A campaign to fund program enhancements and camping experiences for thousands of Scouts and Non-Scouts for at least the next 50 years.
The safety & protection of youth & all individuals in Scouting is a top priority for the Denver Area Council.
On February 13, 2020, more than 120 youth delegates from Colorado Council’s will participate in an annual report on Scouting at the Colorado State Capitol.
Scouting offers programs that build character, nurture mental and physical fitness, and teach citizenship. Enjoy exciting outdoor adventures with peers, family, and dedicated volunteers.
Camping is a great opportunity for you, your Scout, and your whole family to make fun summer memories that will last a life time! With programs designed for all ages, there is something for everyone!
So many ways, so many programs
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Nearly 2,500 youth benefitted from the Denver Area Council’s (DAC) Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP) in 2019. LeAP launched in 2012 to provide traditional Scouting programs to boys and girls, ages 6-21, in the Denver Metro Area who are often affected by social and economic hardships. A majority of youth in the program, 60-70%, are Hispanic. … More The Leadership Assistance Program (LeAP)
Founded in 1910 on the principles of making a difference through civic service, Scouting provides quality youth programs that build good character and leadership skills, while building better communities. The Denver Area Council (DAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA), was established in 1916 and settled into its current location in Lakewood, Colorado, in 2009. Through … More Why Scouting
George Nash Smith joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1939 as a member of Troop 1, in Denver, Colorado. He became an Eagle Scout on October 7, 1942, at the age of 14. In late 1943, during WWII the adult troop leader for Troop 1, Bob Shurtliff, was drafted and George became the de … More The Denver Area Council Awarded George Nash Smith the National Outstanding Eagle Award on Saturday, September 21, 2019.