Category Archives: Influential Women in Scouting

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By Terry Richardson
Apr 01, 2014

Annual Influential Women in Scouting 2014 – May 2nd

“There is nothing in this world as personal, as nurturing, or as life changing as the influence of a righteous woman.” Elder M. Russell Ballard Join us at the Fifth Annual Influential Women in Scouting Awards Ceremony Friday, May 2, 2014 at Clear Horizons Academy, 1875 S. Geneva Road, Orem UT. We will be pleased to [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Sep 18, 2013

Mother of 24 Receives Silver Beaver Award

Holly Richardson is a former Utah House Representative. She is also a writer, public speaker, midwife and mom. As an outstanding community leader, she is a strong proponent of the Boy Scouts. She is the mother of 24, 20 who are adopted, and several with special needs, many who have benefited from the Scouting with Disabilities program. [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Annette Adams

Annette Adams Annette Adams has demonstrated great dedication to Cub Scouting in the Orem area and throughout the Council.  She has served in various unit and District positions, Council Cub Scout Pow Wow chair and as the Cubmaster of Akela’s Council. She currently serves with her husband as the Orem District Cub Trainers at Roundtable.  [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Sarah Young

Sarah Young Sarah Young is an active member of the unit committee and has been for many years, serving in many positions.  She is always willing to teach and share her knowledge and love of Scouting by helping with leader training and Cub Day Camps.  She has directed the Special Olympics since 1975.   She serves [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Cynthia Whitworth

Cynthia Whitworth Cynthia Whitworth has served in many different Cub Scouting positions.  She always lives the role of what a Scout should be like and finds ways to help others do the same. She not only serves her unit in the Provo Peak District, but has helped Spanish wards and branches with their programs and [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Julie Westbroek

Julie Westbroek Julie C. Westbroek has been an influence in her unit as well as serving in Timpanogos District and Council assignments.  She puts significant effort to making sure regular courts of honor are held and the boys receive recognition they have earned.  She lives the Scout Oath and Law in her daily life.  She [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Vallorie Thacker

Vallorie Thacker Val Thacker has served the Cub Scouts in the High Uintah area for many years.  She has helped countless boys through Cub Scouting and on to their Eagle.  She exemplifies all that is good about Scouting.  She always puts her duty to God and her Country before her own convenience and comfort.  With [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Debbie Summerhalder

Debbie Summerhalder Debbie Summerhalder is not a quitter. She will work on whatever task is given her and see it to a successful completion. She has served in various Scout positions in her Unit and Provo Peak District. She has also been instrumental in producing the Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow books. Debbie’s home has [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Diane Smith

Diane Smith Diane Smith has diligently served in all of her Scouting positions.  For over 17 years she has been Troop Advancement Chairman, with responsibility for keeping records, scheduling boards of review, and planning courts of honor. She also serves in Porter Rockwell District and Council assignments. She believes in having good trained leaders and [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Janet Rose

Janet Rose Janet Rose has always been willing to accept any calling extended to her.  She has had many callings in the Scouting program on the unit, District and Council levels. She served as the Council’s 1st Wood Badge Course Director for the Council Wood Badge for Family Odyssey.  She serves faithfully in the Scouting [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Ruth Riley

Ruth Riley For over 35 years, Ruth Riley has been involved with various youth groups including Scouting, Boys and Girls Clubs and Help Me Grow early intervention services, and currently serving on the Executive Board of the Utah National Parks Council, and is a James E West member. She is a member of the Utah [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Janice Kapp Perry

Janice Kapp Perry Janice Kapp Perry has devoted her life to promoting the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  She and her music company, Prime Recordings, helps to produce the ‘Hope of America’ production at BYU.  Widely known for her music, she has helped young men internalize BSA values and principles. She is also [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Jeralyn Merrill

Jeralyn Merrill Jeralyn Merrill has spent many years serving the boys of Pleasant Grove in various positions. She has served on the unit and district level. She is currently planning the 100 Years of Scouting activity for our Council, scheduled for this year. Jeralyn is a Silver Beaver and can be counted on to fulfill [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 16, 2013

Influential Women in Scouting: Debbie McDonald

Debbie McDonald Debbie McDonald has served for many years in the Heber area in many positions and has been a merit badge counselor for 30 years.  She has served as the District Advancement Chairman for the past 9 years where she has been on hundreds of Eagle boards of reviews.  Debbie is Wood Badge trained [...]