Scout Night with the Voyagers – August 29, 2014

Just a friendly reminder – Scout Night with the Voyagers is fast approaching. If you haven’t already, please preorder your tickets utilizing the form below. See you at the ballgame……

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.

ScoutNight 2014

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Discussion on Medicine River Scout Center

At the next District Meeting on Sept. 2 we will have a discussion and district vote to determine our future plans for Medicine River Scout Center.  Any individual who wishes to express an opinion to the committee should attend this meeting and be heard.  This has been a project now three years-plus in the making and has many pros and cons.  As a district, we will need to determine whether it is more an asset or a liability to our local program and whether we have the appetite and resources to complete the rehabilitation and future maintenance of this large property, or not.  I will be guaging the council’s interest this weekend at the council board meeting.  As the new District Chair, I will no longer be able to function as the chairman of the Medicine River Scout Center Development Committee.  We will therefore need someone to step forward to occupy that role.  I am happy to advise and participate in the effort to rehab and maintain the site, if the district committee decides to support it.  Please consider carefully the costs and benefits of this project.  Also, please inform anyone who may be interested in leadership in this project to contact me.

Sincerely,  Peter Jennings   District Chairman  Lewis and Clark District  cell 868-3574

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Mountain Weather training opportunity available on October 4

I would like to invite you all to a professional Mountain Weather Course adapted for scouting youth and leaders. Please distribute this notice to all scouting units and leaders. If you have questions please e-mail tim.patterson11@gmail.com or call 403-479-3234. See you all there!

Description:

Scouting activities are extremely weather dependent, specifically if you are hiking, camping or moving through mountainous environments. This full day mountain weather course will assist you in basic mountain weather knowledge from common mountain weather to identification of hazardous weather. This course presumes no previous weather knowledge and contains weather analysis, publicly available Internet resources and proper interpretation of publicly available forecasts from a computer and in the field. The day ends with developing a real forecast base on current conditions.

If you have the BSA online Hazardous Weather course and would like to learn more specific to mountainous environments, this course is for you!

Goal:

At the end of the courses, students will:
• Have a toolbox of resources to access current weather information
(observations, forecasts, discussions etc.).
• Be able to interpret mountain weather and its changes.
• Be able to interpret and tailor those forecasts to mountainous travel.
• Be able to assist scouts in attaining their weather merit badge.

Presenters:

Rod Palsman has 20 years of experience in Canada’s Rocky Mountains with the Alpine Club of Canada and has instructed Mountain Weather courses to many outdoor organizations such as, Calgary Search and Rescue and the Interpretive Guides Association.

Tim Patterson has 30 years of experience in mountainous environments and is a certified Assistant Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Tim is a qualified outdoor trainer with both Scouts Canada and the Boy Scouts of America.

Who: Senior Boy Scout, Venture and Rover Youth, Boy Scout,
Venture and Rover Leaders

Date: Saturday October 4, 2014

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Lunch: Will be Provided

Location: Scouts Canada Camp Impessa

Cost: Presenter Fee: $16.60 + Camp Fee: $9.00 = Total Cost $25.60
Camping is available if you want to stay, please inform Cindy at time of registration, extra fee may apply

Registration: Please call today to the Calgary Scout Office – Cindy
403.283.4993

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Flag Ceremony for Municipal Band Concert Sought

This is a call out for a unit to volunteer to present a flag ceremony at the municipal band concert at the band shell at Gibson Park August 13 at 7:30pm.  The drill is the following:  Boys present unit and American flags with one boy calling orders to the color guard only.  Posting colors consists of holding the flags.  The band leader will lead audience participation. The band plays The Star-Spangled Banner.  The boys retire the colors.  Everyone enjoys a great concert.  Troop 26 has agreed to present the ceremony at the Aug. 6 concert.  Please call Peter Jennings at 868-3574 or email me at petercj1@hotmail.com.

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Fall Camporee 2014

Lewis and Clark 2014 Fall Camporee

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2014 District Orientation and Membership Kickoff!

You are invited to the Lewis and Clark District 2014 Orientation and Membership Kickoff!  Please join us on August 5 at 7pm at the Salvation Army Community Center at 1000 17th Avenue South to help us get a start on our 2014-2015 Scouting program year.  Refreshments will be provided.

District Orientation Flier

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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.

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

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