Coat Drive

By Char Ross

Troop 43 is looking for a Boy Scout Troop and/or Cub Scout Pack to take over the Annual Coat & Warm Clothing Drive scheduled for Sat, Oct 25th. If your unit is interested, please contact Char Ross at 899-8851 or e-mail at

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Big Red sighting confirmed at Fall Camporee ;)… but still no Cubby :(

Sources have verified the awesome presence of Big Red himself at the Copper Creek Campground during this past weekend’s Fall Camporee.

Contrary to popular suspicion, Big Red is not Paul Grosvold, Scoutmaster of the victorious Troop 1.  That said, Paul and Company earned top honors for their winning performance in the Knot Challenge, Forestry Skills, Fishing, Astronomy 101, and Camp Setup this weekend at the camporee.  By all eyewitness accounts, Paul and his team will be tough to beat at the next District Klondike Derby.

But Big Red… see for yourself at the Popcorn Sale Kickoff Rally this Saturday 9:30am at the Scout Office.  Bring Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa too.  See you there!

But still no cubby…  If you see him, give him a hug.  It’ll do you both some good.

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Results from Fall Camporee 2014

Thank you to all that helped to make the 2014 Fall Camporee a really fun event. I am still sore from looking up so much at all the stars, and from the 5 mile hike. I was so impressed by the men from Carroll Collage Astronomy to do this with their limited free time. Many thanks to my Committee members as I would not have been able to do it without you.

The following are the winners

First Place Troop 1 ……Mountain Lions
Second Place Troop 28…..Carnivorous Watermelons
Third Place troop 28……Scorpions

Good work by all the Troops and the Leaders

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October Eagle Board DATE CHANGE

By Keith Hasbrouk

To all:

Due to a scheduling conflict with Peace Lutheran Church.  The October Eagle Board will NOT be on October 7th.  We are pushing it to October 21 at 7:00PM.  Again for those of you that did not get it.  The October Eagle Board will be ON OCTOBER 21 at 7:00PM at Peace Lutheran Church.

Feel free to respond with any questions.

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Venture Crew 8 Open House and prep for Venturing Bonanza at K-M!

By Keith Hasbrouk, Venture Crew 8 Advisor

To all:

The Montana Council is hosting a Venturing Bonanza at K-M Scout Ranch on the  weekend  of Oct 10th thru Oct 12th.  The activities include ATVs, COPE, Climbing Tower and Shooting.  The cost is only $35, which includes all food for the weekend.

So what does this men to all of you Scout?  Well if you are 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and completed the eighth grade (and have not yet reached the age of 21) you can join Venturing!  If you are already a member of a Troop, your membership in Venturing will be no cost.

Venturing is co-ed!  Please join us for a Venture Crew 8 open house and planning meeting at 6:30PM on Sept 24th in the basement of the Scout Office.  We have great things planned for the year, including skiing and a big Summer float trip.  Come join us, you’ll be glad you did!

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“Beware the coming of BIG RED!

… also, has anyone seen Cubby?”

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Flags at Camporee

Was asked why so many points for flags at your camp? Look at it this way….the better your flags set up is the more points you will get. A nice gate or arch instead of say sticking a pole in the ground and saying good enough!

Missed the points on knot tying too……it will be 200 possible

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Fall Camporee Schedule of Events

Please note that you will need to bring your own fishing poles to Camporee if you want to fish. They were very hungry for flies when I was last there, but small spoons work too….in silver. Fishing the creek is up to your leadership. We will bring a large rope for cross creek tug of war for those who want to try it. The creek has lots of exploring opportunities. Please bring any and all telescopes available to you for viewing. Binoculars for the hike would be good as there are nice vistas and animals to see. the weather is shaping up to be a real nice weekend! See you there!


7am……Reveille and breakfast and free time

9am……Flags and announcements

9:30….. station Events start……Camp inspections start


1pm…….Forestry Hike 2 to 3 hours

5pm……Free Time and Dinner

6:30…..Scouts Own


Sunday……9am awards announced

Due to the lateness of Astronomy we will fore-go skits and announce winners at breakfast Sunday

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District Roundtable

It’s that time of the month again… Time for District Roundtable YAY!!!!!

Roundtable will be tomorrow, Tuesday September 9th at 6:30 PM at the Medicine River Scout Center(You know, the place we have Cub Scout Day Camp). To get there, head out of town on Central Avenue West for about 1.3 miles, just before you go across the Sun River bridge, turn right.

We will be featuring Dutch Oven cooking with such famous chefs as Ed Stuart and Bob Doughty, as well as less famous chefs like Tami Lukas and Stephen Boyd(yours truly). If you have a Dutch Oven recipe to share, come and bring your oven!

If you would like to cook however, please come early. Most of us who are cooking will be at MRSC between 5 and 6, so as to get the coals hot and cooking before 6:30 PM. We are trying our absolute best to keep to our requisite hour of fun time, so bring your taste buds and come out for a good time!

If you need any further information, please contact me at, or (406) 231-9570.

See you all there!!!

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Time to Pop Up for POPCORN training on 9/11!

“It’s that time of year to gear up for POPCORN SALES! Give your unit the best opportunity to fund your activities and programs by attending our district popcorn training!
-All units encouraged to attend-

As a reminder, our popcorn training is:
September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm
Holiday Inn Great Falls
1100 5th St S, Great Falls, Mt

Dinner will be provided for two volunteers in your unit. This is an adult only event.

Any units who did not sell last year have a $200 incentive available (yes, including LDS units).
Please have someone in your unit RSVP our district popcorn chair, Alissa Brown at 406-231-2348 or You can also RSVP by responding back to this email or contacting me at 761-6000.

Don’t forget to review our district calendar for any other upcoming events:

Can’t wait to see you all there!”

Dustin Shoemake | District Executive- Lewis & Clark/Central District

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