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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.

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! 

COVID-19 Update

DOUGLAS COUNTY IS CURRENTLY HAS NO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER IN PLACE
ELBERT COUNTY IS CURRENYLY HAS NO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER IN PLACE
ARAPAHOE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY HAS A PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER IN PLACE, LEVEL GREEN

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

Have a conversation with your Chartering Organization about the next steps for you. Space is starting to open up! 

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

If you have Eagle’s working through to earn their award during COVID please see below:

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

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.  Note that until further notice, all Black Feather Roundtables will be via Zoom conferences. 

2020-2021 Roundtable Calendar

NO ROUNDTABLE IN JULY!

Recruiting

Follow these 5 steps to have a successful Fall recruitment season!

  1. Discuss your Fall Membership Plan with your District Executive.
    • How many youth do you want to recruit?
    • How many adults do you want to recruit?
    • When are your Join Nights scheduled?
  2. Have a conversation with the Principal of each school you recruit from to discuss what kind of access you will have for recruiting season.
    • Can we put up posters, yard signs, do flyers, hand out stickers, create an event on the social media, put an event on the marquee, etc.?
  3. Order FREE recruiting materials below.
  4. Enter geofencing locations to get sponsored advertising for your Join Night/Sign-Up Night! Must be TWO WEEKS in advance. 
  5. Come to the August Roundtable to learn about how to hold a successful Join Night/Sign-Up Night!

Membership Season Resources

Geofencing Form

Questions about recruiting? Contact Kevin Elliott, our District Membership Chair.

2021 Day Camp

Join us on August 14th-15th and August 21st-22nd at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley!
 
Get excited for Cub Scout Day Camp:
 
  • Promotes fun and adventure with a purpose; day camp is a huge reason why Cub Scouts join, and why they remain in Cub Scouts.
  • Helps the Cub Scout succeed, and provides significant rank advancement opportunities.
  • Offers character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
  • Meets individuals Scouts needs and interests by offering a fun, meaningful, and educational Scout program.
  • Helps to recruit new children into the unit during the summer.
  • Provides a method of recruiting, training and inspiring present and future Cub Scout adult leadership.
  • Provides the opportunity for units to earn the National Summertime Pack Award, and to work toward qualifying for the Journey to Excellence Award.

Every Scout that attends Cub Scout Day Camp will receive:

  • T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • 2021 Cub Scout Day Camp Patch

Register for Day Camp Today!

2021 District Camporee 

October 1st-3rd at Tahosa High Adventure Base: 173 Co Rd 96, Ward, CO 80481

Join us for an awesome time at Tahosa! You will be able to compete at challenges against the other Troops in the District. 

Registration is open!

2021 Popcorn Sale

J
oin us July 13th or 21st for Popcorn Orientation at the DAC Council Office: 10455 W. 6th. Ave, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215.

Sign up for the Sale Today!

Unit and Leader Resources

Timeline of the Popcorn Sale

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

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a training course for Cub Scout Leaders. One BALOO trained leader is required to be at each Cub Scout overnighter.

  • BALOO will be held on October 8th-9th 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is a training course for Scouts BSA Leaders. One leader is required to be IOLS trained on each campout

  • IOLS will be held on September 10th-11th 

Leader Specific Training for Cub Scouts (LST) will be held at Black Feather District Day Camp. Trainings include: Cubmaster Specific, Committee Chair Specific, and Den Leader Specific Training. 

  • Leader Specific Training will be held on August 21st at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.

District Newsletter

Are you subscribed to our District and Council Newsletters? Don’t miss out on 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.

2020 Black Feather District Awards

Congratulations to all of our Award winners! All of the award certificates will be mailed out by the end of July!

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