L&C District Meeting Minutes, March 2013

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
March 5, 2013

Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A. Boy Scout – Working with Unit Commissioners; Roundtable Safety Minute
B. Cub Scout – Working with Unit Commissioners
2. The meeting was opened at 7:35pm
3. The minutes of the January meeting were approved
4. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions – Bill recognized Jeff and his team for an excellent Derby Day
5. Old/New Business
A. Bill kicked off our district committee FOS campaign. Cards were handed out.
B. Upcoming Events – Scouting for Food is 3/16 (bag drop off) and 3/23 (bag pick up). If you have any questions or need any additional materials, please contact Deb at 799-6620. The Venturing Trip is April 5-7th. It will once again be a winter mountaineering trip attempting to summit Rocky Mountain peak (west of Choteau). If you have questions please contact Frank Scopa at 899-1886. The trip is open to any Venturers or Boy Scouts over 14 who are interested in joining Venturing. Trail to First Class is APril 12-14th at Holter Lake. District Awards Banquet is Friday May 3rd. Deb is coordinating the banquet this year. We have extended the deadline for nominations until 3/15. The nomination forms are available on the district blog. Spring Camporee is May 17-19th. Details are here: https://lcdistrictcommittee.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/spring-camporee-agenda/ MT Council Annual Meeting is April 26th and 27th. It is Great Falls this year, and Bill wants to make sure that as the host district we have a great turnout! Friday night is the fun night – the recognition dinner. If you can only attend one event during the annual meeting, this is the event to attend. it is a beach themed dinner and will be at the Mclaughlin Center cafe on the UGF campus. Details will be on the council website (montanabsa.org).
C. Upcoming Training – Outdoor Leader will once again be at the Trail to First Class. If you have any questions, or if your unit is interested in Leader Specific Training – please contact Wade Wilmoth at 868-7892. Wood Badge is two weekends at K-M May 16-18th and June 6-8th. Bill is attending and is challenging other leaders in our district to join him. Bob Dowdy is serving on staff. Registration and additional info is on the Council Website.
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee – Details are now out on the Spring Camporee. It is once again going to be at the Cobb Ranch (former Scoutana Girl Scout Camp).
B. Training Committee – Wade is looking forward to the Outdoor Leader Training. He needs to know ahead of time how many will be attending to prepare for food/training needs.
C. Advancement- 2 preliminaries and 1 final last month at the Eagle Board.
D. Programs Committee – Scouting for Food is this month. We need to make sure that we cover the town well, it is our district’s largest service project. In addition, this is the last year that Deb is coordinating the event! Cub Day Camp is going to be 4 days this year. There was no way to avoid adding an additional day as the number of kids attending has continued to grow. The dates are June 11-14th. If you have any questions please contact Ken Roberts at 952-1769.
E. OA – Section Conclave is April 19th in South Dakota. Grizzly base Work Weekend is May 3rd. K-M Ordeal is June 7th.
F. Other Committee Reports – The District Derby was fantastic! Great turnout and Central Catholic was a terrific venue for the day. Race results will be posted to the district website this year. Unfortunately, Jeff will be transferring this summer so we will looking for a new District Derby Day chair for next year.
7. District Executive Report – We are just shy of our 50% of our fundraising goal with our FOS breakfast happening on 3/26.
8. District Commissioner Report – Rex is still looking for additional commissioners.
9. District Chair Report – Bill wants to see a great turnout at the annual meeting.
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment. Next Meeting April 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.


April Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
April 2, 2013

1. Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A. Boy Scout – Working with/for your Chartered Organization.
B. Cub Scout – How Unit Commissioner and Chartered Organization fit into your program.
2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
3. Approval of Minutes of the March Meeting
4. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions
5. Old/New Business
A. Election of District Officers
B. Upcoming Events – Venturing Trip; Trail to First Class; MT Council Annual Meeting; District Awards Banquet; Spring Camporee; Webelos Rendezvous; Cub Day Camp
C. Upcoming Training – Outdoor Leader; Leader Specific; Wood Badge; NYLT
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee
B. Training Committee
C. Advancement
D. Programs Committee – District Awards Banquet, Cub Day Camp, Webelos Rendezvous
E. OA – Trail to First Class
F. Other Committee Reports
7. District Executive Report
8. District Commissioner Report
9. District Chair Report
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment. Next Meeting May 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.


The Scoutmaster Minute

saltNo one really likes the taste of salt…  Take your finger and dip it in salt then stick it in your mouth… you really don’t like the taste do you.. honestly… But take the salt out of your pie dough and you take away flavor that is pulled out by the salt.  You need the salt to accentuate the other flavors.
There are many things in Scouting that are like the salt.  You don’t like it by itself, but put it together with the rest of the stuff and it makes the program better.
Backpackers don’t really enjoy traversing switch back after switch back, but the reward is getting to the top and seeing a beautiful view.  Salt.
I personally don’t enjoy the administrative things we have to do in Scouting.  Monitoring dues, fundraising, tracking camping nights and service hours.  Hey, I just want to go camping!  But it is…

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Let’s talk: Announcing the 2013 Jamboree on the Air/Internet dates

Bryan on Scouting

Can’t attend the 2013 National Jamboree this summer? Consider the next best thing.

Mark your calendars today for the 2013 editions of the Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet, held this fall. As the names imply, the events give Scouts a chance to communicate with fellow Scouts from across the country or around the world through the power of amateur radio or the Internet.

This year’s JOTA and JOTI are set for Oct. 19 and 20, and if last year’s numbers are an indication, turnout should be big. 

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Bryan on Scouting

For teens, it just might be saying no — to tobacco, to drugs, and to alcohol.

And now, courageous Scouts and Venturers who pledge to remain tobacco-, drug- and alcohol-free have the opportunity to to win an all-expenses-paid trip to any of the BSA’s high-adventure bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, or Florida Sea Base. Everything is included — roundtrip flights, ground transportation, program fees — for an enviable prize valued at $3,000.

The sweepstakes is brought to you by Boys’ Life. In other words, sorry, but adults aren’t eligible to enter. It’s solely for registered Boy Scouts or Venturers between the ages of 14 and 17 at time of entry.

So, leaders, send your Scouts to the Trail of Courage contest page to enter. All they do is take the pledge and submit their contact information. It’s simple, but hurry — the contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31.

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