Devil Pups is a non-profit organization designed to help teens 14-17 from all backgrounds gain self-confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions. People wonder “Why the name Devil Pups?” The term “Devil Dogs” was used by German soldiers to describe Marines fighting in World War I. The Marines who organized this youth citizenship program chose the term “Devil Pups” to describe the quality of teen who can complete this program.
We are planning a parents’ meeting a few days after the 4th
of July parades and festivities are over at the city library again where we met
the first time. We will notify you about
the date soon. Please show up at that
meeting dressed as though we are leaving for camp in the Devil Pups approved
Empty bag that you will be putting your gear in to go
We are checking to find out if we need to make any gear or
supply changes so we are not scrambling before camp or on the morning as we
Be sure to go to the check list on the Devil Pups, Inc. website to know what to pack for camp: Packing List
How does having a meal at the new
Buffalo Wild Wings on River Road (221 S. River Road) while donating to
the youth program called Devil Pups sound? Join us at any time during
the day or for dinner from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and, if you present one of
the tickets in the attached link below, 10% of the cost of your meal will be donated
to Southern Utah Devil Pups by Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant. It's a
Print out the tickets in the link above (Hint: use the tiny printer icon just above the thumbnail shot of the tickets)
and present one to the wait person. Buffalo Wild Wings will tally up
the ticket amounts and present Southern Utah Devil Pups with a donation
of 10% of the tally on that date. Our 2014 pup candidates
will thank you for your support. If you have questions, please contact
Steve Handy at (435) 619-5064.
2010 Devil Pups marching to
graduation ceremonies at Camp Pendleton, California.
If you do not already have hiking books for
Devil Pup camp, now would be a good time to get them and get them broken in. Here is a photo of a boot that is a good camp
boot – you will need protection for ankles with all the activities at camp. Wear them every day for two or three hours
to break them in.
We have had a question about hotels in Southern California
for your overnight stay near Camp Pendleton on August 1.Information on this was in the letter sent
last week.Please advise if you have not
received the letter giving directions to Camp Pendleton.Part of that letter included this paragraph:
"Travel time from St. George to Camp Pendleton is
between six and seven hours.It is
recommended that parents travel on Friday (or earlier) to hotel/motel locations
in Oceanside, Carlsbad, or preferably San Clemente, California.”
We don’t recommend a particular hotel – just a general
area.You should be able to find
anything from a Super 8 to a Best Western or Marriott within driving distance
of Camp Pendleton depending on your needs.