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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!

Cub Scout Program Updates

Four main areas of friction and complexity have been identified by the national committee through leader and parent feedback.

  1. Bobcat: having one set of requirements for 1st through 5th grade is ineffective.  The purpose of the Bobcat badge is to introduce Cub Scouts
    to the values of Scouting and how you do that should be different based on the grade you are working with.  We also see it every year, new Den Leaders do not know what to do if they have Cub Scouts who already earned Bobcat and ones who have not.
  2. Cub Scout Adventures are disjointed.  It is not clear why some adventures.  The field wants more elective adventures.
  3. The Webelos program causes a lot of confusion as it doesn’t follow the same pattern as the other ranks of being specific to a grade level.  If Webelos is designed
    to prepare Cub Scouts for Scouts BSA then why does that take two years?
  4. Lastly are awards that are not part of earning a rank.  Youth don’t earn them with some having less than a 1% attachment rate these awards do not drive behavior and any content we hope to have is not getting to the Cub Scout.

Updates to the Cub Scout program can be found here

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 

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!

Beginning January 1, 2024, minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements for the ranks of Scout and Life will take effect. See “Program Updates – Advancement Updates 2024” https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/SBSA-Advancement-Updates-2024-v2.pdf for more details. Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working. Scouts must use the new requirements once they advance to their next rank.

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

See details on Bryan on Scouting Guide

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

Roundtable is for supplemental training, sharing experiences, fellowship, and having fun with other Scout Leaders.  The bi-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.

  • First Thursday of every Month: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting at Fellowship Community Church – 6263 S Parker Rd Centennial, CO 80016
  • First Thursday of even Months: 6:30 – 8:00 PM Roundtable at Fellowship Community Church – 6263 S Parker Rd Centennial, CO 80016
  • First Thursday of odd Months an alternative activity will take place, please come back for details

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

Topic: Commissioner and District Committee meeting

Time: Feb 8, 2024 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84646522232?pwd=alY1bGdlUyt0YUs0eHpPUVNudVByUT09

 

Meeting ID: 846 4652 2232

Passcode: 144642

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

Events & Activities

For the 2024 program calendar please click here

For more information on these activities click here

To access the Council calendar for all events click here

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.

Insurance Resources

Insurance Resources

Insurance Resources