The Greater Colorado Council – Frontier District serves the Denver County and Denver Public Schools and is home to some of the best Scout Troops in Colorado.
District Meetings will be held in person if possible. Monthly invitations go to the unit leadership. Contact your unit leaders (cubmaster, scoutmaster, advisor, or committee chair) for an invitation to the meeting.
Frontier District Roundtables are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden. The district Roundtable is open to all unit leaders and adults looking for resources to bring back to their unit.
Frontier District Committee Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm via zoom. The district committee is composed of community resources to support units. Leaders from the district ensure that Frontier provides key resources and important programs for Scouts and leaders. Chartering Organization Representatives are automatically members of the District Committee and are encouraged to attend monthly committee meetings. All other members of the committee are elected yearly.
Frontier District Commissioner Staff Meetings Commissioner meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., via zoom. The Mission of the Frontier District Commissioner Staff is to facilitate discussion and provide resources to units. This group of experts operate as unit development consultants. They are charged with contacting unit leadership on a monthly basis just to see how things are going. Unit leaders should get to know their commissioner and seek their advice.
Frontier District Committee Staff: Flow chart of District Structure
District Committee Leadership:
District Chairman – Brian Brown Phone: 303-746-7858 The district chair is responsible for the successful operation of all the committees of the district. He provides leadership to the committee chairs and ensures full, functioning committees.
District Commissioner – CJ Mays, Phone: 303.748.1023
District Executive- Sara Willard, Phone: 720.903.6899, text or call.
Activities & Civic Services Chair – J.D. Leonard Phone: 303.960.5723. The district helps units to coordinate events and activities. In addition to having district-sponsored events, units are encouraged to sponsor their own events and invite units from around the district to participate.
Frontier District Day Camp Director – Monique Pacheco
Health & Safety Champion – Scottie Snyder Every Scout leader strives to provide fun-filled programs. The safety of those programs is imperative. District health and safety resources were created to help ensure that activities are conducted in accordance with BSA guidelines. The district offers training and counseling in such topics as, The Guide to Safe Scouting, Safety Afloat, Climb on Safely, Bicycle Safety, and Swim Defense.
Advancement & Recognition Chair – Greg Holt The district advancement program provides youth and adults the knowledge and skills necessary to have a great unit advancement program. We counsel and train leadership on record keeping, merit badge counseling techniques, and the requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout Team – Greg Holt
Camping & Outdoors Chair – Gary Hoffmann In addition to promoting camping programs, the camping committee also tracks trends in summer camp attendance and provides input into the operation of the summer camping facilities.
Training Chair -Greg Holt – Training courses are developed to provide all levels of knowledge for unit operations. This ranges from the youth member who has been elected as a patrol leader for the first time, to the Scoutmaster with 20 years of experience. Training is essential! Learning best practices makes better leaders!
Cub Scout Training – vacant
Scouts BSA Training – Greg Holt
Youth Protection Training (YPT) – Greg Holt
Troop Committee Challenge – Greg Holt
Order of the Arrow Advisor – Tim Brackett
Membership Chair – Darren Hobbs
Webelos to Scout Chair – Darren Hobbs
Finance Chair – Vacant Volunteers wanted
Family Investment in Character – Vacant Volunteers wanted
Popcorn Chair -Vacant, Volunteers wanted
Camp Cards – Vacant, Volunteers wanted
District Commissioner – CJ Mays, Phone: 303.748.1023
Scouts BSA Roundtable – vacant, Volunteers wanted
Asst. Scouts BSA Roundtable – vacant, Volunteers wanted
Cub Scout Roundtable – vacant, Volunteers wanted
District Volunteers Wanted
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to help at a Scouting event where your own youth were not directly involved?
Do you believe in the magical spirit of Scouting?
Is Scouting a way of life, not just an extra-curricular activity?
Do you find that the busier you are, the more you really get done?
Are you ready to share your Scouting experiences with others?
If you answered yes to any one of the above questions, you might have the qualities of a District Committee Volunteer. To find out more about how you can share your talent and goodwill with the district contact the District Committee Leadership!
Looking for Fillable Applications? Download the Adult and Youth Fillable PDFs
District Annual Activities
Klondike – happens in February – Golden Gate State Park
Earth Day Clean Up – 4/22/23 8am – Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Cub Scout Day Camp – 6/2/23 4pm – 8pm & 6/3/23 8am – 6pm – Odom Farm
Camporee – 10/6 – 10/8/23 – McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley
SAFETY! Our new Frontier District Safety Champion is Scottie Snyder. Each unit should appoint a safety champion, or make arrangements to have a safety moment before each unit meeting or event.
Find Safety moment resources here (BSA safely link)
NEW! District 5 Star Units
5 Star Units are eligible for Free Rank
The official Greater Colorado Council recognition program is for Units that operate effectively and provide a quality program for their members throughout the year. Every unit that earns the Five Star Rating will receive free badges of rank for all its unit members. To receive the Five-Star Rating a unit must complete 5 steps in a row. If you happen to miss a step, you can immediately start qualifying again with the next one.
These are the 5 steps to be completed:
1. Hold a Family Investment in Character presentation by April 30th of the current year.
2. *Participate in a Summer Resident Camp, High Adventure Program, Cub Scout Day/Resident Camp, Colorado Adventure Point, or Summer Camp by July 31st of the current year. (Note: Troops & Crews must attend a GCC camp this year or commit to the next year – supporting your local council camps at least every other year).
3. Submit a Unit Program Calendar and Fall Recruitment Plan before July 31st, of the current year. (The calendar for the upcoming Scouting year: August to July).
4. *Participate in a Denver Area Council Fundraiser by October 31st, of the current year.
5. Complete the entire online Charter Renewal process before December 31st of the current year. Once you’ve completed Recharter on time your unit is eligible for free badges of rank. (The Recharter must be submitted, approved, and paid for in full).
Note: All units that completed the 2023 Rechartering process before December 31st, 2022, are currently considered Five Star Units for 2022 and qualify for free rank advancements. To keep the 5 Star Unit Status, they must continue to complete the steps listed above. All other units must start completing steps to qualify for 2023.
*Please discuss options and flexibility with your unit commissioner or district executive.
Questions and Comments
Any questions or comments about the Frontier District may be directed to Sara Willard, Phone: 720.903.6899, text or call.