District Pinewood Derby

District Pinewood Derby

Who: ALL Cub Scouts, Friends, & Family.

When: Weigh-Ins on March 3rd, from 6:30pm – 8pm. Out of town weigh-ins available at 9am on March 4th. Races begin promptly at 10am.

Where: Salvation Army- 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls

More info: There will be an open division for family and leaders. Scouts are encouraged to invite a friend! Friends will race with Scouts in appropriate age class.

Fee is $8 per Scout and open division. Fees must be paid by start of races. For rules, click HERE, or visit www.tinyurl.com/EventsLC

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Scout Day at the Montana Legislature this coming Monday, February 20

Long time Lewis and Clark District Scouter Joe Briggs has organized an interesting and informative day for Boy Scouts at the Montana Legislature this coming Monday, February 20. This opportunity meets requirements for rank as well as merit badge advancement.  If you are going, please contact Joe Briggs and let him know how many boys and adults to expect.  You can reach him at jbriggs@cascadecountymt.gov.

From Joe:

  • Troops to meet in the Rotunda of the Capitol at 8 AM.
  • During the course of the day Scouts will attend committee hearings on bills.
  • Troops will observe a floor session of the House and Senate
  • Troops will meet with legislative leaders from both parties
  • Troops will get a tour of the Capitol
  • Troops will meet with Statewide elected officials.  It varies from year to year but generally we have met with the Governor or Lt Governor as well as the Secretary of State.  The boys will have the opportunity to ask these folks about their roles in State Government.  This could meet First Class rank requirement 9a.
  • Troops should bring a sack lunch for their attendees as it is difficult to leave the grounds and return during the lunch break.  We will attempt to secure a room that we can eat in.
  • Scouts should be in uniform and will be expected to be on good behavior.
  • Two deep leadership or more is required and parents are also welcome to attend.  Scouts younger than 2nd year Webelos should not be in attendance.
  • The day at the capital ends at 3:30 pm and the troops head home.
  • As we get the various appointments set up in regard to the elected officials we will let the District know.
  • The logistics can be challenging in the Capitol so the earlier we can have a good idea of how many adults and boys are attending the better.  It can be difficult to find hearings rooms, meeting locations with the elected officials and a lunch space large enough for the group.  The earlier we can get those arrangements made the easier it is on everyone.
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February 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

Merit Badge Academy
4 Ways to Stay Connected
Your Feedback Matters!
In the Next 90 Days
Scouts at the State Legislature
District Pinewood Derby
Haunted Klondike Results
Scouting for Food Drive
Click here for February 2017 newsletter!


Last Month:
Haunted Klondike
4 Ways to Stay Connected
In the next 90 Days
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race- Thank you!
Investment in Character & Leadership
Merit Badge Academy
Exciting Improvements to K-M Scout Ranch
Eat Wings, Support Montana Scouts!
Click here for January 2017 newsletter!

 

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Scouting For Food Needs Help

I am currently the Committee Chair for the Scouting For Food program here in Great Falls and I am looking for a little help. Our Food Drive is going to be in March and unfortunately, I will away on business during the most important time of the Food Drive: I will be away for the whole week leading up to the event and won’t be here during the drop off and possibly the pick up as well. I am looking for someone to help co-chair the program with me and be the manager of the program in my absence. We collected over 20K Lbs of food last year and the Food Bank desperately relies on our Food Drive to make it through the summer. I promise not to just hand off the program and wish you luck, I will be doing the leg work with you and walking you through the steps, just really need to ensure this Food Drive goes successfully while I’m gone and without someone at the helm on the most important days it will not go as planned. I will keep the program the following year and keep you on as assistant if you want.

Anyways, give it a thought and let me know if you have the time to help out. Thanks for considering!

Greg Aderhold

750-7657

greg.aderhold@hotmail.com

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Haunted Klondike Pictures

Please take note that I have created a new group on Facebook so please join the group as I will post other pictures from past Campouts too as I get time

Lewis and Clark Montana Camping Committee

The camera died halfway thru the day

So sorry it happened but it has been replaced

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Klondike Thanks

I want to thank all my Committee help

Mike Lucas

Tami Lucas

Tim Locke

Tim Park….Mr. T

Rex Jewett

Also the Scoutmasters and assistants that help me every year. We have had some great campouts because of this Districts Leadership.

Also many thanks to Ken Munson of Camp Rotary who is always on call

Forrest C LaBelle

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Haunted Klondike Results

Greetings Scouts and Leaders. I am sorry I was so slow getting this notice out, but I caught the plague as soon as I got home. I am feeling better now but am glad it didn’t hit two days earlier.

We had a GREAT time even when the bathrooms froze up we all pulled together and figured out a plan to get thru the night. We were blessed by a septic system recovery sometime during the night.

I had a strange feeling that the Spirit of Papa Paul was with us as he watched over his group of boys one again.

The weather was fantastic for winter camping and the nights only criiiiiisp but warming quickly. The snow was like sugar and hard to work with,but the gates were amazing.

We had sled races on saturday and Troop 1 Thunderbirds came in first with a time of 22.41                                                                        Troop 14 Owls with a time of 22.80                                                                                                                                 Troop 1 Dragons with a time of 23.06                                   Very close

On the Creepy Gate Contest the winner was Troop 7 with Troop 28 just a tic behind                            both were great efforts as well as all of the rest……fun work

The Cemetery treasure hunt was won by Troop 28 Davies

Fastest fire starters …Troop 12

Perfect sled balancing Troop 12….Troop 151….Troop 155…..Both Troop 1 Patrols…Troop 14…..Troop 7

Rescue on the ice was won by Troop 14

The most helpful Scout award went to Noah Roberts Troop 1 who won a nifty backpack stove……….

So……Final results

4th place…..Troop 1 Dragons

3rd place……Troop 12

2nd place……Troop 14

1st place……..Troop 7…………

Prize money this year was scarce as Klondike is expensive to run but the Committee will award Troop 7  FREE admission to Spring Camporee ( some limitations apply)

Thank you all for coming to Klondike and I hope you had Nightmares when you got home!

Forrest C. LaBelle

Chairman

 

 

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News from Camp Rotary

There is a Travelers feast that will be available in the lodge from 6 to 9pm Friday night for when you arrive and you will not have to cook. Pizza will be available at all times…..just come in……This is for EVERYBODY!

After Cracker Barrel( 9pm) there will be a FREE Ice cream Social for EVERYBODY at the Pavilion

 

Attached to this POST is the event Schedule……..schedule-of-events

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Klondike Headcount

OK everybody the deadline for my headcount is Jan 16

I need to know who is coming

Just an anticipated headcount from each troop

it need not be accurate I just need an idea of what to bring for food and ice cream

I will post the schedule tomorrow

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January 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

Haunted Klondike
4 Ways to Stay Connected
In the next 90 Days
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race- Thank you!
Investment in Character & Leadership
Merit Badge Academy
Exciting Improvements to K-M Scout Ranch

Click here for January 2017 newsletter!

Last Month:
Eat Wings, Support Montana Scouts!
Stay Connected
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race
K-M Special Scout Camp Price
Eagle Scout Reception
LDS Commissioner Online Orientation
Haunted Klondike
BSA Safety Checklist
In the next 90 Days

Click here for December 2016 newsletter!

 

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