Location change for Commissioner Training this weekend

By District Commissioner Rex Jewett

The new commissioners training that was supposed to be held this Saturday the 31st at Medicine River Scout Center, will now be held at the Scout office, due to a scheduling conflict. It’s still at 10:00 am, you can bring your lunch or go out for lunch.


Be Safe on the Road in your Bike; Sign Up for this Weekend’s CyclingSavvy Course today!

Bicycling as a primary mode of transportation makes sense!  Every day we hear and see messages encouraging us to be more active and live healthy!  But, many of us work long hours in jobs that are very sedentary. So how do we incorporate physical activity into our day without going to the gym?  Using a bicycle to ride to and from work is a great way to increase our physical activity and be a good example for our youth.  But how do we navigate safely through all those cars?  CyclingSavvy is a 12 hour course that teaches students how to do just that!

CyclingSavvy is a fun fast-paced course that helps students; 1) gain confidence around the dynamics of riding a bicycle in traffic, 2) learn problem-solving strategies, 3) increase your control and comfort handling your bicycle and 3) applying your new skills by taking your bike on the road for a tour of Great Falls.

The registration fee for the course is $75.00.  It will be held Saturday, May 31st from 9 to 4 and Sunday, June 1st from 9 to 12, at the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) located at 115 4th Street South in Great Falls, MT.  You will need to bring your bicycle, a helmet, a water bottle and a bag lunch on Saturday.  Wear tennis shoes and clothes that are appropriate for the weather forecast!  See you there!

To sign up contact Alicia M. Thompson at athompson@cascadecountymt.gov phone: 791-9260; or Taylor Lonsdale atbznbybike@gmail.com phone: 406-548-1523.

Youth Protection Course on June 3!

To All Units,
Hi, this is an update to the youth protection email I sent out on March 14th. We will be holding a YPT training session on June 3rd at 6:15 pm, just before the District meeting. It will be held at the LDS East Stake ( 9th street and 15th Ave S. Those units that had people on the list of expired YPT training received an email with the names of their people, If your people on the expired list haven’t taken YPT in the last month, they need to attend. To all units, if your people can’t remember the last time they took YPT, they need to attend and if their YPT will expire by recharter time it will save a lot of hassle if they attend now.
It will be a big help if they bring their scout ID#, it’s found on their ID card.


Rex Jewett

2013 District Award Winners

Thank you to Deb Kemper and the rest of her crew for planning, coordinating and organizing the 2013 Lewis and Clark District Awards Banquet. The following individuals were recognized as 2013 award recipients:

Scouter(s) of the Year
Patrick Douglas P41
Jeremy Adams T26
Kristi Dobler P41
Bill Rutten T28

Senior Scouter of the Year
Thelma Allison P41

Commissioner(s) of the Year
Ken Roberts
Rick Silva
Brian Vanderkolk
Kathy Coldwell
Deb Kemper

Cubmaster of the Year
Stu Brown P143

Scoutmaster of the Year
Paul Grosvold T1

Venturer of the Year
Bob Dowdy

Scout of the Year
Tanner Dodge T1

Volunteers of the Year
Denise and Steve Harmon

District Award of Merit:
Ed Stuart Roundtable Commissioner
Bill Rutten District Chairman
Stephen Boyd T26

Distinguished Scouter of the Year
Robert Stubbs Silver Beaver

Top Cub Scout Popcorn Sales
Garrett Levandowski P26
Sean Lynch P143
Dorian Mitchell P43

Top Boy Scout Popcorn Sales
Tanner Weaverling T28
Kelson Hickman T28
Tanner Dodge T1

Chili Cook off Winners
Jeremy Allen P41
Aaron Weismann T26
Paul Grosvold T1

Congratulations to all of the award recipients and thanks for all you do for the Scouts of the Lewis and Clark District.

District Roundtable this Tuesday!

Hi Scouters!
This is Stephen Boyd, your roundtable commissioner. We have a great roundtable discussion planned for this Tuesday night at 6:30. Ed Stuart, the Boy Scout commissioner will be talking about camping on a budget: making gear that won’t cost you more than the gas to get to the trailhead. Sally the Cub Scout commissioner will be talking about the June core value, perseverance. Hope to see you all there!

Montana Council Camporee and State Pinewood Derby

Lewis and Clark District Units:

It is still not too late to register for the 2014 Montana Council Camporee at the Broadwater County Fairgrounds in Townsend, MT, June 19-22, 2014. http://montanacouncilcamporee.org/.

During the Council Camporee, Scouts will have the opportunity to visit displays such as:

-Buckle Up by the Montana Highway Patrol
-Rope making/bridge building by Mountain Valley District
-Military Recruitment activities
-Ga Ga Pit (Israeli Dodgeball) 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, and many more!
Additionally there will be a 100 Years of OA show and a Campfire show. There will be a band and fireworks, prizes, awards, skits, and more.

Also, The Montana Council State Pinewood Derby will occur at the Broadwater High School on June 21, 2014, in Townsend, MT. 2014 Council Pinewood Derby.pages

Cub Scouts are invited and encouraged to attend the 2014 Montana Council Camporee! They will be able to participate in a variety of the events listed above, and all Scouts are invited to the evening shows!2014 Council Pinewood Derby