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February Gateway District

Scouts BSA, Are You Prepared?

Feb 1st is the First Day of Scouts BSA!

We're excited to be welcoming new Scout Troops to Gateway District this month that will be the First All-Female Troops in Gateway!

  • Troop 21 King of Glory Lutheran
  • Troop 130 First United Methodist Golden
  • Troop 2119 Glennon Heights PTA

We've got more in the works too! If you know a youth interested in Scouts BSA- boy or girl contact talia.peterson@scouting.org and we can find the perfect Troop!

Key 3 Korner

For our Cub Masters, Scout Masters, Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs, and Charter Org Reps

Cub Pack Check-ins

Your favorite professionals will be reaching out in the next few months to schedule a check-in with your Unit's Key 3 to get a sense of your 2019! We'll want to chat about the following, and help with any challenges your Unit is facing!

  • Recruitment
  • Calendar/Annual Planning
  • Succession Planning
Investment in Character

If you haven't bee contacted about your upcoming Blue & Gold or Court of Honor contact Bridgette.Floyd@scouting.org

SAVE THE DATE: Gateway Volunteer Recognition Dinner March 7th, 7-9 PM

Want to recognize the amazing, 'give their all to Scouting' volunteer from your Unit? Submit a nomination for District Award of Merit! find the nomination form

#WeOwnAdventure

Put the OUTING in Scouting

Klondike- Feb 8-10th

Calling all Snow Pirates! Don't forget to register for Klondike! For Scouts, Webelos and Venturers from sled racing to snowshoeing whether for the day or the whole weekend get ready for the best of your Winter camping!

Webelos don't forget you can tag along to hang out with your future Troop!!

PSSSTTT Venture Crews join the festivities of Klondike with VOA for venturing activities. Snowshoeing, Orienteering, Sled Racing (Venture Style) are just the start. Crews will camp together partake in special venturing campfire we call the venturing huddle.

Gateway 2019 Pinewood Derby

April 6th, 2-5PM

Arvada West High School

The Gateway District Pinewood Derby races the best cars from each of the Cub Scout Packs . Get a few more runs out of your car and to have a great time with other Scouts from around the district!

Cost is $50 per Pack if you register and pay before March 15, 2019- Pre registration is required

Council camporee- Blast off DAC!

September 20-22, 2019 Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

Early Registration is OPEN!

It’s a Jamboree-Like Experience – Refreshed for 2019! We’ve taken the best experiences and activities- refreshed them and are ready to Blast Off. We'll have model rocket launches, STEM activities, hands-on drone racing, and model car off-road racing. Of course, we can't forget the classics- boating on Silver Lake, mountain biking, rappelling on Ship Rock, and a variety of Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Action Centers. And don't miss the revamped Arena Show, a party-like celebration of the Scouting Movement in Colorado.

Take advantage of Early Registration opportunities! Visit www.denverboyscouts.org/councilcamporee for full details and registration links

#OutinginScouting

Eagle Spotlight

Camden Dempsey, Troop 1876

My project was in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy China and was designed to mitigate soil erosion and to promote a healthier ecosystem in Inner Mongolia, China. Over the course of 3 days, myself and a group of 32 volunteers planted 100 trees in Horinger, Inner Mongolia

I decided to do my project because my family and I had visited China multiple times over the last few years, and I wanted to give back to such an amazing community and group of people.

I do scouting as I love the messages and lessons taught through scouting. Without scouting, I would not have many of the skills and experiences that I have today!

Learn more about Camden's project:

Professional's Pause

Scouts BSA launching at the beginning of this month has me a mix of ecstatic and envious. Watching these amazing young women jump into the legacy of traditional Boy Scouting, for them to learn and experience and achieve all the Boy Scouts of America has to offer reminds me how blessed I am to be part of this movement.

My brother is an Eagle. And like any little sister, I wanted to be as cool as my Big Brother. I was a Girl Scout for about 13 years- earning my Bronze, Silver, and Gold, and joined Venturing at 14 years old. I loved it, but it wasn't quite what I wanted. Gold never felt equivalent to Eagle as much as my dad assured me it was, and my Troop wasn't really Girl-led. It felt like I missed out on something.

For the Girls coming into Scouts BSA- this February you are a part of a historic change for Scouting. Learn and live the Oath and Law because now more than any time I can remember we, as a people, need Scouts.

Food for Thought,

Talia

Troop 20304 Girl Scouts of Nor Cal, Crew 78 Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
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