Coat Drive

By Char Ross

Troop 43 is looking for a Boy Scout Troop and/or Cub Scout Pack to take over the Annual Coat & Warm Clothing Drive scheduled for Sat, Oct 25th. If your unit is interested, please contact Char Ross at 899-8851 or e-mail at


Big Red sighting confirmed at Fall Camporee ;)… but still no Cubby :(

Sources have verified the awesome presence of Big Red himself at the Copper Creek Campground during this past weekend’s Fall Camporee.

Contrary to popular suspicion, Big Red is not Paul Grosvold, Scoutmaster of the victorious Troop 1.  That said, Paul and Company earned top honors for their winning performance in the Knot Challenge, Forestry Skills, Fishing, Astronomy 101, and Camp Setup this weekend at the camporee.  By all eyewitness accounts, Paul and his team will be tough to beat at the next District Klondike Derby.

But Big Red… see for yourself at the Popcorn Sale Kickoff Rally this Saturday 9:30am at the Scout Office.  Bring Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa too.  See you there!

But still no cubby…  If you see him, give him a hug.  It’ll do you both some good.

Results from Fall Camporee 2014

Thank you to all that helped to make the 2014 Fall Camporee a really fun event. I am still sore from looking up so much at all the stars, and from the 5 mile hike. I was so impressed by the men from Carroll Collage Astronomy to do this with their limited free time. Many thanks to my Committee members as I would not have been able to do it without you.

The following are the winners

First Place Troop 1 ……Mountain Lions
Second Place Troop 28…..Carnivorous Watermelons
Third Place troop 28……Scorpions

Good work by all the Troops and the Leaders

October Eagle Board DATE CHANGE

By Keith Hasbrouk

To all:

Due to a scheduling conflict with Peace Lutheran Church.  The October Eagle Board will NOT be on October 7th.  We are pushing it to October 21 at 7:00PM.  Again for those of you that did not get it.  The October Eagle Board will be ON OCTOBER 21 at 7:00PM at Peace Lutheran Church.

Feel free to respond with any questions.

Venture Crew 8 Open House and prep for Venturing Bonanza at K-M!

By Keith Hasbrouk, Venture Crew 8 Advisor

To all:

The Montana Council is hosting a Venturing Bonanza at K-M Scout Ranch on the  weekend  of Oct 10th thru Oct 12th.  The activities include ATVs, COPE, Climbing Tower and Shooting.  The cost is only $35, which includes all food for the weekend.

So what does this men to all of you Scout?  Well if you are 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and completed the eighth grade (and have not yet reached the age of 21) you can join Venturing!  If you are already a member of a Troop, your membership in Venturing will be no cost.

Venturing is co-ed!  Please join us for a Venture Crew 8 open house and planning meeting at 6:30PM on Sept 24th in the basement of the Scout Office.  We have great things planned for the year, including skiing and a big Summer float trip.  Come join us, you’ll be glad you did!

Flags at Camporee

Was asked why so many points for flags at your camp? Look at it this way….the better your flags set up is the more points you will get. A nice gate or arch instead of say sticking a pole in the ground and saying good enough!

Missed the points on knot tying too……it will be 200 possible