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National Western Stock Show Scout Day is January 6, 2018 – Buy Tickets Now!

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 6, 2017 and starts at 8:15 am in the Coliseum with the Boy Scouts Rodeo Experience. Then join other Scouts for Colorado vs The World Rodeo at 11:00 am.

$13 Group 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/broncs, 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

Nominate a Scout or Venturer for the 2018 Inspiration Awards

The Inspiration Awards are looking to honor a young person age 16 to 21 whose leadership skills and passion for the outdoors inspire us all.

Reading that description, it shouldn’t surprise you that a Boy Scouts of America member has won the Youth category each of the three years of the award’s existence. They are, from left above: Eagle Scout Matt Moniz (2015), Venturer Jackie Timmins (2016) and Venturer Lillian Rose Weihert (2017).

With your help, we’ll make it four for four in 2018.

Nominations are due by 6 p.m. (PST), Dec. 29, 2017, for the 2018 Inspiration Awards, presented at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in January in Denver.

You’ll want to nominate someone who:

  • Shows leadership in schools and communities
  • Shares their sport and passion with others
  • Goes above and beyond to protect and preserve the environment

The winner will take the stage at the eighth annual Inspiration Awards, held Jan. 25, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Though the Boy Scouts of America is one of the presenting sponsors for the Inspiration Awards, that doesn’t give us any advantage. But we do have a natural leg up, because the BSA has been creating outdoors-savvy leaders since 1910.

Time is running out, so nominate a worthy young person today at this link.

Who has won this award in past years?

The award debuted in 2015. A member of the Boy Scouts of America has won each year.

In 2017, Venturer Lillian Rose Weihert from the Chicago-based Pathway to Adventure Council, was recognized for her work in angler education through the BSA’s Certified Angling Instructor Program.

In 2016, Venturer Jackie Timmins took the honor.  She achieved the rank of Silver and was finishing up her last requirement for the Ranger Award a

Congratulations to Troop 238 of Platte Canyon Community Church on Earning 2017 GOLD on JTE

 

Congratulations to the Leadership, Committee, and Youth of Troop 238 on the attaining JTE Gold for 2017!!!

Thanks to Platte Canyon Community Church for their Continued Support and Leadership of the Troop to Attain this Goal!

Executive Officer Eric M. Earnest

Chartered Organization Rep John S. Gay

Great Opportunity for a Youth

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 I’m catching you before the swing of the holidays with a very exciting No Barriers youth opportunity. This June, we’re going to take a team of youth leaders to the remote Mustang region of Nepal, high on the Tibetan Plateau, for a two-week expedition. Students with diverse abilities, physical challenges, and those struggling to excel beyond their perceived limitations, will trek through the Himalayas and interact as part of a cultural exchange with their Nepalese peers.

The trip will be led by myself and No Barriers Ambassador Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer. Our third leader is Mandy Harvey, a musician and song-writer with perfect pitch, who is also deaf. Mandy skyrocketed this summer when she was a finalist on America’s Got Talent! We might even be able to convince Mandy to sing for us along the trail.

To maximize the impact of this expedition, we’ll be partnering with organizations such as the dZi Foundation, a non-profit specializing in impactful projects in rural communities of Nepal, creating lasting improvements in quality of life. This will be an immersive experience, helping youth to break through personal barriers, while at the same time, examining social change projects that are solving real-world problems.

Do you have an important young person in your life (high school age) who would like to utilize an adventure like this as a platform for social change? As you open presents this holiday season, take some time to discuss this as a family. At this early date, we’d like to get a gauge on interest so we can learn whether a trip like this has viability. Please let us know by filling out this interest form.

Discover more at: https://www.nobarriersyouth.org/explore-nepal/

Happy Holidays and I’m excited to hear your responses!

Erik

National Western Stock Show Scout Day is January 6, 2018 – Buy Tickets Now!

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

2018%20nwss%20boy%20scout%20day%20600x600.jpg

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

Boy Scout Day will be Saturday, January 6, 2017 and starts at 8:15 am in the Coliseum with the Boy Scouts Rodeo Experience. Then join other Scouts for Colorado vs The World Rodeo at 11:00 am.

$13 Group 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/broncs, 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