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DAC Information Regarding COVID-19

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:

  • 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

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.

  1. Unit Leader will email in their Scoutbook Advancement report to Orders@scouting.org
  2. Please include contact phone number so that the Customer Service team member can contact for payment information.
  3. Customer Service Rep will contact Unit Leader for credit card information, ship to and bill to address, and verify the correct Council along with the actual advancement needed.

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.   

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.