“That ain’t work’n!”

November Roundtable is this coming Thursday, November 2.  In the past we called this the Fireside Chat were we told you what we were going to do.

“That ain’t work’n!”

What we need to know is what YOU want us to do. What are we doing wrong? What do we need to improve? How can we help you? How can we make Scouting better in the Timberline District? What needs to be done on the Council level?

This will be your opportunity to speak to the Timberline Key 3, Steve Yexley, Dana Smerchek and myself along with the Timberline Professionals, Cheyann Thunberg and Tim Purvis. No holds barred, no need to worry, we see this as a way for all of us to get better.

If you have a complaint, let us know. If you need something, let us know. If you think we are messing up, let us know.  Whatever the issue at whatever level in Scouting, let us know!

This will not be you say something and we spend 20 minutes why we are not right. This will be you say something and we write it down.  We learn so we can improve.

Of all the meetings I’ve had since accepting this position, last years “Fireside Chat” was the most informative and the most productive. We changed our direction and focus as a District Committee because of that meeting. We think we are getting better, however we need your feedback to know for sure.

Please come and let us know what we can do to help Timberline District get better, help us learn how we can help you help the youth in our district.

7:00 PM

LDS Church 9227 W Dartmouth Pl, Lakewood, CO 80227

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Jim Moss

Timberline District Chair

Denver Area Council

BSA.Rec.Law@gmail.com

720 334 8529

Timberline District Webpage:  https://timberline-district-bsa.org/

Timberline District Calendar:   https://timberline-district-bsa.org/calendar/

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New App puts a lot of information in your hands!

The myScouting app puts training, rosters and commissioner tools at your fingertips

Scouters, now you can carry more of the tools you need to do your job everywhere Scouting takes you.

The myScouting app, the BSA’s official app to help leaders facilitate the Scouting program, has a refreshed look and all-new features.

The app is free and available now for Android devices (Android 4.4 KitKat or higher), as well as iPhones and iPads (iOS 9.0 or higher). Just search “myScouting” in your device’s app store.

When you open the app, you’ll log in with your myScouting username and password. The app will show you the tools available to you based on your Scouting position.

You’ll see your member ID, how many days remain until your Youth Protection training expires, links to resources and much more.

Other noteworthy features of the myScouting app include:

  • An organization roster so you can see all active adult members registered under your governance — down to the unit level. You can filter by Youth Protection trained status, position trained status and more. You can easily update this information, too, and even call or email directly from your device. And of course you can update your own contact info — address, phone number, email — right in the app as well.
  • A training center that lets you complete Youth Protection training and other online trainings right from your device. You can also view, save and send completed training certificates in the app.
  • Commissioner tools so commissioners can complete unit assessments, track roundtables, and view and track commissioner assignments.
  • Calendar and announcements pages so Key 3 members can share updates with members registered under their governance.
  • A resources page with links to the latest BSA material, such as the Guide to Advancement or Handbook for District Operations.

The new app supports both English and Spanish. There’s also a night-mode feature that darkens the screen — so you won’t keep your spouse awake when you’re working on Scouting late at night.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Please join us for one of the two Boy Scout Leader-specific training sessions to complete your basic training!  It’s always fun and an adventure, regardless of your personal level of outdoor skills.  This course is open to Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Junior Assistant Scoutmasters, Members of Committee, interested parents, and Second-year Webelos Leaders (does not replace Cub Scout BALOO).

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling advancement requirements.
  • Acquire and practice the skills necessary to instruct Scouts in the EDGE method of learning to lead, plan, and carry out successful campouts.
  • Increase leaders’ knowledge of BSA outdoor skills resources.
  • Demonstrate the outdoor skills necessary for basic campouts.

 When and where

October 6 (5:30 pm) to October 8 (noon), 2017, at beautiful Camp Tahosa, 173 Co Rd 96, Ward, CO 80481.

Cost:

$30 for food/supplies, camp fees, and training materials.

