Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Anyone wishing to order extra photo books of the 2012 Devil Pup encampment can do so through the photo album site, using the link on the upper left side of this site. Or just click the link above.
You will need to sign up for a free account with Shutterfly and then you can order as many books (or individual photos) as you wish.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Wednesday night, August 22nd, is Awards Night for our 2012 Devil Pups. We will meet at the Pizza Factory in St. George at Main and St. George Boulevard for pizza, salad, bread sticks and drinks at 6:00 p.m. The cost for your dinner is $8 per person (less for small children).
Devil Pups, please wear jeans, your Devil Pup T-shirt, your red neck scarf and red cap.
We will make it an early night since it's a school night, but please come and enjoy the food and fun and see these amazing 2012 Devil Pups.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Please see this link for an article about graduation of the 50,000th Devil Pup at our graduation ceremony:
50,000th Devil Pup Graduates
Friday, July 20, 2012
Pictures to follow!
Huge, huge traffic jam between Barstow and Las Vegas - stop and go as far as the eye can see. Probably won't be back much before midnight. Does everyone from L.A. go to Vegas for the weekend??
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Also, if you have not completed your $100 commitment for camp, now is the time to work with your mentor to get that task completed. Your mentor will also be contacting you and your parents to get your camp entry paperwork up to date.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tesch, Sakston (alternate)
Congratulations! Keep training for camp as you will be given two PFTs there.
Your Devil Pup mentor will contact you to get all the necessary paperwork completed. You will need a doctor-signed medical authorization, so please set up that appointment as soon as possible.
You will soon be receiving a letter giving you and your parents more information on camp departure early on the 19th and graduation on the 28th.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
And just in case you forgot, here is a link to videos of what goes on at Devil Pup encampment.
Work hard, 2012 Candidates, on that PFT stuff!!!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Bring your envelope full of cash from the sale of your tickets to the car wash. Please enter your name on the outside of the envelope along with the amount of money inside. There will be a member of the Marine Corps League assisting at the car wash who will take these envelopes and make sure you are credited for the money you earned.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Saturday, April 28, test will also be held at the Washington County Sheriff's facility located at 750 S. 5400 West, Hurricane, UT.
The first of two or three fund raising car washes will be held on May 12. More about that later, but pencil it in on your calendar. At Saturday's PFT you will be given tickets to pre-sell for the May 12 car wash event.
Monday, April 16, 2012
[All successful Devil Pup candidates will complete a minimum of two Physical Fitness Tests.]
Date: 21 April (Saturday) 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Check-in time 9:45 a.m.)
Place: Washington County Sheriff's Office, 750 So. 5400 West, Hurricane, UT.
Note: As an accommodation to individuals unable to attend the test on 21 April, there will be a make-up test at the same location at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 28 April. These two tests comprise the first PFT test. You should attend at least one of the two.
Place: Washington County Sheriff's Office, 750 So. 5400 West, Hurricane, UT.
Note: As an accommodation to individuals unable to attend this test, a make-up test will be scheduled. These two tests comprise the second PFT test. You should complete at least one of these tests.
Again, all candidates are required to complete two full PFT tests.
There will likely be car washes held after these PFTs. Times and place will be announced. Candidates competing for a place on the roster will have their qualification judged on participation in these fund-raising activities.
Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Library Meeting Rooms A&B, Basement of County Library, 88 S. 100 West, St. George.
Purpose: Have potential candidates and parents attend and have any questions about the Devil Pup program answered to their satisfaction.
As accommodation to parties unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday, April 17, there will be another meeting, same place, on Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30 to 7:45, for the purpose of answering questions. Individuals attending Tuesday meeting are not required at Wednesday meeting.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
All SoUtah individuals wishing to be considered for the 10-day Devil Pup camp at Camp Pendleton, California this summer should go to the website www.devilpups.com and print out two forms from the Forms Menu on the left side. (1) Personal Information and (2) Selection Questionnaire. Complete these forms legibly (in ink) and forward them to Col. Toole at 1760 W. Amethyst Garden Circle, St. George, UT 84790.
Some further background: Devil Pups camp is held at Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton (on the coast midway between Los Angeles and San Diego). We are in the second increment, for which the dates are Thursday 19 July to noon Saturday 28 July inclusive. (We will actually leave at 2:00 - 3:00 a.m. on the 19th and arrive at Camp Pendleton by 9:00 a.m. Thursday.) Graduation ceremonies will be Saturday, July 28, at noon at Camp Pendleton. More details on that later.
There will be at least two parent meetings in the next two months, to be held in one of the basement meeting rooms at the St. George Library located at 88 W. 100 South in St. George. Watch for dates and times. You will meet the Mentors who will assist in getting pup candidates ready for camp and your questions can be asked and answered at that time.
There are over 40 candidates at this time who have signed up for the 6-7 slots available for Southern Utah. Experience shows that not everyone who signed up will show up. Physical fitness is crucial, so check out the requirements below and start training now. It will make the difference in (1) whether your scores show you want this challenging camp, and (2) whether you are sufficiently motivated.
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) consists of four events. Maximum score to be earned in each event is 100 points. Scoring 100 in each event results in a maximum score of 400. The closer you come to 100 points in each event, the better will be your chance of being selected. The events and maximum scores are:
80 sit-ups in two minutes.
60 push-ups – no time limit.
20 pull-ups for males – no time limit; or female hang time of 24 seconds.
1 mile run – 6 minutes or less for males; 7 minutes or less for females.
During the summer leading up to camp in July, there will be various work projects. Your participation will show how much you desire to go to camp. There will be sponsored car washes and odd jobs, most of them lined up for you by mentors from the local detachment of the Marine Corps League who have every wish for you to succeed.
The cost of the program is $500 per Pup. Of that total, each successful Pup candidate will earn $100 toward his cost by performing odd jobs arranged by the mentors. The balance of the cost (i.e., $400) is raised by donations from individuals and organizations wishing to support the program.
Please note, in applying for a slot for camp, that your parent/parents must be agreeable to picking you up at Camp Pendleton immediately after the graduation ceremonies. There is no return transportation from Camp Pendleton.
For further questions, call Col. Toole or check out the older posts on this blog for prior years of Devil Pups camp.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Get your application and paperwork on the www.devilpups.com website and get it to Col. Toole. 2012 pups will be required to earn $100 toward their camp fees, but they will have planned projects and "mentors" to help in that process.
There will be two mandatory PFTs (Physical Fitness Tests) again this year and three car washes are planned to help raise money for camp.
Calls are already coming in from interested candidates and our quota is smaller this year, so let us hear from you if you are interested in 2012 Devil Pup summer camp.