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Centennial District

The Greater Colorado Council – Centennial District serves the following school districts: Aurora Public School, Bennett School District, Byers School District, Cherry Creek School District, Deer Trail School District, and the Strasburg School District. Please visit BeAScout.org to find the Scouting Unit nearest you!

Investment in Character

What is an Investment in Character?

The Investment in Character Campaign is the largest contributor to the Greater Colorado Council’s annual budget, and it is used to support important program elements such as camping facilities, volunteer training, professional staff, registration assistance, camperships, and much more. All money raised in this campaign stays local (within our district) and goes back into supporting your unit. Investment in Character presentations are a way to ensure that every family has an opportunity to give.

To learn more about Investment in Character and what a presentation might look like, please watch this short video from the 2021 Campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrvAD0WXIPU&feature=youtu.be 

Please click the button below to schedule your unit’s Investment in Character Presentation! (note: schedule a date that is before April 30)

Insurance Resources

The Greater Colorado Council is proud to be able to provide insurance coverage to its registered members and leaders.  Liability insurance protection is afforded to those who donate the use of their facilities for Scouting activities. Certificates of insurance can be provided to the property owner in most cases upon request. All requests must be in writing, and submitted at least 2 weeks in advance using this form.

Rank Requirements

Scouts and Scouters should follow the requirements as written on this page on Scouting.org. Check out this guide from Bryan On Scouting!

Cub Scout Cyber Chip is being retired and being replaced with Protect Yourself Rules. See details Here!

Scouting BSA changes to rank advancement – Tenderfoot to First Class: Beginning August 1, 2022, minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements regarding outdoor ethics for the ranks of Scout through Star will take effect. Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working, or they may choose to use the new requirements. Scouts must use the new requirements once they advance to their next rank. On January 1, 2023, all Scouts must use only the new requirements. ​Specific changes to be coming soon.

For merit badges, use this link to ensure you have the latest and greatest..

See details on Bryan on Scouting Guide

GCC Office Closed Dates

  • Feb 20 – Presidents Day
  • Apr 7 – Good Friday

Recruitment Info

Exciting news!  We are moving to dynamic Recruiting which allows year year-round  Recruitment.  Dynamic Recruiting Link

If you are in need of Recruitment materials, please use this link

Please reach out to Brian Bell or Katie Day if you believe there are untapped locations for new scouts!

District Meetings

Roundtables – First Thursday Each Month

Roundtable is for supplemental training, sharing experiences, fellowship, and having fun with other Scout Leaders.  The monthly Roundtable meeting provides program ideas, Scout skills, information on policy and updates, upcoming events, training opportunities, structure suggestions, resources and best practices for all Scouting Units.

Modified Schedules for each meeting. Please contact the appropriate District Leadership Chair for more information.

  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM Roundtable at Regis Jesuit High School Boys Campus 6300S Lewiston Way – room 174, Aurora, CO 80016

We want to accommodate your questions and concerns for the success of the district. Let us know what you’d like to have discussed in Roundtable meetings. Click this link to fill out a short survey.

District Committee Meetings – Second Thursday Each Month

The District Committee meeting is where District volunteers plan upcoming activities and organize service to units seeking additional assistance. Any volunteer willing to collaborate with other volunteers to push positive Scouting throughout Centennial District is welcomed & encouraged to attend.

In person at Lord of the Hills Lutheran Church

Link to both meetings Here

  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM Commissioner’s Meeting
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm District Committee Meeting

District Events & Activities

For the 2023 program calendar please click here

For more information on these activities click here 

Centennial District Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards

Do you have an outstanding adult in your Pack, Troop, Crew, Post, or in the District?  Have they contributed extra work, time, effort or ideas? Are you and/or the youth proud of what they have accomplished?  Then now is the time to nominate that person for any of the following Centennial District awards:

We will recognize our Volunteers at our Annual Recognition Event , 23 February, 2023.

Please have nominations in by 23 January, 2023 to larsonkim303@gmail.com

Merit Badge Opportunities

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Centennial District Pinewood Derby

Please mark your calendars for the Centennial District Pinewood Derby which will take place on April 15th and the Aurora Town Mall.

Car registration will begin at 10AM while races start at noon.

This event is open to all cub scouts!

Please check back for registration and other details to come in the following weeks.

District Resources

Five Star Program can be found here!

District Leadership

Centennial Volunteer Leadership
For more information on how to get involved at the District Level, please contact the District Chair or District Commissioner.

Centennial District Staff

  • District Executive – Brian Bell | (720) 827-3161 | brian.bell2@scouting.org
  • District Executive – Katie Day | (361) 834-0408 | katie.day@scouting.org

Questions or Comments

Any questions or comments about the Centennial District may be directed to district staff listed above.