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District Awards Nominations Due 3/19/15
Looking for a way to recognize your friend that just threw a ring into a volcano?
No better way than to thank those Scout leaders than to formally recognize them in front Middle Earth at the 2015 Centennial District Dinner and Awards Ceremony. This is your opportunity to thank all of those leaders that have put in countless hours putting together the finest Scouting programs in the entire Denver Area Council.
All of the awards forms are attached for that special someone in your Scouting unit.
2015 Centennial District Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Scouters of the Centennial District, please join Gandalf, Frodo, Legolas, and the Fellowship of the Ring cast in search of the Centennial District Outstanding Volunteers. The fellowship will begin gathering at 6:00pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laredo Building, 950 Laredo Street, Aurora, CO 80011. Please come dressed in your favorite Middle Earth costume or your Class A Scout Uniform. There will be fun games before dinner.
The highlight of the evening will be the recognition of the Outstanding Volunteers from the Centennial District and the announcement of the Class of 2014 District Award of Merit.
Register here to come celebrate will all of our hard working volunteers
Cost is $15.00. The last day to register is April 7th.
Centennial District Pinewood Derby
Start your engines! It's time for the 11th annual Centennial District Pinewood Derby!
Pinewood Derby will be held, Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Tigers and Wolves (Grades 1 and 2) check in starting at 8:00 am and ends at 9 promptly, races start at 9:30 am.
- Bears and Webelos (Grades 3 and 4) check in starting at noon and ends at 1 promptly, races start at 1:30 pm.
- Best in Show - Must be Registered by 11:30, Awards will be given at 1pm.
Scouts must check their cars in before racing starts to participate.
Entry fee is $5 per car. Register and pay online.
You must register online, however you may pay at the door.
Please check out the Rules of the Road.
Centennial District on Facebook
In our ever-expanding attempts to educate, pass along useful information and reach out to the community, the Centennial District has a Facebook page that can be found here.
Among the things you can find on the Facebook page are:
- Threads for upcoming events and changes in them.
- Useful articles on how to improve your unit, Scouts, or leaders.
- Opportunities to connect with other troops, packs, crews, and teams to find out new ways to improve your unit and coordinate activities.
Have you ever cried out, "Can't I just put all the rank advancement on the web?!" Well now you can! Scouts have a page to update and progress scout advancement. Internet Advancement can be found here.
For information on Internet Advancement you can contact Greg Richards at 303.246.3950.
The Internet Advancement area works best in certain versions of Internet Explorer, works all right in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and has been fighting with Mac users and Safari for a while now. If you find that Internet Advancement and Safari have reconciled their differences please let us know and we will all cheer for their reconciliation as well as update this page.
Opportunities to Serve
There are always ways to serve and be a member of Scouting. At the district level both the training committee and the commissioners are looking for people to help out.
Training people on the committee are needed to help fill out curriculum, find areas that are lacking and help fill them. If you are interested, contact Harold Ponserella.
In the Centennial district there is a need for Unit Serving commissioners. If you would like to help make the units in the area stronger please give Jack Beckman a call at 303.364.5896.
Medicine Pipe Order of the Arrow Chapter Updates
For information about the Centennial District local chapter of Order of the Arrow, Medicine Pipe, please visit this page.
Journey To Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for Councils, Districts, and Units. This program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the mission. Journey to Excellence applications need to be turned in before January 1 in order to be accepted.
This form is due to the commissioner staff no later than December 2015.
To see the requirements of this program, choose one of the following:
For more information about this program or for any questions, please contact your commissioner.
Unit Leaders - New Web Feature To Attract Potential Scouts To Your Unit
BSA has developed a new web feature called "Be A Scout". It uses Google Maps to help parents of potential new Cubs, Boy Scouts, Venture, and Explorer members to find your unit. With this feature, a parent or potential Scout enters their address and it shows the units near them and information about those units.
To make this work, you need to enter the information about your unit that you wish to present. You may enter special information about your unit, meeting times and address, leader's names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses, and other information you wish to show potential new members. You only need to present the information you wish to. Only unit leaders (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisors, Chartered Organization Rep, or Committee Chairman) may enter the information for your unit. Make your unit's information special to attract new Scouts.
See instructions to manage your unit's information. For any questions or technical concerns with this feature, contact the National Service Help Desk at 972.580.2267.
Eagle Scout Information
Ready to earn Scouting's highest honor? Centennial District's Eagle Scout coordinator is Gary Loustalet. He is your starting point and can be reached via email. Most of the forms and basic information you need can be found on the council website.
Senior District Executive