Your Blood Needed!

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. 


During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session, and vacation schedules can make regular donors less available – both contributing to the seasonal decline.



Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types. Plasma helps maintain blood pressure and supplies critical proteins for clotting immunity. It is often needed for burn, trauma and cancer patients.



To make an appointment to give blood at the leaders save lives blood drive on July 22nd from 8 am – 2:30 pm at the Redcross blood center (1300 28th Street South) call The American Red Cross at 403-0956 or signup online at zip code 59405. All presenting donors will receive a special American Red Cross tshirt.


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Don’t let your Scouts miss this opportunity for the Lifesaving Merit Badge!

What:  Lifesaving Merit Badge*
*Must have completed Second Class and First Class Swimming requirements and Swimming Merit Badge

Where:  Mitchell Pool at Electric City Water Park

When:  Friday July 31, 2015; 8am

Cost:  $20 per Scout (will also have access to Water Park until 5:45pm)

Contact:  Mark King
(775) 537-8003   Call or Text

Merit Badge Information:

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July Roundtable Tuesday the 14th

Howdy Scouters!! As the headline says, Roundtable is next Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. 

The usual location, 1015 15th Ave S. 

The Cub Scout Roundtable will give ideas for a summertime Pack Meeting with Games, Skits, etc. The Boy Scouts will cover personal, patrol and troop gear lists for outdoor activities…also they will start discussing plans for scout show.

Come for fun, fellowship, and Ice Cream!

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Uncle Sam (and Baden-Powell) Wants You! – Final Orders for July 4th Parade

uncle sam


We will gather at the parking lot next to 618 Park Drive South (formerly Stelling Engineering) at 10am, Saturday July 4th.

We will march in a group to the parade start point on the south side of the Civic Center at 10:30am.

The parade will start at 11am sharp.


See you there.




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4th of July Parade – Big Flag Carry

American flag flying in the wind

American flag flying in the wind

What: Carrying the big Overlook Flag in the City of Great Falls 4th of July Parade. The Great Falls Association of Realtors has again asked the Boy Scouts to perform this honorable task.  Like years past, we will be third in line behind the military honor guard and veterans at the front of the parade.

Where: Assemble at the parking lot in front of 618 Park Drive S. the building next door to Stelling Engineering – the same location we have assembled for this event for the past two years. There is easy access and plenty of parking just off 2nd St. S. ****Note: we will NOT have access to bathrooms inside this year – please plan accordingly****

When: Plan to arrive at the assembly site by 10am. We will be marching in an orderly fashion to the parade start point next to the Civic Center on 1st Ave. S. at 10:30am. The parade starts at 11am sharp.

Please call Peter Jennings at 868-3574 with questions.  See you there!

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Arrow Tour Coming to Montana!


A once in a lifetime opportunity open to the general public! Come see the history of the Order of the Arrow, try your hand at tomahawk throwing, get your favorite hat branded, ask questions, and more.

Still on the fence about coming to see arrowtour? How bout meeting the National Order of the Arrow Chief? Alex Call will be in attendance at the ArrowTour at the Harley-Davidson in Missoula from 2-7pm!


Alex is from South Texas Council in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from Karankawa Lodge. He has served as the SR 2-3S section chief and will serve as the 2015 National Chief of the Order of the Arrow. As a dedicated Arrowman, Alex has served in numerous capacities at the 2012 NOAC, the 2013 Jamboree and was instrumental with the centennial anniversary roll out. Alex studies marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Some fun facts about Alex are his favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip and his favorite drink is iced tea.

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Cub Day Camp Training Tonight June 4

Training for camp guides (youth volunteers) and adult volunteers will take place tonight, June 4, at Medicine River Scout Center, starting at 6pm.  

 – Adult positions available for citizenship and forensic science still open.  There are still vacancies in the adult team on Tuesday June 16.  If you have desire but don’t believe you are qualified in the categories of citizenship or forensic science, please remember, these are cub scouts, not college students – you’re the right person!

See you at the Scout center tomorrow night.

For answers to questions please call Ken Roberts at 564-9580
Or Glenda Burton at 307-272-7105

Happy Scouting

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Digital Technology and Cyber Chip


WHAT: Digital Technology Merit Badge and Cyber Chip for Grade 6-8

WHEN:  June 22-25 (9am – 12pm) Bring Your Own Lunch

WHERE:  The Salvation Army, 1000 17th Avenue S.

WHO:  Boy Scouts – 20 max – first come, first serve

COST:  $4 (Covers Cost of Cyber Chip Patch & Card)

REGISTRATION:  Stephen Boyd –

Scouts will need to download and bring the Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook (

The following pre-requisites are required to in order to complete Merit Badge:

5.b: Using an Internet search engine (with your parent’s permission), find ideas about how to conduct a troop court of honor or campfire program.  Print out a copy of the ideas from at least three different websites. Share what you found with your counselor, and explain how you used the search engine to find this information.

6.:  Do three of the following listed in the Workbook.

7.c: Scouts will need to search the internet, find and discuss with your counselor an article or a news report about a recent legal case involving an intellectual property dispute.

8.:  Do two of the following listed in the Workbook.

9.:  Do one of the following listed in the Workbook.

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This is for YOU! Don’t Forget!

Cub Leader Specific Training

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the NEW CUB PROGRAM!

EVERY leader should be trained in their position!

Cub Scout Leader Specific for all Cub Scout Leaders:

Den Leaders & Asst Den Leaders

Cubmasters & Asst Cubmasters

Committee Chairmen & Pack Committee Members

June 6, 2015, 10:00 am- 2:30 pm

Location: Salvation Army- 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls.

Bring your own lunch or $2.50 for Hot Dog, Chips, & Drink.  Other concessions also available.

Ensure that we will have all the materials we need by submitting and RSVP.  Click here: REGISTER or visit:


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Day Camp Cleanup

Greetings Scouters! I am asking everyone to put these dates on their calendars, especially if you are volunteering for Day Camp! 

On May 30th, there is a Day Camp Clean up @ Medicine River from 10am to 3 or 4.  YPT Training will be at noon, lunch will be provided. (burgers/dogs/chips)

June 4th – Day Camp Leader training (Walk Around/Den, Station Leaders) – 6:30PM
YPT will be provided – 6pm and after regular training. 

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