District Derby Canceled 

Due to a lack of track and volunteers, the 2018 district pinewood derby has been canceled. 

Per announcements beginning early December, via this newsletter, district meetings, roundtables, and district calendar, we needed support from our Cub units in setting up a track and a few to assist with weigh-ins and running the cars. In order to adequately prepare, we had until January 20th to have volunteers come forward. That, unfortunately did not happen.

Hopefully we will be able to resume the races for our Scouts in 2019!

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Scoutbook Lite

Scoutbook Lite To Launch, 2018

National BSA recently announced a new application called Scoutbook Lite will replace Internet Advancement in the second quarter of this year.

Scoutbook Lite is a free, full-featured, online tool allowing leaders, parents and Scouts to manage a wide variety of Scouting related information. …

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Silver Beaver

Silver Beaver Nominations

The Silver Beaver Award is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Don’t delay on submitting your nominations.

Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

If you wish to nominate a candidate, please download the form …

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2018 ICL: Bronze, Gold, Platinum Recognition

2018 ICL: Bronze, Gold, Platinum Recognition

By now we hope you have been contacted by your districts Investment in Character & Leadership (ICL) chair requesting a date for a presentation at your upcoming Blue & Gold banquet for Cub Scouts or Court of Honor for Boy Scouts.

You may be aware we recognize units for the participation and money raised from their ICL presentation. Here is how it works …

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2018 Photo Contest

Photo Contest Deadline Jan. 25!

The annual Montana Council Photography Contest deadline is fast approaching!

Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate. Show off what your Scouts are doing in your community, or simply impress us with Montana’s splendid nature.

There are prizes for the …

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Convention

Roaring Into 2018 Convention

Mark your calendar for April 27-29, 2018, in Billings, Montana. Come and see exactly why the Montana Council is considered one of the best councils in the nation.

This year’s Scouter Appreciation Night theme is the Roaring 20’s!

Bring your fellow Scouters, friends and family for a great weekend! All events take place at the Northern Hotel and Convention Center  …

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In Store

In Store

Order your Journey to Excellence patches, pins and ribbons through one of our Montana Council Stores by February 15th, 2018.

Download the Journey to Excellent Order Form Here!

Support our stores in Great Falls, Billings, Missoula and Bozeman or shop online!

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Upcoming Events: January-March 2018

Happy New Year Scouters!  Please see below for upcoming events and information:

January

  • 9- Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
  • 9- Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30pm- Contact: Rex Jewett- 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
  • 9- District Committee Meeting, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls- See Meeting Agenda
  • 9-Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke- 406-788-0324
  • 12-Confirm Klondike Attendees- Send e-mail desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or text 406-788-0657 how many boys and adults are expected so prizes can be planned. This needs to be done by January 12th.
  • 12- RSVP for Popcorn Kernel Social- RSVP to: Mandy Brumwell 406-868-9315, lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com
  • 13- Fundraiser for Landon- Come show your support at a fundraiser for one of our district Scouts who is bravely fighting Leukemia.  See image below for information.Dinner
  • 16- Popcorn Kernal Social- Information, Contact: Mandy Brumwell 406-868-9315, lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com
  • 19-20- Klondike Derby- Information, Contact: Forrest LaBelle- 406-788-0657, desireesoapcompany@gmail.com

February

  • 3- District Pinewood Derby-  Information– VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
  • 4- Scout Sunday & Scout Week beginsInformation
  • 9-10- Scout ShabbatInformation
  • 10- Eagle Report to the State
  • 13- Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
  • 13- Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30pm- Contact: Rex Jewett- 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
  • 13- District Committee Meeting and ICL Kickoff, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls
  • 13-Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church 3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke- 406-788-0324
  • 17- Merit Badge AcademyEvent Information, Contact: Tom Lynch- bsagreatfalls@gmail.com
  • 28- Silver Beaver Nominations Due- Nomination information

March

  • 10- Scouting for Food Bag Drop-Off- Contact: Laura Boyd- 406-781-1458, dodge4life61@yahoo.com
  • 13- Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
  • 13- Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30pm- Contact: Rex Jewett- 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
  • 13- Annual District Meeting and Elections, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls
  • 13-Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke- 406-788-0324
  • 17- Scouting for Food Can Pick-up- Contact: Laura Boyd- 406-781-1458, dodge4life61@yahoo.com

 

2018 Klondike Schedule

2018 Klondike ScheduleProof for 2018 Lewis & Clark District Klondike Derby PatchPlease be advised that you will have to pack and carry your lunch during the events (Adults and Scouts) PLAN FOR THIS!

Friday Jan 19

  • 4:00 to 9:00pm: Check in
  • 6:00 to 9:00pm: travelers feast – FREE PIZZA!
  • 9:00pm: Cracker Barrel in the Lodge
  • 9:30pm: Ice Cream Social – Pavillion
  • 11:30pm: lights out

Saturday Jan 20

  • 7:30am: Reville
  • 7:30 to 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am Flags Ceremony
  • 10:00am: Events Start
    • Sled inspections   Station 1
  • 10:30 to 4:30pm:
    • Station 2 Avalanche Coming
    • Station 3 Fishing for Gold
    • Station 4 Slingshot Turkey Shoot
    • Station 5 Sled Balance
    • Station 6 Ice Rescue
    • Station 7 Stretcher Carry
    • Station 8 Snowshoe Relay
  • 1:00pm Camp Inspections
  • 5:00pm: Sled racing
  • 5:30 to 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8:00pm Campfire and skits
    • Hot Cocoa Contest ( Patrol with best cocoa will win a case of pizza for a party)
    • Includes Adult Hatchet Competition and awards
  • 11:30pm Lights out

Sunday

  • Break camp and get patches and ribbons

Submitted,

Forrest C LaBelle
Chairman