Denver STEM Scout Gitanjali Rao Named the First TIME Magazine Kid of the Year

Meet Gitanjali

Gracing the cover of the first ever TIME Kid of the Year is young scientist Gitanjali Rao. On the cover, she is sporting Converse shoes, a collection of medals reflecting just a sampling of her scientific successes and a bright white STEM Scouts lab coat. As noted in the dazzling TIME article, the 15-year old beat over 5,000 other nominees for the honor.

She has a wide variety of accomplishments, with innovations in areas ranging from testing water quality to battling opioid addiction. In all of these fields, she uses her process of ‘observe, brainstorm, research, build communicate’ to tackle any given problem. Her gifted mind, backed by an obviously extremely strong work ethic has enabled her to accomplish a sprawling resume that she houses in the form of her personal website.

Beyond working on her anti-cyberbullying app (Kindly), writing a book and a host of other inventions and innovations, Ms. Rao also hosts workshops to educate and inspire other young scientists around the world. She does this because, as noted in her interview with TIME, she says “[Her] goal has really shifted not only from creating my own devices to solve the world’s problems, but inspiring others to do the same as well. Because, from personal experience, it’s not easy when you don’t see anyone else like you. So I really want to put out that message: If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it.”

Outside of her school work and person innovation projects noted above, Ms. Rao is a Board Member of the Children’s Kindness Network and a Knowledge Network Partner with Forbes Ignite. She has been honored with the EPA Presidential Youth Award, has been named Discovery Education’s America’s Top Young Scientist and has given several Ted Talks. In addition to these other national-level positions, Ms. Rao was named the STEM Scout of the Year in 2018 after having been a member of STEM Scouts for seven years.

What is STEM Scouts?

As stated in the Mission, “Using experiential activities and interaction with STEM professionals, the goal of the STEM Scouts program is to help young people grow in character and skills as they explore their curiosity about STEM fields. It is hoped that their growing knowledge will translate into the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our country’s future economy. While the program focuses on future careers in STEM, it is ultimately designed to be challenging, thought-provoking and, most importantly, fun!” STEM Scouts was created nationally seven years ago, with this year being the fifth year of the program in Denver.

We didn’t want to do this program if it wasn’t going to be opened up to both girls and boys, since STEM doesn’t have a gender.

Sarah Barnett, a Scouts BSA District Director who was involved in the initial development of STEM Scouts, “We didn’t want to do this program if it wasn’t going to be opened up to both girls and boys, since STEM doesn’t have a gender.”

That intention has certainly held out for the benefit of Ms. Rao, who has been involved in STEM Scouts for seven years. She joined a lab in Tennessee in 2014 and has since moved to the Denver Area Council, where she has been a member of Lab 3003 for four years. Scouting has seen her honored as the STEM Scout of the Year in 2018.

STEM Scouts labs operate in groups of 10-20 students with at least three leaders per unit. These groups then meet weekly to engage in a variety of standard-backed curricula that provide education and inspiration for the young minds. The lessons – created by STEM educators – focus on participation and achievement to encourage students of all abilities. Additionally, the program provides a variety of leadership opportunities through group work and presentations. In the 2019-2020 school year, STEM Scouts- Denver had 11 labs with 150 students across the Metro area.

As said by Denver’s STEM Scouts Program Executive Kyle Tons, “We couldn’t be prouder of Gitanjali for her contribution to STEM Scouts and the world. We look forward to all of the future accomplishments this bright young woman will surely achieve.”

Looking to support the STEM Scouts of the Denver Area Council? Donations can be made here. Thank you for your contribution!

Inaugural Potential Class of Female Eagles Spotlight: Elizabeth Germain

This year ushers in our Inaugural Class of Potential Female Eagles at the Denver Area Council! Every Eagle is a point of pride for the Council and we are pleased to announce that approximately two dozen young women are on track to be members of this year’s class! Meet one of these accomplished Scouts: Elizabeth Germain!

As soon as Scouting opened it’s doors to female Scouts, she was ready – helping start a girls troop (Troop 262) on February 1st, 2019. She helped build the troop into a success, and it now has a current roster of 11 active girls!

“We’re the pioneers of scouting. And so, we’re starting and really getting everything up and running. It’ll really help for us to have a close relationship and starting off as the first people of our troop.”

