The John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship

The John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship was established by John and Marjorie Madden to ensure the highest quality and continuity of staff members for the Greater Colorado Council camps. The scholarship is awarded annually to selected BSA-registered members of camp staff who meet all the requirements. Merit-based consideration is given for camp service, community involvement, demonstrated academic ability, creativity of service, leadership opportunities, and personal initiative.

Applicants must be employed as a Greater Colorado Council camp staff member at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley for at least two summers, one of which must be the summer immediately preceding the application. Scholars are required to work each summer during their scholarship. Both applicants and Scholars must have a semester Grade Point Average of 2.85 or greater and Scholars are required to perform 20 hours of community service a year outside of the BSA.
The Madden Guidelines explain the requirements. In addition, checklists are available to assist in making sure all documents are submitted.

How to Apply

Madden Merit Scholarship New Applicant Forms

To apply for the John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship, complete the Application Packet, and submit it to the Greater Colorado Council, Madden Committee by Friday, November 10, 2023, at 5:00 pm. Interviews for applicants who meet all the requirements will be held in person on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

Madden Merit Scholarship Continuing Scholar Forms

Qualifying Bonus Management Positions

As per the Madden Guidelines that have been provided to all Scholars and to all new applicants, these are positions that will qualify for an additional bonus of $1,000 per year. These positions will need to be applied for yearly, are competitive in nature, and ae not guaranteed from year to year. These positions and bonuses are not retroactive. The bonus is awarded yearly for the positions listed below and only for that summer camp season.

2023 Qualifying Management Positions (payable for the fall 2023 & spring 2024 academic semesters)

  • MSR Program Director
  • MSR Assistant Program Directors
  • MSR Health Officers
  • MSR Aquatics Director

For more information on qualifying positions, please contact the Camping Director at 720.266.2143