Posts tagged: Boy Scouts
PUBLIC LANDS — I've seen their embarrassing display of leadership in the home video (above) from the field as they toppled an ancient rock feature on Utah's Goblin Valley State Park.
I've also seen their lame attempts to justify their vandalism as ensuring the safety of visitors.
But the bottom line is that these two Boy Scout leaders are stupid thugs who have no business being role models for our youth.
If you see an issue that needs attention on public lands, contact the management authorities. It's illegal to destroy natural features.
Boy Scouts remove leaders who toppled rock formation in Utah park
The Boy Scout leaders who toppled a rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, and captured their actions on video that went viral online, have been removed from their leadership positions.
—Salt Lake Tribune;
OUTDOOR SPORTS — A new partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Missoula-based Boone and Crockett Club could make Montana a premier destination for scouts from across the nation.
The Montana Council of Boy Scouts is assuming operation of a “high adventure base” at the Club’s 6,300-acre Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch near Choteau, Mont. The ranch adjoins the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and serves as the center of summertime scouting activities such as trekking, backpacking, mountain climbing, shooting, wildlife watching and more.
Previously, Boone and Crockett managed the program in conjunction with the council.
The most noticeable difference in the new management is the council’s goal of better incorporating the ranch into a larger plan to draw even more scouts to “The Last Best Place.”
“The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch is one of only two nationally certified high adventure bases in the entire Northwest (the other is in Colorado). We want to make Montana one of the premier destinations for scout troops from all over the country,” said Chuck Eubank, Montana Council president.
Gordon Rubard, executive director of the Montana Council said, “There aren’t too many councils anywhere in the country operating their own high adventure base and associated programs, especially at a place where you can hike right off a private ranch and into one of the most rugged wildernesses anywhere. It’s a beautiful, special, interesting place.”
Another important difference in the new management of the high adventure base is a more streamlined process to get Boy Scouts on site.
Read on for more details, and info on the background of the Theodore Roosevelt ranch.
SHOOTING — Here's a classy event, a good time and a chance to hone shotgunning skills on the fascinating sporting clays course at Double Barrel Ranch south of Mica Peak.
What: 5th Annual Sporting Clays for Boy Scouts, with competitoin, food, prizes.
When: Sept. 14.
Where: Double Barrel Ranch south of Mica Peak
Who: Open to single shooters and teams, sponsored by Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts.
Pre-register: 325-4562; www.nwscoutshoot.org
TARGET SHOOTING — Boy Scouts will be benefitting next week from the enthusiasm competitive shotgun shooters have for vaporizing clay targets.
The fourth annual Boy Scout Sporting Clays Tournament, set for Friday (Sept. 16) at Double Barrel Ranch southeast of Spokane already has signed up 115 shooters.
That makes the event the third largest sporting clays tournament in Washington, said Chris Baker, who's organizing the event for the Boy Scouts.
Info: (509) 242-8235