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 Each day we studied hard to learn more about scouting and qualify for advancement in the scouting program. Twenty-five of the boys passed tests to ma&e them tenderfoot scouts, and several achieved second class rank. Both Troop 1 and Troop 2 from the South Hard participated in the 1922 trip. Many brought their fathers along, so there were 65 boys and men in the party. J. Seymour Jensen served as camp director, Harold Oliverson was scoutmaster of Troop 1 with Evan Madsen as assistant; Calvin Christensen was scoutmaster of Troop 2 with Marvin Anderson as assistant. Jtanfc Bohne was chief cook, Harry Ericksen was butcher, and R. V. tfeech was photographer* Additional teams and wagons were furnished by Bruce Seely, Byron Hampshire and Clair Jacobsen. Some of the boys in the party, identified from a photograph werei Reason Aldrich, Ray Aldrich, Waldo Barton, Willie Barton, Slvin Bills, Hay Bohne, Allie Christensen, Earl Christensen, Theodore Christensen, Robert Ericksen, Boyd Hafen, Lynn Jensen, flay Jorgensen, James Jacobs, Ralph Jacobsen, Kennis Johansen, Floyd Larson, Evan McArthur, Chesley Norman, Arley Munk, Nathan Nielson, Bigar Olsen, Owen Olsen, Paul Rasmussen, Paul Reynolds, Theodore Reynolds, William Reynolds, John Rosenberg, Carlton Seely, Ray Seely, Theron Seely, Clayton Sorenson, Miles Sorenson, Gordon Staker, Charles Wall, Wendell Wall, Aristol White =»ri Perry Wright. We were organized into patrols of eight Scouts each. The patrols competed with each other in learning scout lore, in passing advancement tests, in games and sports 1 and in giving stunts at the evening campfire programs. The patrols were named for animals or birds. I was a member of the Beaver patrol, and we worked like the beavers we were to be the best patrol In camp. To qualify for tenderfoot rank the Scouts had to know the scout law, oath, sign, salute, motto, care and history of the U.S. flag, and tie nine required knots. When one of the boys learned to tie the difficult carrick band knot, he danced around the camp chanting repeatedly, "I can tie "the carrick band." We also learned safety rules, first aid to the injured, signalling by Morse code, semaphore aitd wigwag, how to use knife and axe properly, to cook on a campfire, to read, saps and to use a compass. Forest Hanger Merrill Nielson, who was stationed at nearby Lake Ranger Station, and Deputy Forest Supervisor Serrin Van Bos-kirk took us on a nature hike and taught us to identify many native plants. I still remember the beautiful columbine, bluebell, paintbrush, elderberry, wild geranium, niggerhead, and the names of the trees in the forest. These men also showed us how to fight and prevent forest fires, and to keep from getting lost in the woods. -to-
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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 324327
Reference URL