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BLACK FEATHER DISTRICT

As a part of the Denver Area Council, the Black Feather District serves the following school districts: Douglas County, Littleton, Sheridan, Englewood, and Elbert County Schools.

COVID-19 Update

DOUGLAS COUNTY IS CURRENTLY IN A SAFER AT HOME LEVEL  RED – High Risk
ELBERT COUNTY IS CURRENYLY IN A SAFER AT HOME LEVEL  RED – High Risk
ARAPAHOE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY IN A SAFER AT HOME LEVEL  RED – High Risk

You can view the county restrictions and variances in this map.

Tri-County health is recommending that we move to “virtual meetings” for the time being.

For information regarding the most up to date health orders and how they affect unit activities please take the following steps:

1. Be safe and provide options for every family to participate
2.. Consult with your Charter Organization to determine what rules or guidance they are operating under
3. Review the most current State of Colorado orders, as well as the Colorado guidelines that apply to the dial level for the county where you will be conducting your meeting/activity
4. Review any county variances or restrictions that are different or in addition to the county level requirements
5. Contact the facility where you plan to hold you activity to learn what riles or guidance they are implementing for operations.

You can always see the Denver Area Council COVID Guidelines also.

To see the Denver Area Council PSA look here.

We need YOUR Support now More than Ever!

The Denver Area Council and Black Feather District cannot survive without generous supporters like you, Donate today to preserve Scouting for future generations and invest in the character of our youth!

DONATE TODAY!

Patches! Everyone Loves Patches! 

Order the new district patch today!

Roundtable

The Black Feather Roundtable takes place the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Check out the NEW Roundtable Calendar, we look forward to seeing you either virtually or in-person. October Roundtable was about the Charter Renewal Process, if you missed anything please reach out to District Commissioner, Mike Ober or see the section below. 

2020-2021 Roundtable Calendar

JOIN THE DECEMBER 3RD ROUNDTABLE

Charter Renewal

Everything you will need to complete the Charter Renewal Process can be found in the links below. Charter Renewal’s are due by DECEMBER 19TH.

Charter Renewal Website – Visit this site for Charter Renewal instructions, presentations and timelines

Access the Unit Charter Renewal System Here – Make sure you have your access code and log in as “first time user”.

Journey to Excellence – Use this site to access the 2020 JTE forms. Scorecards or tracking worksheets are due WITH YOUR CHARTER.

Charter Renewal Help Sessions

Schedule a time with either of your District Professionals to help you through the Charter Renewal process. There will be time available Monday-Thursday from 2pm-4pm. Please see the link below to schedule a time that works best for you.

Charter Renewal Help Session Form

Garrett – Available Mondays and Wednesdays  

Will –  Available Tuesdays and Thursdays

District Newsletter

Did you miss out on the District Newsletter? Black Feather District Newsletter 11.30.20

Are you subscribed to our District and Council Newsletters? Don’t miss out on all of the awesome events transpiring in our community.

Subscribe to the Black Feather District Newsletter – Keep up with all of the events going on in the District

Subscribe to the Denver Area Council Family Newsletter – Keep up with all of the current events for families in the Council.

Summer and Fall Recruiting

Follow these steps to have a successful summer and Fall recruitment

  • Due to COVID, virtual recruitment will be more important this year than ever before. Update your Be-A-Scout PIN to get new Scouts to join your unit. Be-A-Scout will allow your unit to accept online applications from your new families. Here is the step-by-step guide.
  • See Fee Change Schedule, to take place on August 1, 2020
  • Order your recruitment materials for FREE -> Material Ordering Site
  • Fill out this Geofencing form to give your unit a digital advantage with online advertisements for your recruitment event->  Geofencing Site 

Questions? Contact Kevin Elliot.

2020 Popcorn Sale

SIGN UP FOR THE SALE HERE!

For Parent and Leader information visit the DAC Popcorn Page.

COVID-19 Scouting Resources

National Checklist to Resume Scouting!

Find the most updated information about summer camp HERE.

For more information about summer camp read the attached “Dear Black Feather Scouters” letter.

Looking for Fillable Applications? Download the Adult and Youth Fillable PDFs

Webelos Red-Carpet Event Recap

Thank you to all who joined us for the Webelos Red-Carpet event, we had many Scouts and Scouters on the various calls and it was great to see you all! As we discussed, below you will find the District announcements from the Zoom call.

District Red-Carpet Presentation Slides

TROOPS, please fill out this survey so that prospective Webelos can find out information about your Troop

Troop Information Survey

PACKS, please see this survey to see basic information below about who, what, where and when our Troops meet.

Troop Information Survey Results

Leader Awards

All recipients will be notified that their award is available for pickup. See a full list of District Award recipients here.

2020 Popcorn Sale

Sign Up Here!

Questions about the sale and how it works? Visit the Council Popcorn Page.

For Unit Leader resources, selling techniques, and commission structure visit the Unit and Leader Resource Page.

Questions? Email Brandon Willinger or District Popcorn Chair Ellen Paul

Upcoming District Events

  • District Pinewood Derby – Date TBA

Training

Are you a new leader? Are you trying to find what different training you need? Here’s how to find your Unit Leader Training – See Video Here

New Scouts BSA training will be available on August 3. If a leader has started, but not completed  a learning plan for Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member, or Merit Badge Counselor by August 3, they will have to retake it.

Merit Badge Counselor Information

Looking for a resource on how to onboard new Merit Badge Counselors? View our one page resource below for links and need to know for all items for new Merit Badge Counselor!

Merit Badge Counselor Position Profile

Black Feather District Committee/Commissioner Meetings

The Black Feather District Committee and Commissioner Staff meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at Parker United Methodist Church, at 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, 80134. The district hosts a district leadership meeting for all district volunteers followed by short breakout sessions for committees and teams to meet and plan upcoming activities and organize service to units seeking additional assistance.

All district committee/commissioner meetings will take place via Zoom for the foreseeable future. All registered members of the committees will receive login information for the meetings via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact District Director, Garrett Byrd.

Black Feather District Volunteer Leadership

  • District Chair- Pat Jones
    • Vice Chair of Membership- Kevin Elliot
    • Vice Chair of Finance- Steve Caldara
    • Vice Chair of Program- Tim Davies
  • District Commissioner- Mike Ober

Black Feather District Professional Staff

District Director- Garrett Byrd, 303.912.2190

District Executive – Will Corcoran , 720.266.2178

Questions or Comments

Any questions or comments about the Black Feather District may be directed to district staff representing the appropriate territories listed above.10.