The Denver Area Council (DAC) offers programs for all youth, ages 5-20, that help shape and develop the leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.
The traditional Scouting program divisions are Cub Scouting for youth ages 5 to 10, Scouts BSA for youth ages 11 to 17, and Venturing and Sea Scouting for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and having completed the 8th grade) to 20. Units are led entirely by volunteers appointed by a chartered organization, who are supported by the local council using both paid professional Scouters and volunteers. If your child is involved or is interested in joining, please consider volunteering and being a part of the Scouting family.