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John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship

The John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship

The John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship was established by John and Marjorie Madden to ensure the highest quality and continuity of staff members for the Denver Area Council camps. The scholarship is awarded annually to selected Boy Scouts of America registered members of camp staff who meet all the requirements. Merit-based consideration is given for camp service, community involvement, demonstrated academic ability, creativity of service, leadership opportunities and personal initiative.

Applicants must be employed as a Denver Area Council camp staff member (Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa High Adventure Base) for at least two (2) summers, one of which must be the summer immediately preceding application. Scholars are required to work each summer during their scholarship. Both applicants and Scholars must have a semester Grade Point Average of 2.85 or greater and Scholars are required to perform 20 hours of community service outside of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Guidelines & General Information explain the requirements. In addition, checklists are available to assist in making sure all documents are submitted.

How to Apply

To apply for the John and Marjorie Madden Merit Scholarship, complete the Application Packet submit it to the Denver Area Council, Madden Committee by Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Interviews for applicants that meet all the requirements will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Madden Merit Scholarship New Applicant Forms

Madden Merit Scholarship Continuing Scholar Forms

For further information or if you have questions, please call 720.266.2143.

Qualifying Bonus Management Positions

As per the Guidelines and General Information that have provided to all Scholars and to all new applicants, these are positions that will qualify for an additional bonus of $1,000 per year for Management Positions. These positions will need to be applied for yearly, are competitive in nature, and are not guaranteed from year to year. These positions and bonuses are not retroactive. This bonus is a awarded yearly for the positions listed below and only for that summer camp season.

  • 2019 Qualifying Management Positions (payable for the fall 2019 & spring 2020 academic semesters)

PV Ranch Director
TH and PV Camp Directors
TH and PV Program Directors
TH and PV Health Officers
TH and PV Assistant Rangers
PV Assistant Ranch Director
PV Aquatics Director
PV Aquatics Supervisor
PV Business Manager
PV Ranchwide CIT Director
PV Shooting Sports Director

  • 2018 Qualifying Management Positions (payable for the fall 2018 & spring 2019 academic semesters)

PV Ranch Director
TH Camp Director
TH and PV Program Directors
PV Assistant Ranch Director
PV Business Manager
PV Shooting Sports Director
PV Aquatics Director
PV Aquatics Supervisor
PV and TH Assistant Rangers
PV Ranchwide CIT Director

For more information on qualifying positions, please contact the Kevin J. Fox, Camping Director at 720.266.2106.