SCOUTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCOUTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cookies, badges – a Mars trip? Girl Scouts explore all at Utah conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58535402-78/girl-science-scouts-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58535402-78/girl-science-scouts-nasa.html.csp">Cookies, badges – a Mars trip? Girl Scouts explore all at Utah conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Annie Knox</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T07:45:27.959-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ella Murphy took a turn driving the Mars rover on Saturday, but not without a mishap. “I crashed the tunnel,” said the 8-year-old from Riverton, standing near a mock NASA control center at this week’s Girl Scouts conference in downtown Salt Lake City. She also swapped cookies and visited a booth for a basic sewing lesson. Six fellow troop members and hundreds of girls from across the country joined in at various stations this weekend at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The organization is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58535402@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:45:27 MDT Letter: Scout teach a terrible lesson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517877-82/lesson-terrible-actions-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517877-82/lesson-terrible-actions-public.html.csp">Letter: Scout teach a terrible lesson</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:57:16.964-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I believe the Utah Highway Patrol made a wrong call when they excused the Boy Scouts from responsibility for downing a tree that caused the death of a 69-year-old Colorado man. This man was traveling on a public roadway, State Route 12. I’m sure this wasn’t the first time the Scout leader cut down a tree for firewood. So, was it worth sending it onto a public road, just to make picking up the wood easier? Why didn’t he post lookouts along the roadway for possible traffic? More importantly, why d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517877@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:16 MDT Utahn leads way as nation’s Girl Scouts assemble in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58493246-78/girl-scouts-national-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58493246-78/girl-scouts-national-convention.html.csp">Utahn leads way as nation’s Girl Scouts assemble in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T10:38:20.146-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Debbie Nielson, a longtime leader in the Girl Scouts of Utah, attends meetings and events, she inevitably gets asked this: “Did you bring some Thin Mints or Samoas?” And while the annual sales program is the most visible activity for Girl Scouts, Nielson wants Utahns to know that “we do more than cookies.” The perception may change this week as Nielson and the rest of the Utah council host the 53rd annual Girl Scout national convention. It runs Thursday through Sunday at the Salt Palace Con...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58493246@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:38:20 MDT Letter: Family should have questions for the Boy Scouts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517699-82/highway-riecke-scouts-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517699-82/highway-riecke-scouts-tree.html.csp">Letter: Family should have questions for the Boy Scouts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T22:03:46.396-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tribune reported that Edgar E. Riecke, of Durango, Colo., was riding his motorcycle on one of the most picturesque highways in the country and the Boy Scouts felled a tree in front of him and killed him (“UHP identifies motorcyclist killed in crash with fallen tree,” Oct 13). The Utah Highway Patrol reports that investigators concluded that it was “a case of unfortunate timing.” Personally, I think never is a good time to fell a tree over a state highway. Who issued a permit for cutting wood...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517699@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:46 MDT UHP identifies motorcyclist killed in crash with fallen tree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58514144-78/tree-according-uhp-riecke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58514144-78/tree-according-uhp-riecke.html.csp">UHP identifies motorcyclist killed in crash with fallen tree</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T20:55:19.431-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Troopers have released the identity of the motorcyclist who died after a tree fell in front of him. Edgar E. Riecke, 69, of Durango, Colo., died Saturday on Utah’s State Route 12, about halfway between Boulder and Torrey. About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Boy Scouts were cutting down an aspen tree at the same time he was riding north through Garfield County. The tree fell in front of Riecke and he crashed into it, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. “It appears to investigators that this was a case...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58514144@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:55:19 MDT