2010 REPORT TO STATE - Scout Volunteers Needed

Post date: Jan 2, 2010 11:35:45 PM

Unit Leaders;

As we move into 2010 and the 100th anniversary of Scouting in America, a number of significant events are emerging quickly. The first is the February 8, 2010 Report to the State. As you know all 5 Colorado Councils have planned a sizable appearance of Scouts at the Capital Building that morning where a formal report will be made on the state of Scouting (n the Old Senate Chambers), followed by a flag ceremony and recognition event in the House Chambers. These events are followed by a luncheon at the Colorado History Museum, and then Capital tours in the afternoon.

To date, the Denver Area Council has only recruited about 18 youth to represent the Denver Area Council, and we are planning for 78 participants. This email is to encourage your parents of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures and Scouters to participate. Announcements will be made at January Roundtable.

The event does have a cost of $35. Participants will receive a commemorative report to the state and patch along with the luncheon banquet. The participants will be greeted by the House and Senate leaders, and potentially the governor. It is a special opportunity scheduled on the actual anniversary date of American Scouting, with plenty of picture moments.

The deadline for signing up is quickly approaching. We need an idea of numbers during the first 2 weeks of January.

We may also receive requests from the Western Colorado Council for overnight accommodations for their 10-15 participants. If you have ideas on families who would host these visitors it would be most helpful.

Please forward names of interested Scouts to Nicole Cosme as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please let me k now.

Kurt Ballantyne

Timberline District Commissioner

303 838 1240


DATE: February 8, 2010 TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

PURPOSE: A report to the State of Colorado on the service accomplishments of Scouting’s service achievements in each council in Colorado. We will provide a report combining each council’s achievements collectively.

WHO: All 6 councils in Colorado are invited to participate. The method of participation is the formation of a delegation. Total number of delegates was based on the capacity of the Old Supreme Court and the size of the Council. Each council is able to bring the following amount of delegates including youth and adult leaders:

Denver Area Council 78 delegates

Pikes Peak Council 38 delegates

Longs Peak Council 38 delegates

Western Colorado Council 18 delegates

Rocky Mountain Council 18 delegates

Great Southwest Council 10 delegates

We are able to accommodate an additional 50 guests to attend the luncheon. Each council can select an additional 8 guests to attend the luncheon at the same delegate rate. Due to the room capacity they will be unable to join the delegation in the Old Supreme Court, but are able to remain in the Capitol building during the Report to the State.

COST: Each youth and adult delegate pays a $35 participant fee. Fees include an attractive commemorative Report to State patch and luncheon. There will be a delegate’s lunch gathering right after the Report to the State at the Colorado History Museum.


Communication is the key to a successful Report to State. All communication will be through the council delegation leader and or council staff advisor. It is of most importance that the delegation registration is returned to the Denver Area Council by December 18, 2009 so that adequate time is allowed for last minute event communication.

YOUR SPOKESMAN: Your council youth representative, selected from your delegation, will need to be prepared to give your council’s delegation service report at the Report to State ceremony. The report must be concise (no more than 2 minutes) but informative. Please select one or two items that have been an important service accomplishment in your council during 2009. Good examples to report on include Scouting for Food drives and other community orientated service projects. Human happenings are just as important as large glowing figures. The emphasis of your report is the importance of Scouting and its effect on youth in your council rather than identifying only record breaking figures or camping statistics. After each Council’s report, one delegate will be selected to provide the report for the entire state.


To answer any questions you may have, please contact Nicole Cosme,

Director of Marketing, at the Denver Area Council at 720-266-2218 or ncosme@denverboyscouts.org.