July Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

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

1. Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A. Boy Scout – TBD
B. Cub Scout – Teaching Methods
2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
3. Approval of Minutes – June Meeting
4. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions
5. Old/New Business
A. Upcoming Events – Fourth of July Parade; Voyagers Baseball Night/Scout Show
B. Upcoming Training – Recruitment Training
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee
B. Training Committee
C. Advancement
D. Programs Committee – Fourth of July Parade, Voyagers Baseball Night/Scout Show
F. Other Committee Reports
7. District Executive Report
8. District Commissioner Report
9. District Chair Report
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment
Next Meeting August 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.


25 ways Scouters can make the most out of summer camp

Bryan on Scouting

I know a place where adults voluntarily give up a week of vacation to oversee a bunch of teenage boys.

Some might call these adults crazy. I call them Scouters.

Around this time every year, hundreds of Boy Scout council camps across the U.S. fill up with Scouts having a week to remember — and the adult leaders who make it all possible.

At council camps, the staff sets the itinerary, handles the program, teaches the merit badges, and even prepares the meals.

So what’s a unit leader to do? How does a Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster make the most of his or her week at camp?

Here are some ideas, sent in by Scouters like you on our Facebook page:

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20 Questions to ask at your next Eagle Board of Review

Bryan on Scouting

Forget that sit-down with the hiring supervisor at Subway. When it comes to life-changing interviews for a teenager, you can’t top the Eagle Scout Board of Review.

For some Scouts, the thought of answering a barrage of questions from adults is worse than a trip to the dentist.

Turns out, though, that the boy often isn’t the only nervous person in the room.

Here’s what Kathy, a Scouter from the Northeast, told me:

I’ve just been asked to sit on the Board of Review for one of my students, since I’ve known him since he was in the second grade. If I’m to ask questions, can you give me some insight as to what’s appropriate? I don’t want to look stupid.

Kathy’s certainly not the only one at a loss for words at a Board of Review. So I asked our Facebook friends for their go-to questions.

Here are 20 to try…

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Volunteer Opportunity from the Electric City Soccer Club this weekend!

The Montana State Soccer Tournament is being held this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 14th – 16th, bringing 90 plus teams to Great Falls for the weekend.  Hundreds of volunteers are enlisted to help produce a high quality tournament for the participants & fans.

We still need help in one major area: Parking.  The duty would involve working shifts at one of the three parking entrances collecting parking fees, & generally assisting drivers as they come in.  Two workers will be assigned to each entrance, at least one of them being an adult.  We have a number of unassigned shifts (2 1/2 to 3 hour) Friday through Sunday available for signup.  Shifts begin at 7am, 10am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm.  Please contact Rick Waldenberg for shift assignments.  He can be reached at 406-590-4911, or bizpro777@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Electric City Soccer Club

Lifeguard Class Opportunity this Weekend!

To our older Scouts:

The city of Great Falls aquatics department needs your help.  In order to operate all of the municipal pools, they need 60 certified lifeguards on staff.  Unfortunately, they are a long ways from hiring that many bodies.

As a result, Mr. Bob Stingley, the aquatics director at Great Falls High School, will be holding an lifeguarding certification class THIS WEEKEND.  If you are interested (and there is a paying job on the other end of the certificate), please contact Mr. Stingley at Great Falls High School ASAP!

Day Camp info for parents

This letter was just sent out to all of the email addresses we received on Day Camp applications. However, a few parents didn’t list an email address, some bounced back as being undeliverable, and some parents still haven’t turned in forms. So we are posting this info on the blog as well.

Please help us make sure this info gets into the hands of parents/kids/families that are attending Day Camp.


Day Camp letter to Parents 2013

4th of July Parade

I am pleased and honored to announce the Lewis and Clark District, Boys Scout of America, have been asked to lead the Great Falls 4th of July Parade carrying the “Big Flag” from Overlook Park.  The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 4, 2013, and winds through downtown along an approximately 16 block route.  This is an all hands on deck event and is open to all registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts and Adult Leaders in the Lewis and Clark District.  Lots of Scouts and Scouters, over 100+, will be needed to take the 50’ x 30’ flag up and down the parade route!  All Scouts and Scouters are asked to be in full field (Class A) uniform for the parade.  This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District Scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls and to be recognized.   Come celebrate and show your patriotic and scout spirit by attending this special annual event.  More details (times, meeting, parking location, etc.) will be forwarded as they become available.  Please consider making the time to show your patriotism and your support of Scouting by taking part in this event.  It would be wonderful to have several representatives from every unit in the District in attendance.  If you are able to participate, please RSVP as a Unit to District Chair Bill Rutten at dclcmtbsa@gmail.com.