May Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
May 1, 2012

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Presentation by Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards on youth use of drugs, what we need to know, how it relates to Scouting and what we can do to help keep our kids safe.
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the April meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – Registrations for 2013 National Jamboree, Council Annual Meeting
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Train the Trainer, Wood Badge 2012, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Camping Committee:  Spring Camporee
  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 June 5, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District


Summer Camps 2012, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to offer the following summer camping opportunities. Each youth participant must be a registered Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Sea Scout or Explorer Scout.  The registration fee to become a Boy Scout is $12 and is available at the Boy Scout Service Center, 820 17th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT., 761-6000 or  Camp scholarships are available.

CAMP NAME: Lewis and Clark District’s Cub Scout Day Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:   With a theme of “Space Cowboys,” Cub Scouts (boys going into grades 1st-5th in the Fall) will have fun with games, nature crafts, Scout skills, first aid, skits, archery and BB gun shooting.

PUT ON BY: Lewis and Clark District, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: June 12-14

WHERE: Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST:  $50 includes T-shirt and patch; $20 for Tiger Cubs (Tiger Cubs are boys who will be1st graders in the fall.  Tiger Cubs attend camp  Thursday, June 14th only and must have an adult accompany the Tiger Cub.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Late registrations may be accepted if the camp has openings.  Contact Camp Director Catherine Korona, (406) 788-1016,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Scout leaders and Cub Scouts’ parents, are encouraged to serve as volunteer counselors. Camp Aides ages 14-17 are also needed. Day Camp volunteers’ children (potty trained -11 years) may participate in free Tot Lot. Contact Director for details.

CAMP NAME:  Webelos Scout Rendezvous

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Boys going into 4th and 5th grades experience camping activities, participate in archery, shoot BB guns, and learn pioneering and map & compass skills.

PUT ON BY:  Boy Scout Troop 4, Great Falls

SESSION:  June 8, 9, and 10th

WHERE:  Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST: $15

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Contact the Boy Scout Office, 761-6000 for details.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  Families are welcome!

 Webelos Scouts Resident Camp at K-M Scout Ranch

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Webelos Resident Camp is an adventuresome 4 days and 3 nights camping experience for Cub Scouts entering the 4th and 5th grades this fall. Scouts will enjoy campfires, hikes and working on Activity pin requirements. Highlights include swimming, canoeing, and other water events at our lake.  Webelos may participate in BB gun shooting, archery, crafts, and games. Meals are provided in the dining hall.

PUT ON BY:  Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 29-August 1; August1-4th

WHERE:  K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  Youth:  $95

Adults:  $55

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full.  Early registration is recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: or contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  A Webelos Scout and their adult partner may attend by themselves or with their Cub Scout Pack.

Boy Scout Camps for Boy Scouts entering 6th-12th grades this fall:  

 K-M Boy Scout Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  K-M Scout Ranch is a 640 acre property located in the Moccasin Mountains, approximately 20 miles north of Lewistown.  Facilities include program areas complete with archery, rifle, shotgun and black powder ranges; a small lake with a wide range of aquatic activities, including swimming, canoeing, rowing, lifesaving, Mile Swim, snorkeling, and fishing; a Nature Hut; a new 35-foot Climbing wall, for climbing and rappelling; and a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course. Support facilities include the Flaming Arrow dining hall providing full food service, the Garrison fire-bowl, Harrison Lodge, trading post, first aid lodge, restrooms, and showers.  An optional evening hike and campout to the ghost town of Kendall provides lasting memories.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

Dates:  July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28.

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, near Lewistown, MT.

COST:  $215 for Scout, $75 for Adults.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full, but early registration is highly recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000,


Kendall ghost camp again will be offered with a special ghost patch only for those that attend the overnighter. Spend the evening in Kendall and have a dusk hike to the cemetery.

The C.O.P.E. Course is composed of group initiative games, trust events, low elements (12 feet and under), and high elements (30 feet). Participants work on leadership, problem solving, communication, self confidence, trust, decision-making, and teamwork. Each element is carefully spotted or belayed to maximize safety while challenging the Scouts.

Camp Director Mike Carney is returning for his eighth year as K-M director.


CAMP NAME: Missouri River Trek

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  This high-adventure program is a 50-110 mile canoe trek through the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River.  Campers will paddle through the Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Chief Joseph National Historic Trail and the Missouri Breaks National Backcountry Byway.  Scouts may earn the Historic Trails and 50 miler patches, as well as the canoeing, fishing, and camping merit badges. Youth may attend individually, or with their Troop or Crew.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  $350

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Spaces on the River Trek are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson,, 761-6000,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Low Impact Camping, Safe Swim Defense, and Safety Afloat are emphasized.

CAMP NAME: Melita Island

Melita Island Boy Scout Camp is a 64acre island with about2 miles of shoreline in Flathead Lake Traditional summer camp programs are offered, includingTrail to First Class, Scoutcraft, Nature and Field Sports. The major focus of Melita is its unique aquatics program, which includes swimming, canoeing, rowing, fishing, small boat sailing, lifesaving, water skiing, motor boating, mile swim, snorkeling, sail boarding, and BSA Lifeguard.  Meals are served in the beautiful, historical Lodge. Other facilities include an amphitheatre, trading post, and showers.  Older scouts 14-17 years old are challenged with the Advanced Campers Program featuring water sports, sailboarding, and snorkeling as well as a day’s excursion to Wild Horse Island.

