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By Kevin Hunt
Oct 12, 2017

Why my bolo tie collection was the most important thing saved from the Thunder Ridge fire

Part 1 of a 2-Part Blog Article This summer I blogged extensively about the Brian Head fire that skirted around the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp in Southern Utah. I had only hinted, however, about my prized, hand-carved bolo tie collection and the potential loss of it in the fire. I also didn’t mention the story […]

By Kevin Hunt
Oct 10, 2017

The Making of My Bolo Tie Collection

Part 2 of a 2-Part Blog Article In my last blog, I talked about my treasured collection of Scout bolo ties and how it survived the  Brian Head and Thunder Ridge Fire this past summer. I introduced Scout bolo tie carver extraordinaire, Bill Burch. (Much has been written of Bill Burch, but here is one […]

By Kevin Hunt
Sep 02, 2017

All Scouts Love to Carve, Carve, Carve Those Sticks

While I was at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer (in all of its wanderings), I enjoyed showing Scouts and leaders some of my carved walking sticks.  Everywhere I went, the boys were especially interested in them.  They were all very intrigued with the carving process and the end result.  I noted too, that […]

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Gateway
By Kevin Hunt
Aug 16, 2017

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 2017 Became One Adventure After Another

It was the privilege of Lou (my wife) and me to serve this summer on staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  We were both commissioners who served the troops, leaders, and Scouts who came to the camp.  We are from Mesa, Arizona but to get out of the scorching heat – and to help […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 05, 2017

Troop 605 Came to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Going Forward and Full Steam Ahead

Troop 605 of Richfield, Utah came to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp with the attitude of “going forward and full steam ahead.” I knew that they were going to be impressive as they first arrived at the troop check-in canopy. All fourteen boys came dressed alike in their “Class B” uniforms – with their tan […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 21, 2017

Army Veteran Comes to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Despite Physical Challenges

It was a Monday morning and time to check in the new troops coming to the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp (displaced at the Beaver High Adventure Base following the Brian Head fire) for the next week.  Our Thunder Ridge Camp Staff was all gathered with me at the check-in tent.  We had checked in several […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 17, 2017

Camp Chefs, Food, Kitchens can Make or Break any Scout Camp

No matter where the Scout camp, it is the camp chefs, food, and kitchen that can make or break any Scout Camp.  It seems that everything revolves around food.  Food … Glorious food!  (Oliver!)  It is always the food that brings people together.  If the food is lousy, late or too scimpy, then morale drops.  […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 12, 2017

An Interview With Nick Hutchinson on Adventure Tracks

Currently I am serving as a Commissioner on the camp staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp near Parowan, Utah.  Camp is not a new experience for me.  I have been doing it for years and in many different camps through the West.  Although each camp has had its unique features, most of them are […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 05, 2017

Thunder Ridge Adventures Continue as we Teleport to Beaver High Adventure Base

MARF!  That is the acronym oft quoted by our Thunder Ridge Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, to keep us going in spite of the ongoing Thunder Ridge adventures of the summer!  MARF!  That is: “Maintain Absolute Rigid Flexibility”!  And that became our motto at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer.  We have had our challenges, […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 28, 2017

Our Thunder Ridge Summer Adventure Takes a Turn to Scofield Scout Camp

I have recently blogged about our Camp Thunder Ridge adventures. Thunder Ridge has become more of an adventure that we could have ever imagined.  I blogged of how my wife, Lou, and I were evacuated from Camp Thunder Ridge because of the fire which started last Saturday.  You can read that blog at this link: […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 24, 2017

Fire Around Thunder Ridge Burns on But Camp is Still There

There is still fire in the sky around our Camp Thunder Ridge but the camp is still there.  And for that we can be grateful.  Miracles still do happen and we got one! Fire broke out at Brian Head just below the ski resort.  That was a week ago – on Saturday, June 17. On […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Fire Update for Thunder Ridge Boy Scout Camp

There is Fire in the Sky Above Camp Thunder Ridge Saturday morning, June 17th – dawned a beautiful day.  I had to get up earlier than usual to eat and to be prepared to help our first week troops get checked out of camp.  I went out of my tent and was in total amazement […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Look Out Camp Thunder Ridge, Here Come the Warriors

It was the second night of our first week of camp at Camp Thunder Ridge 2017.  And the scene was a campwide flag ceremony. Troop 26 had volunteered to present the ceremony.   I was their assigned camp commissioner but it was at this flag ceremony that they really got my attention. I knew that they […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 07, 2017

Our Camp Thunder Ridge Big Fish Story

Wanna hear our Camp Thunder Ridge big fish story?   Well, here goes. So, my wife, Lou, and I were with the Thunder Ridge camp staff.  Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, and Program Director, Brad Lundell, had spent many hours of our staff week training all staff in the required stuff that all camp staff members […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 03, 2017

Looking Back 40 Years at Camp Thunder Ridge

 This coming summer, my wife, Lou, and I will be serving as commissioners at Camp Thunder Ridge.  We are excited about that coming adventure. An interesting note is that I served as the Program Director at Camp Thunder Ridge exactly 40 years ago.  So, it will be fun to “be back home on the mountain”. […]

By Kevin Hunt
Dec 17, 2016

In the Spirit of the Season, We Serve and Help Others

CHRISTMAS!  CHRISTMAS!!  CHRISTMAS! … !  The very word invokes tender memories and cherished times.  Whether young or old, Christmas time holds a special nostalgia.  We relish the memories of Christmas times past and look forward with great anticipation to the Christmas of the present and those to come.  Christmas is a time to give to […]

By Kevin Hunt
Oct 20, 2016

Memories of a Gnubie Hike to Four Peaks and Similar Places

I’ve been sharing memories of the good ol’ days when I was a Gnubie in Troop 155.  Some of the places we hiked were a bit traumatic – but in spite of the trauma, I have some great memories of a Gnubie hike to Four Peaks and similar places.  (And at my age, the memories […]

By Kevin Hunt
Oct 06, 2016

Scout Camp Program Director’s Summer Journal

  “Wait, a minute,” you may say, “What does Camp New Fork have to do with me?”  Well, Scouting is Scouting wherever it may be, so this may be of interest in any other councils. Before the summer of 2016 began, I wrote in a blog about my Hunt family plans for the coming summer. In […]