Fall Camporee

Greetings from the Camping Committee…..

We have finalized the location and theme for Fall Camporee!

Location is at Copper Creek Campground near Lincoln,MT
Snowbank Lake is an easy walk to fish

Theme is Forestry, Fishing, and Stars…..

more to come soon

Forrest C La Belle…..Chairman

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Scout Night with the Voyagers

Friday August 29, 2014, is our annual Scout Night at Centene Stadium with the Great Falls Voyagers. This has become one of our largest and most popular district wide events. Come out and root on the 1st place Voyagers as they battle the Helena Senators. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Discounted tickets for scouts and families are available if pre-purchased utilizing the attached order form. Scouts and scouters are encouraged to wear their class A/field dress uniforms. Bring a tent and sleeping bag. Following the game scouts and families will be allowed to campout in the outfield. Sorry, no tent stakes or campfires!! Questions may be directed to Bill Rutten at 406 750-1632. See you at the ballgame………
ScoutNight 2014

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Order of the Arrow BBQ

Hello Arrowmen and Ordeal Members!

We are having our summer social and BBQ on Tuesday July 8 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Elks Riverside Park. The park is located on River Road, halfway between Central Avenue and 9th St. N.
We will be setup in the parking area near the tennis courts, pavilion and bathrooms. Look for the Troop 1 trailer in the parking lot.
There is no cost for this event. OA is providing hamburgers and hotdogs and lemonade. If you want to bring a salad, bag of chips or desert, that would be great.
Bring a Frisbee if you have one, and wear your scout shirt and sash.
Please pass this along to anyone in your troop who went thru Ordeal this year or has been active in OA in the past.
Any questions, please call Paul Grosvold at 406-788-2627.

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4th of July Parade Reminder

For those participating in the 4th of July Parade, first of all thank you! We are 3rd in line in the front of the parade this year. Scouts, scouters, siblings and any and all other volunteers will meet at 618 Park Drive South (near Double G Engraving off of 2nd Street South) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 4, 2014. We have plenty of parking available at this location for everyone. It is a short walk to the parade route from there. Please make sure your scouts wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water. Also, bring your pack and/or troop flag. We will have a trailer set up to haul and display all of our unit flags during the parade and we will also have several coolers full of bottled water and ice on the trailer. Come on out and show your patriotism during this annual Great Falls event and help the Lewis and Clark District, Boy Scouts of America, give back to the community. Last year we had over 130 participants. Lets set a record this year!! Hope to see you all on Friday and please call me direct with any questions.

Bill Rutten
District Chairman
Lewis and Clark District
406 750-1632

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Arrowman Social — July 8, 2014

Calling All Arrowmen!

The Ne I Yahw Chapter of Apoxky-Aio Lodge will be holding our Summer social and welcome to new Ordeal members of the Order at Elks Riverside Park on the evening of July 8 at 7pm. In addition to playing games and enjoying fellowship, we will also be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers.

Please bring a salad or some chips to share. If someone could be in charge of bringing us some cold drinks, that would also be very much appreciated. Oh, more frisbees = more fun.

This social will replace our regularly scheduled Order of the Arrow business meeting. We normally hold those meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at the Scout office. Please come and join us!

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Emergency District Meeting July 1, 2014

The Lewis & Clark District will hold an emergency meeting on July 1, 2014 to vote on and elect our new District Chairman, Dr. Peter Jennings, and other District Committee Chairmen. All voting members of the district are encouraged to attend. The meeting is scheduled at the usual time of 7:30 pm at the LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South. If you are unable to attend, you may submit your vote prior to the election by email to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org, or via phone at 406 403-5675. For a complete list of electable District Committee Chairmen or if you have any questions, please direct them to District Executive Dustin Shoemake via email. We have some exciting things taking place in the Lewis & Clark District and we’d love everyone to be a part of it! See you Tuesday!

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2014 Hands Across the Border

By: James Atkinson

Fellow Scouter’s,
The 2014 Hands Across the Border is a GO! A few dedicated Scouter’s have stepped forward to take on this event and continue the tradition. I will be doing just the administration for the event so please make sure you send all the registration and payments to me. The Forest Department has graciously given us the entire campground again this year at no cost. Attached is the necessary information and forms to brief your units. If I have missed someone please forward the information.
In the Spirit of Scouting,
Jim Atkinson

HATB 2014.pdf

HATB Schedule 2014.pdf

Hands Registration 2014.pdf

Hands Map.pdf

Dutch Oven Cook Off Rules & Campsite Inspection Form.pdf

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4th of July Parade/Baseball Game – Reminder

The District has only heard from two units regarding participation in the 4th of July Parade and the presentation of colors (The Big Flag) at the Voyagers game that evening.  Both events require many scouts and scouters in order to make these two events happen (100 + for parade, 30 + for game).  Please contact District Chairman Bill Rutten at dclcmtbsa@gmail.com as soon as possible to in order to secure your spot in the parade and to ensure game tickets are available for the baseball game.  If we don’t have enough participants in either event, the District may be forced to cancel our participation.

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Dawn Holt

Fellow Scouters and friends,


Dawn Holt, wife of past council president Gregg Holt, passed away on Saturday, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dawn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. The Holt family has been “all in” with Scouting for many decades, and on all levels of Scouting – the unit, district, council, region, national and international.


A funeral service for Dawn will be held at 1PM this Wednesday, June 18, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 600 Third Avenue North, Great Falls.


Cards and notes may be sent to the family home: 916 25th Ave SW, Great Falls, MT 59404.


Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.


Yours in Scouting,


Gordon Rubard

Scout Executive

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Baseball, Fireworks and Flag Ceremony – 4th of July

The Lewis and Clark District, Boys Scout of America, have been asked to present the colors, in the form of the “Big Flag” from Overlook Park, during the singing of the National Anthem at the start of the Great Falls Voyagers vs. Helena Brewers baseball game on July 4, 2014.  Participants will meet at the stadium no later than 6:30 p.m.  All Scouts and Scouters are asked to be in full field (Class A) uniform for the event.  All who participate will be allowed to stay for the game and the spectacular fireworks show after the game.  This is always a sold out event.  If you would like to participate, please RSVP District Chairman Bill Rutten at dclcmtbsa@gmail.com or call 406 750-1632, no later than June 20, 2014, to reserve your seat at the stadium.  This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District Scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls, the Great Falls Voyagers, to be recognized and enjoy a great baseball game and fireworks show.  Hope to see you all at the ballpark.

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