Elizabeth, as quoted in an article by CBS News 4 Denver.

Elizabeth and the troop has fully embraced Scouting, having gone on Troop trips to places like the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Garden of the Gods. Elizabeth and a fellow Scout from the Troop even attended the World Jamboree last year!

Ms. Germain has been involved in Scouting since she was 14 years old. Her family has always been very involved in Scouts BSA and her father is even her Scoutmaster. She has also attended and staffed NYLT, and plans to do so again in 2021.

Ms. Germain at a Recruitment event for her Troop in 2019, making survival bracelets.

Despite the dynamic times of 2020, she had remained focused and set on her Scouting journey. Her Eagle Project even incorporated helping fight the pandemic: she raised money and created 500 masks for donation to Volunteers of America. She said she did this so as to “[help] those most vulnerable and support [her] community.”

“I have also had so much fun throughout my journey, and I am excited for what the future holds with Scouts!”

Elizabeth Germain on the future of Scouting

As she reflects on the opportunity to earn her Eagle, she says “Scouting has helped me in so many ways – such as helping me gain confidence and leadership skills through all my experiences. Scouting has taught me so many life skills and I am so glad I had the opportunity to achieve Eagle.”

Please join the DAC in congratulating Elizabeth on a job well done!

An Outstanding Eagle: Not If, But How

By 1969 the “Climbing Smiths” had climbed all 67 peaks over 14,000 feet in the contiguous 48 states. Their experiences helped the family forge strong bonds, learn important values and set records along the way.

George Nash Smith was a lifelong Scout who understood that there are many obstacles in life. However, it is about how you approach and overcome these obstacles that determines who you are. Smith earned his Eagle in 1942, but stayed active with his fellow Scouts for over 70 years! Learn more about his story below, or by reading his book.

Not if, but how.

George Nash Smith’s philosophy for life

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 facto troop leader. He was 15 and the oldest Eagle Scout in the troop at the time.

During the summer of 1944, Troop 1 spent two weeks at Camp Tahosa. This was the first summer the troop attended camp without an adult leader. Troop 1 was awarded “Winning Troop” each week and George received a special award from the camp for his role as Provisional Troop Leader. During his four-year tenure as Scout leader of Troop 1, 20 out of approximately 30 boys achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. George set the example by earning at least one Merit Badge, each court of honor, and finished with a total of 61 Merit Badges (earning 8 palms). George and his fellow Eagle Scouts formed Eagles of Troop 1 (ETO), on February 10, 1946, to further unite the group. They created a motto: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win!” and created a troop emblem, articles of incorporation, and even gave each other quirky nicknames like: Greenie, Pat, Earthquake McGoon, Horseradish, Mole, and Flyswatter. The group held annual banquets, hikes, and cookouts.

The Eagles of Troop 1

George stepped down as the leader of Troop 1 when he started college at Colorado A&M in 1946 however, he kept the spirit of Scouting alive with the ETO alumni members by creating communication, fellowship, and comradery. They continued to gather every year, holding banquets, cookouts, and eventually weekend family reunions every five years. While their numbers have decreased over the years due to “Father Time,” the ETO alumni fellowship has remained strong for more than 73 years and they continue to be an important part of each other’s lives.

George has four boys, Flint, Quade, Cody, and Tyle, who are all Eagle Scouts. George has received notoriety for having a family of climbers. He led his four sons (ages 8 – 16) to conquer not only all of Colorado’s famous “Fourteeners” (peaks over 14,000 feet), but all the “Fourteeners” in the contiguous US; a total of 68 peaks in 48 days. The family and its climbing feats have been chronicled in numerous publications including The Denver Post and Sports Illustrated magazine.

George received his Outstanding Eagle Award on September 21, 2019. This well-deserved award is emblematic of Eagle Scouts who make a large and positive impact close to home.

After this full and Scouting-brimmed life, Mr. Smith passed away last month at the age of 92. His adventures may have come to an end, but his story continues in his memoir.

A Sensory Pathway for Success

Eagle season is upon us! As we enter the months of our Scouts passing their Boards of Review and becoming Eagles, the DAC will be sharing a selection of stories about our endeavoring Scouts and their service projects.

