Mark Your Calendar for Scoutmaster Specific Training on April 11!

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Trained leaders can deliver a Scouting program that is fun, well organized and will instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law for the rest of a boy’s life. To be considered Trained, a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster must take Youth Protection, Scoutmaster Specific and Basic Outdoor Leader Training.

We will be offering Scoutmaster Specific training (S24) at the Scout office on Saturday, April 11, starting at 8am. The class will be all day. Lunch will be on-your-own, although we may order in food so that we can conclude sooner!

As pre-requisites, all attendees should complete the following online training:

  • This is Scouting
  • Scoutmaster Fast Start
  • Hazardous Weather, and
  • Youth Protection training (within the last year)

Please bring your certificates for those trainings to the class.

The final training necessary for leaders to be considered trained is Basic Outdoor Leader Training.  The District will be offering that training at the Trail to First Class campout at Log Gulch Campground on April 17.  A future post will discuss that training, but mark your calendar!

Please comment on this post or send an email to Aaron Weissman ( to register for this class.

Confirmed Lecturers include (watch this space for updates, and please send a note to volunteer):

Wendy Weissman, CPA. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience and an adjunct instructor of Accounting at both the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College-MSU. Wendy is the Treasurer of Troop 26 and will be facilitating a discussion on Troop finances at 10am. This section of the class is open to any committee member of any Troop!

Aaron Weissman. Aaron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 26 and the former Cubmaster of Pack 26. Aaron is also a Unit Commissioner and a member of the Council Executive Board. Aaron will be discussing advancement tracking, calendaring, training, troop administration, and the role of the Scoutmaster, among other topics.

Sandy Bechard. Sandy works in the Scout office, and is a parent with Troop 28. She is the former Committee Chair at Pack 26. Sandy will be discussing the Scout office’s role with unit Tour Permits and advancement reports.

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Spring Camporee 2015

2015 Spring Camporee

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Mark Your Calendar for Trail to First Class, April 17-19

The Order of the Arrow will again be holding the Trail to First Class campout and Order of the Arrow Tap Out at Log Gulch campground on Holter Lake over the weekend of April 17.  The cost is only $5, which includes all camping fees and an impressive patch.

Outdoor Leader Training will also be offered over the weekend.  Please contact OA Advisor Paul Grosvold,, to register or for more information.

Camping/Leader Guide for the weekend is attached.  Please download and read for full information on the campout.   Trail to First Class 2015

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Pinewood Derby Race Results

Here are all the District Pinewood Derby Race Results.

Race Results

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It’s that time of the month again, time for Scout Roundtable! It will be held Tuesday night at the LDS Great Falls Stake, 1015 15th Ave S at 6:30 pm. The Cub Scout theme is Compassion, the Bob Doughty will be leading Boy Scouts. As a reminder, the cub and scout unit that brings the most people takes home the traveling trophies!

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Gentlemen Start your ENGINES!!

Today is PINE WOOD DERBY DAY. Racing starts at 10am. Just a couple reminders: No food in Salvation Army Gym - There will be food available for purchase sponsored by the OA.  No outside chairs will be allowed in the Gymwe have to be VERY careful of their floor. WOO HOO - Come out and enjoy a little racing and a lot of FUN!! SEE YOU THERE :)

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District Pinewood Derby!

The Lewis and Clark District’s annual Pinewood Derby is just a few days away!

Who:  All Registered Cub Scouts, family, & friends!

When:  March 7, 2015. 

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

Where:  Salvation Army Building at 1000 17th Ave S.
Fee is $5 per scout – needs to be paid at once by unit.  The open division (leaders, parents, family, etc.) will also be $5.

We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with this event.  If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please contact Mike Lucas @ 799-8205

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Current Merit Badge Counselor list

Hello Scouters!
Here is a link to the current district Merit Badge Counselors in our district:

Merit Badge Counselor List

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The Scout value for March is Compassion.

Scouts in our community show compassion through the Scouting for Food drive.

Units can pick up their bags and flyers from coordinator Deana Rutten   On Tuesday March 3rd between 5 – 7 pm at her home 1312 Beargrass Drive  or  On Saturday March 7th between 10 – 12 at the District Pine Wood Derby race

Community wide bag drop off is Saturday March 14th and food pick up will be Saturday March 21st.

Lets make this an awesome year!!

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Merit Badge University

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:

To receive an email when I post, please click the “Following merit badge u” button in the link above and to the right of the blogs.

The program with over 70 counselors and staff is set to accommodate up to 500 scouts, so I look forward to seeing you there!

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