2014 Fall District Camporee

Make plans now for the 2014 Fall District Camporee on September 12-13, 2014 at Aspen Meadows Camp in Summit County.  Activities include building rockets, orienteering, geocaching, and an Iron Chef competition.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Registration is online and avialble now.

Great Salt Lake Council Duty to God Initiative

The Great Salt Lake Council is introducing a new initiative in 2014 to help Scout leaders incorporate the principles of duty to God at all Scouting events.  As each Scout embraces their duty to God, they will develop a lifelong habit of service.  Click here for more information.

Cooking Merit Badge is now Eagle Required as of January 1, 2014

Significant changes are coming to the Cooking merit badge. First, this badge is Eagle-required beginning January 1, 2014. In addition, there will be a major overhaul to the requirements, which will take effect January 1, 2015.

The addition of the Cooking merit badge to the Eagle-required list means that, regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on the Eagle Scout rank, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout (unless he fulfills all the requirements, except his board of review, before January 1, 2014).

As for the changes to the requirements, they’ll appear in a revised merit badge pamphlet that will be released during 2013. The new requirements then become effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Scouts who have already earned the Cooking merit badge are not required to re-earn the badge under the new requirements in order to qualify for the Eagle Scout Award.

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the District Award of Merit:

  • Travis Ackermann
  • Jason R. Henrie
  • Scott L. Nobis
  • John H. Rich
  • Paul Bryan Fishburn
  • D. Scott Nelsen
  • Linda Jean Peterson
  • Steven L. Timm


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