Scouting for Food
The 2014 annual Scouting for Food drive is Saturday, March 22, 2014. Please join us in the fight against hunger by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food items and leave it on your porch by 9:00 am. Please make sure that this flyer accompanies the bags as they are distributed.
Utah Scouting Expo
The Utah Scouting Expo is coming on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Southtown Expo Center in Sandy. Ticket sales kickoff on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Click on the link for more information, including ticket sale kickoff locations, the leader's guide, and other useful information.
Wendy's Community Night
Participating Wendy's Utah locations will graciously donate 10% of all sales to the Great Salt Lake Council on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please mark your calendars and help support Scouting.
Leader Specific Training
The Old Mill District will conduct Leader Specific Training on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 East 6400 South. This training is designed for all Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Varsity leaders and Venturing leaders. This training is required and is specific to each leaders position. For more details contact Neal Maxfield at email@example.com.
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:
Jason R. Henrie
Scott L. Nobis
John H. Rich
Paul Bryan Fishburn
D. Scott Nelsen
Linda Jean Peterson
Steven L. Timm