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!”

Inaugural Class of Female Eagles Spotlight: Savannah Letson

Inaugural Female Eagle Scout Savannah Letson has QUITE a resume. While she has only been involved in Scouting officially for five years, she has achieved dozens of leadership roles and recognitions. Care to go through her accomplishments? They look a little like this… Joined Venturing in 2015 and went to Florida Sea Base. Then startedContinue reading “Inaugural Class of Female Eagles Spotlight: Savannah Letson”

After 111 years of Scouting, the Inaugural Class of Female Eagles are here!

Today marks the day of recognition for the young ladies across the country who have worked to be members of this trailblazing group. Congratulations are certainly in order for all girls who have reached this goal and earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Only 7% of Scouts reach the rank of Eagle, but the youngContinue reading “After 111 years of Scouting, the Inaugural Class of Female Eagles are here!”

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”