Lizagator won by Troop 19

Please ask about as I have some lost items from Camp.

A coat and gloves

e-mail me at if they are yours

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Popcorn Seller’s Academy Reminder

Sending out a reminder to all about the district’s Popcorn Seller’s Academy.  Hopefully your unit’s popcorn chair has notified everyone of the event, tomorrow,  on September 21st.

Popcorn Sales are the way to raise money for activities for your Scouts and pay for a year of fun and adventure.  The more popcorn sold, the less funding that comes out of parent’s pockets.  By attending, your Scout will learn effective ways to “Fund His Adventure!”

Scouts will learn:

  • Exciting product lineup
  • Expert Advice
  • Simple steps for selling more popcorn
  • Online Selling at

This is a great opportunity for older and brand new Scouts!

See you and your Scouts tomorrow night at 6:30pm at the Salvation Army building, located at 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls

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Fall Camporee Results ….A good time by all

What a wonderful weekend we all had with the Prickly Pear District at Fall Camp. We had a strong turnout from Great Falls of about 80 people at the site in Wolf Creek, Montana.

I want to thank the Helena people as well as my own committee with all that they did to make this a success. ( Tim Locke…Tammy Lucas…Mike Lucas…Rex Jewett and Papa Paul.

Here are the results of what you did among yourselves…

1st place overall was ….Troop 14
2nd place……………..Troop 28
3rd place……………..Troop 1 Dragons

Troop 28 won best shelter
Troop 1 Dragons for 1st aid
Troop 14 for canoeing
Troop in for Lizagator
Troop 1 Dragons for knots
Troop 14 for toxic waste
Troop 14 for cooking

Special note was for Owen Rapcook for winning the distinguished Scout award !

Thank you again for being there and supporting the Lewis and Clark District
You Rocked!

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Cub Scout Rendezvous!

It isn’t too late to participate in our Cub Scout Rendezvous at historic Fort Benton on September 19, 2015.

Don’t let your Scout miss out on the opportunity to learn from Civil War era soldiers, and Mountain Men!

Scouts will engage in activities such as “life of a soldier,” archery, Native American culture, fur trapping demonstrations, games, and various craft projects.  This is the last big outdoor activity of the year.

For more information and registration, visit the link below.

Please register ASAP to help us prepare enough food and supplies.

Hope to see you all there!

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Fall Camporee Cooking Contest

The Cooking Contest is for the Patrols…..
You can cook anything you want by any method…..
Bring enough to the judging station for three judged to taste..
Must be there by 6:15

When arriving please check-in at the Station on the way in.

Canoe Race…the two Scouts in the canoe must have completed Summer swimming test. The Scoutmaster will be required to sign off on this at registration.

Shelter building…Each Patrol is required to bring their own building items

Cracker Barrel is for all Adults and Scouts to attend
There will be food and Prizes

Loren Brown

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Hand Across The Districts Schedule

2015 – Fall Camporee (2)

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News from the Camping Committee

Was informed that above ground burn barrels are approved at Camporee . Also there is service project time available at fall camp, you will need limb saws and gloves. there is an attachment to this post from the Prickley Pear Camping Committee.
Hands across the Districts
Also note I am bringing ice cream to Cracker Barrel ………….
Also note to ignore the $8.00 fee as you have paid at the office already and the other $2.00 is to pay our Committee for misc. expenses

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Fall Camporee Directions

Take Interstate 15 South toward Helena until you get to the Craig exit. Exit there and turn left through town ,over the bridge on the Missouri until the T on the Frontage Road. Turn right as you go toward Holter Lake until you come to the Big Metal Bridge. Cross over the bridge and turn right into private land. There will be signage from this point on……………..
Any questions call me at 788-0657

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Roundtable is BACK!!!

Hi everyone, I am the District Roundtable Commissioner and I am inviting all scouters and parents to this month’s Roundtable.

It will be at the usual time, next Tuesday at 6:30pm, and the usual location, the LDS stake center at 1015, 15th Ave South. See you all there!

IMPORTANT! If you don’t have your unit’s re-charter packet yet, we will have them at Roundtable.

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Its not too late!

Cub Scout recruitment time is here!

We are quickly approaching the most important date on the Scouting calendar, your Pack’s recruiting event!  This one recruitment session will set the tone for the entire Scouting year!

Will your unit grow (steady growth is the best indicator of a healthy unit), and will positive, helpful, and new parents be recruited to fill every volunteer role?

A recruiting plan to assure an effective recruiting event was presented during our district Cub Recruiting Orientation on August 18th.  If you missed the orientation, it is not too late to receive this valuable information!

This year, in addition to our district recruiting orientation, we are planning to conduct two more webinars.  You will need to click on the link to register and receive an email with the webinar access information.  We will conduct those webinars on the following dates:

September 1st at 6pm click on the link below to register!

September 2nd at 6pm click on the link below to register!

We need two leaders from each unit to have either participated in the orientation on the August 18th, or on the webinar.  This will set the tone for your entire Scouting year.

To support your effort, I have free flyers, posters and yard signs to be used for your recruiting event.  I  will gladly print up flyers for you with your specific recruiting event information!  Your district executive also has a packet of materials that includes the mini Boys’ Life magazine, Parents Guide, Parent information Envelope, Sign-In Roster, Cub Recruiting Guide. Also, new to this year is our New Leader Guide and a webkey with access to all of our recruiting materials online.

Please respond with the name of someone from your unit I can deliver these materials to (if you were at the August orientation, you may have some materials already).

This link will provide you with support for materials needed to have a successful recruitment:

Finally, below is a list of dates in September scheduled by the Great Falls Public Schools to hold Pack recruitments:


6:00 PM- Roosevelt

6:30 PM- Lincoln

7:00 PM- Morningside


6:30- Sacajawea


6:00 PM- Loy

6:30 PM- Sunnyside

7:00 PM Valley View


6:00 PM- Chief Joseph

6:00 PM-Meadowlark


6:00 PM- Longfellow

6:30 PM- Riverview

7:00 PM- West


7:00 PM- Mtn View

If you are not with the GFPS District, please let me know any dates you have scheduled or that I can help you schedule.

Please forward this if you are no longer involved with a Pack.

As always, please don’t hesitate to call or email Dustin Shoemake with any questions:

Dustin Shoemake | District Executive- Lewis & Clark/Central District
P 406.761.6000 | C 406.403.5675

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