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Boy Scout Group Visits Amadeus Consulting in Boulder, Colorado

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Boy Scout Group Visits Amadeus Consulting in Boulder, Colorado

Posted on 14 August 2011 by Press Release

The Boy Scouts and Venturers Troop 65 visited custom software development company Amadeus Consulting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Troop 65 Scoutmaster Roosevelt Wright and the group, dubbed the “time travelers,” as recognized by Scouting Magazine, are taking the journey to help scouts better understand how their academic curriculum applies to future careers.

The visit from Monroe to Boulder, Colorado serves as an introduction into the technology field. Wright selected Amadeus Consulting because of its leading expertise in mobile application development; something scout leader Wright is very familiar with. He is the creator of sermonideas.com, and hired Amadeus Consulting to develop his “Soul Food” iPhone and iPad applications that allow users to utilize existing sermon data to create original sermons, on the go.

“This is a great opportunity for the Scouts to see how a leading technology company like Amadeus Consulting functions,” said Wright. “This trip will help the organization continue to live out its mission by investing in the future of technologists.”

Each year the group visits different regions of the country in order to learn more about their nation’s history while serving an educational purpose. However, the annual summer trip program is not a small investment. The Scouts raised a significant amount of money by organizing and performing an African American historical drama; a production that has been in practice for more than 23 years.

The Boy Scout troop’s visit was catered by Naked Pizza in Boulder, who donated lunch.

About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting is a custom software development company dedicated to creating intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus Consulting is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner as well as a Silverlight™ Partner, winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and has Microsoft Partner Competencies in Custom Development, Mobility and Data Management Solutions. The company is an expert in custom software applications such as rich Internet Applications, content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, social networking sites, data collection and management, browser plug-ins, and mobile application development including iPhone™, iPad™, BlackBerry®, Android™ and Windows Mobile®. Amadeus Consulting has continued to rank in the prestigious Mercury 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties since 2007, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list since 2006.

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Colorado Rapids Partner with BSA in Centennial Celebration Event

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Colorado Rapids Partner with BSA in Centennial Celebration Event

Posted on 09 February 2010 by admin

The Colorado Rapids and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced an enhanced partnership for 2010 today, highlighted by a special engagement on July 31 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

This announcement comes in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America presenting the BSA’s 2009 achievements and 2010 goals during their Report to the State at the Colorado State Capitol yesterday, at which Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush was a guest speaker.

All participating Boy Scouts in this truly unique event will arrive at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park the morning of July 31 prepared for a full day of activities, beginning with a special tour and programming in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge and on Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s fields complex.

Scouts will then have the opportunity to witness a Colorado Rapids home match, as they move inside the stadium to cheer on the Rapids during the club’s regular season match against FC Dallas.

Following the game, scouts will be treated to a special nationwide broadcast as the stadium’s RapidsVision joins in live to A Shining Light Across America from the Centennial Celebration Show from the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia.

Scouts and their families will conclude the event with an overnight campout on the stadium complex.

For more information about the July 31 Boy Scout event with the Colorado Rapids, fans can call Rapids Account Executive Emily Kilcoyne at (303) 727-3540.

Source: Colorado Rapids Press Release.

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Video: Boy Scouts Explain How They Saved Leader

Posted on 28 July 2009 by admin

Eight Houston Boy Scouts explain how they took care of their leader and carried him to safety after he became to sick to continue during their trek in Colorado.

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Colorado BSA License Plate

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Coloroda BSA Licenese Plate Available

Posted on 18 July 2009 by Dan

Colorado BSA License PlateGovernor Bill Ritter signed HB-1151 into law on June 5, 2008 and the new Boy Scout License Plate is now officially available at all Colorado Department of Revenue locations beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The license plate was designed in honor of the Boy Scouts of America, commemorating 100 years of Scouting in the United States as the centennial approaches in 2010.

“This is very exciting for the Denver Boy Scouts and for the community. As we approach the 100 year celebration of the Boy Scouts of America, we take great pride in our past accomplishments and rich history, and we look forward to a bright future of continuing scouting’s contributions to its members, families and the community. We have a long tradition of leadership development in this country and in Colorado. Now Coloradans can show their pride and support right on their bumper,” said Jeffrie Herrmann, the Denver Boy Scouts Chief Executive.

The Boy Scouts, led by the Denver Area Council, had gathered more than 3,000 signatures in early 2008 in support of the special license plate. Representative Kent Lambert sponsored HB-1151 in the House, while Senator Dave Schulteis sponsored the bill in the Senate. Both are Eagle Scouts and they are joined by four other Eagle Scouts in the Colorado General Assembly including: Representative Terrance Carroll, Representative Paul Weissmann, Representative Larry Liston and Senator John Morse.

