Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 Awards Night

Attention Devil Pups and Friends and Family:  Awards Night for 2013 Devil Pups has been set for Tuesday evening, August 27, 2013 at Pizza Factory in St. George.  Pizza Factory is located at 2 W. St. George Boulevard (in Ancestor Square).  6:00 p.m. is the time.  $8.00 is the cost per meal.  Pizza Factory will furnish pizza, salad, bread sticks and sodas.  

We are opting for a later Awards Night this year to avoid last minute family vacations, back-to-school activities, etc.  Please put this date on your calendar and plan to join us to honor the graduates of 2013 Devil Pup summer camp.

Devil Pups, please wear your Devil Pup uniform.  Bring family and friends and plan on good food, fun and some special awards.

Pizza Factory
2 W. St. George Boulevard
St. George, UT
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
6:00 p.m.

Please note that extra photo books will be available for friends and family to order after Awards Night.  
Just look for them on the 2013 SoUtah Devil Pups Photo Album WebPage.
2013 DP Photo Album

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Six of Eight Graduates

Donovin, McKenzie, Col. Toole, Justin, Cody, Daniel, Micah

Ty Fox and his family

Andrew, Col. Toole and Ty

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 First Day

Bag Check on first Day of Devil Pup Camp

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013 Devil Pup Graduation

The Tooles will be at Camp Pendleton by Thursday night, July 26. You can reach us by cell or by e-mail.  We will be in meetings and a Trustee’s dinner on Friday, but we will check our VoiceMail and e-mail frequently.
Parents:  Your attendance is required at the graduation ceremonies.  It is a one-time "peak experience" for your child and needs to be shared with family and friends.  It is an incredible achievement to graduate from this Camp! The graduation is a huge accomplishment and a time for recognition and celebration for your successful Devil Pup. Remember to invite those individuals that are important in his/her life.
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.  
When you arrive at graduation, Eagles (prior year Devil Pups who have come back to this encampment to assist the program-identified by the blue T-shirts they wear) will have the information available about your Pup’s platoon and will advise you where to sit. Bring cameras, sun screen, etc. It is not as hot as St. George, but it is very humid.  You are not allowed to roam at will around Camp Pendleton, so please remain close to the Parade Grounds for the graduation ceremony.  Pictures are not allowed other than at the Devil Pup ceremony.
Enter Camp Pendleton on Basilone Road; continue to School of Infantry Parade Deck. All vehicles must have registration and insurance.  Drivers must have licenses and all adults in vehicle must have picture identification ready to show the Military Police at the Gate.  
Your youngster will be very tired and probably thirsty and hungry after the graduation.  From our experience, it may take many hamburgers to fill the chasm. Sleep will be automatic!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Camp Departure Meeting Place

We will be meeting to depart for Devil Pup camp at the Cinema 6 theater parking lot at 905 S. Main in St. George.  This is behind and across the street from the Albertsons and K-Mart shopping center that backs up on Main Street.  It's just above Exit 6 off the I-15 on Main Street.  Plan to arrive at 0200 (that's 2:00 in the morning civilian time).  Look for the 15 passenger white van.  We will be driving all night to get to Southern California - stopping in Barstow for a McDonald's breakfast.  There will be three drivers:  Col. Toole, Steve Handy and Jim Haney.   

Theater Google Map
Click on St. George-Main Street

Monday, July 15, 2013


Hey, Devil Pup  Candidates:  I know you haven’t forgotten it’s CAMP TIME!!  This week.  Are you packed and ready? 

It’s this coming Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the 18th.  Military time is 0200.  We leave the parking lot at 0215.  Be at the Main Street theaters in St. George (behind and across from the Albertsons and K-Mart Center) at 2:00 a.m.  Look for the large van in the theater parking lot.  If something unforeseen makes you late, please call Col. Toole’s cell at (925) 216-8964 so we don’t leave you behind.  We can only wait 10 minutes.

You’ll want a nap or two on Wednesday afternoon/evening, but here’s one night you get to stay out all night!  You’ll be able to nap a little in the van during the night.  You’ll get a breakfast (paid for by SoUtah Devil Pups) in Barstow and arrive at Camp Pendleton sometime around 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. Pacific. 

Be sure to have:
(1)                     Your hoodie,
(2)                     Dress in jeans, a PLAIN white shirt (that means NO writing or graphics), belt, tennys,
(3)                     Take along $30,
(4)                     Take one bag put a 10” piece of masking tape on each side of the bag and write your last name and first initial with a black marker.  (Col. Toole will have some for those of you who FORGET!!!)
(5)                     Bring your “can do” attitude and plan to work hard towards any camp awards.
(6)                     One of the things that is often forgotten is sunscreen.  It’s pretty necessary at camp since you’ll be outside almost all the time.  Check and re-check the list of things to take.

If you have any questions, please call Col. Toole or Steve Handy.  Plan to have fun and work hard and you’ll have a blast!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Directions to Camp Pendleton

If you have not yet received our e-mail with the letter and directions to Camp Pendleton, please let us know so we can get it to you.  If you can find a hotel or lodging in San Clemente, that is probably the closest to Camp Pendleton.  You can Google "hotels near Camp Pendleton" to come up with some names. 

Pack your bags
Take $30
Break in hiking boots
Take a hoodie
Don't overdo training - we don't want pre-camp injuries
Eat right - Get good rest
Be at parking lot of Main Street Theater, St. George, at 2:00 in the morning July 18
(nap on Wednesday evening and be ready to go by 2:00 a.m. Thursday)

Working for Camp

Our 2013 Pup Candidates have worked hard for camp this year.

Kudos to Micah, Andrew, Ty, Donovin, Justin, Cody, Daniel and McKenzie.  Only 15 days until camp!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kudos for SRB

Kudos to Cody, Donovin, Andrew and Micah for getting their Service Record Books (SRBs) completed and back to Col. Toole.  There is a lot of work for us to do once these are returned to us and we may need to follow-up with you, so please, we need the SRBs from the rest of you ASAP.