New App puts a lot of information in your hands!

The myScouting app puts training, rosters and commissioner tools at your fingertips

Scouters, now you can carry more of the tools you need to do your job everywhere Scouting takes you.

The myScouting app, the BSA’s official app to help leaders facilitate the Scouting program, has a refreshed look and all-new features.

The app is free and available now for Android devices (Android 4.4 KitKat or higher), as well as iPhones and iPads (iOS 9.0 or higher). Just search “myScouting” in your device’s app store.

When you open the app, you’ll log in with your myScouting username and password. The app will show you the tools available to you based on your Scouting position.

You’ll see your member ID, how many days remain until your Youth Protection training expires, links to resources and much more.

Other noteworthy features of the myScouting app include:

  • An organization roster so you can see all active adult members registered under your governance — down to the unit level. You can filter by Youth Protection trained status, position trained status and more. You can easily update this information, too, and even call or email directly from your device. And of course you can update your own contact info — address, phone number, email — right in the app as well.
  • A training center that lets you complete Youth Protection training and other online trainings right from your device. You can also view, save and send completed training certificates in the app.
  • Commissioner tools so commissioners can complete unit assessments, track roundtables, and view and track commissioner assignments.
  • Calendar and announcements pages so Key 3 members can share updates with members registered under their governance.
  • A resources page with links to the latest BSA material, such as the Guide to Advancement or Handbook for District Operations.

The new app supports both English and Spanish. There’s also a night-mode feature that darkens the screen — so you won’t keep your spouse awake when you’re working on Scouting late at night.


Mark Anderson, Philmont Director of Program is retiring!

Mark Anderson, Philmont’s Director of Program for the past 19 years, today announced his plans to retire on December 31 after more than 40 years with the Boy Scouts of America. Mark and Linda plan to relocate to a new home in Windsor, Colorado (close to their new granddaughter, born just a couple of weeks ago!).

5th & 6th Grade kids in Colorao can Ski for Free!

Passport Program with Access to Twenty-Two Colorado Ski Resorts Now Open

The 5th and 6th Grade Passports Offer up to 88 Days of Free and Discounted Skiing


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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration is open for the 5thand 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card. The popular Passport Program offers unmatched access to 22 ski resorts across the state by giving fifth graders three days of free skiing or snowboarding at each resort and sixth graders 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.20 per day.

The Colorado Gems Card provides discounted skiing and riding with affordable prices at ten of Colorado’s most authentic ski resorts. Echo Mountain, located in Idaho Springs, will join the Passport and Gems programs for the 2017-18 ski season.

“The opening of Colorado Ski Country USA’s pass products signals the start of another ski season here in Colorado,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “With more participating resorts, the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card provide affordable access to ski resorts all across Colorado.”

CSCUSA 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program

The 5th Grade Passport provides fifth graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member resorts. The 6th Grade Passport allows sixth graders four days of skiing at the same 22 resorts for $105 if participants register before November 30, 2017. After November 30, 2017, registration for the 6th Grade Passport will be $125 until January 31, 2018. Additionally, CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program complements the 5th Grade Passport Program and provides fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded one free ski or snowboard lesson and equipment rental.

To register for the Passport Program and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit The CSCUSA Passport Program enjoys the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Skis.

Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

Colorado Gems Card

Appropriately named, the Gems resorts are among Colorado’s best hidden treasures. With affordable prices, and world-class terrain, the Colorado Gems resorts offer an authentic Colorado skiing and snowboarding experience. For just $25, the Colorado Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off adult lift tickets at each of the ten Colorado Gems Resorts, providing up to 20 days of discounted skiing or riding at Colorado’s hidden gems.

For more information or to purchase a Colorado Gems Card, visit

Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Gems Card program include: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight.


Wild Wild West Cub-O-Ree & Campout at Magness Adventure Camp

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Hi there! Cub-O-Ree will be held September 23-24 at Magness Adventure Camp. Cub Scout families of all ages are welcome, including siblings and parents. The weekend will have a western theme, and include activities like BB Guns, Archery, an Indian Village, crafts, and earning adventure badges!

The early registration cost is $35 for a Parent and Cub. Each additional adult costs $20, while additional youth (cubs or siblings) cost $15. Food is included.

What is Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree?
Two days and one night of fun and activities for Cub Scouts and their parents or supervising adults. Programs and activities are provided by trained Program staff. The Boy Scout Order of the Arrow is leading this event and staff will come from OA and other Boy Scout adults and youth. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and was created to honor Scouts that best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.

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How Cub Scouts and others in the fourth grade can get into national parks free

Original Article can be found here.

It’s settled. Fourth-graders are officially the coolest kids in school.

They’re the beneficiaries of a federal program that grants free access to national parks, lands and waters.

Thanks to the Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, started in 2015, fourth-graders and their families can get free entry into these public lands for a full year.

The year of free access aligns with the school year — Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. The passes can be requested and printed online.

The three-step method

Step 1: Get the pass. Get and print fourth-grade passes to our national lands and waters.

Step 2: Plan a trip. With input from their parent or guardian, fourth-graders plan a fun place to visit. There may be an opportunity to complete Cub Scout adventures along the way.

