Dear Scouting Friend:
We hope you enjoy reading our 2015 Annual Report. The Boy Scouts of America’s timeless values of character-building, citizenship training, duty to God, being prepared and doing a good turn daily made a positive difference in the lives of over 57,000 youth and volunteers in 2015 in the Denver Area Council. Scouting is needed today in our society in developing leadership skills in our youth.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Scouting continues to set high standards for character and leadership development. It is these high standards which give Scouting and the Denver Area Council our competitive edge over other youth serving organizations.
Tufts University conducted a study over three years to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. Results showed Cub Scouts reported significant increases in cheerfulness, helpfulness, kindness, obedience, trustworthiness, and hopeful future expectations (visit TuftsCampStudy.com).
Baylor University also recently conducted a study, Merit Beyond the Badges (visit DenverBoyScouts.org/EagleScoutStudy), and found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men who have never been in Scouting to:
- Have higher levels of planning and preparation skills, network and be goal-oriented
- Be in a leadership position at their place of employment or local community
- Work with others to improve their neighborhoods
Our 2015 Annual Report also highlights our new STEM Scouts program offered to co-ed youth in grades 3 through 12 and is designed to encourage young minds to discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Also in 2015 we opened the new 20,000 square foot facility Colorado Adventure Point at the Hamilton Scout Headquarters featuring STEM and sustainability labs, along with an indoor climbing wall, archery and air rifle ranges, plus much more!
We must continue to work together to extend the benefits and opportunity of Scouting to youth in every neighborhood in Denver. We look forward to the future that our life changing programs provide to our youth!
Yours in Scouting,
John G. Cabeza
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
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