Western Colorado Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1942, and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado. Western Colorado Council serves over 4,000 youth members and over 1,000 volunteer leaders through Scout units in fifteen counties of northwestern Colorado. See also Scouting in Colorado.
Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 3 Districts:
- Grand Mesa District serves Mesa County, Colorado, and also hosts the council office
- Majestic Mountain District serves Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, Montrose and Delta counties, a geographic area approximately the same size as the state of Connecticut
- Colorado Three Rivers District serves Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Rio Blanco counties
Council Camps Edit
Western Colorado Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.
- Camp Fossett - The Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Ranch (SOAR) was launched in Summer 2014. The camp is located in the Colorado Rockies near the eastern entrance of Glenwood Canyon, 11 miles off of I-70 from the Dotsero exit. Offerings include high adventure (i.e. white water rafting, horseback riding, climbing 14'ers, hut to hut mountain biking, backpacking) as well as Trail to First Class and merit badges. Steve Fossett SOAR provides opportunities for "high adventure for everyone" from Tenderfoot to Eagle.
Council Special Events Edit
- Council Scout Fair
- Wood Badge
- University of Scouting
Order of the Arrow Edit
Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.
- Mic-O-Say Lodge #541, chartered in 1959, serves 168 Arrowmen as of 2004. The lodge totem is an eagle. Prior to 1960 there was not an Order of the Arrow Lodge (OA) serving Western Colorado Council (WC-C). The Council honor camping organization had previously been the Tribe of Mic-O-Say (MOS) (also existing in some Councils in Kansas and Missouri) which had been founded by H. Roe Bartle. However, with the arrival of a new WC-C Scout Executive, a decision was made to discontinue MOS and replace it with an OA lodge which was officially recognized by the BSA. As a compromise, the lodge was allowed to retain the name "Mic-O-Say" and to continue some of the MOS insignia and traditions. The traditional MOS Eagle Claws were permitted to be worn by youth and adult members suspended from a French braid spiral lanyard in the tribal official red, white and blue craftstrip colors.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:
External Links Edit
- wccbsa.org - Official Website of Western Colorado Council