Step 3: Hit the road. A full year to explore national parks, lands and waters seems like a long time, but it’ll be gone in a flash. Speaking of flashes: remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Things to know

  • Electronic copies of the pass aren’t accepted, so you’ll need to bring a printed copy with you.
  • Each pass has a unique code, so you can’t copy it and share it with friends.
  • The pass is accepted at Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation areas.
  • If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
  • If your group visits a site that charges vehicle entrance fees, the pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can’t use a pass to get in.
  • If you arrive at a site on bicycle, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
  • The pass doesn’t cover things like parking fees, camping, boats and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out. The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.

Honor a Volunteer by Nominating them for Leader of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer or the District Award of Merit

At our annual banquet we honor the volunteers who have made service to youth through the BSA program work. There are three different honors the Timberline District can make.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Each unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team) has the opportunity to select adult volunteers that have made a difference in your unit.. This is your chance to publicly thank these individuals who have given their time and effort to make Scouting happen in your unit.

Consider:  Who goes the extra mile?  Who is always enthusiastic?  Who gets the job done?

Those selected may be unit leaders, committee members, parents, or other adults.

The forms are here as a Word Document

Outstanding Volunteer Award 2018                    Outstanding Volunteer Award 2018

Unit Leader of the Year Award

Does your unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team) have a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Advisor, Skipper or other registered Leader (Asst Scoutmaster or Advisor, Den Leader, Committee Chair, Charter Org Rep, etc.) that is worthy of the title “Leader of the Year”?  Timberline’s tradition is to accept written nominations from the units for the above awards. The District Nomination Committee, consisting of past District Award of Merit recipients, completes the process by vote.
Only one award will be given out in each of the above categories.

Nominate your special leader by using this form and providing letters of support to tell the committee why this candidate is worthy of the award.  The Nomination Committee would like no more than three (3) letters of support.

The forms are here

Leader of year form 2018                  Leader of year form 2018

Timberline District Award of Merit

Do you know a district volunteer who has also been a great asset to the Scouting Program?
Nominate your district leader by using the official BSA form and providing letters of support to tell the committee why this candidate is worthy of the award.  The Nomination Committee would like no more than three (3) letters of support.

The forms are here as a Word Document

District Award of Merit Info 2018                          District Award of Merit Info 2018

Deadline for the applying for all three awards is December 31, 2017

If you have any questions, contact Billie Reynolds, Timberline District Awards Chairman.


10 Eagle Scouts play football in the NFL

One of those Eagle Scouts plays for the Denver Broncos

Matt Paradis, Denver Broncos

Position: Center

Date of birth: Oct. 12, 1989

Eagle earned: 2008

Council: Ore-Ida Council

College: Boise State University

More: For his Eagle Scout service project, Paradis renovated and enlarged a long-jump pit and shotput area. In the recent offseason, Paradis had surgery on both hips. He made a full recovery in time for the 2017 season.

Here are the Eagle Scouts playing in the NFL in 2017

 Registration is open for this month’s Young Eagles and Eagles flights with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 301

Registration is open for this month’s Young Eagles and Eagles flights with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 301.

Ages 8 to 17 can get a free airplane ride, and if a four-seater plane is available, parents and siblings can ride along too. A few adults (18 and older) who are looking into becoming a private pilot can also fly. The pilot provides a slightly longer flight, an explanation of what goes on in flight and detailed information on the road to a private pilot’s license.

Young Eagles ride in the front seat, wearing a headset to hear the radio transmissions, and MAY get to handle the controls. They receive a post-flight photo; a personal pilot’s logbook; free access to an online ground school worth $275; and reimbursement for the test fee if they take and pass the FAA private pilot’s exam.

Boy scouts earn the aviation merit badge, either by doing the worksheet requirements I specify ahead of time, or in a ground school class at the field following the flights.

Flyers will get their permission forms and flightline passes in the MANDATORY ground school at 6:45 Friday, Sept. 22 in Centennial. Flights begin at 8 on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Front Range Airport north of Watkins, with the last finishing up around 10:30. Merit badge class probably will wrap up about 1 p.m.

More details later, but for now you need to round up the names, unit numbers and return email addresses of those who would like to fly and submit them by email by Sunday the 17th to Please list adult Eagles separately; parents who want to ride along are scheduled at the field. First come first served; anyone who is over the limit will go on a wait list. I will send out “boarding pass” info with final details on or about Monday the 18th.

    Please note: this is NOT a BSA activity. EAA generously provides the flights as part of their national education program (more information at

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Please join us for one of the two Boy Scout Leader-specific training sessions to complete your basic training!  It’s always fun and an adventure, regardless of your personal level of outdoor skills.  This course is open to Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Junior Assistant Scoutmasters, Members of Committee, interested parents, and Second-year Webelos Leaders (does not replace Cub Scout BALOO).

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling advancement requirements.
  • Acquire and practice the skills necessary to instruct Scouts in the EDGE method of learning to lead, plan, and carry out successful campouts.
  • Increase leaders’ knowledge of BSA outdoor skills resources.
  • Demonstrate the outdoor skills necessary for basic campouts.

 When and where

October 6 (5:30 pm) to October 8 (noon), 2017, at beautiful Camp Tahosa, 173 Co Rd 96, Ward, CO 80481.


$30 for food/supplies, camp fees, and training materials.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) S11 (g)

Course Director:

Peter Garin;; 303-969-8560