LABARGE—ExxonMobil has contributed $25,000 to support operations at Camp New Fork, the local summer camp for the Boy Scouts of America. The contribution was given at an event on Wednesday, July 31, hosted by Michael Vanderlinden, ExxonMobil’s LaBarge Operations Superintendent, at the company-built Trout Restoration Pond near LaBarge, WY.
Camp New Fork is located on the banks of New Fork Lake, north of Pinedale, on land leased from the US Forest Service. The camp is operated by the Trapper Trails Council, the local organization of the Boy Scouts of America, which covers southwestern Wyoming along with northern Utah and southeastern Idaho.
The money will be used to provide vehicles and other needed program equipment at the camp, which operates a traditional week-long camp, and whitewater canoe trips on the upper Green River for Scouts that are 14 to 18 years old. Each year approximately 2000 scouts and their adult leaders attend one of the week-long programs held at Camp New Fork.
ExxonMobil supports programs and organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America, that help strengthen the communities in which their employees live. There are currently several ExxonMobil employees at the Black Canyon and Shute Creek facilities that serve as volunteers with local scout units, and at the district and council levels, including Rodger Salzman from Kemmerer, who serves as an Assistant Council Commissioner and has worked as a liaison between ExxonMobil and the Trapper Trails Council.