Everyone is welcome at Troop 8’s Swimming Party!

Troop 8 is holding a swim party on Sunday October 2nd from 2-4pm at the Natatorium. The Troop has reserved the entire facility, and so all Scouts and their families are invited.

If you have any questions, please call Keith Hasbrouck at 799-2265.


Rolland “Sam” Kolve

Rolland “Sam” Kolve, 16, of Great Falls, a junior at Great Falls High School, died of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma Monday, Sept. 26, at Peace Hospice.

Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. today at O’Connor Funeral Home, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. His funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Sam was born March 8, 1995, in Great Falls, where he lived his entire life. He attended Sunnyside Elementary, East Middle School and Great Falls High. He delivered the Consumers Press for eight years growing up. Sam was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 8, and served as an altar boy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to the family cabin in Lincoln, riding his four-wheeler and snowmobiling. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. Sam enjoyed playing basketball and football. He treasured the time he got to spend with his family and friends.

Sam is survived by his parents, Glen and Marge Kolve of Great Falls; sisters Angie Kolve (Justin Wiltrout), Rochelle (Adam) Shadrick and Lisa (Cole) Henderson, all of Great Falls; brothers Wayne (Melissa) Kolve of Cheyenne, Wyo., Dan (Ashley) Kolve of Sunburst, Mont., and Neil Kolve (Robin Boyce) and Kevin Kolve of Great Falls; maternal grandmother Marge Mears of Great Falls; and paternal grandmother Donna Pechecek of Ellsworth, Wis. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many more friends and family. Sam will be dearly missed but not forgotten. We will miss you forever.

Sam was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, Samuel Mears; and paternal grandpa Rolland Kolve.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sam Kolve Benefit at Mountain West Bank, 2828 10th Ave. S., in Great Falls.

Condolences may be posted online at http://www.oconnorfuneralhome.com and/or http://www.gftribune.com/obituaries.

October Adult Leader Training Courses

Please ensure that adult leaders in your units that are attending our upcoming trainings are filling out the registration forms. Please pass the word along, we have added lots of new leaders, and so we should have some very full classes!

Recruitment means new boys AND new leaders. To address the need to have our leaders be trained, confident, and knowledgeable – our fall training is coming up fast!

Please pass the word around to all of the leaders in your unit. We would love to pack the house, and ensure we have a great program for our kids this year. I have attached the PDFs to this email with the specifics about the trainings on Saturday Oct 8th and the outdoor training on Oct 14th + 15th.

Please get your registration turned in, and registration for all others in your unit so that we can properly prepare for the courses.

Kyle Roberts
District Executive
Lewis and Clark & Central Districts
cell (406) 868-5648
fax (406) 761-4480

October District Meeting and Roundtable

Boy Scouts of America
Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Topics:
    • Cubs- Recharter, roles defined, how to do meetings, construction of chariots
    • Boys- recharter, roles defined, how to do meetings
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the September meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
  5. Old/New Business
    1. Upcoming Events – JOTA, Tiger Fun Day, COR Dinner
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Leader Training, Outdoor Training, Cub Leader Pow-Wow
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Popcorn Sale
    5. District Executive Report
      1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
      2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
    6. District Commissioner Report
      1. Unit Charter Renewal
      2. Unit Commissioners
    7. District Chair Report
      1. Journey to Excellence Targets
      2. Website/Blog/twitter tracking statistics
  6. Other Business
  7. Closing Ceremony
  8. Adjournment.  Next meeting November 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District

First Two Popcorn Mystery House Clues Revealed

The first two mystery houses are in place. We have a number of very nice prizes again this year. Each prize has a value of $25-$30. A few of the prizes include a nice backpack; a complete fishing set with pole, tackle box, and tackle; and a walking stick.

The first clue: House #1 is on the south side of town between Central Avenue & 30th Avenue South and 1st Street & 32nd Street South.

The second clue: House #2 is on the north side of town between Central Avenue & River Drive North and 26th Street & 57th Street North.

The Mystery Houses will let me know when their prizes have been found, and I will email everyone to let them know. I will post clues each week on Tuesday and Friday. The Tuesday clue will be a clue to narrow in on unfound houses. The Friday clue will be the new clue.

Good luck to everyone.

Popcorn Mystery Houses

The first two popcorn mystery houses are being set up. I will have clues posted by Friday. We have a number of very nice prizes again this year. Each prize has a value of $25-$30. A few of the prizes include a nice backpack; a complete fishing set with pole, tackle box, and tackle; and a walking stick. Good luck.