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Council General - AND THE WINNER IS..... Posted Oct. 30, 2014
Congratulations to Todd Holmes of Grand Junction 7th Ward Troop, Team, and Crew 389 for being the first 2015 Charter Renewal completed, signed and delivered! Woo! Hoo! Second in - Pack and Troop 201 Aspen Branch, Congratulations Mike and Lyn Bair!
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Merit Badge Rally Nov 1st and Nov 8th Posted Oct. 17, 2014
Merit Badge Rally is being offered at Rifle High School on Saturday, November 1st and Saturday, November 8th. Fee is $7.00. You MUST complete online event registration to sign up for classes. Online registration is open NOW and closes October 30 or when classes are full. Click on More Info for complete details and class schedule. It is helpful to pick your classes, including alternates, prior to completing the online registration.
More Information Questions - Contact Dave Smith
Council General - Direct Contact Leader Training at MBR Posted Oct. 17, 2014
On Saturday, November 1st during Merit Badge Rally at Rifle High School, we will be offering two Direct Contact Leader courses, Scoutmaster & Assistant SM Position-Specifics, 11-yr old Scout Leader Position-Specifics and Venturing Crew Advisor Position-Specifics. These classes are required for all registered Scoutmasters, 11-yr old Scout Leaders, and Venturing Crew Advisors. YOU MUST BE TRAINED BY JUNE 30, 2015 to continue your membership registraiton for these positions. Register online for the classes NOW under Winter Merit Badge Rally.
More Information Questions - Contact Cindy Looper
Council General - 2015 Recharter Packets are out Posted Oct. 30, 2014
Attention ALL UNITS: Recharter packets have been passed out. Charter Renewal Applications and Annual Charter Agreement are due back to the Council Office November 15th. BSA Membership Registration fees have not changed and remain $24.00 per year for youth members and adult members. Boys' Life magazine subscription fee remains $12.00 per year. LDS units will need to include a check for any Boys' Life subscriptions included in a charter renewal. The annual Charter fee for the unit's Chartered Organization remains at $40.00. If you realize you made an error after submitting your Charter Renewal online, the office can correct any errors.
If you are having troubles with Internet Rechartering, please give me a call during business hours or stop by the office and I am available and ready to help.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Eagle Scout Scholarships APPLY NOW Posted Oct. 3, 2014
Attention ALL Eagle Scouts; The window to apply for the 2015 National Eagle Scout Association scholarships is now OPEN! You have three months to submit your application; deadline is December 31, 2014. Winners will be contacted by July 15, 2015. Follow the link to the NESA website for complete details.
More Information Questions - Contact Gail Atkinson
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.
More Information Questions - Contact Leland Johnsen
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