Recruitment Training

Hello Timberline,

Please mark your calendars now for April 18th. We will be offering a Recruitment Training for all Cub Scout Packs. This Training is for All Cub Masters, Committee Chairs, New Member Coordinators, Commissioners, and anyone else who will be involved with recruitment.

I hope we can have a strong Timberline Presence at this training and everyone will have a great recruitment season.

April 18th, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice

300 West Chenango Avenue, Englewood, CO 80110

Please RSVP with your First, Last Name, District & Unit Number

to Tiffany.Viduya or 720.266.2165

If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance, please let me know.

Thank you,

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

Join Scouting at


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Learn how to designate your United Way contribution to the Denver Area Council, BSA.


Fall Recruitment 4.18.18.pdf


New Mobile App helps Youth Track Advancement

New Scouting mobile app, which is now available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Scouting makes it easier than ever for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs—as well as youth recognition in the Venturing program. The app pulls existing advancement data straight from Scoutbook for viewing on an enhanced user interface.

Once the app is downloaded, parents and youth should use their Scoutbook credentials to login. If you don’t have a Scoutbook account yet, visit to create one. Note, a youth and parent can still setup a Scouting account for the new mobile app without a unit subscription to Scoutbook.

The initial release of the app contains the following functions:

Track a Scout’s advancement

  • Track logs like service hours, hiking, and camping
  • View parent and/or Scout profile
  • Submit feedback
  • Provide parent access to your Scouts’ accounts

The new app also supports a night-mode feature, user default data settings, and offline capabilities (under settings). Additional features like a Scout community, notifications, leadership, calendar, and Scout challenges will also be added throughout 2018.


Like Winter in Colorado, become a member of CAIC and Learn More About Staying Safe during Winter



Digging Deeper – Brian Lazar


“I was an aspiring mountain guide. I was 19 years old. I had completed my introductory avalanche training and was excited to ski further and deeper into the backcountry. With our newly developing skills, a good friend of mine and I headed out for day of backcountry skiing. We made a plan, but it took longer to get to our desired slope than we expected. In our haste to beat the dwindling sunlight, we decided to descend a steeper line that would get us back to the car more quickly.

It was a bad call. I went first and after my third turn, saw the snow break around me. I was quickly knocked forward, face down, snow rushing over the back of me. I came to rest fully buried, but less than a foot under the snow. Fortunately, per our training, my partner watched me closely during the entire event. He was able to quickly ski over to me and extricate me from the snow in less than two minutes.

I was uninjured, but shaken. I was fortunate enough to survive a bad decision early in my career, and the lessons I learned stick with me today. In my two and half decades working and playing in avalanche terrain since then, I have lost friends to avalanches. I have had some close calls. I have learned that humility in the mountains is key to a long life in avalanche country.”

– Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) Deputy Director, Brian Lazar


We love the snow community here in Colorado. It is our responsibility and mission to raise awareness, educate and provide the best avalanche products to our users throughout the state. But, we cannot do it without you.

Today marks the beginning of our 7 day “Digging Deeper” $40,000 fundraising campaign. Each day we will dig deeper into the CAIC and its forecasters. A daily email will be sent featuring a forecaster, his/her personal story, and take you inside the operations of CAIC.

In return, we ask that you dig as deep as you can into your pockets and help us raise $40,000 for the continued sustainability and development of our avalanche center. Can we do it? We think so.


– Donate at Even a donation of $20 goes a long way!

– Send a gift by check to: Friends of CAIC, PO Box 267, Grand Junction, CO 81502

– Visit Friends of CAIC at one of our events and donate directly. Check out our event calendar by clicking here.

– Call, text, email, and share Friends of CAIC’s social posts with your backcountry partners and community regarding the campaign. Ask your friends/family to share our efforts with 3-5 people they know!

Let’s do this! Donate now!

Upcoming Events


Raise a Glass!

Thursday, March 22
Rocky Mountain Underground, Breckenridge
RMU has invited us back for a party! Live music, raffle and cheersing to CAIC. Learn more here.


Together in Telluride

Wednesday, April 4
Brown Dog Pizza, Telluride
Let’s rally, San Juan community, for a night in Telluride! Come hungry, thirsty and ready to party. Learn more here.


A Night at the ‘Boat

Friday, April 6
Schmiggity’s, Steamboat Springs
This blast of a fundraiser is back! Let’s dance the night away in support of your avalanche center. Learn more here.

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“Although the snowpack is beginning to slowly stabilize, we are still dealing with deep persistent slab issues and it’s still important to choose slopes wisely and think about and have a plan for your entire tour. Remember to check the CAIC website or app for updated conditions before venturing out into the backcountry. Know before you go.”

