Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Devil Pup Graduates Thank Marines for Support

On September 8, seven SoUtah Devil Pups had breakfast with Marines of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, St. George, Utah, to thank them for their support.  Devil Pups received Commendations from the Marines and PFT winner, Jason Hanks, received a monetary award for his efforts.  Thank you, Marines!

2018 Devil Pup Photo Book Available

The 2018 Southern Utah Devil Pup Photo Book is now available for purchase through this Shutterfly link.  The cost is around $50 per book and makes a great Christmas gift for family members.  If you are not a Shutterfly member, you may have to sign up.  It is a free membership.

CLICK HERE to order the book.

Friday, August 31, 2018

2019 Summer Camp Season

Keep your eye on the calendar at the top of the left pane for 2019 developments.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Looking for Graduation Photos

Devil Pups and Parents:  I promised you a coffee table book that could be purchased from the blog page.  I am still waiting for photos, but I haven't forgotten my promise.  If any of you have photos you can send, I will then add them to our 2018 photo album and build a book from them.  I'll post here again when it is finished.  The books make great family Christmas gifts.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Awards Night Was a Blast

Pizza Factory pizza, salad, soda and bread sticks!  Add nine new Devil Pup graduates and one Eagle and it was a perfect evening.  We packed out the upstairs room at the Pizza Factory and were joined by Col. Kenneth Field and SMSgt. Morgan Hager of Dixie High AFJROTC as well as Major Donald Richardson of Pine View AFJROTC.  More photos will follow - watch for more posts!

Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Thank You Tour

Devil Pups:  We have been invited to breakfast with the Marines of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, on September 8, Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m., for a free breakfast (for the pup and mom and dad) and a few minutes of their meeting to introduce yourselves and thank them for their support.  The meeting is held at the Elks Lodge located at 630 W. 1250 No, St. George.  

We want to thank them for the donation they made to the program and let them see where their fundraising was used.  Please let me know if you and your parents can make this breakfast meeting.  E-mail me at dtoole at sunrivertoday dot com and let me know how many from your family will attend.
 The Color Country Chapter of the D.A.R. will also want to host you at one of their upcoming meetings.  I will arrange this meeting with the AFJROTC instructors and let you know when that will be.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

16 August 2018 - Devil Pups Awards Night

6:00 p.m.
Thursday 16 August 2018
Pizza Factory in Ancestor Square - in the room upstairs

2018 Devil Pups and families:  Save the date - August 16.  Please meet at Pizza Factory in Ancestor Square in St. George for our annual Devil Pups Awards Night.  Pizza Factory did not have any earlier openings, so we will make the evening as short as possible for students.  

The Pizza Factory will furnish an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizza, bread sticks, salad and sodas for only $8 per person.  Children under 5 years of age are free.  (SoUtah Devil Pups will pick up their cost.)  Please come prepared with cash for your family, or if you need to write a check, please make it to Pizza Factory and NOT to Devil Pups.

We will be awarding certificates to all graduating pups, George Class Certificates and ribbons to those involved with a uniform service, such as AFJROTC, and a gift from the staff.  We will start the evening with dinner and move into awards quickly, during dinner, so as to end the evening as soon as possible for students.

DEVIL PUPS:  Please wear your Devil Pup uniform.

Looking forward to seeing you at Pizza Factory!

 Col. Toole giving an award in 2012 at Pizza Factory

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Look Out World! Here They Come!!

2018 Southern Utah Devil Pups

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Devil Pups view USS Midway

From one of the trustee's website, I found this photo of some Devil Pups on the USS Midway in San Diego.  It appears to be from yesterday.  Thought you might enjoy knowing what they did yesterday.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Devil Pup Candidates are at Camp

I've been informed that the trip went well - lot of kids got naps - and they arrived safely at Camp Pendleton this morning.  By this time they are fast asleep after a long night and their first day at camp.  At this point I don't have any photos and we don't get to take photos during camp, but what I do get I will share with you.  Rest easy - your teens are in the hands of Marines!
 2011 Check-in Process

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It's Time For Camp

Get some rest on Wednesday afternoon - the night is long on the drive to Camp Pendleton and once you arrive, the fun begins.  (Have I mentioned before that there will be Marines yelling in both your ears??)

Remember the plain white T-shirt, jeans, belt and tennies.  Bring along a hoodie for cat naps on the way to camp and for cold mornings by the beach in California.  Remember to put your name on both sides of the bag - and BE ON TIME to get your ride to Camp Pendleton!

Most of all - have fun while at camp.  Enjoy the haircuts (guys) and - did I remember to say there will be yelling? - and do your best for Colonel Toole who might be smiling from Heaven on all of you and who is most certainly urging you to do your best but to have fun in the process.  It's the attitude that counts!  You're almost a Devil Pup!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Here's what you look like at departure . . .

 2010 pups getting ready for camp
This is what you should look like at departure on 07-19.  You will be provided with Devil Pups logo shirts, caps and scarves at camp.  We know you will have a very successful camp experience (once you get used to the shouting)!!

Monday, July 9, 2018


What are SRB's?  They are Service Record Books, folders with a lot of forms to fill out for camp personnel, giving them everything they need should it become necessary during camp.  These will be inspected immediately upon arrival at Camp Pendleton - the Marines are pretty picky, so get it right!!  Someone will be contacting you about getting them filled out prior to departure.  Bryce and Billion will gather them as they are completed, and each pup will be handed his/her SRB when arriving at Camp Pendleton to turn in during registration.

Once camp is over and the pups have graduated, the folders are shredded.

