Duane A. Frandsen, a longtime friend of Scouting and former Carbon County resident, has donated 120 acres of land on which the Utah National Parks Council's Sco-field Aquatics Camp is located.
The former Price attorney donated the lake-front site to the council. The site, situated on an inlet on the north side of Scofield, Carbon County, offers a sheltered bay for canoeing.Frandsen formerly allowed Scouts to use the property through a lease agreement, said Rees Falkner, the council's executive.
Frandsen, who earlier donated Camp Bristlecone property to the council and who has been involved in the camp property on the Price River between Bristlecone and Scofield, was honored by the council at its annual business meeting Dec. 1.
Council President Glen Swalberg praised Frandsen for his generous support of Scouting over the years and leadership in building the aquatics camp on the Scofield property. The property has been named the Duane A. Frandsen Scout Reservation. Three separate properties that Frandsen helped the council acquire now bear his name.
Facilities that have been developed under Frandsen's leadership include a lodge, nine completed troop shelters, an amphitheater and archery and rifle ranges.
Frandsen graduated from Snow College in 1936. Two years later he received a degree from the University of Utah Law School. He was president of the Utah State Bar in 1981 and 1982. Frandsen is married to the former Velma Black, formerly of Ferron, Emery County; the couple has four children and 18 grandchildren.