What the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit Means for your contribution to the BSA

If you make a Gift of $3000.00

And you are in a 28% Federal and a 4.63% State Tax Brackets

You will have the following savings

Colorado State Itemized Deduction: $139.00

Colorado Income Tax Credit of $1500.00

Federal Income Itemized Deduction of $840.00

After tax cost of your $3,000 gift will be $521.00

To see more download this!  Child Care Tax Credit

And consult your Tax Advisor

2018 Colorado Tree Coalition Arbor Day Poster Contest

The Colorado Tree Coalition is pleased to announce the 2018 statewide 5th grade poster contest! I encourage you to look at the attached material and give this information to your 5th grade educators and/or art teachers.

Entries from each school will be entered into the State contest to compete with other Colorado schools. (One entry/poster per school please.)

The 2018 CTC 5th Grade Poster Contest winning student will be recognized at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, along with the student’s teacher, family members, local legislators and dignitaries. There will be an enjoyable recognition ceremony at the poster contest display, a tour of the Capitol, followed by a fun lunch within walking distance of the Capitol.

All winning posters from each school will be on display at the State Capitol for one week in April of 2018.

Deadline for the posters is March 30st 2018.


Winning Student

  • Professionally framed poster
  • Recognition at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, along with the student’s teacher, family members, local legislators and dignitaries
  • Poster will be displayed at the Capitol in April
  • Tour of the Capitol, followed by a fun lunch within walking distance of the Capitol

Winning Teacher

  • Recognition at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, along with the student and his/her family members, local legislators and dignitaries
  • Tour of the Capitol, followed by a fun lunch within walking distance of the Capitol

Please contact me if you are interested in having your school participate this year, or if you have any further questions. Visit www.coloradotrees.org for rules and information regarding this program or open the included attachment with this email.

Thanks to ArborScape Tree Service for sponsoring this program! Visit www.arborscapeservices.com for more information on this great company.

Thank you for your consideration and time.


Kyle Sylvester

CTC Poster Contest Coordinator

Kyle Sylvester

City of Brighton

Open Space Manager

ISA Certified Arborist



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poster contest 2018 letter to teachers.docx

Troop 989 at The National Western Stock Show – Beekeepers Booth

Timberline District Team,

I wanted to provide an update on the beekeeping project Troop 989 embarked on last year. While there is little activity with our hives during winter, our scouts were able to share our knowledge with attendees at the National Western Stock Show this weekend by manning the local beekeepers association booth. This was a great opportunity to represent scouting, and the response from attendees has been fantastic! Drop and by and play spot-the-queen in the active observation hive!

Bee seeing you!

Kevin Smith


Troop 989

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Tahosa Lodge 383, Order of the Arrow: Don’t Miss Banquet & New Spots on NOAC Contingent


The Tahosa Lodge Annual Banquet is fast approaching. You don’t want to miss it. Join us January 13, 2018, at the LDS Stake Building in Highlands Ranch. (9800 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO )

Register today and save your seat.

Don’t Miss Banquet


For assistance with registration contact, help

NOAC Contingent Openings

The Tahosa Lodge NOAC contingent has 7 youth spots available. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for fun, fellowship, and competition. Join Tahosa Lodge and be a part of the First NOAC of the Second Century of OA!! Register today at tahosalodge.org/noac-2018/
Those Lodge 383

10455 W. 6th Ave.

Denver CO, 80215

(303) 455-5522


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Scout Sunday 2018, Scout Sabbath 2018 and Scout Jumuah 2018

To learn more see: Scout Sunday 2018, Scout Sabbath 2018 and Scout Jumuah 2018: Your complete guide

Scout Sunday is Feb. 4, 2018.

Scout Sabbath is Feb. 9 and 10, 2018.

Scout Jumuah is Feb. 9, 2018.

12 ways to celebrate Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath and/or Scout Jumuah

  • Wear your Scout uniform to worship services.
  • Present religious emblems to Scouts, leaders and Venturers who have earned them in the past year.
  • Recruit several Scouts or Scouters to read passages from religious text.
    Involve uniformed Scouts as greeters, ushers, gift bearers or the color guard.
  • Invite a Scout or Scouter to serve as a guest speaker or deliver the sermon.
  • Hold an Eagle Scout court of honor during the worship service.
  • Host a pancake breakfast before, between or after services.
  • Collect food for a local food pantry.
  • Light a series of 12 candles while briefly explaining the points of the Scout Law.
  • Show a video or photo slideshow of highlights from the pack, troop, crew or ship’s past year.
  • Bake (or buy) doughnuts to share before services.
  • Make a soft recruiting play by setting up a table near the entrance to answer questions about your Scout unit.

2018 Unit Investment in Character Schedule

The New Year has officially arrived, and our 2018 IC Campaign is well underway. We sincerely thank those Units that have already scheduled their IC Presentations. A few have already been presented, and quite a number of others scheduled over the next 2-week. We need to line-up presenters to cover these upcoming presentations.

January Presentations Scheduled to date

  1. Pack 285 for 1-11-18 6:30 PM
  2. Troop 989 for 1-16-18 ?
  3. Pack 748 for 1-18-18 6:30 PM
  4. Troop 400 for 1-22-18 7:30 PM
  5. Pack 478 for 1-23-18 6:30 PM
  6. Troop 238 for 1-25-18 7:00 PM
  7. Troop 459 for 1-29-18 7:00 PM
  8. Troop 538 for 1-29-18 7:00 PM
  9. Troop 640 for 1-29-18 7:00 PM

There are 2-purposes for this notice:

  1. The remainder of the Units that have not done so, please sign-up for their IC Presentation. We will also be making calls to the units on these items as well.

Please sign up for a date by clicking the Link.

  1. We have made repeated pleas to have this group of scout leaders identify IC volunteers from their units. We need willing and enthusiastic IC Presenters. We make that request once again.

If there is no one that can be identified in the unit, then we ask that you then sign-up to help us with the campaign as an IC Presenter. FYI, we will offer info/training to all those that are willing to assist us.

Please provide us these volunteer names ASAP.

We have approx. 30 of 53 units scheduled to date. The expectation is that we have at a minimum of 15-20 active Presenters. Over the course of the campaign, each presenter would give around 3-4 presentations and no one would be unfairly asked to cover too many IC presentations.

Again, if we fail to obtain the support needed to carry-out the IC Campaign, we will be asking unit leaders and commissioners to assist with presentations.

Please review this post and respond back ASAP.

Also, please accept our sincere appreciation for all that you are doing to serve the needs of the scouts throughout the district.

Respectfully yours,

Bob Miller

Family Investment in Character Chair

Timberline District



Tim Purvis | Timberline District Executive
Boy Scouts of America
Denver Area Council
10455 West Sixth Avenue | Suite 100
Denver, CO 80215

C 719.351.4447

P 720.266.2163 | F 303.455.4689
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