1/20 Update: National Statement on COVID-19

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority.  Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by expertise from agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We expect that everyone in Scouting will follow the guidelines listed below, which are based on the CDC’s guidance.Continue reading “1/20 Update: National Statement on COVID-19”

Pinewood Derby During Covid-19? Yes!

How To Host a Pinewood Derby Event Safely This Year Pinewood Derby is NOT Cancelled Because of COVID! Alright, let’s keep it real here. A lot of things have been cancelled, pared down, and/or changed because COVID came and straight up took residence. BUT, I’m here as a bearer of GOOD news! Your Pinewood DerbyContinue reading “Pinewood Derby During Covid-19? Yes!”

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”

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 orContinue reading “A Scavenger Hunt to Save Lives”

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 andContinue reading “Let’s Get ScOUTside with Scavenger Hunts!”