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, theContinue reading “Denver STEM Scout Gitanjali Rao Named the First TIME Magazine Kid of the Year”

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: ElizabethContinue reading “Inaugural Potential Class of Female Eagles Spotlight: Elizabeth Germain”

An Outstanding Eagle: Not If, But How

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,Continue reading “An Outstanding Eagle: Not If, But How”

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,Continue reading “A Sensory Pathway for Success”

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 announcedContinue reading “Wise Words from a Life-Long Scouter”

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 DACContinue reading “Spreading Scouting on Social Media”

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 accessContinue reading “Finding a New Meeting Space”

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 130Continue reading “Unit Action Plan to Get Back to Your Charter Organization Meeting Space”