Welcome to the Arapahoe District
Build Character In Your Community Through Colorado Gives Day
Youth need the Scouting program now more than ever. With your investment on Colorado Gives Day, the Denver Area Council can continue to prepare young men and women to embrace and live by a code of integrity, character, and honorable conduct - all timeless values that build strong leaders.
Colorado Gives Day is a statewide initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day will take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. To schedule your donation today go to www.ColoradoGives.org/DenverAreaCouncilBSA and help support Scouting in your community.
Gearing Up For Charter Renewal
Download your 2016 guide here.
New Scout Wrap-Up!
Order materials right here for buddy cards and posters.
Growing Your Pack in 2015!
Need Help with your Troop & Crew Open House?
Cub Scout Leadership Symposium - See You Next Year!
Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for units, districts and councils. This program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve Scouting's mission.
Review and use the form early in the year as a way to plan and ensure you are offering and running an effective program. Complete and turn in the form by the end of December.
Here are the requirements of the corresponding unit types: pack, troop, crew, and team.
For more information about this program or for any questions, please contact your commissioner.
Roundtable is a monthly meeting that occurs on the first Thursday of the month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Building at 9800 Foothills Canyon Blvd. in Highlands Ranch for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing Leadership. Roundtable start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and typically ends at 8:30 p.m.
You can download the last month's handouts here:
October RT Flyers
At December 3rd Roundtable, there will be a breakout session for the 2016 Family Investment in Character Unit IC Coordinator Training at 7:15 pm. Each unit should have their Unit IC Coordinator attend to review the unit's presentation date, Unit IC Coordinator contact information, set their goal, and review the PCI Compliance. Please rsvp to this event by clicking here.
Use the most up-to-date method for entering your unit's advancement, including ranks, merit badges and other awards. Internet Advancement allows you to enter and submit advancement and run reports online directly to and from the council. Doing so ensures greater accuracy and faster submissions.
Review the Internet Advancement presentation to learn how you can take advantage of this great resource.
The District Chair is the top volunteer Scouting leader of the district, whose job is to motivate a talented team of people. They preside at district committee meetings and represent the district on the council executive board. They are responsible for the membership, program, and finance functions of the district.
The District Commissioner is the quality control officer who recruits, trains, and leads a staff of Commissioners who coach adult leaders of every unit to succeed. The District Commissioner is responsible for the unit service function of the district. Unit Online Tools
Retention Mission Statement:
The retention mission of the commissioner corps is best achieved by providing an adequate number of trained unit commissioners who provide a link to district committee resources in support of a quality unit program.
The District Professional is your best Scouting friend and counselor--the full-time professional in the district. He or she is employed by the council and works under the direction of the council Scout Executive. The District Professional welcomes all suggestions & knows that you will need close cooperation to get the job done through volunteers.
Find us on Facebook and Twitter
We are continuously improving our communication to the volunteers of the Arapahoe District and Facebook and Twitter are good ways to improve! Go to Arapahoe District Facebook page at www.facebook.com/araphoedistrict to like our page and visit our Twitter @arapahoedist to get the latest information from us!