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Welcome to Frontier District

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. You will find tons of information on this site as we bring it up to speed on current events in the District. If you do not receive emails from Frontier District and would like to please create an account. Once you create an account make sure you signup for the Frontier District E-List.


Roundtable

Roundtables play a significant role in providing continuous supplemental training for unit leaders. This monthly event provides program topic guidance and structure suggestions for unit leaders. Frontier District has an all new Roundtable program - 1st Thursday of the month 7-8:30pm - Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave. 

August Roundtable

The next Roundtable will be held on August 2nd at 7pm. On the Cub Scout side we will be holding a Membership/Recruitment Training. We will be talking about the recruitment plan, available marketing materials, and many other things. We will also provide dinner to anyone who RSVPs to Michaela by July 31st.  

On the Boy Scout side, we will be discussing the varying Scouting changes that have happened over this last year.

We hope to see you there!

Got Roundtable Questions?

Contact:


Popcorn Sales

You can start selling popcorn for 2018 already online!  Visit the Trail's End website to order.

To sign up for the 2018 Popcorn sale, email James Dockter.

Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, face-to-face, or combination) in any calendar year will have 6% of their Qualified Product Sales count towards their own Trail's End Scholarship. Once enrolled, 6% of their sales each year will go towards the scholarship. Reporting of sales is not automatic, and forms must be submitted to Trail's End each year following the guidelines below. Scouts only have to hit the $2,500 minimum one time, and don't forget online sales count!

Key Dates for 2018:

August 1st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Popcorn Kick-off/Seller's Academy at Colorado Adventure Point

RSVP for the 2018 Popcorn Kick-off/Seller's Academy - West

August 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Popcorn Kick-off/Seller's Academy at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

RSVP for the 2018 Popcorn Kick-off/Seller's Academy - East

August 21st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Optional New Kernel Orientation and Your Questions Answered at Council Office and on Facebook Live

August 27

Deadline for Units to place first order (Show and Sell)

Sept 7 & 8

Popcorn Distribution at District Sites

October 8

Units can start entering their second order (Door to Door)

October 18 & 19

Popcorn returns -at American Furniture Warehouse - Westminster

October 22

Deadline for Units to place second order (Door to Door)

November 2 & 3

Council Popcorn Distribution

December 3

All money needs to be into the Denver Area Council (Paid in Full) Prize order Deadline

2018 Popcorn Commission Breakdown

Units can earn up to 38% commission for the traditional popcorn sale. Bonus commission is given in December as long as units have settled their popcorn account by December 3rd.

  • 30% Base Commission
  • 1% Bonus Commission for attending a popcorn kick-off on August 1st or August 14th
  • 1% Bonus Commission for bringing your Pack/Troop Annual Budget to the Council Kick-off
  • 1% Bonus Membership Bonus Commission
    • Packs attend a District Sign Up Night Training
    • Troops/Crews Posts Host an Open House in Aug/Sept
  • 20/20 Club 5% Bonus Commission (Complete and 1 of the below 3)
    • Unit Sells over $20,000 of Popcorn in 2018
    • Unit average $650 per boy based on 7/31/18 Membership in ScoutNet
    • Unit new to the popcorn sale (did not participate in the 2017 popcorn sale)

35% Flat Commission given for all ONLINE popcorn sales


Recruitment

Recruitment efforts take place throughout the year. Frontier District Scouting units conduct a coordinated effort to enroll new members to Sign up for Scouting in the Spring. The Fall Recruitment effort focuses on recruiting youth that are K through 4th grades, but is not limited to that. The Boy Scouts recruit 5th-11th grade young men and Venturing recruits young men and women between ages 13-20.

These recruiting events are put on by Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews throughout the local community. Our main objective is to give multiple sign up opportunities to ensure that every youth is invited to join Scouting and to fulfill our promise to new Scouts for a great Scouting program.

Here are a few links at the council page to help order materials and more

Cub Scout Recruitment Helps:

Troop/Crew Recruitment Helps:

Please contact Don Andersen with questions or for help with your sign up nights and membership efforts.

Want to Sign up for Scouting?

Visit BeAScout.org and submit your information and somebody will contact you or contact a unit yourself on the unit.


Units: Report Your Service Hours

A requirement for “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is to log your service hours online. Scout Masters and Troop Committee Chairs, please remember to log on and track your eagle scout service hours as well.


Internet Advancement

Internet Advancement allows you to register once as a first time user and then to log in as a returning user to submit ranks and awards for your unit members. If you log out before you submit a report, your data will be saved. Additionally, Internet Advancement will dynamically return you to the Stage you were in when you left. For example, if you have completed Stage 1 of the process, when you return, you will begin at Stage 2.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Stage 1: Load your unit information from the council or upload an advancement file.
Stage 2: Select the members you wish to update and insert the new advancement information.
Stage 3: Submit your unit's advancement information to the council. Then print the Advancement Report packet that includes the Unit Awards Summary. Units set their own schedule for submitting reports. We recommend submitting a report every month. Each December a final report with anything not already recorded for the year should be submitted before month end.

There is also an advancement tracking tool in ScoutBook that now can be set to automatically sync with the national advancement database.  For more information, check out this post from Bryan on Scouting.


Time Grants

Time Grant Programs are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Companies like Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Verizon and CenturyLink all have these great programs. Most companies follow the model below when it comes to these programs.

For every ___ hours of service given by an employee Company X will donate ____ up to ___ times a year or for a total of no more than $X per employee per year. ExxonMobil offers $500 for 20 hours of service in a quarter for a total of up to $2,000 per employee per year as long as the employee submits the request each quarter.

If you have questions or want to know if your employer has a Time Grant Program, please reach out to James Dockter.


Frontier District Investment in Character Campaign

Please provide your units date for use to facilitate an Investment in Character presentation (Blue and Gold/Court of Honor/Highly Attended Family Meetings).

We will need about 10 minutes at some point during the event. Please fill out the form to reserve your presentation date.

Register your unit here for an Investment in Character presentation.

If you want to give and missed your unit presentation, you may do so here.


Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for Boy Scout Units, Districts, and Councils. Keep your 2018 requirements in mind as you go throughout the year (and your unit comittee meetings), and at year end everything will be done and ready. 

Submit your Journey to Excellence (JTE) forms by 12/31, and qualify for an extra incentive from the council!


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Please email Tim Brackett with any comments/suggestions.

To contact the District Executives for Frontier: James Dockter, Michaela Levine

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