Thomas C. completed an Eagle Scout project at Orchard Avenue Elementary School to help students with autism, ADD, and sensory problems by creating a Sensory Pathway in the school. Thomas created the Sensory Pathway with pieces of plexiglass covering the brick wall and vinyl stickers the students can use when they are having a difficult time concentrating.

Thomas is a 14 year old Scout from Troop 303 in the Majestic Mesas District in Grand Junction, Colorado. When envisioning his Eagle Project, Thomas said he always wanted to help students with special needs. His original idea was to plan some sort of camping experience. However, like many others, he learned that he had to change his plans in 2020. Creating a sensory pathway was a well-needed alternative for the benefit of the students at Orchard Avenue.

An example of one of the stations along the sensory pathway. These textured spaces allow for a ‘brain break’ when students get overwhelmed.

“[Being an Eagle Scout is] about having fun with new people while helping others. “

Thomas C.

When Thomas was asked about his project, he said that he has always been passionate about helping disadvantaged and differently abled students. Through his project, he learned that “you need the right people for the job” in order to have a successful project. Becoming an Eagle Scout is a prestigious accomplishment. For 14 year old Thomas, “it’s about having fun with new people while helping others who have problems and needs.”

Congratulations on your Eagle Scout, Thomas! Orchard Avenue Elementary School and your Council thank you for your service.

Wise Words from a Life-Long Scouter

My earliest memories of Scouting were my older brother being a Cub Scout in the late 1940’s with his trusty little hatchet and Boy’s Life magazines. I do remember his Lion badge for some reason (obviously not the current Lions). A few years later, after a presentation at school, I proudly came home and announced to my mother that I was going to be a Brownie, and she quickly responded that I was not, as she had had to work too hard to get my brother through Cubs.  (We were a military family and had moved just about the time he would have crossed over.)

Fast forward about twenty years and I met a great guy and got married to him.  Shortly after we moved into our first house, I was going through a box with his old wallet in it and came across his Eagle card. 

I said “Oh, you used to be an Eagle Scout?”, to which he replied, “I AM an Eagle Scout.  Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!”.

I have since learned that this response is not unique for those who have earned that great honor.

In the ensuing 45 years of marriage, I have seen the Scout Oath and Law lived on a daily basis.  When our son was old enough to join Cub Scouts, his father eagerly jumped in with both feet and was soon the Cubmaster and then Scoutmaster and shared and taught the Scouting values to our son and hundreds of others.  It was a proud day when I received my Mother’s Pin (actually in my case, an Eagle pendant that my husband had given his mother). 

I have seen how Scouting values can be applied to everyday life and how they have helped mold the man my son became. Much like his father, a man of integrity and principle, always prepared and willing to help others at all times.  He is passing along these same values to his daughter (a true Eagle at heart, just a year too old to be official) and son who is a Tenderfoot and headed up that steep path.

One of the main lessons I have learned from my years watching and participating in the Scout movement is that any time spent in a Pack or Troop is time well spent.  If a youth is in the program even a short time, they cannot help but have learned lessons which will stand them in good stead as they grow.

Do you have stories about Scouting that you want to share with the DAC? Submit them here!

Spreading Scouting on Social Media

There a lot of potential uses for social media in Scouting. While Scouts BSA is an organization that focuses on experiential programs, platforms like Facebook and Instagram offer a lot of communication tools to stay in the loop with the Council and share your experiences with other Scouters!

Follow the Denver Area Council

The DAC is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as @DenverBoyScouts. Following our accounts are a great way to get up-to-date information as well as connect with others around the Council. The DAC pages also share content from our local Scouts as well as the National Office regularly!

Certain content, such as our Virtual Den Meetings and Facebook Live events are only accessible through our Facebook page. We also host photo contests and giveaways regularly. Share the DAC page with your fellow Scouters and help them stay connected as well.

Create a Troop, Unit, etc. Page or Group

Stay organized with you Troop using Facebook. It’s super easy to start a Facebook page or group. You will then be able to have all your parents and Scouters stay connected and follow your Unit’s adventures. You can also use the page as a repository for your group’s pictures, videos and other captured memories (Remember that if you tag @DenverBoyScouts, we might even share it!). Facebook Events also allow easy organization for your meetings and events.

