Category Archives: Eagle Scout Trail

All about becoming an Eagle Scout.

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Darren Paul

Darren Paul Darren, the Lehi Police Chief, is a fourth-generation police officer. This father of four has been with the Lehi Police Department since 1994. Darren earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s in emergency services managment from UVU. He proudly earned his Master of Public Administration degree from BYU. He loves […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Matt Paxman

Matt Paxman Matt Paxman was born in Salt Lake City. There, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, co-planning his Eagle project with his wife-to-be, Alissa, as she finished the Young Womanhood Recognition award in the LDS Church. They are going on 15 years of marriage and are parents of three. Matt is a solution […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Eugene Probst

Eugene Probst Born in Midway, Utah, Eugene Probst became the first Eagle Scout there in 1940. He served aboard the USS Oakhill for 28 months in the South Pacific during WWII, engaging in seven major invasions. Gene has dedicated his life to serving his community and his family. He served as city councilman for eight […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Lynn Snow

Lynn Snow Lynn Snow has lived most of his life in Roosevelt, Utah. He graduated from USU with a degree in accounting. He founded a CPA firm, a real estate construction and development company, and a real estate brokerage business. Lynn has served in Scouting as a 11-year-old Scout leader, Scoutmaster, Wood Badge course director, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand Mark has lived in Orem for almost 50 years. He served an LDS Mission in Portugal and received his MBA from BYU. He has been married to his wife Shelley for nearly 30 years. Together they travel and see historic sites around the world. They added two children to their family and gained […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Daniel B. Fugal

Daniel B. Fugal Dan grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He met his wife Jill at a high school play in 1965, and together they have four sons and 12 grandchildren. Dan has served many within his church, community, and country, including time on the Alpine School District Board of Education and the Pleasant Grove […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: David Stirling

David Stirling David is a founding executive, chairman, and CEO of doTERRA, one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry. He and his wife Laura have nine children. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA in business. David’s greatest strength lies in his ability to see what can be inspire […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Duff Tittle

Duff Tittle Duff is currently an associate athletic director at BYU. He graduated from BYU with a B.A. in communications and later received a M.A. in human resource management from Hawaii Pacific University. He earned the Eagle Scout Award at age 13 and has served in the Scouting program and in various Church callings with […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Brent Lange

Brent Lange Brent is the VP, CAO, and CDO of Hale Center Theater. He attended the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Brent and his wife Laura reside in Alpine, UT and are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter in law. He enjoys shooting hoops, running, biking, skiing, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Michael C. Dunn

Michael C. Dunn Michael is an attorney from southern Utah. He graduated from BYU with an English degree. He went to law school at the University of Nevada. Michael has worked in both Utah and Nevada. He has been very active in Scouting, currently serving as the Scoutmaster. Mr. Dunn earned his Eagle Scout Award […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Brian Jolley

  Brian Jolley Brian was raised in Orem, Utah where he earned his Eagle Scout Award at the age of 13. He served an LDS mission in Madrid, Spain. He returned to study and play soccer at BYU. There, he met his wife Melissa. They are raising their family of 5 in American Fork. He […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Dr. Mark Rogers

Dr. Mark F. Rogers Mark graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and has lectured on aspects of podiatry. Mark has also traveled internationally providing medical service to the disadvantaged. His hobbies include golf, boating, and fishing. He was a mission president […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Dr. Marlin Christianson

Dr. Marlin Christianson Marlin is a family medicine doctor in the Provo area. He attended medical school at the University of Utah with residency at the US Naval Hospital in Pendleton, California and a fellowship in Florida. He has lived all over the world, but is excited to be back home in Utah. Participating in […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Darryl H. Alder

Darryl H. Alder Darryl received his Eagle Scout Award back in 1965 and hasn’t stopped Scouting since. He is a recent retiree with more than 30 years of service as a career Scouter. While still a teen, he trained to become an Army Reserve medic. He met his wife Sue in an outdoor BYU class. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 11, 2017

Local Scouting Partners Can Now Choose to Include Girls

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously decided to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. You can read more […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Oct 09, 2017

Meet This Year’s Distinguished Eagle Scout Recipient: Gary B. Doxey

To be nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Award, past Eagle Scouts are required to have received their Eagle at least 25 years prior and have “received extraordinary, national-level recognition or eminence within their identified field.” They must also exhibit a strong record of community service and family values Gary B. Doxey is a previous recipient […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 08, 2017

History Highlights of LDS Girls in Scouting

The position and involvement of LDS girls in Scouting has always been somewhat vague and often misunderstood. Follow along for some quick history highlights and explanations of how we came to the current position of girls in Scouting.  In the beginning… In 1869, the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association was organized by Brigham Young to encourage […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Sep 27, 2017

To All Scouts Who Didn’t Come to the Merit Badge Adventure at Camp JJ: “You Missed Out!”

9 out of 10, that’s how three Scouts rated their experience at the Merit Badge Adventure at Camp Jeremiah Johnson this past weekend. Over 20 young men and their fathers huddled together in the unusually cold September weather, made friends and earned merit badges. On one side of Camp JJ, 11-14 year-old boys learned the basics […]