 Registration:

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) S11 (g)

Course Director:

Peter Garin; garinlaw@hotmail.com; 303-969-8560

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

Merit Badge College, Saturday April 9, 8:00 AM Red Rocks Community College Lakewood

Need a Merit Badge? Interested in any of the Following?

American Cultures

Animal Science

Chess

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World

Communication

Cooking

Crime Prevention

Disabilities Awareness

Emergency Preparedness

Entrepreneurship

Enviromental Science

Family Life

Fingerprinting

First Aid

Game Design

Geocaching

Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

Law

Leatherwork

Medicine

Nature

Nuclear Science

Personal Management

Public Speaking

Safety

Salesmanship

Scouting Heritage

Search and Rescue

Space Exploration

Sustainability

Sustainability

Traffic Safety

Wood Carving

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.

Journey to Excellence is Starting to Show up On Reports

You can Download the report dated 2/15/17 here: jte_dashboard_report-2-15-17

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Or View a Spreadsheet of the Report Below

Criterion Description Year Month Effective Date Council Number Council Name District Number District Name Determined Measure Value Performance Measure Value Points Level
1 Fundraising Performance 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Meet or exceed dollar goals 3,765 None 0 0
2 Fundraising Manpower 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Meet or exceed manpower goals 0 None 0 0
3 Market Share 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Total members/ TAY 0.0 Percent improved over last year 0.0 0 0
4 Membership Growth 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Membership % growth over prior year 1.1 None 100 2
5 New Member Recruiting 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline New Cub Scouts/ TAY 0.0 Increase in new members 9 75 1
6 Youth Retention 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent youth retained 81.2 Percentage points increase 2.4 200 3
7 Cub Scout Advancement 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent earning at least 1 rank 3.5 Percentage points increase 1.2 75 1
8 Boy Scout Advancement 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent earning at least 1 rank 3.1 Percentage points increase 0.0 25 1
9 Cub Scout Camping 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Cub Scouts camping/ June 30 members 35.7 Percentage points increase 3.2 25 1
10 Boy Scout Camping 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Boy Scouts camping/ June 30 members 67.1 Percentage points increase 10.7 100 3
11 Community Service 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Hours per member 0.2 Hours per member increase 0.0 0 0
12 Unit Retention/Growth 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units retained 99.0 Increase in new units 0.0 200 3
13 Unit Contacts 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units with 6 or more contacts in a year 14.1 None 50 1
14 Unit Performance 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units rated bronze or above 11.1 None 0 0
15 District Committee 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Count of committee members 46 Count of district officers (part of determined measure) 5 200 3
16 Unit Leadership 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent contact leaders trained 41.4 Percentage points increase 2.9 100 1

Alpine Search and Rescue is Offering Backcountry Safety Classes

Alpine Rescue Team’s 2017 Backcountry Safety Series

Join us at our HQ at El Rancho for this new series of free classes and programs. Seating is limited, so register by clicking on the links below.

March 30, 6:30 PM – Backcountry navigation – Learn to use a compass and a map! Limited to 16.

April 6, 6:30 PM – Backcountry navigation – Learn to use a compass and a map! Limited to 16.

May 22, 7:00 PM – Technical Rock Climbing Safety. Limited to 40.

June 15, 7:00 PM – Mountain Biking Safety. Limited to 40.

June 22, 7:00 PM – Tips for Climbing Fourteeners and Other Backcountry Adventures: Lessons learned from the front lines of mountain rescue! Limited to 40.

September 23, all day Annual Alpine Safety Fair

November – TBA – The 10 Essentials, bivouac and emergency procedures, testing emergency kits.

December 7, 7:00 PM – Avalanche Awareness.

RTD’s El Rancho Park n’ Ride is across the street. Please use our lower, dirt lot – DO NOT block the Alpine Rescue Team garage doors.

For More Information or to Register for a Class go Here!