Monday, March 25, 2024

Rover Scouting Update - January>March

 We have some very important items to go over for the Aspen Mountain Rover Crew!

In January we had our annual planning Round Table. We planned out our monthly activities, including who would head each activity. We made the important decision to implement Joining Fees for the Crew, which are expounded upon in the Aspen Mountain Rover Crew application, which is separate from the general R4LA application. This way we could streamline the awarding process to make it faster and easier to award Rover Scouts for their accomplishments.

In February we had a great muster where we learned more about wood working machines and created hard wood bird houses. Rover Mate Lance was awarded the Practical Training Strip at this muster, which is a completion of his basic Rover Scout training and an exciting step forward in the program. In March we scouted out grave stones in Mount Pleasant to add to the Billiongraves database. Working with our hands and getting in the outdoors is what makes Rover Scouting so great!

Website Updates

For a few weeks we had some of the pages down so we could update the information according to the new Bylaws put into place concerning the joining fee. Everything has been updated.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

October Antelope Island Hike

On October 14th, we took a hike out on Antelope Island in northern Utah. We hiked to Dooly Knob, and while we had already attempted this hike the previous year, we were determined to complete it this time, and we did! We were also treated to a spectacular partial ring of fire eclipse over the Wasatch Mountains, and because there was thin cloud cover, we didn't even need sunglasses to view it. What an adventure!

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Service at Good Life

 Our Rovers and guests visited Good Life rest home to sing and play music for the elderly. We played in the main room, and visited individual rooms as well. Good Service, Rovers!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Monday, May 22, 2023

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

 Our Crew had a muster out near the Great Salt Lake this past Saturday. We walked around a 1+ mi boardwalk out on the marshes and observed several birds, including red-winged black bird, osprey, sparrows, swallows, crows, and pheasant. Water is running strong under the mats, and there are cattails, reeds, and watercress. 

Perhaps our most interesting observation came at the Preserve watch tower. A crow kept trying to fly towards the tower, but a red-winged black bird kept flying at it and pushing it back. At first we thought the crow was trying to steal nest eggs, but we found out that the crow has its nest right under the watch tower!

We had a great time and learned so many things. This is what Rover Scouting is all about!