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    Welcome to the Western Slope Service Area

    The Western Colorado Council, Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1942 and recently merged with the Denver Area Council forming the Western Slope Service Area. The Western Slope Service Area serves around 2,400 youth members and around 1,000 volunteer adult leaders through Scout units in fifteen counties of northwestern Colorado. The Western Slope Service Area is comprised of three districts: Grand Mesa District (Mesa County), Majestic Mountain District (Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, Montrose and Delta counties), and Three Rivers District (Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Rio Blanco counties). 

    On behalf of the Scouts and Scouters of Western Colorado, we want to extend a warm welcome to you. You are part of the nation's foremost character development organization for youth! Scouting embraces the values of the Scout Law, encouraging Scouts to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrigy, brave, clean, and reverent. These come to youth in all parts of the program - all while they're having a great time with their friends and families.

    We hope that orient yourself with the resources available to you through scouting and on our website. Please see the list and links below for more information on ways to connect to scouting.

    Calendar: Access the calendar here.

    Scout Shop: Everything you need from uniforms to pinewood derby cars. Hours and more information available here.

    Social Media: Stay up to date on scouting news and happenings with Facebook and Instagram.

    General Contact Information

    Denver Area Council Office: 303.455.5522

    Gail Atkinson, District Executive for Grand Mesa and Majestic Mountain Districts: 970.549.6794

    John Palmer, District Executive for Three Rivers District: 720.266.2150

    Fax: 970.241.4689

    Scout Shop: 303.477.4830 (Free Shipping)


    Upcoming Events and Programs

    Recruitment season is approaching!

    View our 2019 Fall Sign-up Night plan here.

    Sign Up For Scouting Materials Request Form

    Learn how to set up your BeAScout pin!

    Check out the links below:

    BeAScout and online registration facts
    BeAScout Unit Pin Management
    Family Scouting pin update instructions
    Online registration guidebook


    Funding Your Program for the Year!

    Sign your Unit up for the 2019 Popcorn Sale here.

    2019 Popcorn Commission Breakdown

    By selling popcorn, Scouts and leaders can earn money to support a quality program year-round! More than any other fundraiser, the popcorn sale keeps the cost of Scouting low, without sacrificing quality.

    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.

    More information to follow about the 2019 Trails End Popcorn Sale on the Western Slope.


    2019 Council Camporee

    Every 4 years, instead of hosting individual District Camporees, the whole council gets together to host a Council Camporee. This year is that year!

    When: September 20-22, 2019

    Where: Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

    Registration is now open, there are a number of options so please register on your unit type's correct page:

    Cub Scout Concierge Camping

    Cub Scouts register for the Council Camporee as families, not as packs or dens. Fee includes Saturday evening dinner and continental breakfast Sunday. Cub Scout groups arrive on Saturday morning and camp Saturday night only. Campsites will be assigned on a first come first served basis upon arrival. All efforts will be made to allow Cub Scouts and their families from the same pack to camp together. Two meals are included in the price, and various food vendors will be attending, providing a variety of food Saturday. Bring some extra money to take advantage of this "Taste of PV". This option is limited to 1000 registrants.

    Cost: $30 each for first 2 registrants, $25 for each thereafter. Price increases on June 1st to $40 each for first 2 registrants , $25 for each thereafter
    Register Here!

    Scouts BSA Troop Camping on Dietler Mesa

    Scouts BSA Troops register for the Council Camporee as units. The unit leader (Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, or Camping Coordinator) should make all reservations. No individual reservations will be taken for this event for Scouts BSA camping. The Camporee Committee is looking for a good faith estimate of the number of participants from your unit to reserve your campsite. Troops will be grouped by District in designated camping areas, and arrangements can be made to put related units together. Meals are the responsibility of each unit. Various food vendors will be attending, providing a variety of food Saturday. Bring some extra money to take advantage of this "Taste of PV".

    Cost: $30 for each registrant, youth or adult. Price increases on June 1st to $35 per registrant
    Register Here!