You can also follow a Facebook page (like the Denver Area Council Page) as your page. It’s super easy if you follow this guide. You can then like, share and interact with DAC content as your Troop, Unit or other Scouting group! This will help keep your Scouting content organized, and allow your page to share DAC content directly to your Scouting community.

With the lack of in-person opportunities with COVID, having a virtual way of connecting is more valuable than ever!

Show Your Scouting

The BEST way to recruit new Cubs and Scouts is to show the wonderful experiences that your family is having! Posting pictures of your campouts, advancement activities, Eagle Projects and other Scouting programs shows your online community the variety of fun things that Scouting has to offer.

Use Hashtags

Hashtags are used (especially on Instagram) as a way to utilize keywords and find content that you care about. Some Scout-related ones include

  • #ScoutMeIn
  • #ScoutsBSA
  • #BeAScout

You may have seen the DAC using #RestartScouting during the past couple months as we have shared COVID-safe Scouting resources the past couple of months. Your Pack, Unit or Troop could also use a hashtag to connect your posts (like #Unit100)!

Interact with Posts

There are a lot of ways to interact with the posts you see on your Facebook timeline. Did you know that interacting with posts by liking, commenting or sharing increases the chances that others will also see that post? That means that every time you engage with a post from the DAC, you’re helping the Council reach more people with our content!

You are also able to comment on posts to ask questions (or Messenger us), and will be sure to get a speedy answer! Social Media makes it easy to get quick answers and feedback directly from us.

Looking for a little more guidance on Social Media usage? National has published this short article on their recommendations.

Have an idea for another way to use Social Media to promote Scouting? Share below!

A Scavenger Hunt to Save Lives

Any Scout who has completed the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge knows that a key element of being prepared for the unknown is to have an Emergency Kit stocked and ready to go. Be Prepared is the Scout motto for a reason!

That being said, your Scout doesn’t have to wait until officially beginning his or her E-Prep Merit Badge to get that kit together! With the October theme of Scavenger Hunt, there is a perfect opportunity to create an activity out of the theme: During a Den, Pack, Troop of Crew meeting, set a timer and have each Scout find as many items on their Emergency Preparedness list as they can find! You can even use these great and comprehensive example supply lists from Boys’ Life to get started:

Family Emergency Kit

[In case you must evacuate your home with little notice]

  • Three-day supply of water
  • Nonperishable foods (including pet food) and a nonelectric can opener
  • Eating utensils
  • Special foods for any dietary restrictions, including baby foods
  • Family first-aid kit
  • Battery- or cranked-powered radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries (rotate these out regularly so they don’t go stale in your closet)
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Blanket or sleeping bag for each family member
  • Extra clothing
  • Face masks for air filtering
  • Soap, wipes, antibacterial gel
  • Toilet paper
  • Copies of important family documents in waterproof containers
  • Signal whistle
  • Local maps
  • Cash

Major Disaster Preparedness Items

[If you can safely stay in your home during an emergency ]

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Tool kit (with ax, shovel, broom, screwdriver, pliers, hammer, coil of rope, coil of bailing wire, duct tape, razor blades, adjustable wrench for turning off gas or water)
  • Chart showing location of shutoff valves in your home, including the main electrical switch
  • Portable fire escape ladder for homes or buildings of more than one floor
  • Portable butane or charcoal stove (to be used outdoors away from the garage)
  • Gloves and cloths for cleaning up dangerous spills
  • Covered containers for storing waste
  • Garden hose kept near an outside faucet

Personal Emergency Service Pack

[If you and your troop are called out to serve during an emergency]

  • Poncho or raincoat with hood
  • Change or underwear and socks
  • Small bag with toiletries
  • Sleeping bag and waterproof ground cloth
  • Map of area where you’re going
  • 50 feet of No. 5 sash cord
  • Hand ax, folding saw or pocketknife
  • Water treatment equipment
  • Cook kit and canteen
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Hard hart
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Emergency ration
  • Pencil and small notebook
  • Handkerchief
  • Compass and map of the area (and GPS if you have one, with extra batteries)
  • Watch
  • Facial tissues
  • Work gloves
  • Face masks for air filtering

Remember that you can always adapt these lists or create one to fit a specific emergency as well! For example, if you live near wildfire areas, what supplies should be at the ready?

