“The Scouts’ mission is a good compass to follow in your life,” says Chairman of the Board, Charlie McNeil.

A 4th generation Colorado native, Charlie McNeil was born in Greeley and raised in Estes Park. As a young boy Charlie joined the Cub Scouts and in 1965, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 8 in Estes Park. In 2019, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded Charlie its highest recognition—the Distinguished Eagle … More “The Scouts’ mission is a good compass to follow in your life,” says Chairman of the Board, Charlie McNeil.

DAC Volunteers Like Matt Maranto Make Scouting a Success!

Once in a blue moon a volunteer comes around who gives as much to the Scouts through his presence as he does through his actions. Matt Maranto is that type of volunteer. Born in Colorado but raised in Florida, Matt experienced his first taste of volunteerism during his tenure as a Cub Scout. After college, … More DAC Volunteers Like Matt Maranto Make Scouting a Success!

Get to Know Chuck Brasfeild, the Denver Area Council’s Scout Executive/CEO

Have you met Chuck? If you haven’t, you will. Charles “Chuck” Brasfeild is the new Denver Area Council Scout Executive/CEO. In the few short weeks since Chuck started at the DAC he has already made quite an impression and met with the majority of the DAC’s staff and leadership. And he is just getting started. … More Get to Know Chuck Brasfeild, the Denver Area Council’s Scout Executive/CEO

Scouts BSA Member One of the First Girls to Receive Medal of Merit in the DAC

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Medal of Merit is awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare of exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the wellbeing of others. When Scouts BSA member Leah Jo Maloney set out to hike … More Scouts BSA Member One of the First Girls to Receive Medal of Merit in the DAC

Denver Area Council Chaplain is Available for Support

The Denver Area Council (DAC) is guided by a more than 110-year-old mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) programs offer endless opportunities for adventure and leadership development. The values taught in … More Denver Area Council Chaplain is Available for Support

Denver Area Council Annual Camp Card Fundraiser Helps Youth Enjoy More Scouting Adventures

Scouting units can use a variety of fundraising methods to help cover the costs of Scouting Adventures such as trips and camping. Each spring the Denver Area Council (DAC) facilitates a Camp Card fundraiser to help Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing Crews, and Explorer Posts fund their way to participate in Scouting adventures and outdoor … More Denver Area Council Annual Camp Card Fundraiser Helps Youth Enjoy More Scouting Adventures

The Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP)

Nearly 2,500 youth benefitted from the Denver Area Council’s (DAC) Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP) in 2019. LeAP launched in 2012 to provide traditional Scouting programs to boys and girls, ages 6-21, in the Denver Metro Area who are often affected by social and economic hardships. A majority of youth in the program, 60-70%, are Hispanic. … More The Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP)

Why Scouting

Founded in 1910 on the principles of making a difference through civic service, Scouting provides quality youth programs that build good character and leadership skills, while building better communities. The Denver Area Council (DAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA), was established in 1916 and settled into its current location in Lakewood, Colorado, in 2009. Through … More Why Scouting

The Denver Area Council Awarded George Nash Smith the National Outstanding Eagle Award on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

George Nash Smith joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1939 as a member of Troop 1, in Denver, Colorado. He became an Eagle Scout on October 7, 1942, at the age of 14. In late 1943, during WWII the adult troop leader for Troop 1, Bob Shurtliff, was drafted and George became the de … More The Denver Area Council Awarded George Nash Smith the National Outstanding Eagle Award on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Six Rescued from a Lake Last Summer Results in 10 Being Recognized for Lifesaving & Meritorious Actions

Medals of honor await eight Scouts and two Scout leaders from Troop 444 in the Arapahoe District for their lifesaving and meritorious actions on Wellington Lake in Bailey, Colorado. On July 20, 2018, an intense downburst of wind from the base of a thunderstorm, also known as a microburst, hit Wellington Lake sweeping paddle boarders … More Six Rescued from a Lake Last Summer Results in 10 Being Recognized for Lifesaving & Meritorious Actions