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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. Here are the resources that were presented in case you missed them.

November Roundtable

On November 2nd, the program on the Boy Scout side is: "Winter Camping: how to not freeze your ASM off."


Fall Camporee

We hope you had a blast at this year's Fall Camporee.  The work done was amazing, we got so many plants planted and bird houses built.  Save the date for next year (Sept. 28-30, 2018) so you can come back and see how the plants and flowers have grown!

If you want to see some photos from the event check out the Frontier District Facebook page!


New District Executive - Michaela Levine

Michaela Levine has accepted the District Executive position for the Frontier District. Michaela has a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology from University of California. Through the Venturing program, she earned both the Gold Award and Sports Bronze Award. She has held various positions at Philmont Scout Ranch including Assistant Camp Director, Program Counselor, Autumn and Winter Adventure Guide, and most recently Camp Director. Please join me in welcoming Michaela as the newest addition to the Denver Area Council Staff. She looks forward to meeting you at the next Roundtable.


Cub Scout Fall Recruitment

This year we have been focusing on recruiting boys and adults for your unit, with lots of ideas, support material, and sharing from your fellow Scouters. We passed out slime kits at the last few round tables and will have some on hand for any unit that has  not gotten one yet. Its great because its a pack meeting idea in a box and its yours to keep. As a bonus gift this year any new scouts joining your unit will get a fidget spinner. Ask your friendly, local, neighborhood district professionals for more details.

If you can’t come, please be sure someone from your unit attends so we can get the word, and the excitement, out to support the membership effort in your unit. Every youth deserves a chance to be a part of Scouting. Please contact Don Anderson with questions or for help with your sign up nights and membership efforts.

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


Popcorn

By selling Trail's End popcorn not only will your unit be able to raise all the money it needs for your Ideal Year of Scouting, but your Scouts can also earn awesome prizes just by selling! Over 73% of the popcorn sale goes to support Scouting here in the Denver Community. More than any other fundraiser out there, the popcorn sale is what you can participate in to keep the cost of Scouting at a minimum. Please make sure your unit is watching the dates and deadlines below.

October 9 Units can start entering their second order (Door to Door)
October 19 & 20 Popcorn returns
October 23 Deadline for Units to place second order (Door to Door)
November 3 & 4 Council Popcorn Distribution
December 4 All money needs to be into the Denver Area Council (Paid in Full)

Prize Order Deadline

We have done our second weekly drawing for those boys that filled up their order forms with their hard work selling popcorn. Not only do those boys get an entry into our weekly drawings with their filled up order forms, but the first 200 filled up forms turned in to the council office get 2 tickets to a Rapids game in October. We have had 64 filled up order forms turned in so far, and I can tell you for example that ever boy that has turned in a completed order form in the Frontier District has won a prize so far. Our prize for next weeks drawing will be our tent. Remember to get us your filled up order forms by end of day Thursday to be included in the drawing. Contact Scot Fuller or Tiffany Viduya 


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 will soon automatically update into the national system.


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’ll need 10 minutes at the start of the event. Please fill out the form to reserve your presentation date and presenter.

Register your unit here for an Investment in Character presentation.


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 boys that are K through 4th grades, but is not limited to that. The Boy Scouts recruit 5th-11th grade young men and Venturing recruits 8th grade 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.

Cub Scout Recruitment Helps:

Troop/Crew Recruitment Helps:

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


Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for Boy Scout Units, Districts, and Councils.  Keep your 2017 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 free rank badges for your unit in 2018!


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.


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Please email Tim Brackett with any comments/suggestions.

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

Upcoming Events

Welcome to the 2018 Frontier District Merit Badge College. This year's event will be held on two days, March 9th and 10th. The...