In May of 2021 Greater Wyoming and Longs Peak Councils merged and are now Adventure West Council.
Spanning Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska and most of Wyoming. The Adventure West Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides programs and outdoor adventures to prepare young people for a lifetime of character and leadership.
Camp Buffalo Bill is just seven miles east of Yellowstone National Park provides a setting where beauty, wildlife and adventure abound.
For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been making new friends, doing their best during invaluable experiences, and having fun while doing it.
Spanning Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska and most of Wyoming, the Adventure West Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides service for youth from age 5 to 21. The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to develop character, integrity and leadership in today’s youth through quality programs, outdoor experiences, and service to community.
It is the vision of the Adventure West Council to Prepare today’s youth for future success..
We are proud to announce that we will be honoring John Creighton.
Benifiting Adventure West Council (formerly Longs Peak Council), Boy Scouts of America serving youth in the St. Vrain Valley School District & Northern Colorado.
The Wapiti District serves scouts from Longmont, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Nederland, Superior, Erie and Broomfield. There are more than 1,350 Scouts in 38 units throughout this area. Last year, our Scouts put in more than 10,000 hours of service that was given back to the community, and over 600 adult volunteers provided their time to supporting the Scouts. Overall, 52 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout, including two female Eagle Scouts in Boulder County.
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You may recognize Collin if you visited Camp Buffalo Bill, where he served on camp staff. We are excited to have him on-board and welcome him to the team.
Originally hailing from Chicago, Collin is an avid outdoorsman with a deep passion for nature. Collin has been living in Casper for two years. He started with the Council at the Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost at Camp Buffalo Bill in Cody. Collin is very excited to serve and support the community.
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[(Effective September 1, 2023) Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including all meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth or female adult program participants.
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The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) emergence from bankruptcy represents a pivotal milestone in the BSA’s financial restructuring case and solidifies a path forward for survivors and the Scouting movement. To preserve its mission, the BSA has taken extraordinary steps over the past three years to reposition the organization for the future. The national organization has streamlined its professional staff and volunteer structure, reducing costs throughout the movement while maintaining essential services to support the local councils who were critical partners during the bankruptcy. To position Scouting for the future, the BSA will be required to increase the national annual membership fees for both youth and adults. This has been a difficult decision that involved the engagement of key stakeholders, but is essential to building a strong, safe, and vibrant Scouting program for our nation’s youth. Effective August 1, 2023, the BSA will implement the following national membership
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The award is an individual recognition for Scouts.
Packs can qualify for the certificate and streamer by planning and conducting three pack activities—one each in June, July, and August, or during other school vacations if your pack is in a year-round school.
Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members at the three summer pack events are eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon.
Scouts who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin, which they can wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform.
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Troops for attending Adventure West Council Camps in three consecutive years!
1. Attend BDSR/CBB/CLP or YHAO or EHAB consecutively and get the lowest priced camp fee of the consecutive years attended (2023-2025).
2. Attend BDSR/CBB/CLP or YHAO or EHAB in any combination in 2023, 2024 and 2025 for 3 consecutive years and receive a framed set of camp CSP patch collection to display in your troop meeting room.
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After a successful 38-year career in Scouting, John L. Coleman, Jr., Scout Executive/CEO the Adventure West Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, 2023.
John joined our council on August 9, 2010 and has served as Scout Executive of the Adventure West Council for almost 13 years. He began his professional Scouting career in the Heart of America Council, Kansas City, MO as a District Executive. John served faithfully in the Denver Area Council as a Field Director; was promoted to Director of Field Service in the Indian Nations Council in Tulsa, OK, selected as Scout Executive/CEO of the Louisiana Purchase Council in Monroe, LA., and served from 2008-10 as Area 5 Director in the Central Region, serving as a resource to 12 councils.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, majoring in mathematics. He and his wife Margaret have been married 26 years and they have two daughters Brooklyne, age 21, attending the University of Northern Colorado and Bianca, age 19, who attends the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
We will miss John and his leadership; we wish him the best of luck in his retirement and in his new ventures. An appropriate farewell celebration will be held at a later time in August.Council President, Mary Donaldson Learn More