Cheryl Lant, former Primary General President of the LDS Church, and hostess of Influential Women in Scouting, with husband John Lant
By Utah National Parks Council
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting

This years Influential Women in Scouting kicked off with a flag ceremony by Troop 1114, St. Peter’s Catholic Church in American Fork.

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Cheryl Lant, Influential Women in Scouting Event Chair, introduced guest speaker Cheryl Asay Esplin, Second Counselor, General Primary Presidency The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Cheryl and John Lant


Cheryl Asay Esplin

The Influential Women in Scouting Award recognizes the contributions made by women in the Utah National Parks Council who have shown through their lives and activities a desire to help youth grow in moral strength and character, participate in citizenship through relationship building and develop physical, mental and emotional fitness.


Danna Gray and Family


Susan Checketts and Family


Earlene Christensen and Family

Twenty-two women were recognized for their contributions to Scouting each demonstrating great dedication and service to either Cub Scouts and/or Boy Scouts or community youth programs: Annette Adams, Jacalene Astrope, Jan Barker, Callie Brockbank, Susan Checketts, Earlene Christensen, Danna Gray, Judith Hansen, Linda Hoddy, Debbie McDonald, Ginny Meacham, Jeralyn Merrill, Launa Nielson, Janice Kapp Perry, Ruth Riley, Janet Rose, Diane Smith, Debbie Summerhalder, Vallorie Thacker, Julie Westbroek, Cynthia Whitworth and Sarah Young.

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Author: Heidi Sanders | Marketing & PR Director, Utah National Parks Council

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One thought on “Influential Women in Scouting

  1. Rex Barrington

    Isn’t it great that women get recognized in Scouting, just as the boys and the men do? What a great organization! Proud to be a part of it.


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