Local Philanthropist Honored
Lakewood, Colorado – On July 13, 2018, the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, in an early-afternoon ceremony, officially renamed Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood to Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point.
Mr. Scott, known as one of America’s top trial attorneys and a founding partner of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, was also a philanthropic icon in the Denver community, with a great passion for the Denver Area Council. As an Outstanding Eagle Scout, Mr. Scott provided more than 30 years of inspiration to countless youth, volunteer leaders, fellow board members, professionals and all he met, encouraging them to do their personal best, to be prepared and to help other people at all times.
Attending the renaming dedication were Mr. Scott’s wife of 20 years, Ellen, and their two sons, David and Teddy. Many of the Denver Area Council Board of Trustees and Executive Board members were also in attendance, including Dave Steiner, Chairman of the Denver Area Council; Charlie McNeil, President of the Denver Area Council Board of Trustees; and Doug Jones, Past Chairman of the Board, who also served as emcee for the dedication. John Cabeza, Scout Executive/CEO of the Denver Area Council, with the assistance of Mr. Scott’s family, officially unveiled the Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point signage.
Colorado Adventure Point first opened its doors in 2015. It is a 20,000-square-foot Scouting and community adventure education facility designed to promote essential skills and a love of adventure. It includes a two-story climbing wall, archery and air rifle ranges, the Enger Family Technology lab, banquet rooms, the Steven Shrader Culinary Lab, the Graebel Relocation Services Outdoor Adventure Zone, and the Walter Imhoff Sustainability Lab.
Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point is open to many organizations in addition to Scouting groups such as: schools, churches, daycare centers, youth advocacy groups, businesses and the community at large. Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point also offers a STEM curriculum to educate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. For additional information and a complete list of programs, classes and activities offered at Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point, visit ColoradoAdventurePoint.org.
About Boy Scouts of America
Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America has become one of the nation’s premier youth development organizations, with more than 100 million youth and adults participating since 1910.
About the Denver Area Council
The Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves the youth of the Denver metro area with programs and activities to build character and leadership.
For more information, please contact:
Robert Nakagawa, Deputy Scout Executive