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”

Let’s Hike to Restart Scouting!

There are so many great activities to enjoy with your fellow Scouters as we #RestartScouting together! For September, the monthly themed activity is Hiking! Here in Colorado we are lucky enough to have some of the best hiking in the world. Even so, it can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. As weContinue reading “Let’s Hike to Restart Scouting!”

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

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 inContinue reading “Denver Area Council Chaplain is Available for Support”