Welcome to the Gateway 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.
Roundtable - No July Roundtable, we will see you on August 4th!
Roundtable is a monthly meeting that occurs on the 1st Thursday of the month. We meet at 6490 Quail Street in Arvada, Colorado. This meeting has general information, updates and news items along with Cub Scout and Boy Scout specific breakouts. We start roundtable promptly at 7:00pm and are typically done by 8:30pm. The roundtable staff looks forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Mid-Year Roster Checks
Roster checks are a vital part of Scouting and we request that you turn them in twice a year, once in May/June and once in Nov/Dec. The May/June roster check process helps ensure that as youth participate in your Scouting Unit's Summer Activities, that they are registered in Scouting and covered under the BSA Insurance. It also ensures that youth are given credit for the advancements and accomplishments that they work towards over the summer.
Names on a roster should be youth that are currently participating in Scouting in your unit, including youth that may be taking a season off, but feel they are a Scout. This should include any Kindergartners that are turning into Tiger Cubs in June and are planning on participating in summer scout activities. This should also include any WEBELOS Cross-Overs to your Troop.
If you would like assistance or have any questions in regards to turning in your roster, feel free to reply back to this email or reach out to James, Tobin or a commissioner.
Don't forget to keep track of all the nights your unit spends camping. Not only is camping one of the best, if not the best, parts of scouting it also counts towards your unit's JTE score. In addition you and the Scouts in your unit(s) can earn one of many really cool National Outdoor Summer Time Awards.
Learn more about summer camps here.
Please feel free to reach out to our district camping chair, Dick Williams, with questions or to report your camping numbers.
2016 Popcorn Sale
Selling popcorn is not just a way for Scouts to earn a few badges. By selling popcorn, Scouts, leaders and units earn all the money they need to provide a the Ideal Year of Scouting activities for their pack, troop or crew. For more information and fun, we also suggest you go to the Trail's End web page at http://www.trails-end.com.
Youth and Parent Area. How to sell more popcorn, selling safety, how to use the online popcorn system and much more!
Unit and Leader Area. Denver Boy Scouts popcorn information and forms. All the information units and unit leaders need to run a successful sale this year!
Click Here to Sign your Unit up for the 2016 Popcorn Sale.
Popcorn/Membership Training. Prepare for your Ideal Year of Scouting June 18th!
The 2016 Gateway Distrcit Popcorn Kernel is Dusty and she is more than happy to help in any way possible. Reach out with your questions, ideas and anything else popcorn related.
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.
FOLLOW THIS LINK AND THEN ITS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
Stage 1: Load your unit information from the council or upload an advancement file.
Stage 2: Select the members you wish to update and insert the new advancement information.
Stage 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.
Fall Sign Up for Scouting Nights
Back-to-School is closer than you think. Make sure your unit is a head of the game and order your Sign Up for Scouting Materials today. Fill out and submit the Sign Up For Scouting Materials Request Form, and the district membership team will prepare flyers for you, provide stickers, yard signs, buddy cards, and other materials for you. Neatness counts on this form. What you type in will be what you see on your materials. We are here to help so please reach out to us and let us know what we can do for you! We can print your approved PDF on the back of the flyers you order. Just email your calendar or event specific flyer to one of the DEs after you submit your request.
If you need assistance or more information, contact Tobin Truslow or James Dockter
Troop/Crew Recruitment Help:
Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence is the performance recognition program for Councils, Districts, and Units. This program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the mission. Journey to Excellence applications need to be turned in before January 1 in order to be accepted.
This form is due to the commissioner staff no later than December 15, 2016
2016 Journey to Excellence Pack
2016 Journey to Excellence Troop
2016 Journey to Excellence Crew
2016 Journey to Excellence Team
2016 Journey to Excellence Ship
2016 Investment in Character Campaign
Interested in helping make even more of a difference in our community? Try passing along the gift webpage to your neighbors, friends, coworkers, church members, and anyone else in the community you may know. Be sure to select Gateway from the drop down menu.
Time Grant Programs are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Companies like Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Verizon and Century Link all have these great programs. Most companies follow the model below when it comes to these programs.
For every ___ hours of service given by an employee Company X will donate ____ up to ___ times a year or for a total of no more than $X per employee per year. ExxonMobil offers $500 for 20 hours of service in a quarter for a total of up to $2,000 per employee per year as long as the employee submits the request each quarter.
If you have questions or want to know if your employer has a Time Grant Program please reach out to James Dockter.
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We are continuously improving our communication to our volunteers. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all our events and activities.
Are you interested in helping fellow Scouters by making sure communication flows? Are you interested in helping make sure Scout units are meeting and doing things timely? Do you want to be able to give feedback to a unit so that it provides a quality program? Then being a Unit Commissioner may interest you. For further information, please contact Jason Pettis, Gateway District Commissioner
If you are needing help with your Scouting Unit, please feel free to reach out to District Executives Tobin Truslow and James Dockter. For further assistance, you can reach out to your Commissioners.