For the safety of our employees, volunteers, and participants, the Denver Area Council (DAC) shall support local government and community efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have updated office operations due to recent Stay-at-Home orders. More information regarding these orders is available at: Civic Alerts online
As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
The DAC Hamilton Scout Headquarters, Colorado Adventure Point, all DAC camp properties, and the Scout Shop are closed until at least April 17, 2020. The DAC is still here to support Scouting. Likewise, council governance will continue. Our office staff will be working from home and email is the recommended form of outreach with any questions. Contact information for your district team and any other staff is available in our Council directory online. 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:
DAC Scout Shop
This Scout Shop is closed to the public until further notice. To help support Scouters in our area, once a week a staff member will fill email orders until the store is able to reopen. Please reach them directly with any questions at 303-459-0109 or visit their web page.
While the Scout Shops is closed leader who need to purchase Rank advancement items, should use the following steps.
Status of Council Events
“Keep Scouting Going!” We strongly encourage that districts, units, and council committees consider using technology to continue with as many of their normally scheduled meetings and events as possible through at least April 17, 2020. ZOOM is one FREE resource available for virtual meetings. The FREE option hosts up to 100 participants for up to 40 minutes. The DAC is working on offering FREE options to larger groups at no cost to the units. As these resources are available district staff with share with unit leaders.
There are still many opportunities to continue Scouting activities. One option for Cub Scouts is the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge. This is a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home. Daily checklists provide opportunity for adventure and ideas to achieve elective requirements.
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:
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.