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Dear Scouting Friend:

We hope you enjoy reading our 2016 Annual ReportThe Boy Scouts of America’s timeless values of character-building, citizenship training, duty to God, being prepared and doing a good turn daily give Scouting and the Denver Area Council our competitive edge over other youth serving organizations. Scouts are Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. More than just words, these are timeless values that shape our very foundation and help us build a spark for life in the hearts of thousands of Scouts every year. Denver Scouting programs are preparing our young people to become successful, responsible adults. From citizenship and leadership, to cutting-edge programs like STEM and Exploring, over 33,400 Scouts in the Denver Area Council are being equipped with the tools to succeed in life with the support from over 10,000 volunteers.   

Tufts University conducted a study over three years to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. Results showed Cub Scouts reported significant increases in cheerfulness, helpfulness, kindness, obedience, trustworthiness, and hopeful future expectations (visit TuftsCampStudy.com).

Baylor University also recently conducted a study, Merit Beyond the Badges (visit DenverBoyScouts.org/EagleScoutStudy), and found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men who have never been in Scouting to:

  • Have higher levels of planning and preparation skills, network and be goal-oriented
  • Be in a leadership position at their place of employment or local community
  • Work with others to improve their neighborhoods

Our 2016 Annual Report also highlights our new Lions program offered to boys 5 years old or in kindergarten the opportunity to join the Cub Scout program at a younger age.  Also in 2016, we had an increased focus on our Exploring program, providing an opportunity for young women and men to gain real life career experiences first-hand from businesses in our community like the Denver Zoo, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and Denver Health. 

We must continue to work together to extend the benefits and opportunity of Scouting to youth in every neighborhood in Denver. We look forward to the future that our life changing programs provide to our youth!

Yours in Scouting,

John G. Cabeza
Scout Executive/CEO
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

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