Boy Scouts are not taking over Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts are still going to be Around & Thriving

Guidelines On Respecting the Rights of All Youth-Serving Organizations

As the BSA begins welcoming girls into Cub Scouting this year and prepares to welcome older girls next year, respecting the rights and programs of other youth-serving organizations is essential. Given this, there is a need to remind everyone that respect extends to their rights in intellectual property and to community support.

While staff and volunteers have good intentions when communicating, please be sure they follow the guidelines for what we can use and say in our communications. The attached guidelines are to help staff and volunteers understand how they communicate about other youth-serving organizations. Please distribute these guidelines so that all can be aware of them.

This is an exciting time for our movement.

Thank you for all you do for Scouting and for helping maintain our core values stated in the Scout Law.

Mike Surbaugh

Chief Scout Executive

Communication Guidelines Regarding Other Youth-Serving Organizations

Do not use the intellectual property of the Girl Scouts of the USA or other organizations. For example, do not use any of the following on any local council or unit materials, including recruiting flyers, announcements, and promotional material, even ones jointly organized or sponsored, regardless of the format or distribution method (e.g., online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). This specifically includes:

The trademarks “Girl Scout”, “Girl Scouts” or “Girl Scouts of the USA”

  • GSUSA’s trefoil logo, either with solid fill or with profiles
  • Insignia or emblems of the Girl Scouts
  • Images of Girl Scout uniforms, including photos of people dressed in GSUSA uniforms
  • Famous slogans or mottoes associated with the Girl Scouts, including famous quotes by the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon-Low
  • Other distinctive names and brand elements associated with the Girl Scouts

Support the work of all youth-serving organizations. The Girl Scouts and other organizations across the country all have the same goal in mind — helping youth grow into better citizens. All youth-serving organizations depend on the generosity of individuals and businesses across the country — from retailers who permit fundraising on their premises to schools that open their cafeterias for recruiting events. To that end, we should always be supportive of other youth-serving organizations and their efforts so that we can all be successful in growing youth into better citizens.

We are the Boy Scouts of America. When inaccurate stories appear in the media, we will take the higher ground. We will apologize for and correct mistakes. We will correct significant inaccuracies in courteous fashion. We applaud the efforts of all who serve youth. We will speak positively and support the efforts of all other youth-serving organizations.


Colorado Tourism Office – Volunteer Opportunities for Travelers

My name is Amber King with the Colorado Tourism Office. You may have worked with other colleagues last year as we built out the Colorado Field Guide, an online collection of itineraries to inspire travelers to get out and explore the four corners and hidden gems of our state. We have just launched Field Guide 2.0 which will offer more opportunities to share these amazing itineraries with all our potential travelers.

A vital part of the Field Guide is to have a volunteer element weaved into every itinerary. We want to help travelers leave Colorado better than how they found it.

I’m reaching out to see if your organization has any new or standing volunteer opportunities that travelers could take part in during their visit to Colorado. These activities would be featured or linked on itineraries to let travelers know they could participate and would link back to your website for additional information.

· Ideally, projects would happen regularly, such as once a week or month, so travelers could plan it as part of their trip.

· These events would be appropriate for people participating for only a limited time, not an on-going volunteer position throughout a season.

· If prior registration or training is required we can make that clear.

· Or, are there activities that travelers could take part in at any time – for example, go to the Welcome Center to pick up a bag to pick up trash along your hike.

If you don’t have any regular opportunities that would be appropriate for travelers I would love to discuss more how CTO could support the creation of such an activity and we could set up a call to discuss further. I understand that time and resources are limited and we want to support your initiatives as best we can.

I’m happy to answer any questions or address any thoughts you may have. We are excited to get our travelers out in the state making it better than before and support your organization’s mission.

Thanks in advance!

Ted Talks Inspire and Teach: Here are some that people working with youth might want to watch

Gever Tulley runs a summer camp where kids have a great time, using power tools when they are as young as 8. Watch as he tells the parents quickly that their kids are going to come back bruised and scraped, but happy!


Danger and risk are OK another earlier video by gever Tulley.


Child prodigy Adora Svitak talks about what adults can learn from kids.  Biggest idea, if the expectations of the adults for the kids in circle of influence are low, then the kids will sink to them.

Summer Jobs at Keystone Science School

I wanted to share a few summer job opportunities that Keystone Science School is currently recruiting for. Please share with anyone who may be interested in a position filled with science, adventure, and FUN!

About Keystone Science School

Since 1976, Keystone Science School has welcomed students and campers to our historic campus in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, which serves as the home base for our diverse suite of programs. Our employees inspire curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science. Whether leading a multi-night backpacking trip, instructing a school group on campus, or teaching kids to lead active, healthy lifestyles, each program incorporates hands-on science with outdoor, experiential education.

Current Job Opportunities

  • Adventure Programs Instructor – Guide action-packed 6-12-day trips focused on outdoor skill building and leadership development. Trips take place in some of the most beautiful, inspiring locations in the West, like Rocky Mountain National Park, Moab, and the Great Sand Dunes. Requirements: Prior trip leading/guiding experience; Wilderness First Responder and CPR; Age 21+ with a clean driving record.
  • Crossover Instructor – Work with Day and Residential Camp programs, balancing hands-on science, traditional camp fun, and a true Colorado adventure! Free housing available. Requirements: Prior experience working with kids; Wilderness First Aid and CPR; Age 21+ with a clean driving record; Males preferred.
  • Summer CATCH Camp Lead Facilitator – Facilitate the CATCH curriculum, complete administrative tasks, plan activities, and teach students about health and exercise. Requirements: Prior experience working with kids; Wilderness First Aid and CPR; Age 21+ with a clean driving record.
  • Kitchen Assistant – Work alongside Chef Nate to prepare food and serve meals to a wide range of KSS clients. This fun and rewarding entry-level position requires no prior food service experience and includes FREE housing for the Summer season. Requirements: Age 16+.

Working a summer at KSS requires enthusiasm and energy, a positive attitude, and a sincere care for children. Few environments are as special as camp, where kids are encouraged to broaden their perspectives and become a community as they engage in collaborative learning experiences. As a Keystone Science School employee, you will change lives.

I am available by email or phone should you have any questions, and I appreciate your help in promoting these job opportunities!

Many thanks,


Katherine Bush, a-PHR

Human resources GENERALIST

1053 Soda Ridge Road | Keystone, CO 80435
office: 970-513-5815 | cell: 970-409-9993

Website | Email

Science. Adventure. Fun!


Exploring Denver After Dark: Find out what happens in Denver at night.


Register Today for the Denver Area Council’s Denver After Dark. This event will show off 3rd shift careers that happen across the Denver Metro Community. This event is for all youth, not just Explorers, that are between 14 – 20 years of age. Register today to reserve your spot.

Scot Fuller

Asst. Director of Field Services

Denver Area Council


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Merit Badge College is this Saturday! Still need a few Instructors

Hi everyone,

Merit Badge College is looking good with registration with about 104 youth signed up. However, are still in need of merit badge counselors. Attached is a schedule of the merit badges with the teacher listed next to the course. If a course has no name next to it, then we need a counselor.

I know we have the Pinewood Derby, and Steve has NYLT in the morning on Saturday, but we need help getting counselors to cover some of these merit badges. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Tim Purvis | Timberline District Executive
Boy Scouts of America
Denver Area Council
10455 West Sixth Avenue | Suite 100
Denver, CO 80215

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