Calling all Scouts,
The schedule and offerings for the Third Annual Merit Badge University (MBU3) at Carroll College in Helena on March 28th has been set and available for you to review. The cost will be $20 per scout and your unit may stay Friday night in Carroll’s gym. Helena College and Exploration Works have joined with Carroll College to give you 35 different programs just for scouts, I think we have something to offer everyone. Please check out what we have at:
Registration will begin on February 23rd and will end on March 11th. This year we will have an on-line registration process using Tentaroo. This is the program that Melita Island and Section Conclave uses. On-line registration for the adult programs, including Adult Wood Carving, will also use the same program. Instructions will be posted towards the end of next week at:
A formal press release is in the works and will be available before February 23rd.
There are two merit badges that may still come through before the 23rd. I will provide an update at:
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The program with over 70 counselors and staff is set to accommodate up to 500 scouts, so I look forward to seeing you there!
2015 Lewis & Clark Pinewood Derby Rules:
1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale will be considered final.
2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
3. The overall width of the car will not exceed 2¾ inches.
4. The car must have 1¾ inch clearance between the wheels.
5. The car must have 3/8 inch clearance underneath the body.
6. A BSA wood block must be used, you may flip it and cut your own slots if they are not straight. Slot distances will be checked.
7. Only BSA wheels will be used. You may sand and polish the rough spots, but the molding bumps on the outside edge must remain. No other modifications are allowed.
8. Each wheel will have a separate BSA axil. You may polish them and glue them in.
9. Wheel bearings, washers, or bushings are prohibited.
10. The car must not ride on any type of springs.
11. All four wheels must make contact with a flat surface when car is at rest.
12. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting device.
13. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.
14. Only dry lubricants may be used, race officials will lube the car before and once during the race.
15. Details such as the steering wheel, driver, decals, painting, and interior detail are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width and weight specifications.
16. As always have fun.
Please also consider the Montana Council Derby Rules:
1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2
4. The car must have 1 inches clearance between the wheels.
5. The car must have inch clearance underneath the body.
6. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.
7. The wheels supplied with the kit must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. All 4 wheels must be able to touch the track surface. You may remove the seam from the wheels.
8. The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited. The car must not ride on any springs.
9. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
10. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.
The Lewis and Clark District’s annual Pinewood Derby is scheduled for March 7 and will be held at the Salvation Army Building on 17th Ave S. At this time, the district is still in need of a few volunteers to help with this event.
Weigh-ins will be Friday night March 6th from 6-8pm
Out of town Weigh-ins will be Saturday morning @ 9am
Event start time will be Saturday morning @10am
Fee is $5 per scout – needs to be paid at once by unit.
If you are willing to volunteer to assist with the event please contact Mike Lucas @ 799-8205
The Lewis & Clark District’s annual Pinewood Derby is scheduled for March 7. At this time, the district is still in need of a few volunteers to help with this event. It is not much more effort than putting on a Pack Pinewood Derby. If you or your pack is interested in helping with this event, please contact Dustin Shoemake at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-403-5675.
If we do not have volunteers to run the event, we simply will not be able to have a District Pinewood Derby.
The Lewis and Clark District day at the Legislature a week from today! If your Troop wants to attend, NOW is the time to turn in your list of attendees (boys and adults) to Joe Briggs. The Governor’s staff wants a list of those attending, and that information needs to be in Joe’s hands this week. Joe’s email address is: email@example.com.
Schedule for the Day
8:30 All troops will meet in the rotunda In the Capitol. We will begin the tour of the building at this time.
9:00 – 10:00 Attend committee hearing.
10:00 – 11:00 Continue building tour
11:00 – Noon Discussion with Speaker of the House Knudsen
Noon – 1 PM Brown Bag Lunch in the old supreme court chambers
President of the Senate Barrett will join us for lunch and talk to the boys.
1:00 – 1:30 PM Meet with the Governor in the Governor’s Reception room
1:30 – 2:00PM Continue Building tour
2:00 – 2:30 PM Meet with Secretary of State Linda McCullough
2:30 – 3:30PM Attend Senate and House Floor sessions.
Scout Roundtable is this Tuesday night! It will be held at the LDS Great Falls Stake, 1015 15th Ave S at 6:30 pm.
The Cub Scout theme is Resourcefulness, the Boy Scout theme is Planning for Retention and Recruiting.
As a reminder, the cub and scout unit that brings the most people takes home the traveling trophies!
“A scout is Reverent” is the twelve law of Scouting. To encourage regular practice of religion among our youth and adults, there is a patch available to all Scouts, including their leaders who wear their uniforms to a unit church and perhaps take an active role in their service or just wear their uniforms to their place of worship. This is usually done on the Scout Sunday, the anniversary of scouting, but can be done any time in the months of February, March and April.
Scout Sabbath is the following Saturday – Please contact Aaron Weissman for more info on the Sabbath.
Scoutmasters please pick up your patches at the Scout Office
they are way cool!
Good job Dustin!
February 1st starts Scout Week this year and next Sunday February 8th is Scout Sunday. “A scout is Reverent” is the twelve law of Scouting. To encourage regular practice of religion among our youth and adults, a patch is available to all members of Boy Scouts, including their leaders who wear their uniforms to a unit church and perhaps take an active role in their service or just wear their uniforms to their place of worship. This is usually done on the Scout Sunday, the anniversary of scouting. The 2015 patches are available at your local Trading Post.