Scout Killed in Accident at Camp Tifie

Jul 10, 2013

A 14-year-old staffer at the Tifie Boy Scout camp in Sanpete County was killed in an accident Tuesday evening.

The 14-year-old from Cedar Hills was part of a program called “Counselors in Training.”  David Pack, the Scout Executive with the Utah National Parks Council, says he was working with a crew and some vehicles on a routine cleanup chore.

“There was a group of staff doing a regular staff duty of collecting trash throughout the camp to minimize the opportunity for bears to find things to get into so we can keep bears out of camp," Pack told KUER.

The boy was apparently struck by one of the vehicles, though Pack says the details are still under investigation.  His name hasn’t been released.

Pack says there are still 400 to 500 Scouts at the camp this week.  Grief counselors have been sent to talk to the Scouts and the staff about the accident.

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