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The DAC is Here for You During Safer-at-Home 

Information regarding Unit Meetings and Activities 
Each Scouting community’s local government may have different safety requirements in place. Therefore, we request that units follow any and all restrictions outlined by the state of Colorado, as well as their local city and county as to if Scouting units can resume in-person meetings or participate in activities, including public holiday ceremonies. Units should also consult with their chartered organization for any guidelines that must be followed before in-person meetings or activities may resume.

Here are the steps to take and some resources for you:

  1. Consult the most current State of Colorado orders as well as the Colorado Safer at Home guidance
  2. Contact your local county government for guidance, as many have different restrictions or timelines than the State of Colorado.
  3. Connect with your Chartering Organization to determine what rules or guidance they are operating under.
  4. Contact the facility where you plan to hold your activity to learn what rules or guidance they are implementing for operations.
  5. The Denver Area Council consistently updates information based on what we are receiving from federal, state and local guidelines on our website.

Information regarding Council and District Activities 
Organizers for district and council events should ensure that the scheduled activities meet the following guidelines for both the activity location and the jurisdictions that the participants are coming from:

  1. Consult the most current State of Colorado orders as well as the Colorado Safer at Home guidance
  2. Consult your local county guidance, many have different restrictions or timelines than the State of Colorado.
  3. Contact the facility where you plan to hold your activity to know what rules or guidance they are implementing for operations.
  4. The Denver Area Council consistently updates information based on what we are receiving from federal, state, and local guidelines on our website.

Hamilton Scout Headquarters
Beginning Monday, May 11, and until further notice, the DAC will open in a modified format, while adhering to local and state guidelines and health and safety procedures. Volunteers or guests who need to enter the building to conduct business should  schedule an appointment online. Appointments should be made at least one day in advance. All appointments will be confirmed the day before they are to take place. You may also call the office at 303.455.5522 to request an appointment. This process will adhere to social distancing policies, including wearing a mask.

For information on summer camps and camping programs, please visit our Summer Camping Programs page

Staff are available virtually M-F, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact information for support staff, district staff, and all others is available in our Council directory. Following is a list of office support staff detailing what they can help you with.

In general, documentation may be submitted to the DAC via:

  • A physical dropbox unit located next to the mailbox at the front door
  • Fax: 303.455.4689
  • Email: Information@DenverBoyScouts.org
  • Snail mail: 10455 W. 6th, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215

Online Membership Payments are available

DAC Scout Shop 
The Scout Shop is now open for shopping and curbside pick up and has been redesigned for safety measures. The Scout Shop now now offers the ability to make purchases online that may be picked up at the store.

Please contact the Scout Shop directly with any questions at 303-459-0109 or visit their web page for more information. 

Status of Council Events 
“Keep Scouting Going!” We strongly encourage that districts, units, and council committees to continue using technology to continue with as many of their normally scheduled meetings and events as possible until further guidance is provided by local and state authorities. ZOOM is one FREE resource available for virtual meetings. The FREE option hosts up to 100 participants for up to 40 minutes. 

Event Refunds 
When possible, we encourage events to be rescheduled to a later date. If you are registered for an event that gets postponed, your registration will be transferred to a new date.

BSA Policies to Prevent the Spread of Illness
The Boy Scouts of America continues to have policies and procedures in place that help protect participants from contracting an illness at-large Scouting events. These include the annual health and medical record. Other resources from National BSA on COVID-19 are located on their web page

Everyday Preventive Measures
Even with important policies in place, it is critical that everyone take everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, & wash your hands before and after.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve/elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Do not share personal items such as cups, water bottles, eating utensils, etc.
  • Avoid shaking hands. A Scout salute or wave will suffice.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your District Executive. We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us.