Camp Fortunate Chapter Members Scholarship

National Trail Heritage Foundation Camp Fortunate Chapter Member Scholarship in memory of Dan & Bobbie Scott and Chuck Cook. Established by the friends of Dan & Bobbie Scott and Chuck Cook.

Awarded to a junior or senior who is a graduate of a Montana High School with preference given to graduates of Beaverhead County. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to student majoring in business & technology, environmental sciences or education.

Bio of Dan & Bobbie Scott

Daniel Curnutt Scott was born at Barrett Hospital in 1930 to Parke T. and Mildred L. Scott of Armstead. He attended grade school in Armstead and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon. He then served a four year enlistment in the Navy. Upon his return he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from Western Montana College. Dan completed his Masters Degree at Indiana State University. His last 19 years of teaching were at Western Montana College where he was the assistant professor of Industrial Arts. Bobbie Jeanne Scott was born in 1931 at Barrett Hospital to Carl and Jessie Guidici. She was raised on her family's ranch North of Dillon. She went to grade school in Dillon and graduated from Beaverhead County High School. Bobbie's life career was wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. Dan and Bobbie were married December 27th, 1950 in Dillon Montana. Their first son Robert Daniel was born in San Diego, California while Dan was in the service. After returning to the Armstead family ranch, Dan and Bobbie had three more children, Parke F., Steven C., and Danna Jeanne. They would eventually make their way home, to Dillon. Here they would raise their children and create a rich family history for generations to come. Dan and Bobbie were proceeded in death by their son Robert Daniel Scott on September 26th, 1970.  They made their final journey to eternal life together, after 61 years of marriage.

Bio of Chuck Cook

Chuck was born on Aug. 1, 1928, to William and Althea Cook at the family home in Absarokee. He attended school in Absarokee, and graduated in 1946. Chuck met his beautiful bride, Birdie, while attending high school and they went on to marry on June 6, 1948. The family moved to Dillon in 1959, and made their home there for 41 years. Being a very disciplined man, Chuck worked full time at International Harvester while attending college to pursue his degree in education. He graduated from Western Montana College in 1967 with a degree in history, and later went on to earn his master’s degree in business. Besides being an incredible teacher, Chuck wore many hats that provided him the opportunity to serve others. Chuck and Birdie moved to Billings in 2001 so they could be closer to their family.  Chuck Cook, passed peacefully on April 23, 2010.