AGAIN, HERE IS THE PACKING LIST.  (Take ALL these things and do not take anything that isn't on this list.  Your bag contents are checked during registration when you will transfer your belongings into a camp bag.)  Please use a piece of masking tape and print your name with a black marker on each side of your bag for identification purposes.  Sometimes bags are stacked one way, and sometimes the opposite, so ID on both sides is important.  You will need to be able to find your bag immediately after graduation.)


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 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).  THIS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR NIGHT - BETWEEN WEDNESDAY NIGHT  7-18 AND THURSDAY MORNING 7-19!!  Look for the 15 passenger white van.  DO NOT BE LATE!  We will be driving all night to get to Southern California - stopping for a McDonald's-type breakfast which will be paid for by Devil Pup staff.  There will be two or three drivers.  The van arrives at Camp Pendleton around 9:00 a.m. depending on SoCalif. traffic.  Then the fun begins!  
Did we mention there WILL be yelling?????

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Camp is Getting Closer and Closer

Devil Pup parents:  Please watch your e-mail for more information regarding summer camp for your pup candidate.  I have been working hard to get e-mail and phone number information for each candidate and will soon get information to you and hopefully answer any questions you might still have. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Service Record Books

Service Record Books (manila file folders) with camp forms will need to be filled out.  Please check with Bryce or Jan on this task, as all the information is necessary to be accepted at registration at Camp Pendleton. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Information for Camp

Devil Pups, please have your parents send to me their (1) e-mail address, (2) cell phone number and (3) names and addresses of those who will be attending graduation.  I need to put together a Contact Sheet in case we need to reach parents/guardians/family and, if you all agree, this can be distributed to pups' families to exchange information with respect to camp.  You can contact me by responding to the e-mails sent out today, or by calling me at 652-3998.
Donna Toole, Coordinator


And the 2018 Winners Are . . .

Iris Aldred
Justice Johnston
Haedyn Webb

Ethan Trombley
Jason Hanks
Collin Luck
Seth Bush
Gabriel Valencia
Cameron Otteson
Congratulations to the next awesome Devil Pups!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Summer Training Schedule

Starting on May 29 and 31 the new summer training schedule begins.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, as well as Saturday, from now to camp time in July, training will be from 0600 to 0800.  Training will continue at Dixie State.
Please note that you need to let Bryce or Billion know if you have to be absent.  Unexcused absences will be noted.  Bryce can be contacted at lewisbw79 at gmail dot com and Billion can be contacted at billionj at gmail dot com (you know how to fix those e-mail addresses).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Training for Saturday May 19

This Saturday training will be from 0600 to 0800.  Weekday practices will begin on the 29th.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Devil Pup Summer Camp 2018 Training Begins

We will start training on May 12 at 7:00 a.m.  Beginning at 7:00 a.m. will eliminate some of the summer heat issues.  Training is presently scheduled to be held at Dixie State University.  If transportation will be a problem due to work schedules, please contact us and we will ask a Devil Pup mentor to help.

Location:  Dixie State University; pull into the driveway north of Hansen Stadium off of 700 East.  Look for the fitness center.

Hiking Boots for Camp

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. Watch for sales at Big 5 - don't buy heavy (combat-type) boots that won't "breathe" - they will get a lot of wear at camp. Wear them every day for two or three hours to break them in.  
As for the rest of your packing, please see this list on the Devil Pup website.

Friday, May 4, 2018

9 May 2018 - 2nd Parent Information Meeting

The second Parent Information meeting will be Wednesday evening, May 9th at 6 pm at the St. George public library, downstairs in Room B. If you are interested in becoming an awesome Devil Pup and were unable to attend the May 2d meeting, please bring your parent(s) or legal guardian to this final Parent Information meeting. During this meeting we will be going over all of the information for camp and Physical Training (PT) to prepare for the camp and to answer any questions you might have! If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email Bryce Lewis at lewisbw79 at gmail. Bryce's motto??  "Go Big or Go Home!" 

[Devil Pups Never Quit]

Devil Pup graduates take Dixie High School AFROTC Awards

Devil Pups, from a number of years, enjoy Dixie High AFJROTC National Awards.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Devil Pup graduates take Pine View AFROTC Awards

Braxton, Edgar, Donna, Alena and Christian!  Congratulations!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Parent Information Meetings for 2018 Summer Camp

Parent meetings have been set for Wednesday May 2nd or Wednesday May 9th at 6 pm at the St. George public library, downstairs in Room B. Those interested in becoming an awesome Devil Pup must attend one of these meetings with your parent(s) or legal guardian. During this meeting we will be going over all of the information for camp and Physical Training (PT) to prepare for the camp and to answer any questions you might have! If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email me at lewisbw79 at gmail. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 Devil Pups

We are starting to take applications for the 2018 Devil Pup summer camp, which will take place July 19-28, 2018 at Camp Pendleton, California.  To get your name on the list, please contact Bryce Lewis at (435) 668-9761 or e-mail Donna at dtoole (at) sunrivertoday (dot) com.  (You know how to put that in an e-mail, right??)

There will be presentations at Dixie High AFJROTC and Pine View AFJROTC in the coming weeks for those of you who are interested.  Sign-up sheets will be available.

Training will be early mornings at a location to be announced later.  Generally training is every Saturday while school is in session and three times a week after school is out.  You will need these training sessions to excel at camp.

 Please keep in mind that we will train you and transport you to Southern California in July but your parents (or guardians, etc.) will need to attend graduation on the 28th to share the joy - and to take you home.  We do not provide transportation home.  Graduation from Devil Pup camp is a highlight in your life and you will want to share it with family and friends.

2017 Devil Pup Graduate Alena Lorentzen - Perfect PFT Score!

Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 Eagle Application Online

If you wish to become an Eagle for the Summer 2018 program, the application is now online:



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Two in One

Two Devil Pups in one family.  Emma Johnson and Richard Armstrong.