We need a Little Help.

Many of you may not know who I am; I’m the District Chairman, a volunteer in the Timberline District, Denver Area Council, BSA. (That means I’m in charging of solving problems and helping you help youth.) I’m sorry for interrupting your holidays, but I need a little help, and I have some information you might find helpful.

First though, Thank You, for being a volunteer and making 2016 a Great year for Scouting.

The help issues.

2016 is coming to an end. That end means we have to have our paperwork into the Council office, so we can be rated. More importantly our professional staff promotions and pay are based on these year-end numbers. We need you to double check and make sure you have all of your advancement recorded and into the Council office. Your service hours recorded on My.Scouting.org, and all the youth in your units registered and the paperwork into the Council Office.

Currently, we are 31 youth short of making our year-end  membership goal. We know the following units have unregistered youth.  Please get them to the council office, ASAP.  If you can’t, get the paperwork together, a check for the registrations and someone from the District Committee will come to your home and pick up the paperwork.

clip_image002Pack 4-21

Pack 50-1

Pack 59-1

Pack 63-1

Pack 84-1

Pack 161-1

Pack 238-4

Pack 285-3

Pack 448-1

Pack 507-maybe 1

Pack 552-2

Pack 554-1

Pack 572-1

Pack 809-5

Troop 640-1

Troop 737-1

There are enough youth not registered on the above list to put us over our goal. Registered means paperwork and money to the council office.  If you need help with any of this, again, let us know, and we will get you the help you need.

This is important for the entire district, the council and the national Scouting program. Your help is deeply appreciated in getting this job done.

Second help issue is we are short staffed at the Council Office. If you have an Eagle Scout home for the holidays and getting underfoot or have some free time yourself, give Cheyann Thunberg a call and find out when she can use your help. An hour or two would be fantastic.

Cheyann Thunberg         720 266 2130       Cheyann.Thunberg@Scouting.org

The good news is we are trying to answer your concerns about getting information to you. We’ve put up a Timberline District Webpage with calendar to help you stay current.

Timberline District Webpagehttps://timberline-district-bsa.org/

Timberline District Calendar:   https://timberline-district-bsa.org/calendar/

If you have an questions, concerns or information you would like to post let me know.

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Jim Moss

Timberline District Chair

Denver Area Council


720 334 8529

Timberline District Webpagehttps://timberline-district-bsa.org/

Timberline District Calendar:   https://timberline-district-bsa.org/calendar/


BSA renews alliance with National Park Service

Some of the best Scouting happens in National Park Service sites — including national parks, national monuments, national battlefields and more.

So it’s only, well, natural for Scouting and the National Park Service to become close friends.

That makes it nice but unsurprising to learn that the Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service have signed a memorandum of understanding, renewing the groups’ commitment to educate young people about camping, the outdoors and the environment.

These days, Scout packs, troops, teams, posts, ships and crews venture to NPS sites to complete advancement requirements, perform service projects and have a ton of fun.

The renewed memorandum of understanding lasts five years, with an automatic five-year renewal clause. It was signed by Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, and Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA.

Here’s what each group promises to do.

What the National Park Service will do
  1. Assist local Boy Scout councils, units, and groups associated with conservation to develop projects related to national parks
  2. Advise the BSA on land conservation exhibits for national and local environmental conferences, fairs, and events
  3. Provide opportunities for local Scouting units to participate in the NPS improvement projects and interpretive programs
  4. Participate in relevant Boy Scout national and regional conventions and meetings
  5. Encourage national parks to provide local Boy Scout councils with opportunities for earning conservation-oriented awards
  6. Provide recognition to Scouting units and individual Scouts participating in the NPS Scout Ranger Resource Stewardship Program
What the BSA will do
  1. Make its personnel available to consult on Boy Scout program requirements and for joint development of informational materials associated with the national joint program initiative and other environmental and outdoor education activities promoting NPS leadership, mentoring, and internship opportunities
  2. Promote Scout unit awareness of the Scout Ranger Resource Stewardship Program
  3. Share in the publicity and marketing of the partnership and Scout Ranger Resource Stewardship Program
  4. Encourage participation in NPS age-appropriate service projects for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures and Scout leaders

Scout Day at the National Western Stock Show, January 7th, 2017

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

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Come enjoy an 111-year tradition and have fun at the National Western Stock Show!

Boy Scout Day will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, and starts at 8:15 am in the Coliseum with Rodeo 101.
Then join other Scouts for Colorado vs The World Rodeo at 11:00 am.

$13 tickets include:

  • Meet and greet the cowboys and rodeo queens-autographs, pictures and questions
  • Walk through the bucking chutes-walk through the chutes that hold the bulls/broncos, cowboys will open the chutes-like they do for the animals
  • Barrel pattern-small barrel pattern will be set up, participants will learn the rules of barrel racing and can “run the barrels” on foot.
  • Rodeo clown’s barrel-rodeo clown explains his role in the rodeo, participants will have a chance to get in the clown barrel
  • Roping-cowboys will teach participants roping techniques and use roping dummies
  • Breaking the barrier-cowboys will explain the “break the barrier” rule-like a steer or horse does in the rodeo
  • Meet and greet a horse-participants will have a chance to meet and greet a live horse and learn about how it is used in the rodeo

Order group tickets here or call 303.295.2979!   Promo code is NWSSBSA

Check out the flyer!


Northern Tier Treks Lottery Opens January 30, 2017

A canoe trip in the Boundary Waters is another once in a lifetime Scouting Experience

If you are looking for somewhere to take your trip, Sign up for a Northern Tier Trek.


  1. Contact information for the adult point of contact.
  2. Program Choice
    Summer: Which base? Atikokan, Bissett or Ely.
  3. Arrival Date at Northern Tier (Trip Availability 2017)
  4. Departure Date from Northern Tier
  5. Number of Crews
  6. Estimated Number of Participants\

2017 Resources

2018 Lottery entries can be submitted online 9:00am CST Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 until 11:59pm CST Monday, January 9th, 2017.

  • Entry in the lottery is online only. Register at www.ntier.org/reservations.
  • Crews selected for a Northern Tier trek will be notified via email by February 1st, 2017.
  • Any crews not selected will be notified by February 6th, 2017 and given alternative dates of availability.
  • The $800 per crew deposit will be due by February 13th, 2017 for all crews accepted in the lottery.
  • All reservations are considered tentative until the deposit has been received.
  • Please make sure only one person from your unit enters the lottery. Duplicate reservations from units will be discarded.

Click Here for 2017 Reservations

For more information about Northern Tier go here.

Troop 650 will was on Denver Chanel 4, watch the video!

CBS4 News is featuring a special series of reports this holiday season called the 12 Days of Christmas. The following story is written by CBS4’s Ashton Altieri, Eagle Scout and aired last night.  Troop 650 is organized through the Denver Area Council’s Leadership Assistance Program.

You can view the story at the link below or on the DAC Facebook page (note you will need to let the ad play first at the beginning of the video):




John G. Cabeza | Scout Executive/CEO
Boy Scouts of America

Denver Area Council
10455 West Sixth Avenue  |  Suite 100
Denver, CO 80215
P 720.266.2120  |  F 720.266.2298
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