Mark Your Calendar for Scoutmaster Specific Training on April 11!

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Trained leaders can deliver a Scouting program that is fun, well organized and will instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law for the rest of a boy’s life. To be considered Trained, a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster must take Youth Protection, Scoutmaster Specific and Basic Outdoor Leader Training.

We will be offering Scoutmaster Specific training (S24) at the Scout office on Saturday, April 11, starting at 8am. The class will be all day. Lunch will be on-your-own, although we may order in food so that we can conclude sooner!

As pre-requisites, all attendees should complete the following online training:

  • This is Scouting
  • Scoutmaster Fast Start
  • Hazardous Weather, and
  • Youth Protection training (within the last year)

Please bring your certificates for those trainings to the class.

The final training necessary for leaders to be considered trained is Basic Outdoor Leader Training.  The District will be offering that training at the Trail to First Class campout at Log Gulch Campground on April 17.  A future post will discuss that training, but mark your calendar!

Please comment on this post or send an email to Aaron Weissman (aaron@weissman.com) to register for this class.

Confirmed Lecturers include (watch this space for updates, and please send a note to volunteer):

Wendy Weissman, CPA. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience and an adjunct instructor of Accounting at both the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College-MSU. Wendy is the Treasurer of Troop 26 and will be facilitating a discussion on Troop finances at 10am. This section of the class is open to any committee member of any Troop!

Aaron Weissman. Aaron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 26 and the former Cubmaster of Pack 26. Aaron is also a Unit Commissioner and a member of the Council Executive Board. Aaron will be discussing advancement tracking, calendaring, training, troop administration, and the role of the Scoutmaster, among other topics.

Sandy Bechard. Sandy works in the Scout office, and is a parent with Troop 28. She is the former Committee Chair at Pack 26. Sandy will be discussing the Scout office’s role with unit Tour Permits and advancement reports.

Keith Head, Keith is the District Training Chairman and has held numerous positions in the Lewis and Clark District.  He has completed all levels of training within the BSA to include: All leader specific trainings, Wood Badge, Powder Horn, National Camp School and the Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar.  Discussion on numerous topics relevant to all Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters.

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Mark Your Calendar for Trail to First Class, April 17-19

The Order of the Arrow will again be holding the Trail to First Class campout and Order of the Arrow Tap Out at Log Gulch campground on Holter Lake over the weekend of April 17.  The cost is only $5, which includes all camping fees and an impressive patch.

Outdoor Leader Training will also be offered over the weekend.  Please contact OA Advisor Paul Grosvold, prosvcs@yahoo.com, to register or for more information.

Camping/Leader Guide for the weekend is attached.  Please download and read for full information on the campout.   Trail to First Class 2015

Roundtable!!



It’s that time of the month again, time for Scout Roundtable! It will be held Tuesday night at the LDS Great Falls Stake, 1015 15th Ave S at 6:30 pm. The Cub Scout theme is Compassion, the Bob Doughty will be leading Boy Scouts. As a reminder, the cub and scout unit that brings the most people takes home the traveling trophies!


Gentlemen Start your ENGINES!!

Today is PINE WOOD DERBY DAY. Racing starts at 10am. Just a couple reminders: No food in Salvation Army Gym There will be food available for purchase sponsored by the OA.  No outside chairs will be allowed in the Gymwe have to be VERY careful of their floor. WOO HOO Come out and enjoy a little racing and a lot of FUN!! SEE YOU THERE 🙂

District Pinewood Derby!

The Lewis and Clark District’s annual Pinewood Derby is just a few days away!

Who:  All Registered Cub Scouts, family, & friends!

When:  March 7, 2015. 

Weigh-ins will be Friday night March 6th from 6-8pm
Out of town Weigh-ins will be Saturday morning @ 9am
Event start time will be Saturday morning @10am

Where:  Salvation Army Building at 1000 17th Ave S.
Fee is $5 per scout – needs to be paid at once by unit.  The open division (leaders, parents, family, etc.) will also be $5.

We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with this event.  If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please contact Mike Lucas @ 799-8205