Its not too late!

Cub Scout recruitment time is here!

We are quickly approaching the most important date on the Scouting calendar, your Pack’s recruiting event!  This one recruitment session will set the tone for the entire Scouting year!

Will your unit grow (steady growth is the best indicator of a healthy unit), and will positive, helpful, and new parents be recruited to fill every volunteer role?

A recruiting plan to assure an effective recruiting event was presented during our district Cub Recruiting Orientation on August 18th.  If you missed the orientation, it is not too late to receive this valuable information!

This year, in addition to our district recruiting orientation, we are planning to conduct two more webinars.  You will need to click on the link to register and receive an email with the webinar access information.  We will conduct those webinars on the following dates:

September 1st at 6pm click on the link below to register!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/373503368976568577

September 2nd at 6pm click on the link below to register!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2191003786271790337

We need two leaders from each unit to have either participated in the orientation on the August 18th, or on the webinar.  This will set the tone for your entire Scouting year.

To support your effort, I have free flyers, posters and yard signs to be used for your recruiting event.  I  will gladly print up flyers for you with your specific recruiting event information!  Your district executive also has a packet of materials that includes the mini Boys’ Life magazine, Parents Guide, Parent information Envelope, Sign-In Roster, Cub Recruiting Guide. Also, new to this year is our New Leader Guide and a webkey with access to all of our recruiting materials online.

Please respond with the name of someone from your unit I can deliver these materials to (if you were at the August orientation, you may have some materials already).

This link will provide you with support for materials needed to have a successful recruitment:  https://bsamontanacouncil.box.com/s/nl6tse4o9q8hae0fa7ealu152zcufvhx

Finally, below is a list of dates in September scheduled by the Great Falls Public Schools to hold Pack recruitments:

8

6:00 PM- Roosevelt

6:30 PM- Lincoln

7:00 PM- Morningside

10

6:30- Sacajawea

15

6:00 PM- Loy

6:30 PM- Sunnyside

7:00 PM Valley View

17

6:00 PM- Chief Joseph

6:00 PM-Meadowlark

22

6:00 PM- Longfellow

6:30 PM- Riverview

7:00 PM- West

24
29

7:00 PM- Mtn View

If you are not with the GFPS District, please let me know any dates you have scheduled or that I can help you schedule.

Please forward this if you are no longer involved with a Pack.

As always, please don’t hesitate to call or email Dustin Shoemake with any questions:

Dustin Shoemake | District Executive- Lewis & Clark/Central District
P 406.761.6000 | C 406.403.5675
Dustin.Shoemake@scouting.org

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Scout Night with the Great Falls Voyagers

Join the Great Falls Voyagers for a night at the ballpark with Scouts from all over central Montana!

Come for the game and camp out on the outfield after the game with your Pack, Troop, or family!

See link for more details and information: ScoutNight 2015

Please pass this on as I may not have everyone’s updated information.

Please Dustin Shoemake with any questions: dustin.shoemake@scouting.org or 406-761-6000.

We’d love to see all of our Scouts attend!

Troop 007 – Open House

Come check out some of what Troop 007 has to offer! Webelo’s Leaders here’s your opportunity to check out 1 of the Many Great Troops in Great Falls.

Troop 007 – Open House !!!Troop 7 Tipi

WE HAVE FUN BUILDING KAYAKS, PADDLE BOARDS, DRONES AND CAMPIING.

We enjoy camping have been to many camps including K-M Montana, Camp Parsons in Washington. Floating the Missour

We have fun floating many rivers like the Missouri, Blackfoot, Sun River, and Smith River.                           

Camp K-MWe are the oldest troop in Great falls Montana… as well as the bestest!Making New Friends at Camp K-M

WHEN: Thursday, august 27th
TIME: 6:30p to 8:30p
WHERE: Wadsworth Pond
WHY: to help bring back the greatest troop in Great Falls

Share Their Flyer – Troop Open House Flyer

A Good Turn for the Rotary Club

The Rotary club was using a drone this weekend to take aerial photos of Camp Rotary in Monarch. The drone crashed and they need some Scouts to help find it this weekend.

Camp Rotary is our annual location of the Lewis and Clark District Klondike Derby.  The Rotary Club of Great Falls has been very generous to us over the years, giving us access to the camp at greatly reduced rates.

We know the general area where the drone crashed, but need to organize a search party to locate and retrieve the device.  The Club will spring for lunch for any Scouts that can help out.  Time spent, including travel time, can count towards service hours needed for rank advancement (talk to your Scoutmaster first, of course!)

Please message Aaron (aaron@weissman.com, 868-8982) if you can meet at Camp Rotary on Sunday mid-morning to help.

Only a few days away!

Membership Kick-Off Training

Start your new Scouting year off the right way!  Learn the best ways to recruit new Scouts and recruit NEW LEADERS!
Also come for:
-Pack Calendar Template
-Pack Budget Template
-Resources to save you time and help your unit succeed
-Information on upcoming events
-Day Camp Patches (if your unit did not yet receive them)
-Raffle prizes
… and MORE!

Everyone is welcome, but each unit needs to be represented by two leaders, (ie.- Cubmaster & Membership Chairman)

Everyone is welcome, but the following units are needed to attend:
Pack 1
Pack 7
Pack 10
Pack 14
Pack 26
Pack 28
Pack 41
Pack 43
Pack 51
Pack 57
Pack 61
Pack 143
Pack 150
When:  August 18, 2015 6:30- 7:30 pm (we will be starting on time)
Where: Salvation Army- 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls, Mt  (directly East of Montana Council Service Center)

Please fill in your details in the Event Registration link below.

http://www.123contactform.com/form-1547824/Membership-KickOff-Training

We look forward to seeing you all!

Fall Camporee

Good news……we have a site for Fall Camporee.
I will post directions later as I get them, but it will be on a private ranch near Wolf Creek Bridge. That is by the Holter Lake turnoff

The canoe races are a go and the good news is we will not need to bring canoes. They will be provided by Prickly Pear District and they will provide all needed lifeguards. (three) If you have a favorite life vest or paddle then by all means bring it. As I see it the race will be a 100 yard dash to a turn then 100 back……up stream then down.