The Denver Area Council – Valley District serves the following school districts: Brighton, Adams 12 and Adams 14, Mapleton, Westminster 50, and the Boulder Valley School Districts.
Is there a leader in your unit that deserves to be recognized? We have some amazing volunteers in the Valley District and we would like to help you recognize their outstanding contribution to Scouting at the May 5th Roundtable. Click here to download the Valley Nomination Form 2019 Fillable. Fill one per person and then email it to Deanna Austin-Horvat.
Important Updates on Life to Eage, Scoutmaster Conference ans Eagle Boards of Review
Q: Will youth who are not yet Life Scouts be allowed to apply for an extension to earn the Eagle Scout rank?
Extensions are considered only for Scouts who are Life rank. If, once a Scout achieves Life rank, it turns out that COVID-19 disruptions along the way have left them with insufficient time to complete Eagle requirements, then this may be cited when the time comes to submit an extension request.
Q: May local councils grant extensions?
Normally, that is not allowed. However, due to the current situation—effective immediately and through September 30, 2020—council Scout executives may grant extensions, or delegate authority to the Council Advancement Committee to grant extensions under the following limitations:
Note: A “month” in BSA advancement is defined as a day from one month to the next. For example, March 5 to April 5.
The authority for councils to grant extensions is temporary, lasting only through Sept. 30, 2020.
Q: If youth have already received an extension, can they request additional time due to COVID-19?
Yes. Council Scout executives may grant extensions, or delegate authority to the Council Advancement Committee to grant extensions under the limitations listed above.
Q: What should be done while an extension request is being considered?
Youth should continue to work on advancement in so far as they are able—e.g., independently, or over the phone or videoconference—and at Scouting activities once they resume.
Q: Are extensions required when an Eagle/Summit/Quartermaster board of review must be delayed?
No. Councils may grant Eagle/Summit/Quartermaster boards of review up to six months after the youth’s 18th/21st birthday. See GTA Topic 126.96.36.199, “Eagle Scout Board of Review Beyond the 18th Birthday.”
Q: Are electronic or digital signatures acceptable for rank advancement or for the Eagle/Summit/Quartermaster packets/applications?
Yes. Electronic or digital signatures will be accepted through September 30, 2020.
This process starts when a Star Scout achieves the rank of Life Scout. The Life Scout ask the Scoutmaster to assign a Troop Project Coach (if available in the troop). Then, access the Eagle Advisor request form here. Fill out the form. Under “Special Request”, you can add the name of a District Eagle Advisor who has agreed to support you (if you already have one in mind). Click “Complete Survey” to send. The District Life to Eagle Coordinator will confirm you request and will send all of the forms and assign an Eagle Advisor to get you started on earning your Eagle rank. Questions? Please Contact Jerry Baker, District Life to Eagle Chair.
What is Roundtable? Roundtable is a monthly training opportunity for all Scouting Leaders. Timely event information and ideas to bring to your units is presented in an informative and inclusive way.
Valley Roundtable is the first Tuesday of every month (except July). 7:30 p.m.. Northglenn Christian Church, 1800 E 105th Pl, Northglenn, CO
To include information with Roundtable Announcements, contact Jerry Benson-Montgomery
The Valley District Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at Northglenn Christian Church, at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn, 80233.
The Valley District Committee is comprised of community resources to support units. Leaders from the district ensure that Valley provides key resources and important programs to Scouts and leaders. The following committees meet during the coordinated committee meeting: membership, finance, and program. The program committee is comprised of the following committees that also meet during the committee meeting: activities, advancement, camping & outdoor promotion, and training.
The Valley District Commissioner staff meeting takes the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Northglenn Christian Church, at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn, 80233
For anyone who has enjoyed Scouting and would like to make sure youth have the same great experiences, we need you! The Valley District is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of district committee functions, as well as help with commissioners, activities, training, membership, and finance. If you are looking for a place to enhance you or your child’s Scouting experience please contact Preston Gibson or Heidi Williams
Any questions or comments about the Valley District may be directed to Mike Dineen