Happenings

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Youth Protection Training


Why is YPT (article link) so important? Because a safe environment is best achieved when everyone is trained and fully aware, whether explicitly required or not. Troop 21 and BSA take this seriously and so should you.

Training can be done quickly online; go to myscouting.org and log-in or create an account. Upon completion, give a copy of your YPT certificate to the Troop 21 Training Coordinator: Marla Gordon.

Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge


The results from the 2010 Baylor University study, Eagle Scouts – Merit Beyond the Badge, conducted by the university’s Program for Pro-Social Behavior under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Bryan on Scouting – analysis of Baylor University study

Camping for a week synchs internal clock

Spending just one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains was enough to synch the circadian clocks of eight people participating in a University of Colorado Boulder study with the timing of sunrise and sunset.

Read more here: Circadian Synch Study

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New Parent FAQ

New to Boy Scouts? Access our New Parent FAQs.

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Scoutmaster's Corner

Eagle’s Nest Handout

Here is the handout from the April 3rd Gateway District Eagle’s Nest, for those who didn’t receive a copy.

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Advancements

Merit Badge News

Current Merit Badge Sessions:
· Citizenship in the Community (Eagle Required)
· Mining in Society

New Swimming MB requirements

The new requirements focus more on teaching Scouts correct stroke mechanics while continuing to emphasize basic water skills. Previous requirements like snorkeling, competitive swimming and CPR (which Scouts learn more fully in other merit badges anyway) have been removed.

With the new requirements, the goal is to teach Scouts to swim with greater ease and efficiency, as well as keep them safe in and around the water.

Welding Merit Badge opportunity

General Air Service & Supply sponsors a Welding merit badge clinic. More information here.

The cost is $10 per scout and adult participation is welcome. Welding merit badge requirements.

Free Merit Badge Clinics

Safety – Aug 9, 9:30-11:30am
Emergency Preparedness – Aug 9, 1pm-4pm
Crime Prevention and Safety – Sept 27, 9-11:30am or 1-4pm
Emergency Preparedness – Oct 18, 9am-Noon or 2pm-5pm

* Taught by police, you will earn your merit badge by engaging with 17 interactive sections throughout the CELL exhibit
* Visit www.thecell.org/events/bsa to register
* Recommended for ages 14 & up
* For any questions, please call 303-844-4000 ext.11

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  • Upcoming Events

    • August 25, 2014
      • Merit Badge Counselor training
        Starts: 6:45 pm
        Ends: August 25, 2014 - 8:15 pm
        Location: 10700 Exposition Drive, Lakewood, CO 80226
        Description: Merit badge counselors need to be trained just like any other position-specific adult volunteer. Please consider attending this training session and contribute your knowledge and skills to our scouts.
        LOCATION: Green Mountain Christian Church, 10700 Exposition Drive, Lakewood, CO 80226. Please use the rear door, which you get to by using the south driveway that takes you to the back of the church. There will be signage to direct you.
        TIME: Check-in 6:45 to 7:00; training begins promptly at 7:00, and runs to 8:15
        COST: STILL FREE!
        WHAT TO BRING: Pen or pencil.
        WHAT TO EXPECT: Education on how to be a merit badge counselor.
        REGISTRATION: Email the information listed below directly to me at drgwandsp@msn.com by Noon, August 25. Though drop-ins are welcome, the same information is required at check in. Information for participants completing the session will be submitted to Council and entered into the Council “trained” database. Otherwise, all information will remain confidential.

        Participant’s full name
        Unit number
        BSA membership number, if you have one
        Complete home address
        Contact phone number
        Contact email address

        Libby Schultz
        Dean of Merit Badge Counselors
        Gateway District Advancement Committee
        drgwandsp@msn.com
      • Troop Meeting & Merit Badge
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: August 25, 2014 - 8:30 pm
        Location: Arvada Church of Christ
    • August 28, 2014
    • September 1, 2014
      • No Troop Meeting
        Starts: 12:00 am
        Ends: September 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
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