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

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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.

Be Prepared for:  HOT WEATHER, SUN, NO BATHROOMS AVAILABLE, BRING YOUR OWN WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES……………    A GREAT EVENT!

See you there.

 

 

 

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4th of July Parade – Big Flag Carry

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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!

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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!

NATIONAL CHIEF – ALEX CALL

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

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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 – steveboyd1@mac.com

Scouts will need to download and bring the Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook (http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Digital-Technology.pdf).

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: http://www.123contactform.com/form-1431389/Cub-Scout-Leader-Specific-Training

PLEASE SEND THIS TO THE PARENTS AND LEADERS IN YOUR UNIT

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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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Final Results for Spring Camporee……….and a Commentary

Greetings from the Camping Committee….

Well it was an adventure this past weekend! I was very impressed with the mettle of all the boys and adult leadership. We had a difficult day Saturday but a wonderful Friday. Camp setup went without a hitch and all the participants loved the camp. We sat up until about 11 pm with no rain……..but wait there’s more! At about 3:30 am the monsoon started in earnest and I lay in my tent listening to the drip drip of it getting in,wondering where it was going.

Getting up to eat was wet but not all bad and we had flags from Troop 12 ( well done boys) and proceeded to master the Handicap Awareness agenda. The boys did great finishing in plenty of time and learning a lot about what it is like to be handicapped, if even for a short time. I was at the Blind Station most of the time and was impressed with all I saw. The wheelchair Station was easier than I thought, as was the Crutches station. Mr Lukas did the loss of limb which was the most difficult event and Tami Lukas did the Hearing Impaired Station. The boys CAN build a gate without talking! Scoutmasters take note! Thank you papa Paul and brennan Lukas for the crutches station.

We had a few boys and adults tackle the hike and it was a very scenic one that followed the creek for about 2 miles.My boots did not do well in the wet. After that we started preparing for dinner and campfire when the SNOW started. It was getting intense and I was talking to one of the cabin owners about the weather and he told me it was to be 4 to 6 inches that night. At that point we discussed with Leadership and Committee that it was time to bug out of there as everything was wet and soggy and many people were soaked…..tents were soaked
so we made the decision to leave.

All in all we packed it up fast and decided to announce winners based solely on the events and camp setup with scores announced here.I want to thank my Committee Mr and Mrs Lukas ( and Anika) Rex Jewet, Papa Paul and Brennan Lukas. Also the adults all were there to help too.

The weather is what it is and those who came went away a better Scout for being there and I am proud of all of you!

There was a tie for first place with Troop 4 (Thunder Birds) and Troop 26 ( Panthers) with 2350 points

AND…..watch this

There was a tie for second place Troop 12 (Stags) and Troop 14 ( Flaming Pigs) with 2325 points

HOW CLOSE WAS THAT!

Again Thank You

Forrest C LaBelle II
Committee Chairman

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Cub Scout Summer Fun!

In the Lewis & Clark District, we enjoy Scouting year-round! Below is a list of activities to keep our Cub Scouts having fun throughout the summer:

LC Summer Fun

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Cub Scout Leader Training is here!

Cub Leader Specific Training

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Cub Scout Leader Specific for all Cub Scout Leaders:

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.

Help us better plan by registering for the event. Click here: REGISTER or visit: http://www.123contactform.com/form-1431389/Cub-Scout-Leader-Specific-Training

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