Council General - Internet Recharter starts Nov 1st Posted Oct. 17, 2016
Be Prepared for the 2017 Charter Renewal. Request your unit roster from the council office, verify all current members are listed on this roster. If anyone is missing, send their application to the council office right away. Make an appointment to have council help you get your Charter Renewal done over the phone or in person at my office. Charter Renewals are due December 31st, it's time to start getting ready now!
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Three Rivers General - New Castle Food Drive Posted Sep. 23, 2016
Cub Scout Pack 221, New Castle, CO is planning to set a world record! The Pack has received authorization from the Guinness Book of World Records to try to establish a world record for the most food donated by a community in 24 hours, per capita. The attempt will begin on Saturday, November 12 at 1pm, ending 24 hours later at 1pm on Sunday, November 13 at the final collection point in front of the New Castle City Market. Scouts will be canvassing neighborhoods distributing bags the weekend prior to the event, and return to collect the full bags on Nov 12 & 13. New Castle has a current population of 4,500, and the goal is to collect at least 14,000 pounds of food for the local Lift Up food bank. This effort builds on five years of successful food drives by the Cub Scouts. Since 2012 they have collected an increasingly large number of donations each year during the second weekend of November. The Pack will be assisted by Boy Scout Troop 221 as well as numerous adult volunteers. If you would like to assist please contact John Harcourt. Pack 221 challenges any Cub Scout Pack, any Boy Scout Troop, any town to top their efforts! Good Luck everyone!
  Questions - Contact John Harcourt
Council General - NEW Scout Shop Hours 10am to 6pm Mon-Fri Posted Oct. 17, 2016
Our new Scout Shop hours will be Mon-Fri, 10am to 6pm. This time change only applies to the Scout Shop. We hope the new hours accommodate our families and volunteer's busy schedules. The hours for the Scout Service Center will remain the same, Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
  Questions - Contact Mark Switzer
Council General - Winter Merit Badge Rally Oct 29 & Nov 12 Posted Sep. 29, 2016
Winter Merit Badge Rally will be held at Bridges High School, Carbondale on Saturday, October 29th and Saturday, November 12th. Classes begin at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm each Saturday. Final preparations are being made and online registration for classes will begin soon. Leader Specific Training will be available at the rally for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout Coaches and Venturing Crew Advisors. If you are a Merit Badge Counselor who would like to participate, contact Dave right away.
More Information Questions - Contact Dave Smith
Council General - Popcorn Take Order Sales begin Sept 26 Posted Sep. 22, 2016
Show-n-Sell popcorn is winding down and ends on Sunday, Sept 25. Take-Order sales begin on Monday, Sept 26 and runs through Tuesday, Oct 24. Order forms will be due to the council for unit orders on Friday, Oct 28. If you need more order forms, come by the council office or give us a call.
More Information Questions - Contact Mark Switzer
Council General - Eagle Scout Scholarships deadline Oct 31 Posted Aug. 9, 2016
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarship application process is now open. Act quickly to apply before the October 31, 2016 deadline.
More Information Questions - Contact Gail Atkinson
Council General - Community Service Hours Posted Sep. 22, 2016
Is your unit reporting your Community Service Hours? Did you know you are required to do this? Reporting your projects is super easy and takes less than 5 minutes per project. Assign one of your adults in your unit to be responsible to record hours and get started right away. There's no better time than now to get caught up on reporting your hours for 2016. Eagle Candidates are required to sit down with their Scoutmaster to record their Eagle Service Project Hours, they do this sometime after the completion of their project, but before they bring their Eagle book to the council office. Give me a call for your unit Id number if you need to set-up an account with Good Turn for America.
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - YPT and Texting with Scouts Posted Aug. 24, 2016
Three-fourths of teens have smartphones, and their favorite way to communicate is by texting. Unit leaders need to understand their responsibilities if they plan to communicate this way with their scouts.
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - 2017 WCC-BSA Jamboree Patch Set Posted Aug. 9, 2016
Our 2017 WCC-BSA Jamboree Patch Collector Set is on sale now! This 18-pc set is spetactular, with three center patches surrounded by twelve connecting patches and includes a set of OA pocket patches. $125.00 per set. Supplies will be limited and on a first come, first serve basis. All orders received will be date and time stamped.
More Information Questions - Contact Jack Albright
Council General - Scouting Supplemental Training online Posted Aug. 2, 2016
Supplemental training for Scouters has been added to Just login, go to My Dashboard, select My Training, select Training Center, and select Boy Scouting. They have loaded Troop Committee Challenge, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb on Safely, Trek Safely, Weather Hazards, Fast Start Boy Scouting, and This Is Scouting. Committee Chairs and Committee Members in a Boy Scout Troop are encouraged to take Troop Committee Challenge.
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - 2017 National Jamboree payments ONLINE Posted Aug. 2, 2016
This online payment system is for scouts who have been confirmed as participants with the Western Colorado Contigent to the 2017 BSA National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
More Information Questions - Contact Jennifer Pierson
Council General - Free SAT/ACT Prep Courses for Boy Scouts Posted Aug. 2, 2016
Free $250.00 SAT/ACT Prep Courses are available to all Boy Scouts for a minimal charge for shipping and handling through the eKnowledge Donation Project. See More Information below for the link to apply! Over 533 BSA Families have been helped by this program since 2014!
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins