Trail to First Class 2014

From: Keith Hasbrouck <khasbrouck>

Subject: Trail to First Class 2014

Date: March 31, 2014 at 9:08:42 AM MDT

To: ‘Keith Hasbrouck’ <khasbrouck>

For all interested please read the attached if you are planning on attending. If you have not registered with me please send me an email as to if you are attending.


Keith Hasbrouck

Trail to First Class 2014.pdf

Trail to First Class 2014.docx


April 2014 District Meeting Agenda

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
April 1, 2014

1. Opening Ceremony 7:30 pm
2. Approval of Minutes from March Meeting
3. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions
4. Old/New Business
A. Upcoming Events – Trail to First Class (TFC), MT Council Annual Meeting, District Awards Dinner, Cub Day Camp, MT Council Camporee
B. Upcoming Training – Outdoor Leaders Training (TFC)
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee
B. Advancement
C. Programs Committee – TFC, District Awards Dinner, Day Camp
E. Other Committee Reports
7. District Executive Report
8. District Commissioner Report
9. District Chair Report
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment

Next Meeting May 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

Scouting for Food Saturday

Thank you to the units, boy scouts, cub scouts, parents and siblings who braved the cold weather last Saturday to distribute Scouting for Food Bags. This Saturday, March 29, 2014, scouts will pick up food bags for delivery to the local Great Falls Food Bank, located at 1620 12th Avenue North in Great Falls. We are well on our way to our goal of collecting and donating 20,000 pounds of food this year to the Food Bank.

Food bag pick-up should not begin before 9 a.m. Scouts should be in full Class A, field dress, uniform; be reminded to use the buddy system when picking up bags; to utilize sidewalks as much as possible; be extra cautious when crossing streets; do not knock on doors, never enter a closed gate; and never, ever, enter a residence. Parents are reminded to not allow scouts to ride in the back of open air pickups.

The Lewis and Clark District, Scouting for Food Coordinator Deanna Rutten, 406 217-1079, will be at the Great Falls Food Bank beginning at 9 a.m. should you have any questions. You may pick up your unit participation ribbon and scouting for food patches at the Food Bank following delivery of your collected food.

Thank you in advance for your continued support to the Scouts of the Lewis and Clark District and to our neighbors in need through the Great Falls Food Bank.

Scout Roundtable on April 8

By District Commissioner Rex Jewett

As you know we started a new roundtable format in March. Roundtable is now on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the same place, the LDS stake center at 1015 15th Ave S. We have a short general meeting and then break into Boy Scout and Cub Scout workshops. Once a quarter we plan to have joint meeting to bring in guest speakers such as Sheriff Bob Edwards speaking about drugs and other topics of interest. I would like to thank Roundtable Commissioner Ed STUART for the fine job he did on the usage of Para cord for crafts and outdoor survival.

Round table is open to all leaders and parents, we hope to see you there Tuesday 6:30 on April 8th , pass the word!!!

To Thaddeus Hann of Pack 14,he was the first roundtable grand door prize winner, he won the $25.00 gift card.
Next time it could be you!

District Award Nominations Due Now

The District Awards Banquet is quickly approaching – May 9, 2014. There is still time to submit deserving Scouts and Scouters for District Awards.

This is an excellent opportunity for all involved in the Lewis and Clark District to recognize and honor those individuals who truly make a difference in the lives of our young Scouts. Categories this year include Cubmaster of the Year; Scoutmaster of the Year; Scouter of the Year; Senior Scouter of the Year; Volunteer (non-registered) of the Year; and Scout of the Year.

Also, the Montana Council of BSA is accepting nominations for The District Award of Merit. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

Fillable nomination forms are available via the links below. All nominations need to be into Awards Banquet Chairperson Deb Kemper,, no later than April 1, 2014. Questions and RSVP may be directed to Deb via email or 406 799-6620.

Lewis and Clark District Nomination Form

Help us recognize and honor those volunteers who are truly deserving!!!

Has Your Unit Signed Up for the Council Camporee Yet?

The Montana Council Camporee will be an incredible event, bringing together Troops, Packs, Crews and Teams from all over the Treasure State to the Townsend Fairgrounds this coming June 19-22!

During the Council Camporee, Scouts will have the opportunity to:

  • Buckle Up by the Montana Highway Patrol
  • Rope making/bridge building by Mountain Valley District
  • Military Recruitment activities
  • Ga Ga Pit (Israeli Dodgebal) by Lewis & Clark District
  • Roll Cage by MDT
  • Human Foosball by Buffalo Plains District
  • M4S by MDT
  • Tomahawks by Vigilante District
  • Indoor Archery Shooting
  • Catapult by Hi-Line and Nu-Ooh-Ska Districts
  • Cross Saw and Branding by Prickly Pear District
  • Order of the Arrow Village
  • CPR Training
  • Attend great music shows
  • Watch a huge fireworks display
  • and many more fun activities!

Has your unit signed up to attend yet?  If not, now is the time!  More information and registration forms are available at

Trail to First Class Campout

The Trail to First Class (TFC) Campout will be held April 11-13, 2014, at the Log Gulch campgrounds on Holter Lake. This is an excellent opportunity for new and young scouts to complete Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st class requirements and for older scouts, 1st class and above, to work on their leadership and EDGE teaching method techniques. TFC is free to attend; however, if scouts would like an “awesome” looking patch, the cost will be $5 per scout.

The Order of Arrow, Apoxky AIO Lodge 300, Ne I Yahw Chapter, will once again be coordinating and running the TFC Campout. Scoutmasters are encouraged to contact Chapter Chief Tanner Dodge via to sign their older scouts up to teach one of the courses below. Sign-ups are first come first serve.

First Aid
Totin’ Chip
Fireman Chit
Knots and Rope
Flag Etiquette – Troop 28
Orienteering – Troop 1

The District would also like to offer Outdoor Leader Training during the TFC Campout; however, we currently do not have anyone to coordinate the training. If you are interested, please let us know ASAP and we will get you the lesson plans, etc.