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Council General - New SOAR Summer Camp Website Posted Dec. 8, 2014
The new Spirit of Adventure Ranch (SOAR) website is active. Check it out as you make plans for 2015 Summer Camp. Many additions and improvements have been made to camp but we did not change the magic of having our own Camp in Western Colorado! Look at and share BSASOAR.com
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Year End Reminders to ALL Units Posted Dec. 19, 2014
Just a reminder to all units of a few things that need to completed by 12/31/2014.
INTERNET RECHARTERING - your members expire 12/31/2014, be sure to renew their membership using by submitting your charter renewal online by 12/31/2014.
INTERNET ADVANCEMENT - be sure to post all rank, merit badges and awards earned during 2014 through Internet Advancement online by 12/31/2014.
If you have any questions, please give us a call.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Virtual Roundtable - Help is here Posted Dec. 8, 2014
Join the new forum of adult volunteers from all over Western Colorado. Get quick answers, look fo new ideas, share best practices, or open a new conversation about Scouting. New and tenured volunteers have created an online virtual roundtable to make every meeting for our Scouts better.
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Direct Contact Leader Training Posted Dec. 11, 2014
New for 2015 Direct Contact Leaders in a unit are required to be trained in Leader Position-Specifics. What does this mean? Adults in a Pack who are the Cubmaster or a Den Leader, must complete Leader Position-Specific training for thier scouting position online through MyScouting.org before they can be registered, this is effective 1/1/2015. For Troop and up, Scoutmasters, 11-yr old Scout Leaders, Varsity Scout Coaches, and Venturing Crew Advisors have until 6/30/2015 to attend their Leader Position-Specific Training and Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills. And as always, Youth Protection Training must be current through your membership period. Please remember applications received without Youth Protection Training will not be processed until this training is completed. We are working hard with each district to get this message out to leaders and to have plenty of training opportunities available for Troop and up leaders to fulfill this requirement. Watch your email for training news in the coming months.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Merit Badge Rally Results are IN Posted Dec. 11, 2014
Merit Badge Rally Troop Blue Cards are 100% in! Troop Advancement Chairs can download and print the Troop Blue Cards for each badge to record the progress for scouts in their Troop. Scouts will need to continue work on partials and can contact the counselor who taught the class or contact a counselor on the approved list of counselors to finish a badge.
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - National Order of the Arrow Conference Posted Oct. 3, 2014
2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow! Come join us for a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to celebrate the Centennial at Michigan State University, July 31 to August 10, 2015!
More Information Questions - Contact Jack Albright
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.
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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