Spring Camporee Results

Spring Camporee was Wet and Wild!

Well we survived another wet Spring camporee…. I was happy to see the great turnout and thank the gods that the rain stopped at all the right times to let us complete the events. I was amazed at see the teamwork I witnessed at the Tower building event. I was a bit worried as the tower was a bit shaky and looked nothing like the picture…..Mr. Locke. However it did look just like the one on the patch! We had a great turnout of 88 people! The set -up was a trying thing but the boys and adults held up and completed the tasks.

Congrats to the winners

First place…..Troop 14………………………………….$100.00 gift card

Second Place..Troop 28………………………………….$75.00 gift card

Third Place……Troop 26…………………………………$50.00 gift card

Fourth Place Troop 1 Thunderbirds…………………….$50.00 gift card

Congrats to Dave Cunningham from Troop 26 on winning the 1952 Dutch Oven Campfire Set with his Restaurant Quality Seafood Lasagna……and it was beautiful to look at as he uncovered it!

Thank you to the contestants who all cooked amazing dishes and made it hard to choose a winner.

Thank you to Mel and Ben and The Forest Service for the site and hospitality. The camp hosts even judged the Dutch Oven Contest

Daniel Colwell won the most helpful Scout award

He is from Troop 1152 winning a 500 Lumen Lantern much like the one used by old Caruso himself…………..

Next up Fall Camporee will be a STEM Event

Stay tuned from your camping Committee

Forrest LaBelle

Tim Locke

Mike Lucas

Tammy Lucas

Rex Jewett…….

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Updated Contact Information

There has been a recent change in contact information for District Executive, Dustin Shoemake. The updated number is 406-404-6071.  Any calls to the previous number over the last week or 2 may not have been recieved.

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Spring Camporee Notes

Remember this weekend to pack extra clothes,rain gear and socks and shoes and HATS!

If we bring all this stuff …..maybe it won’t rain.


There will be a travelers feast on Friday night from 5:30 pm to 9pm. We will be serving venison Road Kill Stew, Mangled Merriam’s Turkey Legs, Poached Elk Salamis and Blackfeet Smoked Trout at Campsite #2


Cracker Barrel is at Campsite 2 at 8:30 pm

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Directions to Spring Camporee

From Great Falls take Hwy 200 toward Missoula/Lincoln until you cross Rogers Pass and then to MM 79

Turn at the next left 1 mile to the camp

There will be signs

The District Calendar has the directions to Dry Wolf


We are going to Aspen Grove

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Spring Camporee….Need Help

OK Scoutmasters….It is May 15th and I have only heard from Gene at Troop 14 on anticipated numbers. I need this to buy food for Cracker Barrel. Please notify me ASAP by Email desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or text me 788-0657 with a count. It needs not be accurate just looking for a round number.


I will post later on directions again. WE ARE GOING TO LINCOLN NOT STANFORD!I visited with the camp hosts who set up early because they want to be a part of this event. I may enroll them in judging cooking. They are excited to view a Camporee and this is their first host job…..

I have only heard from one Troop on ropes….just bring some for anchors and lifting

The site is fantastic…………….Forrest LaBelle

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Paul Grosvold

396043_2350120688441_1038917661_n.jpgGreat Falls —Paul Harry Grosvold, 53, was taken to heaven by his Lord Jesus, on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at a local hospital. A victim of esophageal cancer, he bravely fought for a year, firmly believing he would be healed and continue his life, because he “had so much to do;” especially with the light of his life his beloved son, Erik.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 5300 9th Ave South. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O’Connor Funeral Home

Scouts and Scouters are asked to attend in Scout uniform. Members of the Order of the Arrow are asked to wear their OA sash in honor of Paul, our Ne-i-yahw chapter advisor.  Word has been received that the national OA office has approved a nomination to honor Paul with Vigil OA honors

Paul was born on February 1, 1963 in Great Falls, Montana. He lived his entire life here except while in Bozeman working three jobs while attending MSU, where he earned a degree in Business Administration.

After college he worked in Bozeman and Belgrade. There his son, Erik, was born on July 1, 1995. In 1998 they returned to Great Falls. Paul started a construction business doing remodeling and building, never needing to advertise because another job was always waiting. He was a very creative and excellent builder, always in demand.

When Erik began Cub Scouts, Paul immediately got involved. He was Scout Master for Troup 1 for many years. He loved the outdoors and camping, all the time teaching the scouts how to become responsible men. He loved the kids, and was particularly concerned about those who had no dad or those whose parents were in the military. His scouts called him Papa Paul. Many young men became Eagle Scouts with Paul’s urging and direction. He recently received the Montana Siler Beaver award wich is rarely given.

Paul was active in his church, often called on to help where a tall guy (6’6″) was required.

