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Leader's Information



We are REALLY excited to have you and your boys at camp this year!! As you are aware, there are some major changes happening to the program at Thunder Ridge this summer. We are looking forward to experiencing these changes with you. As we work together to ensure a positive experience for everyone, we would ask for your patience enjoying this exciting new program.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the staff we have is not sufficient to carry out and run the program as it was outlined in the Leader’s Guide this year. However, we are confident that we can provide an outstanding program for you and the youth at Thunder Ridge this summer!! Please find below the MAJOR changes in the program we will provide at Thunder Ridge this season:


We can offer an outstanding, fun, challenging program for your boys, but we cannot do it without you! As you are already planning to participate, we must enlist your help to provide the best program possible. When you arrive to camp we will be asking for volunteer help in our program areas. We will be enlisting help in all aspects of the camping experience. Be prepared to share you expertise and help us change the lives of all the boys on the mountain while you are here!



Staffing difficulties have made it impractical to offer an outpost program this year. Your High Adventure boys have options. They can choose a different set of tracks to participate in for the week OR they can also become volunteer staff for the week Boys willing to share their skills and volunteer as staff will be rewarded. More info will be provided when you arrive at camp.


Changes in the program have made it necessary to modify the way that meals are provided for your unit. Please plan for the whole unit to participate in the commissary program OR to provide your own meals as a unit.  We understand that if you choose to bring your own food and have previously paid for the commissary we will issue a refund for those individuals.

 4.       CAMPSITES

All your boys will be back in camp with you every night. They will not be going on overnight campouts with staff. NO TENTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ANY CAMPSITES!!


Adventure Tracks will be as follows:

Directions & Navigation



Rifle OR Shotgun

Exploring Nature

Environmental Science (the WHOLE badge)

Soil & Water Conservation



 Heights & Depths


Wilderness Survival @ the Ewok Village

COPE (course participation)

Scouting Basics

Boys could return from this track having advanced at least one rank with the possibility of having passed off requirements for more than one rank.

Leaders will do Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills on this track.

Scout → Tenderfoot

Tenderfoot → 2nd Class

2nd Class → 1st Class

With your help, camp will be a demonstration of the EDGE method of training to an extreme degree. As the strong and effective leaders in these boys’ lives, utilizing your skill set will add to the unforgettable experience they will enjoy at camp. Scouting is about changing the lives of youth and YOU will be an integral part of that change this summer. Through your example we can all proved the best summer camp experience that your boys have ever had. Come Follow Me – to Camp!!

Thank You,  Nathan Howard  (435) 590-1186


ATTENTION: The Leader's Guide mentions tents in the campsites. This is a single wall tent intended for equipment storage. There will NOT be tents for your entire troop to stay in. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!!

*NEW* - 2014 Leader's Guide - *NEW*

Frequently Asked Questions

Remember: Your Scouts do not HAVE to go on the Outpost Adventure Tracks - there is an In-Camp option for those individuals that want to stay closer to base camp and get a more "traditional" feel to their camp experience. 

Recommended Equipment Lists:




The following campfire scenarios will be allowed at Thunder Ridge this summer:

  • Natural Fuel (Wood) Campfire: Must be contained in a fire pan or fire barrel. The fire should be between 5” to 18” off the ground and must never be left unattended. Ashes must be bagged and thrown away, not dumped on the ground in the campsite.
  • Charcoal Briquettes: Same as wood fires. Must be lit and contained in a fire barrel or Dutch Oven table that is at least 5” off the ground. Spent ashes must be bagged and thrown away.
  • Propane or other contained fuel: Always appropriate in any form.

Scout leaders interested in having a natural fuel fire at camp do no need to bring any of their own firewood. The camp has enough deadfall and trees felled for fire safety that every troop should have enough firewood to meet their needs. As drought and extra dry conditions strike the Southern Utah area, the Forest Service will place a ban on all natural fires and charcoal briquettes. If a ban is put into place during the summer it will not be lifted for any reason (including inclement weather) until after the summer is over.

SCOUTMASTERS ARE REQUIRED TO KNOW WHAT, IF ANY, FIRE RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PLACE AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. If you have questions about fire resctrictions contact the camp director via email or contact the main council office in Orem directly.

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