Scouting on the Skyline

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Scouting on the Skyline
Description SCOUTING OJ THE SKH.IHE Janes L. Jacobs 1052 Darling Street Cfeden, Utah 64403 Senior Citizen Division Second Place Historical Essay Boy Scout camping trips were never better than those we Scouts ?f Mt. Pleasant enjoyed in the mountains east of town in 1920 and 1922. The five-day trips each August trere filled with high adventure and great scouting activities. Hiking, swimming, fishing, nature study, games and sportsi and practicing Scout lore in a choice mountain setting were thrilling and stimulating. The first trip included thirty-two Scouts of Troop 1 - the North Ward boys - and a number of men officiating. Soren H. Nielsen was scoutmaster and Ray Riley was his assistant. Daniel Rasmussen of the stake presidency, Bishop H. C. Jacobs, and several other men assisted with the trip. Teams and wagons to haul us and our gear to camp were furnished at no cost by Joseph Seely, Daniel Rasmussen and Amasa Scovil. He rode in the wagons on our bedrolls and tents by way of North Creek to our camp. Ve walked up all the steep hills to spare the horses. Camp was set up on Hog '¦"lat - a rich mountain meadow smround™ ed by a forest of spruce, fir and aspen trees. Tents were pit-.hed on the fringe of the forest. "Pine bough betis" were made of evergreen branches piled deep, with the tender tips up to nake sprngy and fragrant mattresses. Clear spring water, abundant firewood, colorful wildflowers, fresh mountain air and scenery, lush fordge for horses, and stately trees made an Ideal setting for the camp. Cleveland Reservoir furnished excellent snimmlng, a five-minute walk away. Log seats were placed around a firejiace circle where campfire programs were held. The camp was named "Camp Heber J. Grant' to honor the Church President. A bugle call at six each morning summoned everyone to a flag-raising ceremony to start the day's activities. These were carefully planned to promote scouting principles and provide enjoyment to all who participated. On Tuesday a hike was made to the top of Seely Mountain .-Here we repeated the scout oath, law, and motto while we viewed the beauties of the mountains. On Wednesday we visited the Larsen coal mine and had scouting lessons on the tnine dump. Everyore went fishing on Thursday and caught speckled trout In the mountain streams. On Friday we returned home by way of Gooseberry ana Fairview Canyon. J4.0-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324326
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