    Venturing Crew Camping Registration

    Venturing Crews register for the Council Camporee by units. The unit leader (Crew Leader, Committee Chair, or Camping Coordinator) should make all Venturer Scout reservations. No individual reservations will be taken for this event for Venture Camping, only crews. Crew participants will be camping in a designated area on Camp Cris Dobbins, and will be participating in special Crew-only events as well as the general Camporee experience. All meals will be provided, but various food vendors will be attending, providing a variety of food Saturday. Bring some extra money to take advantage of this "Taste of PV".

    Cost: $46 for each registrant, youth or adult. Price increases on June 1st to $51 per registrant
    Register Here!

    Day Visitors

    Join 5,000 Scouts, Scouters, and family members for a weekend of Scouting fun! This only happens every four years, so don't miss out. Come down for the day to play! Stay for the arena show Saturday night! Various food vendors will be attending, providing a variety of food Saturday. Bring some extra money to take advantage of this "Taste of PV".

    Cost: $20 for each registrant, youth or adult. Price increases on June 1st to $25 per registrant. 
    Register here!

    For more information, please go to http://www.denverboyscouts.org/councilcamporee


    Internet Advancement

    Use the most up-to-date method for entering your unit's advancement, including ranks, merit badges and other awards. Internet Advancement allows you to enter and submit advancement and run reports online directly to and from the council. Doing so ensures greater accuracy and faster submissions.

    Review the Internet Advancement presentation to learn how you can take advantage of this great resource.


    Grand Mesa District Info

    The Grand Mesa District proudly serves the youth of Mesa County which covers a total of 3,341 square miles!

    Our goal is to provide you and your child with the best scouting experience we can. The quality of your experience is dependent on the knowledge and skills of your Scout Leaders, the quality and fun of the activities and your active participation.

    Grand Mesa District Roundtable

    When: 3rd Thursday of every month.  7:00PM

    Where: TBD

    Monthly Topics: Cub Scouts Core Values, Boy Scouts Program Features

    Grand Mesa District Committee Meeting 

    When: 4th Thursday of every month.  7:00PM

    Where: First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Rd, Room E9, Grand Junction CO 81506

    Adult Volunteer Training

    Most training available online 24/7 at My.Scouting.org

    Contact: OPEN, District Training Chair. 

    See Calendar for upcoming dates.

    Key District Contacts

    District Chair, Tom Verdieck

    District Commissioner and District Family Scouting Chair, Sherry Verdieck

    District Activities Chair: Vacant


    Three Rivers

    The Three Rivers District proudly serves the youth of Eagle, Grand, Garfield, Moffatt, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit Counties.

    Our goal is to provide you and your child with the best scouting experience we can. The quality of your experience is dependent on the knowledge and skills of your Scout Leaders, the quality and fun of the activities and your active participation.

    Three Rivers District Roundtable

    When: Bi-monthly; check back for more information

    Monthly Topics: Cub Scouts Core Values, Boy Scouts Program Features

    Three Rivers District Committee Meeting

    When: Second Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM via GoToMeeting

    Adult Volunteer Training

    Contact: Dave Smith, District Training Chair. 970.948.1850

    See Calendar for upcoming dates.

    Key District Contacts

    District Chair, David Mayer, 970.376.6454

    District Commissioner, Harve Latson, 210.386.4665

    District Activities Chair, Dave Smith, 970.948.1850


    Majestic Mountain

    The Majestic Mountain District serves the youth of Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, Montrose and Delta counties.

    Our goal is to provide you and your child with the best scouting experience we can. The quality of your experience is dependent on the knowledge and skills of your Scout Leaders, the quality and fun of the activities and your active participation.

    Majestic Mountain District Roundtable

    When: 2nd Tuesday of every month.  6:45PM

    Where: Montrose LDS Stake Center

    Monthly Topics: Cub Scouts Core Values, Boy Scouts Program Features

    Adult Volunteer Training

    Contact: John Reiher, District Training Chair. 970.249.6020

    See Calendar for upcoming dates.

    Key District Contacts

    District Chair, Clay Campbell, 970.240.1538

    District Commissioner, Wendy Dyer, 970.249.2816

    District Activities Chair, Paul Gifford, 970.252.0011