SCOUTING FOR FOOD! 26 March 2016

By Greg Aderhold
Tomorrow is the bag pick-up day for Scouting for Food. Please try to have all donations picked up and distributed to the Food Bank by noon on Saturday. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that after you pick up donations from your area, please drive through the area AGAIN to see if there are any other donations. Residents tends to notice the scouts picking up bags and then set their donations out after the scouts have already picked up the donations from that area. So please drive through your area TWICE to ensure all donations have been picked up! Thanks!!! I’ll see you at the Food Bank on Saturday to hand out your patches and ribbons!


Are you Ready? 2016 Montana Council Convention

Overview of the city from Waterworks Hill.If you have never attended a Montana Council Convention, or been to a Scouter Appreciation Night – NOW is the time.

Join us April 29 – May 1 in Missoula for an amazing program unlike anything you have ever experienced in Scouting.

There’s still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for this year’s Montana Council Convention.  Don’t miss the deals, register here.

Friday night is our 5th Annual Scouter Appreciation Night.  Come dressed as your favorite TV or Movie Character and celebrate volunteerism in Scouting at its finest.  This year’s event will feature fun and games, a live band and our always popular Outstanding District Awards.  It is a small but meaningful way for us to say “thank you” for all that you do to make Scouting in Montana great!

Wake up Saturday to our Scouter’s Breakfast – open to all and highlighting NYLT, Wood Badge and other Council opportunities.

Saturday will feature seminars including: Tech in the Backcountry, Lightning Safety, Survival Kit Customization, Indoor Archery, Youth Protection, Camp Cooking and more.  You will also have the opportunity to engage Scouters throughout the state on improving your program.

Our Awards Luncheon is open to all – Come help us recognize outstanding work on behalf of our Commissioners and Council Volunteers.  We award our Anniversary and Photo Contest winners as well!

Saturday evening is capped off with the Silver Beaver Dinner – where the highest award our Council can bestow on volunteers is given.

Stay tuned for more highlights as they become available.

Register today! Tickets available here. Early Bird discounts still apply so don’t miss out.



Please note that the 22nd Annual Scouting for Food drive to benefit the Great Falls Community Food Bank is just around the corner. The District calendar only mentions the 19th as the food drive, but as always, there are two days involved. 19 March we will drop off bags to the community, and 26 March we will return and pick up any donations the community has for us and bring them to the Food Bank. Please make sure your Packs and Troops are aware of both dates.Greg Aderhold will be at the Pinewood Derby on the 5th to distribute bags and flyers. Please email him any questions regarding Scouting For Food at Thanks!!