In 2019 the Denver Area Council (DAC) celebrated many accomplishments thanks to our generous Scouts, volunteers, families, and a collective group of trustees and board members. Our successful Growing Future Leaders Capital Campaign created the opportunity to make many improvements at the Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch (PV), in Elbert, CO. Not only did we enjoy a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Scout Center Dining Hall, PV was also the location for our Council Camporee in September.
In addition to improving and enjoying our camps last year, the DAC expanded its service area into Western Colorado in 2019 by merging with the Western Colorado Council. The DAC service area now encompasses more than 38,000 square miles.
We celebrated one of the largest classes of Eagle Scouts over the past 10 years, 678 to be exact. And, we welcomed more girls into our Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA programs, which led to many new Family Scouting opportunities and experiences.
We said goodbye to John G. Cabeza in early 2020. John served the DAC for more than 10 years and Scouting for more than 44 years. He made a huge impact on the Council and set up our new Scout Executive/CEO for great success. We welcomed Charles W. Brasfeild on June 1, 2020. Chuck spent the first 10 years of his Scouting career in Orlando. His tenure as a Scouting Executive has included time with the Flint River Council in Griffin, Georgia, where he led a sustained period of membership growth and developed a multi-year capital campaign. He then moved his family to Sacramento, California where he helped drive the Western Region in Cub Scout growth for 4 of the 5 years he was there. We look forward to continued success under Chuck’s leadership.
Thank you for supporting the Denver Area Council and partnering with us to invest in our youth and future leaders.