Make it more interactive – before the Hunt have the Scouts list as many items that can be on an emergency preparedness list and then send them on the hunt with the list they made!

Once everyone is back from their Hunt talk about the importance of these items. This is a great way to get the Scouts thinking and moving. If you try it out, be sure to tag @DenverBoyScouts and tell us all about it! You can even share your list below.

Happy Hunting!

Let’s Get ScOUTside with Scavenger Hunts!

The Restart Scouting theme for October is Scavenger Hunt!

From the living room to the nearby park – being on the lookout for items is a great way to start to recognize your surroundings and connect to the world around you! Send your families out and about with a list of things to find and take photos of them to share!  Or set a timer and challenge your scouts to be the first to gather all their items in a virtual race in their own house!

Looking for a more challenging hunt? Hide painted rocks or something special to your Unit (a flag, neckerchief, etc.), create riddles/clues and send your Scouts on the hunt! Remember to be courteous to both your neighbors and the nature around you when planting these items!

 Learn more about how to plan a Scavenger Hunt your family, den patrol, pack, troop or crew! You can also check out these Cub Scout Den Specific Outdoor Scavenger Hunts.

While you’re out hunting, take a pic and tag @DenverBoyScouts on any social media platform with the hashtag #GetScOUTside.  Tell us what you found and with who! We can’t wait to hear about your scavenger hunt adventures!

Finding a New Meeting Space

For the past few months, the DAC has been working to help #KeepScoutingGoing while also ensuring members of your troop stay safe and engaged. Our youth thrive off of the social opportunities, leadership development and other self growth that occur when they are Scouting. As such, this post focuses on how to find and access a good in-person meeting place.

Bring a Unit Action Plan to Your Charter Organization

Many Charter Organizations may still allow you to meet in their facilities. If you are getting pushback, try using the Unit Action Plan.

Even with a solid action plan, your Charter Organization may not be comfortable letting you back into their space. Remember that it is their right to refuse their space, but it is technically part of your Charter Agreement that your CO will “Ensure appropriate facilities for the unit for its regular meetings to facilitate the aims of the Chartered Organization and Scouting”. As such, if your CO does not allow physical meeting in their space, try to engage them to work with you on finding an alternative arrangement. 

If you find your pack, den, troop or unit in a situation where you need to arrange finding a location on your own, there are other options available to you. Remember to follow current CDC and local health guidelines for health and safety when meeting in person, regardless of the location.

The Great and Vast Outdoors#GetScOUTside

The easiest solution is obviously to meet outside. Parks, green spaces, back yards and other open air environments are great and safe places to host your group! The location can even allow for some outdoor activities and allow the kids to get active before or after the official meeting[LY3] . (If you’re looking for activity ideas, check out the DAC Cub Scout Activity Kits provided by the council for every Cub Scout pack!) Remember that even in these spaces, honor social distancing guidelines and precautions whenever possible.

We are fortunate to have an abundance of outdoor space here in Colorado. However, as the weather gets colder, the outdoor spaces that many troops are meeting in will no longer be viable options for meeting with your troop. While this is still a few weeks away, it is important to start planning NOW to find your next locale. Here are some options to consider for your pack:

Come to CAP

Did you know that there is a 20,000 square foot adventure and multi-use space on the west side of Hamilton Scott Headquarters? Colorado Adventure Point (CAP) has half a dozen classrooms and program spaces that are available to host your meetings! What’s even better is that they can provide activities and entertainment for your Scouts in conjunction with your meeting. Learn more here.

Survey your Parents

Do any of the adults or parents in your unit own their own business? Do you have access to some office space? How about a restaurant owner with an events room? There are so many businesses and workplaces that could be perfect alternatives for your meetings. Be sure to gain the proper permissions from the owners or bosses of these companies, but many will surely be receptive to enabling kids to hang out and participate in something as wholesome as Scouting!

Research Alternative Community Locations

People don’t have to be personally involved in Scouting to want to help! Check with nearby community centers, schools, restaurants, rec centers, fire stations and other businesses to see if you can meet in their facilities once it is too cold to meet outdoors. Other social organizations like the VFW or American Legion may also be able to host. You can even utilize a unique space to facilitate a meeting activity. Meeting in a fire station? Have a safety moment that focuses on fire safety!

