The staff, Scouts, leaders and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America – Utah National Parks Council are at this time deeply saddened by the loss of a 14-year-old boy participating as a volunteer in the Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Tifie Scout Camp Tuesday evening due to a tragic accident.
The young man, whose name is being withheld, was serving other Scouts when the accident occurred. He was only a few merit badges and a project away from receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. He was the epitome of the Scout Oath and Law and loved serving as a volunteer at the Scout camp.
“He was a part of our family,” said David Pack, CEO of Utah National Parks Council. “Our hearts are broken over this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with his parents and family at this time. Words cannot express our grief and sympathy over the loss of this great young man.”
The Sanpete County Sheriffs Office is investigating the details of the accident and will provide additional information and details at a later time. No Scout programs or activities were a part of or contributed to the accident. Some Scouts and leaders witnessed the accident and grievance counseling is being arranged for them as well as anyone at the camp who would like counseling.
Tifie Scout camp will remain open and all scheduled camp programs and activities will continue.