Montana Council Online Auction

The 2012 Montana Council Online Auction is running now through June 3rd.

All of the proceeds from the auction not only benefit the Boy Scouts, but the funds raised on each item stay in the local District from where the item was donated. Please go to the auction and check out the items listed this year.

Here in Lewis & Clark District we have over 50 items that have been donated for our benefit. All of the money raised from those items will stay in the Lewis & Clark District to help us continue to grow our program and put on great events.

The auction can be accessed from the Council website, or by clicking the link here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?vhost=montanabsa

One of our more fun auction items this year is the chance to play a round of golf with the district Key 3! Laugh as Kyle screws up a tee shot, mock as Bill misses an easy putt, take pictures of Brian watching his shot land in the water… Bid on that item here:  http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=168244823

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2012 Lewis & Clark Cub Day Camp is full!

As a continued sign of the growth of our Cub Scout program here in the Lewis & Clark District – all of the spots for boys to attend our Day Camp are now full!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for camp, this is truly going to be an awesome year for Cub Scout Day Camp in Great Falls. It is coming up quickly. I can’t wait to see everyone out at Medicine River Scout Center on the first day of camp. It is going to be spectacular!!!

Flag Day – Call for Scouts

The Great Falls Association of REALTORS ® has asked for 13-15 or more Boy Scouts, in class A uniforms, to assist with this years Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2012, at Overlook Park (under the big flag off of 10th avenue South).  The ceremony begins at 8 a.m., includes music, demonstrations, a flyover, raising of the Stars and Stripes and should finish up just before 9 a.m.  Scouts are asked to arrive no later than 7:45 am.  Last years Flag Day Ceremony was amazing.

Scouts will be asked to assist with the raising of a 30′ x 50′ Flag and to assist with a special flag presentation put on by the Elk’s Club.  Scouts will walk approximately 30 feet, each carrying a different flag at appointed times.  They will then stand during the rest of the presentation, holding the flag(s).  This section of the flag ceremony will last approximately 10-15 minutes.  

The Association is planning a practice session on Monday, June 11, 2012, from 6 p.m. until approximately 6:45 p.m. at Overlook Park.

Please contact Kim Martin 799-3145  or kimmartin@dahlquistrealtors.com to sign up or with any questions.  You may also contact the Great Fall’s Realtor Flag Project Chair; Marla Merriman 590-7741 or marla@marlamerriman.com

Thank you in advance for your support of this great project. With the help of the MT Air National Guard and the many generous sponsors, the 30’ x 50’ Flag has been flying proudly in Great Falls since July 4th, 1984.

Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies.  The stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

 

Webelos Rendezvous

 

The 2012 Webelos Rendezvous presented by Troop 4 is almost here!

This year the Webelos Rendezvous is on June 8,9,and 10th at the Medicine River Scout Center.

Here is the info from Troop 4:

COME JOIN US FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FOR SOME SCOUT CAMPING. THE WEBELOS WILL GO THROUGH THE STATIONS, BUT EVERYONE CAN COME WATCH. THERE ARE LIMITED CAMPSITES SUITABLE FOR CAMPERS, MOST ARE TENT SITES. MEALS ARE NOT PROVIDED – EVERYONE BRING THEIR OWN. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE WEBELOS COOK MEALS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY. OPEN FIRES ONLY ALLOWED IN RAISED BURN BARRELS, NO FIRE RINGS OR PITS ALLOWED. BRING YOUR OWN FIREWOOD, NO WOOD AVAILABLE ON SITE.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR WEBELOS IN THEIR UNIFORM FOR THE FLAG CEREMONY SATURDAY MORNING AND THE CLOSING CEREMONY SATURDAY NIGHT.

CHECK IN – ANYTIME AFTER 5:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY NIGHT or BEFORE THE OPENING FLAGS AT 9:00 SATURDAY MORNING

EVENTS START AT 10:00 SATURDAY MORNING
10:00 TO 12:00 STATIONS
12:00 TO 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 TO 3:30 STATIONS

CLOSING CEREMONY AT 8:00 SATURDAY NIGHT

Here is the attached PDF:  WebelosRend2012

Bryan on Scouting

A new merit badge rewarding you for creativity, fun, and strategy? I’m game.

Your Scouts will be too when the Game Design merit badge debuts next year.

Approved and listed on my Guide to New Merit Badges for a month now, the new badge is in mid-development. But lucky for you, I got a sneak peek from Janice Downey, senior innovation manager with the BSA.

And there’s more good news: If you’re attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, you can help get the Game Design merit badge off the ground.

Here’s the scoop:

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