Cub Scout Spring Recruitment

When: May 28th from 5pm to 7pm

Where: Paris Gibson Education Center Cafeteria

It is time to recruit new scouts for the coming year of scouting. It is a perfect time to try and get scouts to join our organization. They can use the busy summer schedule to get ahead in their books and make sure they earn rank in a timely manner. A lot of people wait until the start of school to join because they don’t know they can join near graduation or end of school year. Please have your scouts help pass on the word and get their friends into to program. Remind your scouts they can earn the recruiter badge by having their friends come join scouting. I have included the flyers that will go out in the wednesday envelopes. Please feel free to print them out and pass them on to anyone who might be interested in joining. I am the P.O.C for this event and can be reached at

If someone would like to join but can’t make the date, they can contact the scout office at 761-6000 to find out what pack to contact.

Please contact Kyle Roberts to schedule a boy talk to help generate support.

Cub Scout Spring Recruitment

Spring Tiger


Jeff Goble

Recruitment Chair


2013 Montana Council Annual Meeting in Great Falls April 26-27, 2013

Lewis and Clark District Scouters:

The 2013 Montana Council Annual Meeting in Great Falls is only one week away! It is not too late to register for April 26-27. The Council has much to celebrate and we want you to be there!

This year’s Annual Meeting promises a rousing good time with warm beach style entertainment Friday night and hospitality in all the meetings and events. We kick open the doors Friday, with our 2nd annual “Scouter Appreciation Night,” at the University of Great Falls McLaughlin Cafe! Come see the amazing campus and embrace the atmosphere among some of the best Scouters in our state! Celebrate your district’s performance, the power of volunteerism, and the Spirit of Scouting!

Saturday’s lineup includes the entertaining Wood Badge/Powder Horn breakfast, Board Meeting, membership review, special seminars including lightning safety and an update on the future of Grizzly Bears in our area, Friends of Scouting Report and Recognition, our famous Awards Luncheon, Annual meeting, reception and Silver Beaver Dinner – all hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn in Great Falls. Sunday morning, we are hosting an informal open house and continental breakfast at our Council Headquarters from 7:30 to 10:30 – stop by and see the Scout shop and offices.

Come be part of the best Annual Meeting that we have had to date! Special recognition and drawings for incredible prizes too!

Call 406-761-6000 and talk to Michelle to register. Tickets are $85 for full registration including Friday night through Sunday morning events and meals. Individual event tickets are also available, including a $7 registration fee for the Friday night only event.

Hope to see you all there.

Bill Rutten
District Chairman

2013 Lewis & Clark District Awards Banquet – Repost Reminder

To date, the District has only received 10 RSVP’s from those who will be attending the 2013 Lewis and Clark District Awards Banquet. Please RSVP Deb Kemper ASAP in order to ensure enough food, etc. This is a catered event this year and I hope to see you all in attendance.

Bill Rutten
District Chairman

You are cordially invited to attend the Lewis and Clark District Awards Banquet on May 3, 2013, at 6 PM. The Banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 610 2nd Ave North (2nd Ave N and 6th Street across from Perkins).

Something new this year, our very own Bob Dowdy will be catering BBQ beef brisket, baked beans, rolls, green salad and cake. Coffee and ice water will also be available.
Please RSVP Deb Kemper via email or phone 799-6620 by April 19, 2013, regarding your attendance and the number in your party. Please also pass this along to your fellow scouters that do not have access to the blog.

We are asking Units to bring their unit flags for display. Troop 7 will conduct the flag ceremony to open the event.

On behalf of the Lewis and Clark District Awards committee, we thank you for a wonderful year of scouting and we look forward to seeing all of you at the Banquet to celebrate your efforts and hard work.

Yours in Scouting
Deb Kemper

Outdoor Leader Skills Training 13 April 2013

Hello Everyone,
We will be having Outdoor Leader Skills, Outdoor WEBELOS Leader Skills and BALOO training this weekend. The training location is at the Log Gulch Camp Ground located at Holter Lake.   This is the second camp ground as you drive down the south east road entering the area leading towards the Beartooth WMA.  The same location as this weekend’s Boy Scouts Trail to First Class.  Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters have an overnight requirement, so you will need to camp out. This can be accomplished either Friday or Saturday night or both whichever is easier for you.  All OWLS and BALOO attendees need to show up at 8 am on Saturday. If you want to join us Friday by all means join the fun. Saturday, we will have opening ceremonies at about 0830 am and start our training. The training should be done by 3pm and then we will go into the WEBELOS specific items after. The curriculum is the same as OLS just have to add the WEBELOS outdoor activities at the end. Everything should wrap up between 4 and 4:30 pm. Things to consider, you will be required to cook a meal (lunch) after your cooking class. It cannot be a hotdog/hamburger (no cheating) this needs to be with substance. BALOO attendees can build foil packs if you want to.  Bob Dowdy is teaching the cooking and you get graded on your meal. I made venison stew with potatoes, carrots and onions when I went through. This is really going to be a good time and we have collected some really great instructors for this. Hope to see you all there. If you have questions just give me a call 406-868-7892