The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
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.
Recharter Is Coming Soon
Recharter is due Feb 5. That means that the time to be thinking about what needs to happen for Recharter would be right about now. There are some important details that you need to be aware of in order to be ready.
- All leaders need to be trained in order for Recharter. Don't know what training you need to be considered trained? Go to the training area where there is a list broken down by position so you know what you need to get before recharter.
- Recharter has to be complete and without error before it is considered completed.
- There is a mandatory Re-Charter kickoff that must be attended by the Re-Charter Coordinator on Jan 4. The meeting will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 3201 S Flanders St, Aurora CO 80013 at 7PM.
- Changes in adult leaders will not be possible while Recharter is going on so if any people have not been updated, have the person currently listed in the position sign off on the item.
For full details on Recharter and a timeline of how Recharter will be provided soon.
We all need training whether as old or new leaders. Super Saturday is great place to get it done. Super Saturday will be the 24th of January. Don't get stuck without training for recharter. Please visit the Activites area of the webpage or the calendar to get additional details.
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.
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 the page.
Webelos Winter Weekend X
Webelos! Come and learn how it is done. Registration is now open!
WWW X - Celebrating 10 years
Cost for WWW X is $12, Early register is before November 1 and the early bird discount price with your paid registration is $7.00. On November 1, 2014 the full amount of $12 takes effect. After that date, campsite nor patches can be guaranteed. In addition, the Centennial District is asking for all registrations for Webelos Weekend to be paid in full before check-in.
Webelos! If you want to come to WWW X but don't have a hosting troop, come to Webelos Village 2.0 at WWW X; the place for unsponsored Webelos Scouts. You can come on Saturday and participate in all the events during the day, even stay late for campfire if you want, and still be home in a warm bed that night. We will try and place you with some Boy Scouts for the day to help guide and teach along the way. Cost is the same, check in at HQ Saturday morning from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Remember, these Webelos will need to bring their own food for the day, and do not forget your 10 essentials, including your water bottles.
It is highly recommended that you download and read the Leaders' Guide.
571-899 Main Street
Byers, CO 80103
Directions: Drive east on Interstate 70 for 26 miles past E470. Take the US-36 E exit 316 toward Byers. Turn left on US-36. Go north for about 3/4 mile and turn left into Quint Valley.
Winter Survival Experience - 2015 Centennial District Klondike Derby
Does your unit have what it takes to thrive in the cold!
Troop/Team/Crews and Adult Leaders join us at Camp Tahosa - Saturday, January 30 - January 31, 2015
For more information contact: Daniel Donnolly, Star Scout, Troop 148 303.681.7696
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.
Join Night Sign Up
The Centennial District is planning on having its best Fall recruitment season EVER!! Take a minute to fill out the online form and remember - neatness counts. What you type in is what you will receive.
A minimum of 24 business hours are needed to get flyers printed and ready for you. What does this mean? If you submit the request on Friday evening, your Join Night flyers will be ready the following Tuesday morning.
Questions? Please contact Ryan Thompson or Michael McManus or in the council office and we'll find the answer.
Medicine Pipe Chapter Updates
For information about the Medicine Pipe chapter of the Order of the Arrow, 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 2014.
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.
To see the 2015 requirements of this program, choose one of the following: Pack, Troop, Crew, Team, and Ship.
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