One of those Eagle Scouts plays for the Denver Broncos
Matt Paradis, Denver Broncos
Date of birth: Oct. 12, 1989
Eagle earned: 2008
Council: Ore-Ida Council
College: Boise State University
More: For his Eagle Scout service project, Paradis renovated and enlarged a long-jump pit and shotput area. In the recent offseason, Paradis had surgery on both hips. He made a full recovery in time for the 2017 season.
Bear Creek Lake Park (BCLP) is a nature park managed by the City of Lakewood at C470 and Morrison Road. Several Scouting units use the park for camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, bike rides, etc. It’s a great resource in a very convenient location, running just east of the hogback that runs along the west side of town along C470.
Park Naturalist Caroline Davis is looking for some help that I believe would make a very nice Eagle Project(s). BCLP runs a Junior Naturalist Camp all summer, and they have 3 or 4 patio tables and benches that need to be refurbished (sanded and sealed). They would also like to build a pergola or some other shade providing structure over the patio they use for classes and other functions. They would like to get the benches taken care of a soon as possible, as there is a risk of splinters and such, and so someone needs to jump on this quickly.
I believe there are other potential projects at the park that could be Eagle projects, and Ms. Davis would be a good contact if you are looking for a project, even if this one does not work for you or your Scouts. You can contact her at 303-697-2548 or cardav@Lakewood.org.
If you need a Service Project or Eagle Scout Project, Denver Water needs some help.
Contact Benjamin Mezger, Recreation Ranger
Need a Merit Badge? Interested in any of the Following?
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
Search and Rescue
Tomorrow at Red Rocks Community College is Merit Badge College. Be there before 7:30 AM to register to see if you can fit into a class.
Many of you may not know who I am; I’m the District Chairman, a volunteer in the Timberline District, Denver Area Council, BSA. (That means I’m in charging of solving problems and helping you help youth.) I’m sorry for interrupting your holidays, but I need a little help, and I have some information you might find helpful.
First though, Thank You, for being a volunteer and making 2016 a Great year for Scouting.
The help issues.
2016 is coming to an end. That end means we have to have our paperwork into the Council office, so we can be rated. More importantly our professional staff promotions and pay are based on these year-end numbers. We need you to double check and make sure you have all of your advancement recorded and into the Council office. Your service hours recorded on My.Scouting.org, and all the youth in your units registered and the paperwork into the Council Office.
Currently, we are 31 youth short of making our year-end membership goal. We know the following units have unregistered youth. Please get them to the council office, ASAP. If you can’t, get the paperwork together, a check for the registrations and someone from the District Committee will come to your home and pick up the paperwork.
Pack 507-maybe 1
There are enough youth not registered on the above list to put us over our goal. Registered means paperwork and money to the council office. If you need help with any of this, again, let us know, and we will get you the help you need.
This is important for the entire district, the council and the national Scouting program. Your help is deeply appreciated in getting this job done.
Second help issue is we are short staffed at the Council Office. If you have an Eagle Scout home for the holidays and getting underfoot or have some free time yourself, give Cheyann Thunberg a call and find out when she can use your help. An hour or two would be fantastic.
Cheyann Thunberg 720 266 2130 Cheyann.Thunberg@Scouting.org
The good news is we are trying to answer your concerns about getting information to you. We’ve put up a Timberline District Webpage with calendar to help you stay current.
If you have an questions, concerns or information you would like to post let me know.
Timberline District Chair
Denver Area Council
720 334 8529
There is a new rule for Timberline District. If you have an Eagle COH like this one you are required to Invite the District Chairman.