Scott grew up in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah where he fished, hunted, and explored with his dad and five brothers. When his fourth grade teacher loaned him a book about trappers and explorers, he decided to be a mountain man. 

He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in US history with an emphasis in folklore and outdoor survival skills. 

35 years ago Scott and his wife, Pat, ventured to Northern Canada where they continue to spend summers at their wilderness lodge on the banks of the Kipawa River. They return to their home in Utah each winter where Scott travels to schools throughout the West, entertaining students and teachers with his presentation: Mountain Men and the History of the Fur Trade. 

Dressed in home sewn buckskins, Scott performs his program to fourth grade audiences, recounting the exploits of legendary mountain men such as Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and Jedediah Smith. His  presentation includes trapping, tanning, muzzleloading, and the art of telling tall tales.