Popcorn Salke Kick Off Palooza – 9/24

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Results of Fall Camporee

We had a wonderful weekend at Dry Wolf which was actually dry this time. It is a great location and I hope you all had a wonderful time as I did.

Congratulations to Troop 26 Trolls for winning 1st place at the event……Wins a $100.00 gift card

Followed by Troop 28 Carnivorous Watermelons for 2nd……Wins a $75.00 gift card

A tie for third with Troop 7 Owls and Troop 14 Phoenix……Wins a $50.00 gift card each

Followed by Troop 1 Thunder Birds at 4th……Wins a $50.00 gift card

Camp site points won by Troop 26

Flags and gate troop 28

GPS Troop 1 Dragons…..a perfect score

Geology Troop 1 Thunderbirds

Rockets was Troop 26

Orienteering a tie Troop 28 and Troop 26

Catapult won by Troop 28 with distance and height

My thanks to all the Committee and especially Tami Lucas for putting it all together,a great job.

Also Mr. Gillis with his drones and Kyle Roberts for Geology expertise


Forrest LaBelle

Committee Chair



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Youth Protection Training on October 11

Unknown.jpegGreetings from the District Training Committee!

Every Leader needs to take Youth Protection Every Year in the Montana Council.  No exceptions.

While we need to be 100% vigilant on Youth Protection, we are trying to make YPT an easy and achievable goal for every unit, commissioner, merit badge counselor and leader in our District.

We will be holding Youth Protection Training as our District Roundtable program on October 11 at the LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S at 6:30 pm.  We ask every adult in every unit to attend.  We promise to lead an engaging discussion and to be very respectful of your time!

Yours In Scouting,

Aaron Weissman, aaron@weissman.com, 406-868-8982



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10 Essentials PLUS FIVE?? What is that about?

A note from the camping committee:

The program for the Fall Camporee includes instructions to bring the 10 Essentials PLUS 5.  In your current Scout Book, the 10 Essentials are on pages 238-239.  (If you have an older book, you probably have been a Scout long enough to know your 10 Essentials…)

But PLUS FIVE?  What are those?  Never fear; they could include any five of:

  • Duct/Duck Tape
  • Rope/Cord
  • Survival Kit
  • Scout Book
  • Insect Repellant
  • Toilet Paper

So know you know.  Be prepared.

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Directions to Camporee

GPS…..46.97916667 Longitude               110.5186111   Latitude

From Great falls go east on 89/200 to near the town of Stanford ( about 1 mile before Stanford) there will be a BSA sign at the turn…..about 60 miles

Turn right at that point in the direction to Dry Wolf campground Forest Service access.

Go 4.3 miles to the Y intersection and bear right ( there will be a BSA sign there too) Then travel another 15.7 miles to the Campground

When in the campground continue thru it and cross the bridge to registration where you will be given camp assignments.

Remember there is no parking on the sides of the road. If you have extra vehicles they will need to park in the day use area ( no exceptions)

Camp spots on a first come first serve basis,and I need to know how many you are bringing so I can assign the spots so you will be together







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Notes on Fall Camporee

Please scoutmasters post me or text me your anticipated headcount of adults and kids for Camporee so I know how much food to bring for cracker barrel. Also troop number….




There will be a drawing for the boys at camp of a Garmin Vista GPS

Details at Cracker Barrel

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Fall Camporee Schedule of Events


1pm to 7pm……arrival and check in

6pm to 8:30 pm……Travelers feast……FREE

9:00pm…………..Cracker Barrel

11pm ……Lights out


7am to 9:00pm…….Get up and get ready

9am ………….Flags and Overview

9:30 am………..Stations Start

Noon to 1pm……….lunch

1pm to 2pm …….Drone Demonstration

2pm to 5pm………..Catapult and trebuchet work

5pm to 6:30 pm dinner

6:30 to 8pm…..Twilight hike……2 miles

8:30 pm ….Campfire

11pm…..lights out


Time to go home

Check out with Committee first


Camping Committee


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Notes from the Camping Committee

Here is a follow up on Fall Camporee.


Note that the Catapult or Trebuchet can be built of any modern materials if you wish. This is engineering not pioneering.


All scouts will be required to carry a day pack with 10 essentials plus six. A Scout will be chosen from EACH Patrol during the day to produce these items.


Each patrol will need to bring a SKIT IN A BOX to be traded to another Patrol. The box will have exactly 5 items of their choosing. Please tape and seal the box with your name and Patrol so it can be returned to you


We are giving away a Garmin Vista to a lucky Scout at Camporee.


Camping Committee

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Fall Fellowship


Fall Fellowship is only one month away, Sept 23-25!  With a theme like Arrowmen of the Round Table, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this medieval event?

Come battle your fellow Arrowmen in a Jousting Tournament. Or try your luck at the William Tell Style Archery Shoot!  Learn how to make chain mail!

Fun, food, fellowship and much more!  Registration is available on the Lodge website!


Hope to see you there!!

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Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar for the following dates. Information & registration forms can be found on district Events page: www.tinyurl.com/lcdistrict

20- Scout Night with the GF Voyagers
25- Unit Popcorn Training- 6:30pm
(Popcorn Chair and Cubmaster or Committee Chair must attend for unit to receive credit)
Location: New Hope Lutheran Church- 3125 5th Ave S. Great Falls
Taco Bar will be served for dinner
29- “Bring-a-Buddy” night @ Electric City Water Park
30- Membership Kickoff

10- Great Falls Scout Show
16-18- Fall Camporee
17- Cub Scout Rendezvous- Ft Benton
19- Popcorn Seller’s Academy
24- Popcorn Kickoff Event

5- Recharter Support Night
8-  Leader Specific Training
11- Montana Camps Discovery Night
21-22- Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)
22- Rocket into Scouting

3-  Francis Allen Memorial Chariot Races

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