Great Salt Lake Council celebrates 100 years of scouting

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts celebrated their chapter's 100th year of service Saturday.

The anniversary coincided with this year's Scout-O-Rama at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, where more than 10,000 scouts were expected to gather to mark the milestone.

The chapter's leaders say it's one of the largest scouting events in the country.

"Dallas may be the headquarters of scouting, but Utah is the capitol of scouting in America," said Rick Barnes, a scout executive with the Great Salt Lake Council.

Saturday's event featured several activities including tower climbing, obstacle courses and opportunities to earn merit badges.

The Great Salt Lake Council also honored examples of service and leadership in the community. Some of the honorees included honorary chair Gail Miller, the late Larry H. Miller and Bishop John C. Wester.


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