Did you Know there was a Patch you Can Earn for Understanding the Upcoming Solar Eclipse.

Diana Shafer has prepared and submitted workbooks to the USSSP for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to use to document their work toward earning this special patch. I’ve added one for Venturers and Sea Scouts.

I’ve uploaded the workbooks to our website, and they can be downloaded by following these links:

* Workbook for Cub Scouts
DOCX format
PDF Format
* Workbook for Boy Scouts, and Varsity Scouts
DOCX format
PDF Format

There are also links to the workbooks on the following USSSP web page:

http://usscouts.org/advancementTOC.asp

Final Webelos Weekend Planning Meeting Wednesday July 19th.

The Final Webelos Weekend meeting is Wednesday July19th at 630pm. Everyone should show up, both scouts and leaders.

Also troops need to register. We have 14 Webelos signed up but not 1 staff registered yet. This is needed this so we can plan food counts and order supplies.

We will meet at 6588 W Ottawa Littleton 80128 630 PM Wend July 19

Soft commitments I have:

  – Troop 554 doing Fire Safety and Camp Games

  – Troop 808 Doing Knives and Saws and helping with campfire program

  – Troop 47 helping with Flag Ceremony rotation and providing a kitchen helper and Chaplain

  – Troop 888 helping with patrol hike and lashings

Still need at least 4 patrol leaders, may end up being 5 and help with first aid and camping 101 skill stations

Planning on feeding troops Friday dinner thru sun breakfast but we need to start getting a firmer grip on numbers.

Thank You every one for helping

Please contact me with questions

Mike Harper

720-219-2172

Get Baloo for Cubbing (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

Get BALOO   

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

This training introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping.

JOIN US
Date:        Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time:        8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church

Address:   9720 US Highway 85 N, Highlands Ranch, CO  80125

Cost:        $15.00/person (includes lunch)

Register at: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/event/basic-adult-leader-outdoor-orientation-baloo-c32-t/2124912

Registration Ends: Thursday, June 8, 2017

CANCELLATION POLICY – Plan ahead as there will be no refunds. You will be able to transfer your registration to another class.

Contact:    Kathy Allen, Timberline District Training Chair:    escrowkathy@hotmail.com

This is the last BALOO training being offered until September 2017

Extend the fun of Cub Scouting into the year’s hottest season by earning the National Summertime Pack Award. To be eligible, your pack must hold one activity per month in June, July and August. Do that, and you’ll get a streamer for your pack flag and a certificate suitable for framing. Youth and adults who participate in all three events earn a nifty pin that can be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Dens that have at least 50 percent of their youth members at the three summertime events get a den participation ribbon. Why you should earn this award I can think of three reasons: Summer is the best time to enjoy the great outdoors. Kids often have more free time — and fewer scheduled activities — in the summer. Packs that offer a year-round program see higher retention numbers. Things to keep in mind Many families take long vacations in the summer. Some kids even spend a week or more at grandma’s house in another state. That’s why attendance at your summertime events shouldn’t be mandatory. And the summer isn’t a great time to get a jump start on the next program year’s adventures. Best not to start the fall with Cub Scouts who have fallen behind. Instead, plan activities that are optional but exciting. For example, this is a great time to earn a Nova Award. How to earn the award Learn more and find an application for the National Summertime Pack Award here. Return the completed form to your council office. Some councils provide recognition at no cost, while others charge a nominal fee for the items. See the recognition items at ScoutStuff.org. Further reading In the May-June 2017 issue of Scouting magazine, Mark Ray has an excellent piece on avoiding those summertime Cub Scout blues.

To be eligible, your pack must hold one activity per month in June, July and August. Do that, and you’ll get a streamer for your pack flag and a certificate suitable for framing.

Youth and adults who participate in all three events earn a nifty pin that can be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt.

Dens that have at least 50 percent of their youth members at the three summertime events get a den participation ribbon.

Why you should earn this award

  • Summer is the best time to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Kids often have more free time — and fewer scheduled activities — in the summer.

  • Packs that offer a year-round program see higher retention numbers.

Things to keep in mind

Many families take long vacations in the summer. Some kids even spend a week or more at grandma’s house in another state.

That’s why attendance at your summertime events shouldn’t be mandatory. And the summer isn’t a great time to get a jump start on the next program year’s adventures. Best not to start the fall with Cub Scouts who have fallen behind.

Instead, plan activities that are optional but exciting. For example, this is a great time to earn a Nova Award.

How to earn the award

Learn more and find an application for the National Summertime Pack Award here. Return the completed form to your council office. Some councils provide recognition at no cost, while others charge a nominal fee for the items.

See the recognition items at ScoutStuff.org.

Further reading

In the May-June 2017 issue of Scouting magazine, Mark Ray has an excellent piece on avoiding those summertime Cub Scout blues.

