Spring Camporee Results

Spring Camporee was Wet and Wild!

Well we survived another wet Spring camporee…. I was happy to see the great turnout and thank the gods that the rain stopped at all the right times to let us complete the events. I was amazed at see the teamwork I witnessed at the Tower building event. I was a bit worried as the tower was a bit shaky and looked nothing like the picture…..Mr. Locke. However it did look just like the one on the patch! We had a great turnout of 88 people! The set -up was a trying thing but the boys and adults held up and completed the tasks.

Congrats to the winners

First place…..Troop 14………………………………….$100.00 gift card

Second Place..Troop 28………………………………….$75.00 gift card

Third Place……Troop 26…………………………………$50.00 gift card

Fourth Place Troop 1 Thunderbirds…………………….$50.00 gift card

Congrats to Dave Cunningham from Troop 26 on winning the 1952 Dutch Oven Campfire Set with his Restaurant Quality Seafood Lasagna……and it was beautiful to look at as he uncovered it!

Thank you to the contestants who all cooked amazing dishes and made it hard to choose a winner.

Thank you to Mel and Ben and The Forest Service for the site and hospitality. The camp hosts even judged the Dutch Oven Contest

Daniel Colwell won the most helpful Scout award

He is from Troop 1152 winning a 500 Lumen Lantern much like the one used by old Caruso himself…………..

Next up Fall Camporee will be a STEM Event

Stay tuned from your camping Committee

Forrest LaBelle

Tim Locke

Mike Lucas

Tammy Lucas

Rex Jewett…….


Updated Contact Information

There has been a recent change in contact information for District Executive, Dustin Shoemake. The updated number is 406-404-6071.  Any calls to the previous number over the last week or 2 may not have been recieved.

Spring Camporee Notes

Remember this weekend to pack extra clothes,rain gear and socks and shoes and HATS!

If we bring all this stuff …..maybe it won’t rain.


There will be a travelers feast on Friday night from 5:30 pm to 9pm. We will be serving venison Road Kill Stew, Mangled Merriam’s Turkey Legs, Poached Elk Salamis and Blackfeet Smoked Trout at Campsite #2


Cracker Barrel is at Campsite 2 at 8:30 pm

Spring Camporee….Need Help

OK Scoutmasters….It is May 15th and I have only heard from Gene at Troop 14 on anticipated numbers. I need this to buy food for Cracker Barrel. Please notify me ASAP by Email desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or text me 788-0657 with a count. It needs not be accurate just looking for a round number.


I will post later on directions again. WE ARE GOING TO LINCOLN NOT STANFORD!I visited with the camp hosts who set up early because they want to be a part of this event. I may enroll them in judging cooking. They are excited to view a Camporee and this is their first host job…..

I have only heard from one Troop on ropes….just bring some for anchors and lifting

The site is fantastic…………….Forrest LaBelle

Paul Grosvold

396043_2350120688441_1038917661_n.jpgGreat Falls —Paul Harry Grosvold, 53, was taken to heaven by his Lord Jesus, on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at a local hospital. A victim of esophageal cancer, he bravely fought for a year, firmly believing he would be healed and continue his life, because he “had so much to do;” especially with the light of his life his beloved son, Erik.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 5300 9th Ave South. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O’Connor Funeral Home

Scouts and Scouters are asked to attend in Scout uniform. Members of the Order of the Arrow are asked to wear their OA sash in honor of Paul, our Ne-i-yahw chapter advisor.  Word has been received that the national OA office has approved a nomination to honor Paul with Vigil OA honors

Paul was born on February 1, 1963 in Great Falls, Montana. He lived his entire life here except while in Bozeman working three jobs while attending MSU, where he earned a degree in Business Administration.

After college he worked in Bozeman and Belgrade. There his son, Erik, was born on July 1, 1995. In 1998 they returned to Great Falls. Paul started a construction business doing remodeling and building, never needing to advertise because another job was always waiting. He was a very creative and excellent builder, always in demand.

When Erik began Cub Scouts, Paul immediately got involved. He was Scout Master for Troup 1 for many years. He loved the outdoors and camping, all the time teaching the scouts how to become responsible men. He loved the kids, and was particularly concerned about those who had no dad or those whose parents were in the military. His scouts called him Papa Paul. Many young men became Eagle Scouts with Paul’s urging and direction. He recently received the Montana Siler Beaver award wich is rarely given.

Paul was active in his church, often called on to help where a tall guy (6’6″) was required.

Paul is survived by his son, Erik; parents Harry and Roine (Walston); brothers David of Morrow, AR, Daniel of Lake Stevens, WA, and Timothy of Great Falls; several nieces and nephews; Erik’s mother, Jody Longstreth of Fletcher, NC; and special friend Chris Duthie of Phoenix, AZ.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a scholarship fund for Paul’s only son, Erik. Donations can be made to The Erik Grosvold Scholarship Fund at Stockman Bank.

Condolences may be left online at OConnorFuneralHome.com.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 8, 2016– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greatfallstribune/obituary.aspx?n=paul-grosvold&pid=179911300&fhid=29225#sthash.nuFdmb4T.dpuf

Roundtable tonight

Hello Scouters!! Roundtable is tonight, at 6:30pm, and the usual location, the LDS stake center at 1015, 15th Ave South. Tonight’s Cub Scout training will bethe often overlooked annual program planning. 

Hope to see everyone there!!