After proving its success during a three-month trial period last spring, the Utah Parks Council's "Scoutmobile" has resumed its schedule of visiting southern Utah's rural communities three times a week.
The Scoutmobile is reportedly the only one of its kind in the nation and the the Utah National Parks Council is the second largest Scout council in the United States.A council office was also opened in Richfield, providing similar services as the headquarters office in Provo. Hours have been expanded and the office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
The Scoutmobile has also expanded service, including the availability of uniforms, handicrafts and handicraft kits, camping gear, tour permits, advancements and registrations and a full range of merit badges and patches. Mailing services can also be used from Richfield.
Officials said the Scoutmobile is operating on four routes, each covering several districts. Two or three stops are being made each day in each district.
The unit serves districts in an expansive geological area covering most of southern Utah. Districts include Uvada, Cedar Breaks, Millard, Beaver, Deseret, Wayne, San Juan, Powell Point, Panguitch, Kanab, Sanpete, Carbon and Emery.
The Scoutmobile's schedule and other information about the program may be obtained by contacting a Scout executive, district chairmen, commissioners or the service center at 896-6619 in Richfield.