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)
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
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.
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
For more than 35 years, Trails End has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to help Scouts earn their way to Scouting adventures with more than 73 percent of the sales directly supporting local Scouting programs. The popcorn fundraiser is a key ingredient for leadership development and allows Scouts to develop five key skills: … More The Annual Popcorn Fundraiser – Support Scouting Adventures
Get ready to blastoff into an event guaranteed to bring Scouts, Scouters, and families once in a lifetime experiences and endless fun. The Denver Area Council is excited to announce the return of the Council Camporee on September 20-22, 2019, at beautiful Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, in Elbert, Colorado! The Camporee will showcase a party-like … More 2019 Council Camporee – #BlastOffDAC!
On Monday, June 17, 2019, the Denver Area Council (DAC) celebrated the expansion and upgrade of the Scout Center – Dining Hall at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, Colorado, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony marked the successful completion of Phase I of the Growing Future Leaders capital campaign. The first phase of … More Growing Future Leaders Building Today. Prepared for Tomorrow.