New Merit Badge: Exploration


There is a flyer that can be used to promote the Merit Badge.

And the Merit Badge Requirements can be found Here.


Happy Birthday Lord Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of World Scouting, was born on February 22, 1957, so today is his 160th birthday.  Scouts all around the world celebrate February 22 as “Founder’s Day.” His wife, Olave Baden-Powell, who for many years was the head of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, was born on February 22, 1889.  (Yes, she was exactly 32 years younger than he was.)  The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates February 22 as World Thinking Day.  See

There is a Scouting magazine blog from 3 years ago on Founders Day at

Boy Scouts you can Make your Snowshoes! Cub Scouts Learn how Snowshoes are made





Jake Thamm


5401 Western Ave. Ste. C , Boulder, CO 80303

Email Jake to set up a time to call and schedule this opportunity.

Numbers will be limited for Safety Reasons.

Minimum 2 adults required to be with each group of kids.opportunity-for-cub-scouts-to-see-how-snowshoes-are-made-and-for-boy-scouts opportunity-for-cub-scouts-to-see-how-snowshoes-are-made-and-for-boy-scouts

May 3rd is Colorado Public Lands Day

Last year Colorado became the first state in the nation to designate a statewide holiday that recognizes the many benefits provided by our parks, forests, and other public lands.

From now on, the 3rd Saturday in May will be Colorado Public Lands Day – If this is the first you’ve heard of it, you can learn more here and here.

In an effort to help establish this as a tradition for years to come, Conservation Colorado is working to ensure community leaders, businesses, government agencies, grassroots organizations, etc. are aware of this day and are able leverage it toward achieving their own goals, while also making the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day (Saturday, May 20th) a smashing success.

To help contextualize the opportunity below is a list of suggested ways your organization might participate:

· Organize guided hikes

· Host a stewardship project

· Encourage municipalities and/or agency partners to organize free outdoor activities

· Run a social media campaign

· Partner with a guide shop to host free classes (fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc).

· Have a happy hour

· Host a fundraiser

· Invite a guest speaker to an event

Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to working with you in establishing a tradition that will last for generations to come.


Josh Kuhn

Conservation Colorado

Wilderness and Public Lands Organizer



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VenturingFest 2018 – Details and Registration

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! As you may know, VenturingFest 2018 will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve from July 1st-6th, 2018 to celebrate Venturing’s 20th birthday! Join us for quick access to the latest activities at the Summit, social events with Venturers from across the nation, an incredible birthday celebration, and the opportunity of a lifetime! This is your chance to lead the adventure at the one-and-only VenturingFest 2018!

We’re excited to announce the pricing well in advance, so you and your crew can fundraise to make this dream a reality:

  • Youth: $500 ($600 after 04/30/18)
  • Adults: $400 ($500 after 04/30/18)
  • Additional fee for half-day rafting excursion is optional and TBD

We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you at VenturingFest 2018! More information available at

Currently there is a description here ( on the new National Venturing website. It refers you to the Summit at for the VenturingFest 2018 page.

Ad Altare Dei Counselor Training

If you would like to help the Catholic scouts in your troop (or neighboring troops) or parish,  this is the training for you.  The AAD emblem is targeted for scouts who are 13-14 though older scouts can earn this as well.  Females in Venturing are now also eligible to work on this emblem.   The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments.  The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth.


March 11, 2017

At the John Paul II Center

1300 S. Steele Street

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For information contact:  Diana @

 (720) 315-0115 C

 (303) 438-8380 H

BSA Night at the Denver Nuggets, February 24, 2017

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

2017 Boy Scout Sleepover

Denver Nuggets vs. New York Nets

Friday, February 24th, 2017 | 7:00PM | Pepsi Center

Top selling troops will be able to choose from the following prizes (based on # of tickets sold): Private sleeping area at the Scout Sleepover

  • Participate in the Red, White and Blue Crew during National Anthem
  • Ability to choose movie that plays at the sleepover


Package Includes:

  • Ticket to Nuggets vs. Nets game
  • Post-game Shoot Around on the Nuggets Court
  • “Midnight” Snack
  • Movie Screening on Pepsi Vision
  • Sleepover on Club Level at Pepsi Center
  • Breakfast in the morning

Package Price:

  • Upper Level: $22
  • Lower Lever: $55

Please purchase tickets via Nuggets Tix – Scout Sleepover 2017

Please fill out the information form below to register your Troop. After you fill out the registration page, you will be directed to a ticket ordering website.

Everyone must have a 2/24/17 Nuggets vs. Nets ticket, purchased through that page, for registration to be valid.

Please feel free to extend this offer to your network and have them use your Troop number on the registration page. All sales under your Troop number will count towards the sales contest! For questions, to order over the phone, or different seating options, please contact Lexie Urratio at 303.405.1139 or Lexie.Urratio

Prepared. For Life.