Accepting Nominations for Scouting Vale la Pena Award

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
The ¡Scouting . . . Vale La Pena! (It’s Worth the Effort!) Award is an award approved by the National Boy Scouts of America. The award is presented to a nominee who has made a significant contribution to their community, acted as an advocate for Hispanic Americans/Latinos, and encouraged outreach to improve their conditions. In the fall of every year, the Denver Area Council’s Vale la Pena committee recognizes these individuals or organizations through our annual Vale la Pena Awards dinner. The recipients will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service with the Boy Scouts of America, but their overall service to other organizations within our community. The nomination forms will be reviewed by a volunteer committee. The Denver Area Council Vale la Pena committee will be accepting applications for this award April 30th, 2018.

Nominating Procedures: Candidates for this award must be nominated by peers. A limit of 3 recommendations letters will be accepted. Nominations should include the application, 2-3 letters and no pictures. The nomination form must be emailed, mailed or delivered no later than Monday, April 30th, 2018. by 5:00 pm:

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Attention: Scot Fuller, Assistant Director of Field Services
10455 W 6th Avenue, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80215
scot.fuller 720.266.2126

Download the Vale la Pena Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Award are:

  • 2017 – Enrique Ramirez, Manny Rodriguez – CMO/UCHealth, Wells Fargo
  • 2016 – Dr Robert Villareal – Principal/Castro Elementary, Sergio Colmenero – Site Director/DU Bridge Licoln Project, Mountain States Employers Council, Xcel Energy
  • 2015– Mark Cordova, Mark Williams, Adolph Coors Foundation – Carrie Tynan & Luis Canela
  • 2014 Patricia Barela-Rivera – President/Owner – PBR Solutions, Veronica Barela – President/CEO – NEWSED, Senator Irene Aguilar, MD, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
  • 2013 – John Ikard – CEO/President, FirstBank; Paul Lopez, Councilman – Denver; Florence Hernandez-Ramos, Executive Director/Latino Public Radio Consortium; Wesley Woodyard, Denver Broncos/16 Ways Foundation; Delta Dental Foundation; Colorado Latino Leadership; Advocacy & Research Organization (CLLARO)
  • 2012 – Juanita Chacon, Re-Max Sales; Guillermo “Bill” V. Vidal, President and CEO Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver; Lieutenant Governor, Joseph A. Garcia; Posthumously, James E. Bye.
  • 2011- Barbara Brohl, former Corporate Counsel-Qwest; Darlene LeDoux, Ph.D., Principal, Archuleta Elementary School; Manuel Martinez, Attorney, Holme Roberts & Owen; Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF)
  • 2010-Thomas Honig, President/Wells Fargo; Irene Ibarra, past President, Colorado Trust, Dr. Stephen Jordan, President, Metropolitan State College Denver; Ronald Montoya, Chairman, Plasti-Comm Industries
  • 2009-Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado; Linda Alvarado, President, Alvarado Construction; Mario Carrera, Vice President & General Manager, Entravision Communications; Pat Cortez, Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Wells Fargo; Sister Alicia Cuaron, Director of Bienestar Family Services, Centro San Juan Diego; Ester Quintana Matheson, Boulder County Latina Women’s League, Circle of Latina Leadership
  • 2008– Roy Romer, Three-term Governor of Colorado & Chairman Strong American Schools; Daniels Fund; Lorenzo Trujillo, Asst. Dean of Students and Professional Programs, University of Colorado Law School; Luis Torres, Interim Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Lena Archuleta, retired school teacher & namesake of Lena Archuleta Elementary School
  • 2007– Ken Salazar, United States Secretary of the Interior; Judge Christine Arguello, United States District Court of Colorado; John Hickenlooper, former Mayor of Denver; Lola Salazar, Salazar Family Foundation; Mi Casa Resource Center for Women
  • 2006– Hon. Federico F. Pena, former Mayor of Denver & U.S. Secretary of Energy and Transportation; Polly B. Baca, CEO, Latin American Research and Service Agency & first Hispanic female Colorado Senator; Michael J. Shaw, President, Mike Shaw Chevrolet; Hispanic Annual Salute
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