Chariot Race This Saturday!

What do you get when you mix together a few hundred Cub Scouts, some towel-lined cardboard boxes and some rope? Our District Chariot Races, of course!

Remember to come out for this fun event, which will be this coming Saturday, December 3 at Central Catholic High School (2800 18th Ave South), beginning at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Even if you don’t have enough boys in your Den to fill a chariot, please come anyway. We will make sure that all boys get to race. In addition, we will have a race for any new boy that comes and joins Scouting during the event!

As always, Order of the Arrow will be on-hand selling hot dogs, chips, etc. We will also have a display up for the upcoming Klondike Derby, which will be January 20-22 at Camp Rotary near Monarch.


New Facebook Page

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The District just revitalized our presence on Facebook with a sparkly-new Facebook Page!  Hopefully this page will turn into a forum for Scouts and Scouters throughout the District.  It will also contain copies of all future posts to our District blog.

Please “like” our Facebook page and be part of the conversation!  The District also has a presence on Twitter (@lcmtbsa) and on Google+.

Snow Sports Merit Badge Opportunities

Are you ready for Winter fun? Like it or not, the white stuff is coming down, and here in Northcentral Montana, that means that many of us will be getting ready for opportunities skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing!

This year, the District will be offering the Snow Sports Merit Badge as an addition to the upcoming Merit Badge Pow-Wow.  Each Sunday following the Pow-Wow, we will be teaching the Snow Sports Merit Badge at Showdown Ski area.  If at least 20 Scouts sign up for the merit badge, then we can offer group rates.  Confirmed instructors so far are Dr. Peter Jennings, Aaron Weissman and Ben Haugen.  Please comment below or send an email to Aaron Weissman at if you are interested.

If there is enough interest, we will also offer the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts.

In addition, Troop 7 Assistant Scoutmaster and Showdown Ski Patroller Tony Malisani will be also teaching the merit badge and making it available to any Scout in the District.  If you are interested in taking the merit badge, please show up at their meeting tomorrow, as discussed in the comment below:

Troop 7 invites any Scout to earn the Snow Sports merit badge. First Snow Sports Merit Badge Class will be held during Troop 7s Meeting 7:30 PM THIS THURSDAY December 1st at Christ United Methodist Church 2900 – 9th Ave South (one block off 10th Ave South behind the Dairy Queen at 29th St across from Lion’s Park). Contact for info or just show up!

Help Scouts improve an American Indian reservation

From: Bryan on Scouting
Date: November 24, 2011 12:45:14 AM MST
Can a single click of your mouse change lives?

Yep. That’s all it takes to help Connecticut Crew 63 and Troop 63 assist impoverished American Indians in South Dakota.

Unemployment on the Cheyenne River Reservation is 95 percent, per capita income is just over $9,000, and families there lack basic necessities like warm clothes for the region’s harsh winters. The reservation’s 9,000 residents are spread over an area the size of Connecticut, making it difficult for them to access critical resources.

The Scouts in Crew/Troop 63 have the time and desire to help these people — all they lack is money. They’re hoping to get that from the Pepsi Refresh Project, which already has awarded $20 million in grant money to “refresh the world” through revamping local parks, enhancing after-school programs, saving mistreated pets, and hundreds of other worthy projects.

Who gets the grants? Well, that’s up to voters like you.

Happy Thanksgiving

From: Gordon Rubard <grubard>

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving

Date: November 23, 2011 1:19:19 AM MST
Reply-To: grubard

Happy Thanksgiving

November in the United States brings the holiday of Thanksgiving. Rooted in the tradition of harvest festivals everywhere, the American holiday commemorates a heritage of community spirit, specifically the legend of Native Americans bringing gifts of food to needy European settlers. So the Thanksgiving story is, at its core, a story of gratitude for volunteering.

So it is with great honor that we tell you, our hardworking volunteer – Thank You! The Montana Council appreciates your time, your talents and your effort! Your Board has their sights fixed on being one of the top 10 councils in all of the United States and we know that with volunteers like you we can and will make that happen.

Enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend with your family. Be safe as you travel and know that all of us here at the Montana Council are thinking of you and wishing you the very best this Holiday Season.


The Montana Council Staff


District Chariot Race

Saturday, December 3rd is our District Chariot Race.  The event is once again going to be held at Central Catholic High School (2800 18th Ave S).  Check in is from 10:00-11:30 and the racing will begin promptly at noon.

This is easily one of the most fun Cub events that we do all year!  The stands will be full, the Cubs will loud, and Chariots will flying all over the gym!

I have attached the event info here:  Chariot Rules 2011

I hope to see all of Cub Packs in attendance.  If you don’t have enough boys in a den to fill a Chariot team – come anyway.  All boys who show up get to race.  It is about having fun.  Everyone gets to participate.

If you have any questions, please call Kyle at 868-5648

Scouts – Leonids Meteor Shower!!!

Leonids Meteor Shower!!!

Should be a good show, since it will be one night after peak. CMAS will be setting up some very nice pieces of equipment/telescopes.

The Central Montana Astronomy Society:

The next star observing party will be November 18, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 10PM.

This will be a Star Extravaganza. The Theme will be Nocturnal Animals.

The session will be held in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center parking lot.

Courtesy: Try and be in place before starting. If you show up later, please turn off headlights entering parking lot at soonest possibility to not disturb viewers.

Leonids Meteor Shower

Date: November 10, 2011 – November 23, 2011

Leonids meteor shower is active from the 10th Nov to 23rd Nov with fewer activity either side of the peak time, which is 12:04 UT on November 18th in 2011.

Enjoy the show!


Webelos 2 Den Leader

Pack 26