– Friends of the San Juans, @friendsofthesanjuans

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Merit Badge College Sign Up is Open and we Still Need more Merit Badge Counselors

I hope you are all looking forward to the Timberline Merit Badge College coming up on April 9th, to help make this event a success, please review the list below of merit badges being offered. We are still in need of merit badge counselors for the ones listed if you are able to help with or more of these merit badges, please contact Charles Mocilac at mocilaccj.

Timberline Merit Badge College

When: Period 1 (8:00 – 9:30)

Period 2 (9:45 – 11:15)

Lunch (11:15 – 12:15)

Period 3 (12:15 – 1:45)

Period 4 (2:00 – 3:30)

Where: Red Rocks Community College the Classroom Building (13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228)

Period 1 ( 08:00-09:30) Period 2 (09:45-11:15) Period 3 (12:15-1:45) Period 4 (2:00-3:30)
Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World Emergency Preparedness
Astronomy Collecting
Communications Nature
Traffic Safety Safety Space Exploration
Game Design Wood Carving
Crime Prevention Engineering Scouting Heritage
Sustainability Animal Science Disability Awareness
Nuclear Science Chess Fingerprinting Leatherworking

Thank you,

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

Join Scouting at


Click the image above for more information

Learn how to designate your United Way contribution to the Denver Area Council, BSA.


Are You an Eagle Scout on your Way to College? There are dozens of Scholarships available for you.

Eagle Scout Scholarship Information

If you know of an Eagle Scout Scholarship not listed here, let me know so I can post it:



Girls are going to become part of Scouting. I’m thrilled, I’m thankful I think it is about time.

I’m also petrified. I’ve worked with Scouts my entire life.  My only real interaction with girls in Scouting was asking scouts taking nature merit badge at summer camp if they had sisters and if they were coming to parents night wednesday night at camp.  (Like a 12 year old cared if his sister showed up.)

Wednesday we put on our best uniform and stood far far away trying to figure out what to do.

I have that same feeling now. I’m trying to figure out what to do.

I love Ted Talks. I’ve found a couple that provide me a little help and courage. I’ve posted them here.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is proof that Scouting is needed today more than ever for boys and girls. Kids are not to be trimmed and pruned, they are wildflowers who need the opportunity to grow.

Caroline Paul talks about how we need to teach girls bravery. No other organization does a better job of that than Scouting.

More importantly, Caroline talks about how we treat girls different from boys in how we see them and how we Do Not encourage them to be brave.

Reshma Saujani explains how women are not raised to face fear, how they are taught to be perfect. We need girls to learn to face their fears and grab the world rather than shrink from it.

I hope this help quell your fears and boosts your enthusiasm.



 I’m getting the Silver Beaver Wednesday night. I’m thrilled, honored, thankful, overwhelmed and a little guilty. The guilt is because you are doing the hard work, your hands are knocking on doors, and bending over to help a new scout learn a bowline or a Cub Scout learn how to make the Cub Scout sign.

If not for you, I would not be standing on the stage accepting the Silver Beaver.

If not for you, boys and soon to be girls, would be standing on street corners looking for something to do rather than picking up litter and watching to see if someone needs help.

If not for you, boys would be following in the job their fathers had, because they did not know about the big world that merit badges opened up.

If not for you, hundreds, thousands of young men who put Eagle Scout on their resume and job application are moving to the front of the line because they did.

You, who are making Journey to Excellence as a way to help youth to move forward in life, not hard to read graphs and numbers on a page.

You, who try to help a family get to Scouting when all they see is obstacles. To find them the financial ladder they need to go over the wall and see the opportunities that imaginary wall was keeping them from.

So, thank you for the award and thank you for making it possible.


Timberline District Merit Badge College Save the Date: April 7, 2018

Timberline Merit Badge College will be held April 7, 2018 at Red Rocks Community College!

The following Merit Badges will be available:

Animal Science Astronomy  Camping Chess Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World Collecting Communications Cooking  Crime Prevention Disability Awareness  Emergency Preparedness  Enginering Environmental Science Family Life Fingerprinting First Aid  Game Design  Geocaching Indian Lore  Leatherworking Medicine  Nature Nuclear Science  Personal Fitness Personal Management  Public Speaking Safety Sales  Scouting Heritage  Space Exploration  Sustainability  Traffic Safety  Wood Carving Wood Carving






Citizenship in the Community       Emergency Preparedness
First Aid                                                  Citizenship in the World
Citizenship in the Nation                  Personal Management
Cooking                                                   Environmental Science
Camping                                                  Family Life
Personal Fitness                                   Astronomy
Collecting                                                Communications
Public Speaking                                     Nature
Traffic Safety                                            Safety
Space Exploration                                  Game Design
Word Carving                                           Crime Prevention
Engineering                                              Sales
Scouting Heritage                                   Sustainability
Animal Science                                        Medicine
Disability Awareness                            Nuclear Science
Chess                                                          Fingerprinting
Leatherworking                                      Indian Lore

Contact Charles Mocilac, Advancement Chairman

720 261 3425   or