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.
Recruitment efforts take place throughout the year. Gateway District Scouting units conduct a coordinated effort to enroll new members to join Scouting in the Spring. The Spring Recruitment effort focuses on recruiting boys that are K through 4th Grades, but is not limited to that.The Boy Scouts recruit 5th-11th grade young men and Venturing recruits 8th grade young men and women between ages 13-20.
These recruiting events are put on by Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews throughout the local community. Studies have shown that families/youth prefer to attend meetings at their school, and in their neighborhood. This will help ensure that every youth is invited to join Scouting.
Our main objective is to give multiple joining opportunities to ensure that every youth is invited to join Scouting and to fulfill our promise to new Scouts for a great Scouting program.
An important part of the Scouting program is getting outdoors! This is where you solidify the character that you have been teaching the youth. Simply said Scouting isn't Scouting...without the outing. With that being said, I wanted to shoot out a reminder that it is not too late to sign up for Summer Camp, and we have programs for every age level of Scouting! Sessions are rapidly filling up so sign up today.
Gateway District Twilight Camp - The Gateway District Twilight Camp will be held on June 11 - 14th from 3:00pm - 8:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alkire building (72nd and Ward Rd, across the street from the Apex Building). Camp planning is under way and we are going to have an awesome Jungle Theme. Gateway's Twilight camp is the only camp in the Denver Area Council that offers swimming, and also included BB Guns, Archery, Scout Crafts, and much, much more. Please sign up your boys today. If you are interested in helping make the Gateway Twilight Camp the best in the council, please contact Wendy Edwardson or Heather Graf. We are looking for volunteers to help from age 14+. We will be signing off for sercvice hours for youth.
2013 Gateway District Webelos Weekend - This will be the 37th year that the Gateway District will be offering Webelos Weekend. We will have 600 Scouts and Scouters up at Tahosa High Adventure base on May 31st - June 2nd. Webelos Weekend is a time for Webelos and their parents to get a feel for the differences betweeen Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. This is one of the best oppurtunities for Webelos 1s and 2s to experience Boy Scouting at its fullest.
Magness Adventure Camp (Cub Scouts) - Magness Adventure Base is a 3 Day, 2 Night camp for Cub Scouts and their Families. It is held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and runs through 12 sessions over the summer. Sign up for yourself or your Den/Pack to have a fun Cub Scout Experience. Whether you are looking to shoot BB Guns, Archery, Wrist Rockets, are have fun with the paddle boats at the lake, Magenss is a chance to experience the outdoors in a FUN CUB SCOUT Way.
Camp Cris Dobbins (Peaceful Valley) - Camp Chris Dobbins is the Denver Area Council's premier Merit Badge Camp, with visitors from all around the world. Camp Chris Dobbins is a dining hall camp, where all the food will be cooked, and the boys go through different Merit Badges courses throughout the week to help them on their trek to Eagle Scout. Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch includes such stand outs as Horses, Scuba Diving, Shotguns, Rifles, Cinematography, and many other Scout crafts, and Eagle required merit badges.
Camp Cortlandt Dietler (Peaceful Valley) - Camp Dietler is the patrol method camp in the Denver Area Council. At Camp Dietler, you get to experience more of a back country camp, as your patrols in your troops will prepare their own meals as well as participate in activities together as a patrol. Some of the unique things that you will experience at Camp Dietler are the Metal Working Merit Badge.
Tahosa (Boy Scouts) - Camp Tahosa is one of the ultimate High Adventure Bases in Scouting. At just under 9000 ft off the Peak to Peak High in Ward Colorado, there is everything to offer at Camp Tahosa from our fly fishing classes called Hooked on Tahosa, to Back Country Backpacking trips, COPE Courses, and our Big Horn Leadership Development Course. Camp Tahosa is for all Boy Scouts and Venturing age youth.