The Utah County America's Freedom Festival Tour Patch. The purpose of the patch is to encourage Scouts and other individuals throughout Utah County to enjoy and participate in the many events of America's Freedom Festival.
The patch will be available to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Scout Leaders, as well as any other individuals desiring to complete the requirements. The patch has three levels of requirements, one each for ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11 and over. The patch and requirements sheets are available through the Scout Shop at the Utah National Parks Council, 748 North 1340 West, Orem, Utah 84047, 801-221-1008.
Commissioner Jerry Grover originated the idea for the patch and determined requirements for the patch. "My hope is that kids and adults alike will participate in patriotic events that cause us to reflect on the great freedoms we sometimes take for granted. I'm also hopeful that people will participate in the events sponsored by the Freedom Festival that are not just entertainment, but are available for active participation of Utah County people."
The Utah County Fair Patch is available to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Scout Leaders, as well as any other individuals desiring to complete the requirements.
The patch has 3 levels of requirements, one each for ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11 and up. The patch and requirement sheets are available through the Scout Shop at the Utah National Parks Council, 748 North 1340 West in Orem. The requirements vary to accomodate the different age groups.
Please visit the Utah County Fair website for more information on the Fair Patch.
Utah County boasts a variety of parks and trails which support diverse activities. The Utah County Trails patch provides an opportunity for young people to learn more about what is available in Utah Valley by participating in a trail or park improvement project and by touring a trail of their choice.
The patch is available to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, as well as their leaders. The requirements vary to accommodate the different age groups. Some of the requirements include:
Hike a portion (one, two, or four miles) of a trail of your choice with your family or scout group.
Name two or three Utah County trails and locate them on a map.
Find out what activities you can do on each trail.
Participate in a service project to clean up an area of a trail.
Take a garbage bag and collect litter as you hike. Dispose of it properly.
Identify plants and animals that you see on the trail.
Practice "No Trace" hiking, picnicking, or camping. Leave an area cleaner than you found it.
Jeff Mendenhall, Director of Community Development for Utah County, designed the patch.
The patches and requirement sheets are currently available at the County Commission office.