10 Reasons To Encourage Your Kid To Go To Summer Camp

Introduction When your kid is involved in Scouting, summer can make or break their experience. The kids who get the most out of their scouting adventure often go to summer camps each year. Here at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley it is our goal to create a fun and memorable experience for scouts ofContinue reading “10 Reasons To Encourage Your Kid To Go To Summer Camp”

The Ultimate Guide for Summer Camp Packing

Introduction Is this your first summer sending your child to camp? Maybe this is your first summer going to camp without a family member? Or maybe you just want to perfect your camp preparation practices? Getting ready for camp can be stressful and overwhelming leaving you unsure of what to do. That’s why McNeil ScoutContinue reading “The Ultimate Guide for Summer Camp Packing”

Cold Weather in Colorado: Advice, Tips, and Tricks

Introduction Colorado is well known for its outdoor adventure persona with a multitude of nature-filled activities to participate in. You might first think of our popular summer activities but there is no shortage of fun winter outings that are sure to fill your need for adventure. Whether you’re skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, orContinue reading “Cold Weather in Colorado: Advice, Tips, and Tricks”

Meet DAC Eagle Scout Adeline Pulioff!

Meet Adeline Pulioff, one of the DAC’s newest Eagle Scouts! Adeline Pulioff began her scouting journey in 2019 when girls were first invited to join. She journeyed through the scouting program with focus and determination, earning Eagle rank within three years. Along with her scouting achievements and awards, she has participated in service projects toContinue reading “Meet DAC Eagle Scout Adeline Pulioff!”

Meet Some of the DAC’s Older Youth Leadership for 2022!

The Denver Area Council is proud of it’s membership of older youth in Scouting, including unique programs like Sea Scouts as well as Venturers! Recently, the leadership for our Sea Scouts and Venturers was announced for 2022. Please welcome your new leaders for the Older Youth Programs in the DAC! Our youth Venturing Officers AssociationContinue reading “Meet Some of the DAC’s Older Youth Leadership for 2022!”

Top 5 Camp Skills That Will Help You In The Real World

Introduction Have you ever thought about what happens after camp? You just spent all week in the sun laughing, smiling, and having fun with your friends and now what? Yes, you completed some Merit Badges and maybe even some rank requirements but what about the more permanent effects of going to summer camp? Here atContinue reading “Top 5 Camp Skills That Will Help You In The Real World”

Patrol Cooking at Camp

INTRODUCTION Scout camps all across the world typically provide food through a dining hall system where kitchen staff cook and serve the meals, but there is another way for troops to get their daily dose of nutrients. Here at McNeil Scout Ranch, we offer an alternative method that promotes leadership skills and team building allContinue reading “Patrol Cooking at Camp”

Fourth Generation Eagle Scout Guyton becomes Youngest Eagle in 50 Year Troop History

On October 10, 2021, Tyler Guyton of Evergreen, son of Dr. Brad and Allison Guyton, achieved the unique honor of becoming the youngest Eagle Scout in Troop 888 history while continuing his 90+ year family legacy in scouting. His great grandfather Harold “Pappy” Guyton, his grandfather Thomas “Pappy” Guyton, and his father Dr. Brad GuytonContinue reading “Fourth Generation Eagle Scout Guyton becomes Youngest Eagle in 50 Year Troop History”

Triple Crown Accomplished by Eagle Scout Braden Johnson

Outdoor adventures are a key part of any Scout’s journey. For local Eagle Scout Braeden Johnson, this summer’s adventures took him from the sands of Sea Base to the rushing waters of the Northern Tier and finally to the awe-inspiring views of Philmont. It’s a summer that represents many of the pinnacle experiences of Scouting.Continue reading “Triple Crown Accomplished by Eagle Scout Braden Johnson”

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Optimist Outstanding Eagle District Award Winners!

The Denver Area Council is also pleased to recognize our nominee to the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. Our Council had 398 Eagle Scout Service projects in 2020, including the young women in the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts. Below are the projects fromContinue reading “Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Optimist Outstanding Eagle District Award Winners!”