The Complete Idiot Award

There have been numerous requests for information on how one might earn the Idiot Award.  As of this date no one has actually earned the Idiot Award, but here are the rules for any idiot who might be interested:

  1. Carry a 14-in Dutch oven from either the Aspen Grove or Timpooneke trailheads to the top of Mt. Timpanogos.  You must carry the oven up and back entirely on your own and you must have either two adult leaders as witnesses or present verifiably unaltered photographic evidence of both you and the Dutch oven on the summit.
  2. Carry a 14-in Dutch oven from the Y-mountain trailhead to Maple Flat AND cook an edible dinner or dessert in the same oven with ingredients & charcoal you carried with the oven.  You must serve this dishes to others and not eat any yourself.   You must carry the oven up and back entirely on your own and you must have either two adult leaders as witnesses or present verifiably unaltered photographic evidence of both you and the Dutch oven at Maple Flat.
  3. Carry a steel horseshoes set (four shoes weighing 2 lbs 10 oz each, and two steel stakes)  from the Y-mountain trailhead to Maple Flat AND defeat one of the adult leaders in a game of hoseshoes to either 40 points or 50 shoes, whichever comes first.  You must carry the set up and back entirely on your own and you must have two adult leaders as witnesses.

Other options may be added over time as circumstances require.  There are MANY ways to be a complete idiot!

Anyone who can complete one of the above requirements will have their name engraved on a special plaque that will be prominently displayed in the church foyer.  They will also receive a special Certificate of Idiocy suitable for framing.

Here is a list of those who have earned the complete idiot award so far:

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Proposed Design for the Idiot Plaque


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This page was last updated on March 17, 2007