 

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/05/02/halt-hibernation-with-the-national-summertime-pack-award/

Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge

Come join us for Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center at 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO  80465.

This event is for all Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts.

Scientists will be manning booths and educational sites along Dinosaur Ridge to teach about geology, paleontology, astronomy and other science topics.

Earn Geology Merit Badges, Academic Pins and Belt Loops.

Regular registration closes April 23, 2017, late registrations are accepted until the day of the event for an extra $1 per person fee. Walk-in registrations is allowed on the day of (for $6 per Scout, $4 per non-Scout) but is not encouraged. There will be no late registration for Merit Badge candidates.

Cost is $5 ($6 late)* Non-Scouts $4, Parking is $5 per car. Event day patches are an additional $3.

*Walk-in registration is $6 for Scouts.

For more information, please call 303.697.3466 x 101.
Contact E-mail
tours@dinoridge.org

Boy Scouts you can Make your Snowshoes! Cub Scouts Learn how Snowshoes are made

 

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Contact:

Jake Thamm

President/Co-Founder

5401 Western Ave. Ste. C , Boulder, CO 80303

jake@crescentmoonsnowshoes.com

http://www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com/

Email Jake to set up a time to call and schedule this opportunity.

Numbers will be limited for Safety Reasons.

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BSA Night at the Denver Nuggets, February 24, 2017

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2017 Boy Scout Sleepover

Denver Nuggets vs. New York Nets

Friday, February 24th, 2017 | 7:00PM | Pepsi Center

Top selling troops will be able to choose from the following prizes (based on # of tickets sold): Private sleeping area at the Scout Sleepover

  • Participate in the Red, White and Blue Crew during National Anthem
  • Ability to choose movie that plays at the sleepover

**ONLY TICKETS PURCHASED BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH AT 5PM WILL COUNT TOWARDS THE CONTEST**

Package Includes:

  • Ticket to Nuggets vs. Nets game
  • Post-game Shoot Around on the Nuggets Court
  • “Midnight” Snack
  • Movie Screening on Pepsi Vision
  • Sleepover on Club Level at Pepsi Center
  • Breakfast in the morning

Package Price:

  • Upper Level: $22
  • Lower Lever: $55

Please purchase tickets via Nuggets Tix – Scout Sleepover 2017

Please fill out the information form below to register your Troop. After you fill out the registration page, you will be directed to a ticket ordering website.

Everyone must have a 2/24/17 Nuggets vs. Nets ticket, purchased through that page, for registration to be valid.

Please feel free to extend this offer to your network and have them use your Troop number on the registration page. All sales under your Troop number will count towards the sales contest! For questions, to order over the phone, or different seating options, please contact Lexie Urratio at 303.405.1139 or Lexie.Urratio

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Camp Card Kick-Off is February 8th.

The Denver Area Council is happy to announce our 2017 Camp Card and Kickoff dates for next month! Sale starts March 1st so don’t wait to RSVP for the kickoff (bonus commission included for attending 1 kickoff)!

North Kickoff: Wednesday, February 8th at Westminster Recreation Center (program starts at 6:30pm, pizza will be provided). RSVP for North Kickoff Here
South Kickoff: Thursday, February 16th at Bethany Lutheran Church. (program starts at 6:30pm, pizza will be provided). RSVP for South Kickoff

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More information: Go to our camp card website!

What is the Camp Card Campaign? Simply put, it is a $5 card with great offers and discounts that Scouts sell to earn money to help offset summer camp expenses. Scouts can earn up to a 50% commission*! This is a risk free** fundraiser that gives unit leaders flexibility and opportunity for Scout to earn their way to camp.

Great vendors in 2017 including Safeway, Dicks Sporting Goods, Papa Johns, Sports Clips, Water World, Elitch’s, Bass Pro and many more!

*Pack/Troop committee decides on what Scouts will earn for each card sold
*Commission structure with 50% commissioner or $2.50 per card sold:
$1 (20%)  -Sell Camp Cards and settle your account by May 12th and earn $1 for each card sold
$1 (20%) -Host Scout Show booth and earn $1 for each card sold. RSVP for a Scout Show Booth here.
$.50 (10%) -Attend 1 Kickoff and receive $.50 for each card sold

**Camp Cards will be checked out to Unit Camp Card Leader or designee. Unsold camp cards must be returned to (in addition to money from sold camp cards) to the Hamilton Scout Headquarters by no later than Friday, May 12th.

Come to the kickoff to hear about our great vendors and sales techniques that will help your Scout sell more cards!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Camp Card Staff Advisor Josh Atherton at 720-266-2160 or Tiffany Viduya at 720-266-2165. Feel free to visit our camp card website for more information.