Council General - WCC Winter Merit Badge Rally Posted Oct. 13, 2015
Winter Merit Badge Rally is right around the corner! We want to see you there on November 7th and 21st. This year the Merit Badge Rally will be held at Bridges High School in Carbondale, CO. Check back soon for registration and click More Information below to see a flyer with more details.
More Information Questions - Contact Dave Smith
Council General - New Camping & Program Director Posted Sep. 21, 2015
Congratulations Eleanor Anderson, our new Council Camping & Program Director. Eleanor came to WCC as a District Executive in January and will transition into her new role this fall. Eleanor's new responsabilities will include attention to growing SOAR, Council marketing, supporting Scouting programs, activities, and training. Eleanor's experience in multiple summer camps as well as her education at BYU in marketing, nonprofit administration, fundraising, and recreational management position her for great success. Please join WCC in congratulating Eleanor.
  Questions - Contact Mark Switzer
Council General - 2016 Charter and Membership Renewal Posted Oct. 9, 2015
The 2016 BSA Membership Renewal (or Internet Recharter) goes live online November 1st, 2015. Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, Ships, and Posts need to prepare NOW! Review your official rosters, if you have any members, youth or adults, not listed on your roster, the council needs those members applications right away! So if a member is listed on the roster, they are good, if a member is not listed on the roster, we need that application! The MOST IMPORTANT TASK is BEING PREPARED! Make sure the council has received all applications and has posted all membership for your members before you begin, and then all you have to do is remove members who have moved away or remove members who don't plan to renew their membership for 2016. It's really that easy!!! There is no need for units to be adding new members during the Internet Recharter process. There is no need for renewing members to complete new applications. The council only asks that you make sure all renewing adult members have a YPT date that will take them through their next membership term of 12/31/2016, and we ask you to make any updates to addresses and/or phone numbers if applicable. Unit Leaders and Committee Chairs will start receiving their Access Code for Internet Recharter by email the last week in October. If any unit is running low on paper applications, just let me know they are always available on request. Check out the Internet Recharter Tutorial slide show with NEW ADDED updates under More Information below. I would like to welcome any unit who needs a helping hand to email and make an appointment for help processing their charter. We can process your charter renewal together in my office or over the phone. Processing time takes approximately 20 minutes per charter. If any unit has new members join after Internet Recharter has been submitted online, but before 12/31/2015, those applications must be received by the Council Office no later than Wednesday, January 6th, to post the 2015 membership, and all new members added this way will be automatically added to the 2016 Membership rosters. I look forward to helping everyone with their Internet Recharter for 2016!
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Cub Scout Fall Recruitment in full swing Posted Sep. 29, 2015
Fall Recruitment is in full swing. The council has free resources available for all units to use to help recruit. Order your fliers, and other stuff today!
More Information Questions - Contact Eleanor Anderson
Council General - 2017 National Jamboree payments ONLINE Posted Sep. 18, 2015
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 - Creating a Accnt UPDATE Posted Sep. 18, 2015
VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!! If you are new to Scouting, need to take required training, or for any reason are directed to create a new Account and you do not know your Member Number, STOP, don't proceed until you call the council office 970-243-0346 x6 or email the contact below to get your member number. This is a very important step! 98% of adults and 100% of youth who go to already have a Member Number with their local council, especially parents of scouts who apply for new leadership positions. Thank you!
  Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - NYLT 2016 Apply now to serve on Staff Posted Sep. 18, 2015
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is searching for youth to apply to serve on staff as Senior Patrol Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders for the course being offered in July, 2016. Applications must be received no later than October 30, 2015. All others applying to serve on staff, youth and adults, must have their applications completed by November 30, 2015.
More Information Questions - Contact T.A. Rosko
Council General - Internet Advancement or ScoutBook Posted Sep. 18, 2015
Units are required to post scouting advancements and awards at a minimum of quarterly each year. There are two applications that interface with the local council's database to do this, Internet Advancement or ScoutBook.

Internet Advancement is free to all units, it's simple to use, and very basic for posting advancements and awards earned. Internet Advancement can be accessed from Online Tools on our Home Page. Take a look at the simple instructions for using Internet Advancement under More Info just below, then give us a call for your Unit Id Number to get started!

ScoutBook is a new application that is offered by the National BSA that units can purchase yearly. ScoutBook offers a more extensive record keeping application for all units to use as their primary source for records. Unit Leaders, Scouts, and Parents can access this app for a quick look to see the status on a Rank, a Merit Badge, etc. Units will approve who has access to update and post records for scouts. ScoutBook can be accessed from Online Tools on our Home Page.
More Information Questions - Contact Sandy Elkins
Council General - Free SAT/ACT Prep Courses for Boy Scouts Posted Sep. 18, 2015
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