders can come to see the mechanics of den and pack meetings.  As they are presented the monthly themes and rub shoulders with those who have done these activities many times, the task of providing something meaningful for the young cubs each week or month becomes easy or at least doable.  A Roundtable is a place where a Scout BSA leader can see the Troop Meeting Plan in action and understand the quick and effective segments to learning, practicing, competing and passing off requirements to achieve recognition from newly acquired knowledge.  A Roundtable is a worthwhile use of time to be a better leader.

The future is bright for the Trapper Trails Council.  Scouting continues to be a vital and meaningful movement that provides great things for young men and women.  The aims and methods of Scouting have never been more needed.  Our adventure and activity never disappoints.  Come join us at the next Roundtable and teach us something you know as we share with you too.

Russ Tanner – Council Commissioner

Family Fishing Fair

Learn the basics of fishing, work on rank advancements and the Fishing, Fly Fishing & Fish and Wildlife Management merit badges! This event is FREE! _B0A7271.JPG

Any registered Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, or Venturer who brings one guest of Scout age (6–17) that is not already in Scouting, will get a special fishing package!

This program will teach youth all the techniques they need to know about fishing and provide an actual hands-on fishing experience! By participating in the program, parents will discover the adventure Scouting can provide their families with the anticipation of experiencing the first time their Scout catches the big one!

Location: Smith Family Park (2500 W 4000 N St, Farr West, UT 84404) Cub Scouts fishing

Time: 9am – 2pm


  • Stations include:
    • Fishing merit badge
    • Fly Fishing merit badge
    • Fish & Wildlife Management merit badge
    • Cooking
    • Knot tying

This program will teach youth all the techniques they need to know about fishing and  provide an actual hands-on fishing experience! By participating in the program, parents will discover the adventure Scouting can provide their families with the anticipation of experiencing the first time their Scout catches the big one!

RSVP online at https://www.trappertrails.org/fishfair.


Silver Beaver Summer Social

On Friday, August 2, all Silver Beaver recipients are invited to the annual summer social.

This year’s event will be held at the Ogden Service Center (1200 E 5400 S, Ogden, UT 84403) at 6pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  Enjoy an evening of food, conversation and entertainment (“Stampede”).

The Silver Beaver Association will provide the chicken and rolls.  Members from each district are invited to bring the following: fc51e584-12de-4bfd-9a5b-5e7f316cebf1

  • Desert Shores District: bring a salad
  • Jim Bridger District: bring a salad
  • Mount Naomi District: bring a dessert
  • Mountaineer District: bring a dessert
  • Thurston Peak District: bring a dessert

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Luke Whipple – Silver Beaver Association, Chair

Wood Badge Reunion

Hey Wood Badge Alumni,

2019 is the 100th Anniversary of Wood Badge!  To rekindle your Wood Badge experience, we invite you to join the Trapper Trails Wood Badge Alumni Association and attend our first annual Wood Badge social!
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  • Date – Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Location – Camp Kiesel
  • Time – 5pm (social); 6pm (catered dinner)
  • Cost – $30 per person, or $45 per couple
  • Dinner – Catered chicken and steak dutch oven dinner
  • Receive a collectable 100th Anniversary Wood Badge patch
We will rekindle that Wood Badge Spirit, reconnect with special friends, and, of course, sing the Wood Badge song… “Back to Gilwell… happy land!”
Robert Weger -Wood Badge Alumni Association, Chair

Camp Bartlett Happenings

Bartlett Scout Reservation has found excitement this summer in serving our youth. This year marks 55 years of summer camp service – what a great accomplishment! We IMG_3775.jpgrecognize this tenure of service would not be possible without the staff members from each and every year adding to the legacy of Bartlett. This unique milestone of 55 years was also commemorated by serving our first ever female scout troop. We look forward to serving more scouts in the coming weeks and concluding this year with over 2,000 scouts attending Bartlett.

Calling all Bartlett Alumni and Friends of Bartlett. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Bartlett IMG_4077.jpgScout Reservation with hold its 2nd Annual Bartlett Alumni Social. This day is for all Bartlett Alumni which includes former staff members, scouts & leaders who have attended camp, or all who love and appreciate Bartlett in their life. We invite you to bring your family members and join us for a day of reflection as you re-walk the trails, experience your favorite program areas, and remember the joy of Bartlett adventure. The event will begin at 10 AM and conclude at 2 PM. Lunch will be provided and program areas will be open. Be sure to enjoy the adventure with us by registering for the event at https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlettassociation.

Mckay Allen – Bartlett Scout Reservation Director