Welcome to the Arapahoe District
Summer camp is approaching and it is continually important to allow a Scout the oppurtunity to pay their own way to camp, after all, "...A Scout is Thrifty...." 80% of youth that attend camp this summer will be in Scouting again next year. 60% of youth that do not attend summer camp will not be in Scouting in the fall. Camp Cards are an oppurtunity for a youth to pay their own way to summer camp, $5 a card.
Lots of new and exciting things are happening this year with camp cards. You can earn up to $2.50 per card to your unit as a fundraiser. Send one member of your unit, hopefully a Camp Card Chair or Fundraising Chair, and earn an extra $.50 per card commission for your unit. Click on the Kick-off below that you are able to attend to RSVP.
North Kick-Off: Tuesday, February 11th,6:30pm - 7:30pm, Ranum Middle School, 2401 W 80th Ave
South Kick-Off: Wednesday, February 12th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, LDS Yale and Monaco Building, 2710 S. Monaco Pkwy
Companies currently participating in the Camp Card are: Bass Pro Shop,Sport Clips, CiCi's Pizza, Brunswick Bowl, Coleman, Elitches, USA Airport Parking, and more to come.....
To learn more about Camp Cards and the new and exciting changes that are happening this year please check out the Denver Area Council's Camp Card page.
If you would haven't had a chance to sign up for summer camp, but would like your unit to attend, please check out the Denver Area Council Camping site.
Come participate in the 2014 Denver Area Council Scout Show. Scout Show is your chance to spend a day with 15,000 of your closest Scouting friends. The 2014 Scout Show will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 10am - 4pm at the National Western Stock Show Complex Hall of Education.
Scout Show is an expo-type experience where your Scouting unit is encouraged to host a booth, and come and check out what other Scouting packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships are doing in the Denver area. The theme for 2014 is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and should be an exciting one. We are kicking off our 2nd century of Scouting and we hope all participate.
Register your Scouting Unit for a 2014 Scout Show Booth Here.
To learn more about Scout Show, please check out the Denver Area Council Scout Show page.
Arapahoe District Dinner
Please join us as this is a special night for volunteers in the Arapahoe District filled with recognition, fellowship, and inspiration. We will be presenting Outstanding Scouter Awards selected by each unit, the Footsteps of the Founder Award, the Spirit of Polaris Award, the John Boyle Community Award and the District Award of Merit, the highest award a District can present to a volunteer.
Each unit (pack, troop, team or crew) has the opportunity to select adults to receive the Arapahoe District Outstanding Scouter Award. This is your chance to publicly thank individuals who have given their time and efforts to make scouting successful within your unit. Please make sure that those selected, and their guests, will be attending the dinner where they will be honored as Outstanding Scouters. No notification will be sent out to Outstanding Scouter Recipients.
Cost is $15 per guest. A unit may consider paying for the cost of their Outstanding Scouter recipients. Reservations are required. Please no walk-in's at this event!
If Outstanding Scouter registrations are received after February 28, their name tags will not be guaranteed to be available by the dinner.
2014 District Pinewood Derby
Get ready for the 15th annual Arapahoe District Pinewood Derby Championships!
Register for the 2014 Arapahoe District Pinewood Derby
This is an optional event intended to enhance your pack program, with an admission fee of $8.00 per Scout to help cover the costs of the event. Your pack may elect to pay this fee for your participants, and all fees will be collected on or before Race Day, before the Scout is eligible to race.
Please see the accompanying “Rules of the Road” for the for the Arapahoe District Pinewood Derby Championships.
Eligibility: Each pack in the district can send their top 2 racers from each rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Jr. Webelos and Sr. Webelos). It is recommended that each Pack designate an alternate for each rank, in case the 1st or 2nd place racer cannot attend.
Good luck and have fun!
Investment in Character
It is time to tell us your plans for your 2014 Investment in Character presentation. Please let us know when we could come to your Pack Blue and Gold or Troop Court of Honor between December and March. We thank you for letting us share the story of scouting and for your personal support of scouting in our community.
Tell us when your 2014 Investment in Character presentation date is here.
We appreciate your assistance in this important district request.
Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the new performance recognition program for Councils, Districts, and Units. This new program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the mission. This form is due at the November roundtable. You will have time to make any adjustments through February 2014.
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.
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.
Do you have a Join Night coming up? By filling out and submitting the Join Night Information form, the district membership team will prepare flyers for you, provide stickers, yard signs, buddy cards, and other materials for you. Neatness counts on this form. What you type in will be what you see on your materials. We can also provide assistance running your join Scouting night!
If you need assistance or more information, contact James Dockter, Scot Fuller, Tobin Truslow or their assistant JoLynne at 303.455.5522.
Sr. District Executive
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We are continuesly 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!