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Council General - 2014 Rendezvous Oct 4 Posted Aug. 27, 2014
Join us at the Gunnison State Wildlife Area for an action packed Rendezvous!!!
October 3-5, 2014. $10 registration. Dinner provided Saturday evening only. Please bring food for all other meals. Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers are invited.
More Information Questions - Contact Walt Cranor
Council General - Air Force vs Navy Game, October 4 Posted Aug. 15, 2014
Check your school calendar as some districts start Fall Break the first weekend in October which makes it a perfect time to plan a trip to CO Springs to tour the Air Force Academy and see the Air Force vs Navy game. There could be close to 1,500 scouts in attendance on game day! Unheard of pricing for Scouts. Leaders, siblings, and parents, $22.00 Lower Level seats that include a commemorative Scout Day patch, post-game camp out at the stadium, and access to hiking trails and cadet chapel.
Order your tickets by phone or online, http://bit.ly/1kzvzLH, USE PROMO CODE: SCOUT. Be sure to say you are with Western Colorado Council when ordering your tickets. Seats are limited, so order today!
More Information Questions - Contact Eric Vasquez
Council General - Council Wide Leadership Retreat, Oct 10 Posted Sep. 10, 2014
WCC is hosting our first Council Wide Leadership Retreat, October 10-12, at SOAR. Cost is $55.00 per person and there is a maximum of 40 spots, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers from the Council, District, and/or Unit level are invited to attend. LGL Leadership has agreed to help facilitate our sessions. We are looking to find ways to better serve our volunteers and to get your input on the direction of WCC going forward. Let's work together To Build Leaders Of Character Using Our Magnificent Colorado Outdoors While Having Fun! Sign-up NOW!
More Information Questions - Contact Mark Switzer
Council General - Denver After Dark, October 17 Posted Sep. 10, 2014
The Denver Area Council presents Denver After Dark! This event will be held from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, Friday night through Saturday morning, October 17 - 18, 2014. This fun and exciting all night adventure aims to provide youth with a glimpse into careers that happen after the regular 9 am to 5 pm shift. Participants must be age 14 and up as of 10/17/2014. Space is limited to the first 200 youth registered. Register today through Denver Area Council!
More Information Questions - Contact Bob Amick
Council General - 2015 Recharter just around the corner Posted Sep. 10, 2014
Attention ALL UNITS: Recharter packets will go out in October, be sure to get all your new youth and adult applications in prior to October so we can do all the data entry for you prior to receiving your packet. You may want to review your unit roster (you can access a current roster through Internet Advancement or by requesting one from the council office, just send me an email). Online Recharter is always due in November as the charter expires 12/31 each year. Rechartering is super easy if all you have to do is remove people who are no longer active.

Any applications for scouts and/or leaders who join after you submit your recharter online still need to be sent to our office as soon as possible so the youth and leaders can be registered for the remainder of the 2014 charter year. They will automatically be added to the 2015 charter as the applications are received.

BSA Membership Registration fees have not changed and remain $24.00 per year for youth members and adult leader members. This fee is pro-rated at $2.00 per month so if a youth or adult joins in September, the fee for the remainder of the 2014 charter year is $8.00. The unit committee can decide if they will collect the remainder of the 2014 charter year of $8.00 and the upcoming 2015 charter year fee of $24.00 for a total of $32.00 registration fee when the youth joins in September. No matter how the unit collects the remainder of this year fee and the next year fee, just be sure someone in the unit, usually the Treasurer, keeps records of who paid what so there is no confusion when rechartering rolls around.

The Boys' Life subscription fee remains $12.00 per year and this fee is also pro-rated, so if a youth joins in September, the fee for the remainder of the 2014 charter year is $4.00. Just remember to make sure the box for Boys' Life is clearly marked on the application. If a youth is receiving Boys' Life in 2014, then the online recharter will have that youth marked as a Yes to receive the magazine in 2015. The unit can make changes to magazine subscriptions online during the rechartering process.

The annual Charter fee for the unit's Chartered Organization remains at $40.00.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Internet Advancement is REQUIRED Posted May. 7, 2014
If you are not currently using Internet Advancement to post your scouts advancements, you need to begin right away. Please send me an email for account set-up instructions, and for your unit id number. Unit account set-up is easy and only takes a few minutes. When you post your advancements through Internet Advancement, you no longer need to send any paperwork to the council office. Since we have the capability to view reports from an administrative side, if any advancement comes into question, we will be able to look at the report. There are several additional reports available to you that you can view and print from Internet Advancement; Unit Roster, Unit Advancement Report, Member Summary, previous Unit Advancment Reports, and you can print temporary membership cards. If you like, come by my office for a quick tutorial or you can schedule a date with me to come to District Roundtable for training.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - 2015 23rd World Scout Jamboree, Japan Posted Jan. 16, 2014
A Spirit of Unity is the 2015 World Scout Jamboree theme. WSJ will be held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan from July 28, 2015 to August 8, 2015. The Western Region contingent is now accepting applications. Eligible participants must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America as a Boy Scout or Venturer and have been born between July 28, 2001 and July 27, 1997. If you are interested in attending as a youth or as adult staff, please contact Leland Johnsen for details.
More Information Questions - Contact Leland Johnsen