DAC Volunteers Like Matt Maranto Make Scouting a Success!

Once in a blue moon a volunteer comes around who gives as much to the Scouts through his presence as he does through his actions. Matt Maranto is that type of volunteer. Born in Colorado but raised in Florida, Matt experienced his first taste of volunteerism during his tenure as a Cub Scout. After college,Continue reading “DAC Volunteers Like Matt Maranto Make Scouting a Success!”

Get to Know Chuck Brasfeild, the Denver Area Council’s Scout Executive/CEO

Have you met Chuck? If you haven’t, you will. Charles “Chuck” Brasfeild is the new Denver Area Council Scout Executive/CEO. In the few short weeks since Chuck started at the DAC he has already made quite an impression and met with the majority of the DAC’s staff and leadership. And he is just getting started.Continue reading “Get to Know Chuck Brasfeild, the Denver Area Council’s Scout Executive/CEO”

Scouts BSA Member One of the First Girls to Receive Medal of Merit in the DAC

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Medal of Merit is awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare of exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the wellbeing of others. When Scouts BSA member Leah Jo Maloney set out to hikeContinue reading “Scouts BSA Member One of the First Girls to Receive Medal of Merit in the DAC”

Denver Area Council Annual Camp Card Fundraiser Helps Youth Enjoy More Scouting Adventures

Scouting units can use a variety of fundraising methods to help cover the costs of Scouting Adventures such as trips and camping. Each spring the Denver Area Council (DAC) facilitates a Camp Card fundraiser to help Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing Crews, and Explorer Posts fund their way to participate in Scouting adventures and outdoorContinue reading “Denver Area Council Annual Camp Card Fundraiser Helps Youth Enjoy More Scouting Adventures”

The Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP)

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.Continue reading “The Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP)”

Why Scouting

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. ThroughContinue reading “Why Scouting”

Six Rescued from a Lake Last Summer Results in 10 Being Recognized for Lifesaving & Meritorious Actions

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 boardersContinue reading “Six Rescued from a Lake Last Summer Results in 10 Being Recognized for Lifesaving & Meritorious Actions”

The Annual Popcorn Fundraiser – Support Scouting Adventures

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:Continue reading “The Annual Popcorn Fundraiser – Support Scouting Adventures”

2019 Council Camporee – #BlastOffDAC!

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-likeContinue reading “2019 Council Camporee – #BlastOffDAC!”

Growing Future Leaders Building Today. Prepared for Tomorrow.

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 ofContinue reading “Growing Future Leaders Building Today. Prepared for Tomorrow.”