Reminder No District Meeting in July

As a reminder, there are no District and/or Roundtable meetings planned for July 3, 2012.  The next regularly scheduled District meeting will be August 7, 2012.  Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!

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4th of July Parade Scout Float

Pack 26 is currently in the process of building a Cub Scout float for the 4th of July Parade in downtown Great Falls.  Any units interested in participating and/or assisting are asked to contact Sandy Bechard, 406 452-9572 or at late4dnr@msn.com, for more information. 

Line up begins at 9:00 a.m. and the parade starts at 11:00 a.m.  They are currently number 8 in line.  All Scouts will be required to wear their full field (Class A type) uniforms.  The parade theme is “Welcome Home Honoring Our Own,” especially honoring veterans who have served overseas and the Scout float theme is “Cub Scout Camp Out.”  Military member parents are asked to walk with their Scout(s) in uniform if able.  Weather looks great and this event should be a lot of fun for the boys and parents.

Bryan on Scouting

But that’s a good thing. At least, it is for Scouts who love to mountain bike.

The BSA has approved a mountain biking option for Cycling, a merit badge mainstay since 1911. So for the first time, Scouts who prefer fat tires instead of thin can earn the badge.

The news comes in advance of next summer’s opening of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, where mountain biking will play a big role in the high-adventure fun.

Here’s what else I know about the change:

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Bryan on Scouting

Kids spend more than 7.5 hours a day using some kind of electronic device, according to a 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study.

In other words, if they’re awake and not at school, they’re probably online.

Whatever their reason for logging on — school project, merit badge research, socializing, games — safety is never guaranteed.

That’s why the Boy Scouts of America’s new Cyber Chip, announced last week, is a big step in the right direction in the effort to keep kids safe online. And because June is National Internet Safety Month, the timing couldn’t be better.

In developing this new Youth Protection tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as training experts for different law enforcement agencies.

The Cyber Chip joins the Totin’ Chip and Whittling Chip as important safety tools your Scouts should…

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June Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
June 5, 2012

1. Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    A. Boy Scout – Merit Badges and District Junior Leaders Training (JLT) Discussion
    B. Cub Scout – Year Long Calendar Planning
    C. Youth Protection Training in a Separate Break Out Room
2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
3. Approval of Minutes of the May meeting
4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15 minutes)
    A. Upcoming Events – Cub Day Camp, Webelos Rendezvous, Flag Day
    B. Upcoming Training – District Committee Training Workshop
    C. Medicine River Scout Center
    D. Camping Committee: Fall Fishing Derby
6. District Executive Report
7. District Commissioner Report
8. District Chair Report
9. Other Business
10. Adjournment. Next Meeting August 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015     15th Avenue South. No District Meeting in July 2012.