Sponsored by: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS:  July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; July 29-August 4th.

WHERE: Melita Island, on Flathead Lake

COST:  Scouts: $250.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Call 761-6000 to make a reservation for next summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Michelle Ferguson,,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: BSA Lifeguard Week is June 25-July 1st and costs $220.

CAMP NAME: Takachsin 2012

Throughout the six-day National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course, the Takachsin participants will be taught the concept of what a leader must be, what he must know, and what he must do. These concepts will be taught in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. The National Youth Leadership Training syllabus integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of Scouting. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio/visual training, the NYLT participants will engage in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead. Participants must be at least 13 years old, completed the 7th grade, and be a First Class Scout.

SESSIONS: June 24 – 30th

WHERE: Camp Arcola, next to the Pintler Wilderness, about 20 miles southwest of Anaconda, MT.

COST:   Fee is $250 This includes all food, camping equipment (except tents), program and training materials.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: or Takachsin Course Director Mary Ellen Szafranski,

Mary Matelich
Vice President Public Relations
Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America
899-4256 (cel)
761-6000 (Scout Office)

Everyone should attend the next Roundtable

This upcoming Tuesday (5/1) at 6:30 pm is our District Roundtable Meeting. This month we have a guest speaker, Sheriff Bob Edwards! Sheriff Edwards will be discussing drugs, what we need to know, how it relates to Scouting, and what we can do to help keep our kids safe.

Everyone is welcome – not just unit leaders, but every Scouter and parent in our units as well. If you receive this information, please pass it along to every parent in your unit. We want the message and invitation to go out to everyone in our District.

Please join us for an informative and enlightening presentation and discussion. I hope to see a huge crowd on Tuesday night. if ever there was a great and important meeting to attend – this is the one.

Very cogent and good advice!

Scouter Adam: Notes from the District Commish

Tonight was the District Committee meeting.   There were several topics. Training, FOS and Recruiting.  Blah Blah, Yadda Yadda Yadda….  One of the Commissioners reported about going to a Pack Committee and asking about upcoming events and if they are going to them. Camporee, Cuboree, etc….  They also asked about training.

What they got back was shocking to me and others.  “Our Planning Meeting is soon, if we do not have dates, we don’t include it for the year.”  What’s OWLS/BALOO….why do we need them?”  The Commissioner told us, They don’t speak Scouting like we do in this room.  I got his meaning.  He also circled back to the Pack Committee asking “Do you go to Roundtable?”  No, they do not.

Now, we all know what BALOO/OWLS is and what it’s for.  Granted the Annual Planning Meetings are setup to plot out the coming year and set out goals.  Most are …

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Montana Council Annual Meeting Information and Registration

Don’t forget to register for the 2012 Annual Meeting!

It is not too late to register for the 2012 Annual Meeting, Missoula, May 4-5!  The Council has much to celebrate and we want you to be there!

This year’s Annual Meeting promises a rousing good time with western style and hospitality in all the meetings and events. We kick open the doors Friday, with our new “Scouter Appreciation Night,” at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Headquarters!  Come see some of the largest Trophy Elk in the World and celebrate your district’s performance, the power of volunteerism, and the Sprit of Scouting!

Saturday’s lineup includes the Wood Badge/Powder Horn breakfast, our Area Journey to Excellence review, Youth-Protection training, special seminars, Friends of Scouting Report and Recognition, our famous Awards Luncheon, Annual meeting, reception and Silver Beaver Dinner – all hosted at the Hilton’s Doubletree hotel in downtown Missoula.

Come be part of the best Annual Meeting that we have had to date!

Call 406-761-6000 and talk to Michelle to register.  Tickets are $85 for full registration including Friday night and all Saturday events and meals.  Individual event tickets are also available.

For more information and registration please click here

Date Changes for Day Camp Training

First off, Thank You all for Volunteering!

Due to scheduling conflicts we have had to change the training dates for Cub Daycamp. We will be holding all training at Medicine River Scout Center on the following dates:

May 17th for Program Leaders at 6:30 pm

May 31st for Walk Around Leaders at 6:30 pm

June 2nd at 10 am for Program Leaders

June 2nd at 1 pm for Walk Around Leaders

If you have not done your Youth Protection Training please try and have it completed prior to your training day, here is the link to the training you will also need to fill out an adult volunteer application

If your not sure which training you need to attend please give me a call Cathy Korona 788-1016 or email

Thanks everyone

Annual Recognition Banquet

Don’t forget, this Friday at 6pm is our Lewis & Clark District recognition banquet. The address is:

First United Methodist Church
610 2nd Ave N
Great Falls

As always, the banquet is when the district comes together to enjoy a meal, and recognize the leaders that have contributed greatly in the past year of Scouting. At the banquet we will recognize our new Award of Merit recipients, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Venturing Advisor of the year, and many other awards.

Dinner main course is provided (fried chicken), but the side dishes and desserts are a potluck. Please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone!

If you have any questions, please call Gene Cantley at 231-7073.