Celebrate the BSA’s 104th Anniversary in February, 2014!

Units can earn the beautiful purple “104th Anniversary Honor Unit” ribbon!  Complete any two of the following activities during February: 

1.  Attend a religious service as a unit (if possible), wearing your BSA uniforms. (Scout Sunday is Feb. 2nd, Scout Sabbath is Feb. 8th.)

2.  Put up a BSA display in a business’ window.

3.  Conduct a service project.

4.  Perform a flag ceremony outside of your unit’s meeting, wearing Scout uniforms, for a school, service group, governmental meeting, care facility, or other appropriate gathering.

5. Write a letter to the Editor.  Thank your community for their support of Scouting, and name a few of your unit’s service projects.

6.  Secure a Mayoral Proclamation, recognizing BSA Anniversary Week, Feb. 2nd-8th.

7.  As a unit, wear your BSA uniforms to school one day. 

  • Notify the Council office (mimalin@bsamail.org) no later than March 15th which activities the unit completed.  
  • The Units that submit the best information (photos, news articles, CDs, etc.) about their activities will receive a special award at the Annual Montana Council meeting.
  • Thanks in advance for your BSA Anniversary Month activities!

February 2014 Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
February 4, 2014

1. Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A. Boy Scout – Open Forum/RT Planning
B. Cub Scout – Open Forum/RT Planning
2. Opening Ceremony 7:30 p.m.
3. Approval of Minutes from January Meeting
4. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions
5. Old/New Business
A. Upcoming Events – District Pinewood Derby; Food Drive, Trail to First Class, District Awards Dinner
B. Upcoming Training – Leader Specific Training, Outdoor Leaders Training
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee
B. Advancement
C. Programs Committee – PWD, Food Drive, TFC, District Awards Dinner
E. Other Committee Reports
7. District Executive Report
8. District Commissioner Report
9. District Chair Report
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment

Next Meeting March 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

Video Game Design Camp

Hello everyone! Josh Hughes from Team KAIZEN (www.TeamKAIZENgames.com) here! We’re prepping to team up again with the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art to offer a game design course called LittleBigPlanet Club!

The upcoming camp will run $125 and encompass 6 Saturdays starting February 8, 2014. We have 2 sessions to choose from, 12:15 to 2:15 pm, or 2:45 to 4:45 pm. Boys and Girls grades 4 – 8 are encouraged to apply regardless of skill level! The program we use, Sony’s LittleBigPlanet 2 (www.LittleBigPlanet.com), has powerful -yet easy to learn- 3D Art and Programming tools that will help players of all skill levels create something awesome.

For more information, please see the attached flyer. To register, call The Square at 727-8255, and if you have any questions feel free to direct them to us and/or The Square.

Also, for those of you who are parents of Boy Scouts, we recently became certified Merit Badge Counselors and taught the BSA Game Design Merit Badge at their most recent Winter Pow-Wow. If you’d like your student to take our course and work through the steps towards earning the merit badge during the camp or finish up the merit badge course from the Pow-Wow, please let us know when you register. Thanks and see you at The Square!


LBP Feb Color

Klondike Results

Here are the results of 2014 Klondike Competition….


First place was a tie between Troop 14 and Troop 26. The boys would not have a tie ,no sir, so the Committee used the Survival Question test as a tie breaker and Troop 14 Spartans won .Troop 26 Snow Serpents took second with Troop 1155 Yellow Snowmen taking third. Everyone was close in scoring and the boys all had fun. Just remember if it has six legs you can eat it!


Best camp layout went to Troop 1

Troop 7 Owls won the foil dinner competition

Troop 151/152 won the Curling 

Troop 1155 Northern Icemen for best Patrol name

Troop 14 Himalayan Hunters for Stump Pile and Shelter

Troop 26 won best water machine

For the adult competition Troop 26 won edging out Troop 14 with Steve Boyd’s  wonderful Mint Mocha Cappachino Frappe Winter  Cornucopia Bed Time warm you up almost a Latte not quite a Steamer coffee like concoction. Troop 14 made a wonderful campfire Latte…………Yum Yum lucky me

Until we meet again!

Forrest C. LaBelle 

Committee Chairman


Scout Sunday- FEBRUARY 2nd

Scout Sunday is coming up on February 2nd – All scouts are encouraged to wear their class A uniform to a faith based service of their choice to earn the Scout Sunday Patch 🙂

If you don’t have a place to attend: Bethel Lutheran Church ELCA would welcome all scouts during either their 8:30 or 10:30 services on February 2nd. They are located behind the Heritage Inn at 1009 18th Ave SW.

2014 Bugs Eye View – Cub Scout Day Camp Kick Off

The Cub Scout Day Camp Committee will be kicking off  Cub Day Camp 2014 on January 25th, 2014 at Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West (just before the Sun River Bridge), 10 am to 2 pm.

This is for Pack Day Camp Coordinators who will learn about all the fun we have planned for Camp and how to sign up and help make this years Camp the best one yet.

The Pack Day Camp Coordinators will then take all the fun and excitement back to their packs and help prepare the leaders and parents to successfully spend time June 9th- 11th with their Wolves/Bears and June 12th-14th with their Webelo’s, a Parent/Tiger day is planned for New Tigers/and their Parents on June 13th. If you have any questions please Contact me Glenda at 307-272-7105

We look forward to seeing someone from each Pack.

Troop 1 Open House

Boy Scout Troop 1 will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during their regular Troop meeting at St. Peter and Paul school, located at 200 44th St South, Great Falls, MT. Please enter through the North door off of Clark Avenue.

All 2nd year Webelos are invited to attend to fulfill the Arrow of Light requirement to visit a scout troop in the area. All those interested in joining a troop, or finding out more about Boy Scouts in general, are invited as well.

Several activities are planned and refreshments will be served. Come anytime between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm and stay as long as you like.

Please call Scoutmaster Paul Grosvold at 406-788-2627 if you need more information.