Recharter Party at District Roundtable, 11/1 beginning at 5 pm!

We all know that the recharter process is the most … fun … part of Scouting, right?

Even if you don’t agree, we hope that you will find our plans for the District Roundtable tomorrow will take at least some of the sting out of the rechartering process.

In order to help as many units as possible through their recharter, we will have a big LAN party to guide you though your recharter.  We will begin at 5 p.m. at our normal Roundtable location, the Stake Center at 1015 15th Ave S.  Just bring your recharter file and we will do the rest. We will help as many units as possible until it is time for the District Meeting to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Computers will be provided and Council Staff will be on-hand to answer any questions that might arise.  If you have a laptop that can run Microsoft Internet Explorer, we would appreciate its use for a few hours!

Regular Roundtable discussions will also be available.

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November District Meeting and Roundtable

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Lewis and Clark District

District Roundtable and Meeting

LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

November 1, 2011

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Combined Cub/Boy Scout Topic:  Recharter Party!  Computers and Council Staff will be onhand to help you with the online recharter process.  Let’s get as many units rechartered as possible in one evening!
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the October meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
    • Jeff Goble, Membership Chair
    • Do you have media contacts and are you willing to volunteer to be PR Chair?
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – Chariot Races and Klondike Derby
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Merit badge Pow-wow, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Popcorn Sale Wrap-up
    5. Website/Blog hits for month – over 700!
  6. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  7. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners
  8. District Chair Report
  9. Other Business
  10. Closing Ceremony
  11. Adjournment.  Next meeting December 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District

Learning for Life after-school program

Once again the Lewis & Clark District is coordinating an after-school program for 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls at Whittier and Longfellow Elementary schools. We are looking for people interested in helping with this program.

These are paid, part-time positions (approx. 2-3hrs a week) at $8.00 per hour. Qualified leaders need to be at least 21 years old, love working with kids, and available on Mondays from 3-4pm.

If you are interested, please email Kyle at kyle.roberts@scouting.org

District Chariot Race!

Chariot Rules

It is time to dust off your cardboard chariots, find your helmets and kneepads, and get ready for some winter indoor Cub Scout fun!

As always our District Chariot Race is going to be on the first Saturday in December (which this year is December 3rd). [FYI – tradition holds that this is also always the first big snowstorm of the year.] The race will be held at Central Christian High School, the site of last years’ record breaking, super awesome, chariot races. Details of the check-in and race times will be published soon. Attached to this announcement is the race rules and chariot building instructions.

We need volunteers to help sort Popcorn on Thursday 11/3

As discussed in the previous blog entry, our popcorn is scheduled to arrive in Great Falls at the Big R Warehouse on Thursday 11/3. We need volunteers to help sort the popcorn into individual unit orders. Volunteers will be needed to help between 10am and roughly 8pm. There will be pizza provided for everyone who assists with the sorting and pick-up by the units. Please let me know if you will there so we can properly prepare. It will take roughly 12 workers to have everything sorted in time for the units to begin picking up at 5pm. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please call me on my cell at 868-5648.
Thanks,
-Kyle

Popcorn Delivery Details

Weather permitting, our popcorn order will be delivered next Thursday, November 3, at the Big R warehouse, 5109 Alaska Trail, near North Star boulevard (near Malmstrom AFB). Units can pick up their popcorn orders at 5pm. Please coordinate your pickup time with Mr. Roberts by commenting to this post below.

Wow!! We Sold a LOT of Popcorn!

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I need to give a hearty thank you to the residents of Lewis and Clark District!  Your support of our boys’ scouting program is nothing short of incredible.

Our boys sold a record-setting amount of popcorn this year, for the second time in a row.  Total traditional sales were $217,900 and online sales were $5,125, resulting in a total sale of $223,025 worth of popcorn.

In 2010, we ended the sale with a then record-setting total of $218,000, which means that we increased our sales by 2.3%.

Our Council, District, Units and Boys get to keep 70% of our sales to help our program.  That means that our popcorn sales resulted in operations income for Scouting in our area of over $156,000!

What does that mean?  It means that Packs, Troops and Crews throughout our District will be able to plan a year of great, quality programs for the boys and girls we serve.  It means that we will be able to recruit and train more and more leaders to serve our youth.  It also means that more of our Scouts will be able to attend camps and Scouting events all year long!

To the people of Belt, Monarch, Neihart, Cascade, Ft. Benton, Choteau, Great Falls, Augusta, Sims, Big Sandy, Ulm–and places between–THANK YOU for your continued support of Scouting!