Friday, July 20, 2012

2012 Camp

Seven 2012 St. George pup candidates arrived safely at Camp Pendleton 19 Jul.  As of 20 Jul they were learning how to march, with varying degrees of success!

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

FINAL CALL - 2012 Devil Pup Candidates!

2:30 a.m. July 19, 2012
(That's night time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning)

Parking lot by Cinema 6, 905 So. Main Street, St. George. 
(That's near Temple View RV park, behind the KMart/Albertson's shopping center)

Plain white T-shirt, blue jeans, BELT, tennies.

Please bring a hoodie.  This will be used for early mornings and may double as sleep wear. 
(We have heard many times from prior Devil Pups that it can get very chilly in Southern California.)

Weather forecasts for SoCalif during camp time are mid to high 70's during the day and as low as 58 at night.

Some type of bag (one) with a strip of masking tape on each side and your last name, first initial on each.  At graduation, 300 bags are piled in one place.  You will need to see your name on the tape.

Remember sunscreen.

If an item is not on the approved Devil Pup list at, don’t take it. 

You may take a cell phone, but it will have to be left in your bag which, after contents are transferred to a camp bag at check-in, will be locked up for 10 days until camp is over.

Call Col. Toole’s cell if there are problems at departure time (925) 216-8964.

 All Pups and Parentsmeet in front of the central section of the stands (reviewing stand) immediately after graduation.  You can link up easier there and we need you there for photos and check-out with Col. Toole.  Even if you’re hungry and tired, please do this for us.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Devil Pup Camp This Week

Hey, Devil Pup Candidates!  Are you ready??  We leave this Wednesday night/Thursday morning (REAL early Thursday July 19).  Get as many cat naps between now and then as you can because you will be busy, busy, busy at camp.  We will drive all night - you can cat nap on the way, too.  We'll stop for an early morning breakfast in Barstow and then your 10 days starts as soon as we arrive at Camp Pendleton.  

Do you have all your paperwork (including a doctor's exam) done and turned in to Col. Toole or your mentor? 
Do you have the required hiking boots?
Do you have a bag ready to go with masking tape and your name on two sides?
Have you checked the packing list information to know what to take (and not take)?
Do you have your $100 earning requirement filled?
Do you have someone ready to pick you up on the 28th at Camp Pendleton?

Failure to fill the above requirements may bump you off the list!

Call us with any questions!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Departure Information

You will soon be receiving a Parent Contact List with the names, city, e-mail and cell phones of parents of 2012 Devil Pup Candidates.  If unforeseen problems arise making your arrival at graduation late or impossible, this list can be used to contact another parent in your area who may be able to help with transportation.  Keep in mind that some parents are scheduling vacations to coincide with graduation and may not be returning directly to St. George.

Departure information is in your congratulations letter and remains the same at this time.  It is:

2:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) early Thursday morning, July 19, 2012 (that's night time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning); arrive at Cinema 6 parking lot on Main Street, 905 South Main Street, St. George (next to Temple View Trailer Park).

Follow the instructions in the congratulations letter for departure attire.  Bring your bag with the two strips of masking tape and your name on the tape.  Also bring a hoodie for warmth on the trip and at Camp Pendleton where nights are chilly.  We will take "before" photos before departure.

When parents travel to Southern California/Camp Pendleton for graduation, remember the one hour time difference between Utah and SoCalif.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Parent Information List

Please make sure Donna has your permission to post your cell phone and your home city on the Parent Information List so it can be published soon.  The list can be used during emergencies which might prevent you from arriving at graduation ceremonies on time - so your son is not stranded.  We will stay until all Pups have been picked up - and consequently one of the requests we make is for all parents and Pups to meet after graduation ceremonies in front of the reviewing stand (center of the bleachers) before you leave Camp Pendleton.  We also want to take photos of the graduates - and this is a good time to get a SoUtah group photo.  

Please e-mail Donna with your permission to disseminate your cell phone that you'll be using on graduation day.