Partially Virtual

Some members of your den may still feel unsafe with in-person activities, even with social distancing, masks and other precautions. That is JUST FINE! Invite them to join your meetings through Zoom, Google Meet, Facetime or another streaming app. If you find that you have a lot of members that are only interested in virtual meetings, consider how you can adapt your activities and meeting agenda to help keep them engaged from afar.

Some units are even implementing the Patrol Method as a means of hybrid virtual meetings. Have the smaller group of your Den or Patrol meet in person at a location, and join with the rest of your Pack, Unit or Troop virtually after some in-person activities.

Get creative!

There are a plethora of alternative ideas that we haven’t covered here. What has worked for you and your Scouts? Share below and we can help inspire others in the DAC! Also remember you can always tag us @DenverBoyScouts on any social media site.

Looking for more resources as you navigate Scouting during Covid? Check out the Restart Scouting page on our website today!

Unit Action Plan to Get Back to Your Charter Organization Meeting Space

With the cold front that blew in this week it is more obvious than ever that your Den, Patrol or other Scouting group needs to figure out a meeting place for this fall and winter season. With Covid restrictions, this may seem like an impossible task. However, we found a success story from Troop 130 in Golden. They developed a plan and were able to get back into their Chartered Organization’s facility after initially being told ‘no’. Italicized below is the plan that they followed to successfully regain entry.

Unit Action Plan

Initial Considerations

It is important to recognize the risks and concerns that your Chartered Organization is considering in their decision to allow Scouts back into their space. As such, here are the considerations Troop 130 made when making their ask:

1.   The Troop committee met before meeting with the church to discuss the impact we could have on the congregation, and we let the church know we had this meeting. A Scout is Reverent.

2.   We shared our estimate of the potential concerns that the church may have and presented our potential solutions to address them. We didn’t have a list of concerns from them, we just assumed. A Scout is Prepared.

3.   We also shared with them our policies that we’ve been executing this summer. We thanked them for the relationship we have and for them continuing to support the family of units they sponsor. A Scout is Courteous.

Health and Safety Measures Promised

As has been emphasized in all parts of the #RestartScouting Rally, health and safety are of paramount importance. A Scout is Clean. To ensure the wellbeing of all participants as well as the Chartered Organization, here are the protocols that were promised by the Troop:

  • We will limit indoor participation to 25 people per meeting. We intend to accomplish this by allowing 2 patrols (and associated leaders and parents) to attend per meeting night, and continuing to offer online meetings for the remaining scouts.
  • We will log everyone in/out of the building for their reference.
  • We will, prior to entry of the building, conduct a temperature and health screening of each attendant.
  • We will require that masks be worn when in the building, and we will maintain social distancing as best as possible.
  • We will use only one entrance/exit to the building.
  • We will limit participants access to the fellowship hall and the bathrooms on that floor. We will close, and lock if available, access to the other parts of the building.
  • We will provide tables and chairs and avoid sitting/touching other surfaces, asit gives us a targeted area to clean.
  • We will clean and sanitize all touch surfaces prior to and following each meeting, and we will provide our own cleaning supplies.
  • We will monitor the school exposure as it progresses, and should any concerns arise, we will quarantine to Zoom meetings.
  • We will remain in contact with the church as things progress, and should someone in our membership contract COVID, we will inform the church immediately.

While every Chartered Organization is different, having a plan that shows you are serious about following CDC and local guidelines is a clear indication to your CO that your group will respect the space. Following that plan is a good way to ensure the health of your fellow Scouters as well. 

Furthermore, it is technically part of your Charter agreement that your CO will “Ensure appropriate facilities for the unit for its regular meetings to facilitate the aims of the Chartered Organization and Scouting”. As such, if your CO does not allow physical meeting in their space, try to engage them to work with you on finding an alternative arrangement. If that is not successful, check out our Meeting Space article on more ideas for finding somewhere to meet.

If you use this plan to get back into your Chartered Organization meeting space, tell us all about it! If you have additional tips or success stories, we want to hear about that as well. Submit your story at this link or tag @DenverBoyScouts on social media.

Thank you for helping us #RestartScouting!