Paul is survived by his son, Erik; parents Harry and Roine (Walston); brothers David of Morrow, AR, Daniel of Lake Stevens, WA, and Timothy of Great Falls; several nieces and nephews; Erik’s mother, Jody Longstreth of Fletcher, NC; and special friend Chris Duthie of Phoenix, AZ.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a scholarship fund for Paul’s only son, Erik. Donations can be made to The Erik Grosvold Scholarship Fund at Stockman Bank.

Condolences may be left online at OConnorFuneralHome.com.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 8, 2016– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greatfallstribune/obituary.aspx?n=paul-grosvold&pid=179911300&fhid=29225#sthash.nuFdmb4T.dpuf

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Roundtable tonight

Hello Scouters!! Roundtable is tonight, at 6:30pm, and the usual location, the LDS stake center at 1015, 15th Ave South. Tonight’s Cub Scout training will bethe often overlooked annual program planning. 

Hope to see everyone there!!

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Two Saturday Events

Cub Shooting Sports Certification

For any BB Gun, Archery, and Sling Shot activities, there must be a certified shooting sports instructor. This is your opportunity to become certified!

Who: All interested BSA volunteers and parents
When: May 7th @ 9am
Where: Medicine River Scout Center -4401 Central Ave West, Great Falls

For questions please contact Ken Roberts 406-564-9580

Please help pass this information along.

Go HERE to complete registration form.

The 2016 Statewide Pinewood Derby

(information previously emailed to parents and unit leaders on April 18th)

The race will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016, at the Great Falls Salvation Army Gym, 1000 17th Ave South, down the street from the Council Service Center.

  • Check-in/weigh-in from 9 to 11 a.m.  Please have payment ready during check in as well.
  • Scout does not have to be present to race car.

There are no pre-race qualifications; everyone can participate! You need not be present to enter your car.

The race will cost $4 per registered Scout entry and $5 per open class entry.

We will award top 3 for speed in the Cub Class for each rank division as well as one top overall speed. We will award top 3 for speed in the open class.

The race will start at 11a.m. and will go until all cars have raced. Each car will get six runs down the track and results will be based on average of all six runs. We will run the open class race after the Cub class race.

A concession stand will be available from the Salvation Army staff and family camping behind the Scout Service Center is an option as well.

Please review the registration/rules flyer for official race rules and registration information. All cars sent to the office for inspection must have a registration form filled out completely and payment enclosed.

Time to see who has the fastest pinewood derby car in MONTANA!

Register HERE!

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Tom Coffman

GREAT FALLS —Tom Coffman, 57, of Great Falls, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church followed by interment at Highland Cemetery and a reception at the church. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Tom was born January 7, 1959 in Choteau to Willis and Sharon Coffman. While he was still very young, the family moved to Great Falls and eventually into the house that he and DeeAnn took over and raised their family in. He graduated from CMR and attended college in Bozeman, Missoula and finally, Havre, where he and DeeAnn met. They were married in August of 1983 and after 6 years were blessed with their first child, Kristen. Four years later, another blessing in the form of a son, Casey, completed their family. Tom considered his family to be his biggest blessing and enjoyed showing both of his children and somewhat reluctant wife, his love of the outdoors including golfing, fishing, hunting, archery and camping. He was happiest either outdoors or in the kitchen cooking for anyone who would appreciate it.

Tom started working at a young age, but finally started his career with Thomas, Dean, and Hoskins Engineering in 1992 where he made many new friends. Because of his love for having a good time and generous nature he was instrumental in planning an annual company golf day that created many memories and stories to tell.

Tom was very social and found people to visit with as he attended many sporting events at CMR, tailgating with the Great Falls Bobcat boosters, and various Boy Scout events. Tom was active with Great Falls Troop 4 and a longstanding member of the Lewis and Clark District Camping Committee.

He was loved by many and survived by his wife, DeeAnn; daughter Kristen (Jess) Rago of Billings; son Casey of Bozeman; parents Willis and Sharon Coffman of Red Lodge; sister Linda (Arnie) Knight of Billings; and brother Don, whose home is wherever his RV is parked. He was also loved by many extended family members too numerous to mention.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wallace and Jeanette Maxwell and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Stella Coffman.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.SchniderFuneralHome.com. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greatfallstribune/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-coffman&pid=179755729&fhid=7208#sthash.y97kMBGV.dpuf

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Scouting Party Bus!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with Lewis & Clark leaders at the Montana Council Annual Convention!  You can be a part of the 5th Annual Scouter Appreciation Night!

This event is hosted annually to recognize outstanding District performance and reward all the efforts of our volunteers across the state. Something for every level of volunteer. Come and have a great time and allow the council to say “thank you” for all you do. The theme of this year’s event is “TV or Movie Personalities” so feel free to dress up and represent your spirit as a District!

The Salvation Army has offered to gives rides to the Convention in Missoula for Friday Night’s awards dinner.  The bus will leave the Salvation Army (east of the Scout Office), around 3:00pm and return late Friday evening.

Please see link for convention information: http://www.montanabsa.org/news-events/events/montana-council-annual-convention/

Please contact Dustin Shoemake @ 406-403-5675 to reserve your seat and for more information.

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