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.

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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

Katherine Bush, a-PHR

Human resources GENERALIST

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

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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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Denver Area Council National Eagle Scout Association Networking Event

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

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MARCH 2018 ISSUE

Digging Deeper – Brian Lazar

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“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

IT’S TIME TO DIG

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.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

– Donate at www.friendsofcaic.org. 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

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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.

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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.

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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

Connect with us!

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Our email address is:
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Timberline Merit Badge College

Merit Badge College:

Timberline District will be hosting a merit badge college on April 7th at Red Rocks Community College. This is a great opportunity to get a few unique merit badges, finish up ones that you recently started and work on a few new ones.

Please see the attached for a full schedule and list of merit badges being offered.

When: April 7th

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

Time: registration open at 7:30 classes begin at 8:00

• 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)

Cost: $25: Lunch will be provided, if you have any dietary restrictions, please bring your own food.

Please come prepared by pulling Merit Badge worksheets and review Maeribadges ahead of time.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges

REGISTER HERE!

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
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Timberline District News

Greetings Timberline District: Please Share with Parents and other leaders.

Investment in Character:

We are in the Middle of our IC campaign, and your support will go a long way. Please make a gift to support Scouts and the Denver Area Council. Every contribution made goes directly to supporting Scouting here in Denver. Please click the link to make a gift and help support the Timberline District.

District Website and Facebook Page

We are working to keep the website and Facebook page up to date to provide updated information. Follow us on Facebook, and bookmark the website to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and information.

Cub Scouts: Pinewood Derby

Do you have the fastest Pinewood Derby car in the District, Join us on April 7th and find out. All are welcome to attend at Southwest Plaza between the escalators in center court. There will be no online registration, to participate, please come prepared to register at the event.

Time: 8:00 AM

Where: Southwest Plaza between the Escalators

Who: All Cub Scouts

Cost: $5

Day Camp: Registration is Now Open!

Day Camp will be here before we know it. Mark your calendars now for June 4-7. This year’s theme is Bug Hunters. Scouts will enjoy games, crafts, science, and of course FUN!! Please see the attached flyer.

Register Today!!

I hope to see all of Timberline District at Day Camp.

Summer Camp:

Are you Signed up for Summer Camp? Sign up today and get your Scouts registered for a great summer experience.

http://www.denverboyscouts.org/camp/cub-scout-adventures/cub-scout-summer-camp-fees-dates/64796

Boy Scouts: Merit Badge College

Timberline District will be hosting a merit badge college on April 7th at Red Rocks Community College. This is a great opportunity to get a few unique merit badges, finish up ones that you recently started and start a few new ones.

When: April 7th

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

Time: registration open at 7:30 classes begin at 8:00

Cost: $25: Lunch will be provided, If you have any dietary restrictions, please bring food.

REGISTER HERE!

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
denverboyscouts.org
Tim.Purvis

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