Boy Scouts of America

Eagle Court of Honor
This picture was taken at the court of honor where I and seven others from my troop received our Eagle Scout Award.

I created this page with the intent of volunteering to help you with your scout activities. I had some really great scout leaders growing up, including Ron Lish and Glen Tweedy, who took anywhere from 12 to 22 of us boys camping almost every single month. They instilled in me a love of scouting and of the outdoors, and I want to pay that forward.

Merit Badge Counselor

I am a merit badge counselor for the following merit badges:

Bird Study Merit Badge
Bird Study
Canoeing Merit Badge
Climbing Merit Badge
Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Coin Collecting
Collections Merit Badge
Drafting Merit Badge
Engineering Merit Badge
Geocaching Merit Badge
Hiking Merit Badge
Photography Merit Badge
Stamp Collecting
Stamp Collecting

Qualified Rock Climbing and Rappelling Instructor

Climb on Safely

I am also a qualified rock climbing instructor. If you're like most scout leaders, you're aware that the BSA's Climb on Safely requires both qualified supervision and qualified instructors for all climbing/rappelling activies. And you've probably wondered, "where can I find a qualified climbing instructor?"

Look no further.

I live in Richfield, UT, but don't let that scare you away if you're not super close. You can come to me, I can come to you, or we can meet somewhere. I don't charge anything except gas money.

In June 2012, I helped Troop 1702 of Monroe, UT earn the Climbing merit badge. The schedule was as follows:

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00-9:00 - Classroom setting covered all the stuff you need to know before going rock climbing or rappelling.

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00-9:00 - Rock climbing in Monroe Canyon.

Wednesday, June 26, 6:00-9:00 - Rappelling in Archery Canyon.

If you live farther away, we would make a weekend out of it instead of spreading it out over several weeknights. The schedule could go something like this:

Friday Evening - Camping at Tire Valley. Instruction around campfire.

Saturday Morning - Rappelling at Tire Valley or in Archery Canyon.

Saturday Lunch - Monrovian Park.

Saturday Afternoon - Rock Climbing in Monroe Canyon.

Scouting Resume

Position Unit Start Date End Date
Scout Troop 946 May 1997 May 2004
Assistant 11-Year-Old-Scout Leader Troop 1705 October 2010 May 2011
11-Year-Old-Scout Leader Troop 601 March 2013 Present
Webmaster Arapeen District April 2013 Present