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Three Rivers Newsletter

posted Feb 25, 2014, 7:29 AM by Troop Leaders
Three Rivers Review
Dear Jill,

The successes of the District in 2013; thanks to you and your involvement in Scouting:

322 Cub Scout Advancements!
195 Boy Scout Advancements!
359 Youth to Summer Camp!
71% Retention of Youth!
43% Trained Leaders!

Congratulations Three Rivers District for a successful year and a special thanks to all the adult leaders who make it possible!

The 2014 spring events are upon us! As we gather to celebrate the birth of Cub Scouts, race pinewood derby cars, compete in the Klondike and prepare for Western Colorado's We.C.A.N. summer camp please, remember to travel safely.


Michael Brandt
Three Rivers District
Western Colorado Council,
Boy Scouts of America

Events You Don't Want to Miss...

District Roundtable; Glenwood Springs February 13th
District Klondike February 22nd
OA Banquet March 8th
District Roundtable; Glenwood Springs March 13th
District Pinewood Derby March 29th
Leader Specific Training April 5th
District Roundtable; Glenwood Springs April 10th
OWLS/OTOLS (Adult Training) April 26th
District Roundtable; Glenwood Springs May 8th
District Day Camp June 6th, 7th & 8th
We.C.A.N. Summer Camp June 16th to July 26th

Day Camp Online!

You saw the Events section correct! Registration for Cub Day Camp is live. Register your group by April 30th and save!

Click Here to visit the site!

All youth deserve a quality, trained leader. These are designed to keep your skills up-to-date and give you the confidence to be an adult leader! If you are unsure, then you should take the upcoming training courses scheduled for April. More information to coming soon.
Awards and Recognition 

January was a great month for our youth and adult leaders.
Please welcome Three Rivers' newest Eagle Scouts:
Paul Schneider; Basalt, CO
Marcus Sandberg; Frisco, CO
The District congratulates the following adult leaders for continuing their training in Scouting:
John Harcourt: Cub Scout Leader Basic Training
Chris John: Scouter's Training Award
Arther Albin: Scouter's Training Award
Looking for the next level of training? Register for Woodbadge today!
See What Others Are Doing...
Pack 221 hosts their annual Sled Box Derby! It was a fun event with many different sleds hitting the snow in hopes of earning a trophy. Check out the rest of the their photos to see all the other unique designs! Congratulations Pack 221!
Troop 188 has found a new high adventure at camp Alexander: Ice climbing. After spending the night and eating a bagel breakfast we then geared up to go Ice climbing. We strapped on mountaineering boots with blades on the bottom called cramp-ons as well as climbing harnesses. Training began on the Ice Pickle which was a single ice pillar to practice using the Ice axes and cramp-ons. Next, we faced a 30ft wall of ice with three different routes; each with a unique difficulty. The whole troop had a great time ice climbing.
In This Issue
Special Recognition:

Congratulations to Pack 221 (New Castle) and Troop 1150 (Craig) for submitting the most community service hours in 2013! Great job Scouts!
Don't know how to submit hours? Send an email to
Communications Soon to Retire!

Do you want to earn the Communications merit badge? Time is running out before it will be replaced by the Digital Technology Merit Badge. Find a counselor near you today.
Recruiting Season is Almost Here

Grow your Pack! March, April & May are the best months to bring new families into the fold so they can participate in Day Camp and your summer events. Need resources or help?

Troop 104,Troop 187
Troop 188,Troop 225
Troop 242

The Counties Corner
Community and Scouting Events

Have Scouting events coming up? We will attach them here! Email
Thank you for keeping our communities strong through your continued participation in Scouting.

Have something you think might be a good fit for the next newsletter? Please send your thoughts and photos to Michael Brandt at

Western Colorado Council, Boy Scouts of America
839 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

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