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    Welcome to Frontier District

    The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. You will find tons of information on this site as we bring it up to speed on current events in the District. If you do not receive emails from Frontier District and would like to please create an account. Once you create an account make sure you signup for the Frontier District E-List.


    Monthly Roundtable

    When: December 5th, 2019 at 7pm
    Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
    What: Roundtables play a significant role in providing continuous supplemental training for unit leaders. This monthly event provides program topic guidance and structure suggestions for unit leaders. 

    Cub Scout Breakout: As we approach our annual Leader Recognition Dinner in March, Cub Scout Roundtable will be discussing different ways of showing appreciation for our incredibly valued volunteer leaders.

    Scouts BSA Breakout: We will be discussing all things winter and snow camping.

    Upcoming topics: In January, Cub Scouts will be discussing Blue and Gold events and the Scouts BSA discussion will be on recognizing behind-the-scenes leaders.

    To see the full year's calendar click here for Cub Scouts and click here for Scouts BSA.

    Got Roundtable Questions?

    Roundtable Assistant District Commissioner: Chris Lux, 303.883.2045
    Scouts BSA Roundtable: Christine Lux, 303.717.1631
    Cub Scout Roundtable: Arianne Dooley, 720.560.3942


    Popcorn

    Sign your Unit up for the 2019 Popcorn Sale here.

    Upcoming Key Dates for 2019:

    November 27 All money needs to be into the Denver Area Council (Paid in Full)      

    2019 Popcorn Commission Breakdown

    Units can earn up to 38% commission for the traditional popcorn sale. Bonus commission is given in December as long as units have settled their popcorn account by December 2nd.

    • 30% Base Commission
    • 4% Bonus Commission: 20/20 Club (Complete any 1 of the 3 below)
      • Unit Sells over $20,000 of Popcorn in 2019
      • 20% increase in total popcorn sales from 2018 amount
      • Unit new to the popcorn sale (did not participate in the 2017 popcorn sale
      2% Bonus Commission for attending a popcorn kick-off on July 31st or August 13th
    • 2% Bonus Commission for having less than 5% returned popcorn on total show and sell order

    35% Flat Commission given for all ONLINE popcorn sales

    *Any unit whose account is not settled in full by 12-2-19 will receive a maximum 30% base commission.

    Trail's End Popcorn Information

    After you have signed up your unit for the popcorn sale. You will receive log-in information for the Trails End Website. The online popcorn system on Trails End allows your unit to order its popcorn and prizes. You also have the opportunity to set up this system for each of your Scouts so that they can order their popcorn and prizes online and submit them to you for approval. Please review your profile on Trails End before when you get your log-in information to make sure your contact information is entered correctly. If you email is not entered here correctly, you will not receive the weekly popcorn reminder emails. If you are the unit's popcorn Kernel and have not received your log-in information or if your information is incorrect and you need help changing, please contact Dave DeCecco at 720.266.2132.

    Weekly email updates will be sent to anyone listed on the Trail's End popcorn database. Emails will start around the middle of July and will come out Friday every week during the popcorn sale. If you are not getting these emails, call Dave DeCecco at 720.266.2132 to update your contact information so that you will be sure to get the most recent updates.


    Cub Scout Recruitment

    The Denver Area Council has a ton of resources to help you be successful in your recruitment process:

    Request a Join Night Toolkit (full of applications and informational material) by emailing Alberto Rodriguez.


    Troop/Crew Recruitment Help

    If you have any questions about recruitment. please contact Tobin Truslow.


    Family Scouting

    The Denver Area Council is thrilled to bring the benefits of Scouting to more kids than ever!

    As of August 2018, Cub Scouts is available for girls and boys. This means even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Cub Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

    As of February 1st, 2019 girls are able to join Scouts BSA (the 6th-12th grade program, previously known as Boy Scouts).

    After all, the values of the Scout Law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent – are relevant and important values for young men and young women.

    Learn More Here!

    Want to Sign up for Scouting?

    Visit BeAScout.org to find information about local units.


    Additional Unit Resources

    Report Your Service Hours

    A requirement for “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is to log your service hours online. Scout Masters and Troop Committee Chairs, please remember to log on and track your eagle scout service hours as well.

    Internet Advancement

    Internet Advancement allows you to register once as a first time user and then to log in as a returning user to submit ranks and awards for your unit members. If you log out before you submit a report, your data will be saved. Additionally, Internet Advancement will dynamically return you to the Stage you were in when you left. For example, if you have completed Stage 1 of the process, when you return, you will begin at Stage 2. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    1. Load your unit information from the council or upload an advancement file.

    2. Select the members you wish to update and insert the new advancement information.

    3. Submit your unit's advancement information to the council. Then print the Advancement Report packet that includes the Unit Awards Summary. Units set their own schedule for submitting reports. We recommend submitting a report every month. Each December a final report with anything not already recorded for the year should be submitted before month end.

    There is also an advancement tracking tool in ScoutBook that now can be set to automatically sync with the national advancement database. For more information, check out this post from Bryan on Scouting.


    Please email the Frontier District Commissioner, CJ Mays, or District Director, Alberto Rodriguez, with any comments/suggestions.

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