More information on the Boy Scout License Plate:

Available For: Passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.

Who Qualifies: Any person that desires to register their vehicle with the Boy Scouts of America plate.

Fees: One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees. (Please note there are no fundraising dollars associated with the Boy Scout License Plate. It was designed for awareness purposes only).

About Denver Boy Scouts
The Denver Area Council serves over 60,000 youth through the assistance and mentorship of over 10,000 adult volunteers. The Denver Area Council continues its nearly 100-year tradition of strengthening youth and their families through the delivery of time-honored Scouting programs. The Boy Scouts of America provides youth the opportunity to try new things, provide services to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Scouting prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For more information please visit http://www.denverboyscouts.org.

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Frederic C. Hamilton Scout Headquarters Dedicated in Colorado

Posted on 04 July 2009 by admin

The dedication of the new Frederic C. Hamilton Scout Headquarters in the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, took place on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10 a.m. located at 10455 W. 6th Avenue. As the Boy Scouts of America approaches their 100 year celebration in 2010, they take great pride in past accomplishments and rich history, and look forward to a bright future of continuing scouting’s contributions to its members, families and the community. This new scouting facility is not only a more efficient place to conduct scouting’s business today, but well into the future.

Fredric C. Hamilton Scout-Headquarters Ribbon CuttingThis 52,000 square foot facility is known as the Frederic Hamilton Scout Headquarters in recognition of longtime Denver Area Council Trustee, Fred Hamilton, whose generous lead gift in the capital campaign was instrumental in making this project possible. This new facility has already proven itself to be a modern, up to date council service center and headquarters that has created significant efficiencies for both staff and over 10,000 volunteer leaders working with nearly 60,000 youth members throughout the communities the Denver Boy Scouts serve. In addition to conference rooms for both small and large groups, a new scout shop has been added with over 3,000 square feet providing greater selection and variety of merchandise.

The architectural planning and design firm, Intergroup Architects and general contractor, Fransen/Pittman did an excellent job in their work. A project of this magnitude would not have been possible without the support and generosity reflecting the outstanding commitment and example of so many.

The dedication of this building marks an important milestone in the history of scouting in this community. It is a symbol of a commitment that the Denver Boy Scouts has made to the young people and families of the Front Range to provide a program to young people that, in a time when our youth need something positive, scouting offers opportunities that are fundamental to their development. “The way we help children grow and learn in scouting is by helping them live the values we teach. By doing so we are able to create change, not just by solving a problem, but by building the foundation for a better future,” said Jeff Herrmann, Scout Executive of the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

As a special gift for the dedication, M. Doak Jacoway and his family donated a beautiful bronze statue of what the sculptor described as the “ideal scout” located at the front of the building. The sculptor was Dr.R. Tait Mckenzie. This statue was cast from the original mold made by Dr. Mckenzie in 1937. In 1908, William D. Boyce, a Chicago newspaper publisher was on a business trip to London, when he got lost in the fog. A young boy came to his rescue and was able to help him find the address he was looking for. When Boyce and the boy arrived at the destination, in the typical American way, Boyce offered the boy a tip. The boy refused and said he was a scout and was required to do a good turn daily. This would be his good turn. The statue stands as a reminder of the story of the ideal, but unknown scout … and the commitment the Denver Boy Scouts is making in the greater Denver community.

You can view more photos from the event at:
http://www.denverboyscouts.org/openrosters/ViewPhotoAlbum.asp?PhotoAlbumKey=6646&OrgKey=1704

This was a news release from Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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Rocky Mountain Council Leads the Nation in Membership Growth

Posted on 18 January 2009 by Dan

Rocky Mountain Council, BSA announced record growth in 2008. 1,900 new boys, young men and young women have joined the Council giving it a membership of 5,173 youth with a total net increase of 29.7%. The Council saw a 5% jump in traditional membership during the year, with community programs rising 8.8%.

Rocky Mountain Council has enjoyed several years of at least 5% membership growth and has achieved Quality Council each of those years as well. The Council is now recognized by the National Council Boy Scouts of America for having the most significant growth in programs in the region and the highest growth rate in youth membership nationwide amongst similar sized Councils.

Council Scout Executive, Rene Monarez attributes the success to having quality community programs, top-notch camping properties, and urban emphasis.

Monarez explained, “we made a concerted effort to reach out to population groups that have not historically accounted for a significant portion of the membership. These have included teenage youth now receiving character education in middle-schools, members of minority groups, and the economically disadvantaged throughout the nineteen counties served.”

“Boy Scouts has created a strong foundation of leadership, service and community for thousands of Southern Colorado’s youth,” Monarez adds.

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