Scouting For Food – Food Drive

The 23rd Annual Scouting For Food is taking place the weekends of March 18th and March 25th.

I will be at the Pinewood Derby this weekend (March 4th) at the Salvation Army to hand out bags, fliers and instructions for each unit.  I ask that each Boy Scout and Cub Scout unit please send a representative to the Pinewood Derby so that the bags and fliers can be picked up.  Should only take 5 minutes to pick-up the bags!

March 18th will be the bag drop off, when each unit will place bags and fliers at each home located in their assigned area.

March 25th will be the food pick-up, when each unit will return to their assigned area and pick-up the bags of food that the residents have placed on their porches.

I have attached the instruction page that will be handed out at the derby this weekend, please review and let me know if you have any questions.  This is a huge undertaking and benefits the Great Falls Community Food Bank.  Last year the district raised over 20,000 pounds of food for those in need!  With  your help, we can raise even more this year!!  Please send a representative to the Pinewood Derby this weekend to pick up your Scouting For Food Supplies!  Again, this should only take 5 minutes!  Thanks!

Yours In Scouting,

Greg Aderhold




District Pinewood Derby

District Pinewood Derby

Who: ALL Cub Scouts, Friends, & Family.

When: Weigh-Ins on March 3rd, from 6:30pm – 8pm. Out of town weigh-ins available at 9am on March 4th. Races begin promptly at 10am.

Where: Salvation Army- 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls

More info: There will be an open division for family and leaders. Scouts are encouraged to invite a friend! Friends will race with Scouts in appropriate age class.

Fee is $8 per Scout and open division. Fees must be paid by start of races. For rules, click HERE, or visit

Scout Day at the Montana Legislature this coming Monday, February 20

Long time Lewis and Clark District Scouter Joe Briggs has organized an interesting and informative day for Boy Scouts at the Montana Legislature this coming Monday, February 20. This opportunity meets requirements for rank as well as merit badge advancement.  If you are going, please contact Joe Briggs and let him know how many boys and adults to expect.  You can reach him at

From Joe:

  • Troops to meet in the Rotunda of the Capitol at 8 AM.
  • During the course of the day Scouts will attend committee hearings on bills.
  • Troops will observe a floor session of the House and Senate
  • Troops will meet with legislative leaders from both parties
  • Troops will get a tour of the Capitol
  • Troops will meet with Statewide elected officials.  It varies from year to year but generally we have met with the Governor or Lt Governor as well as the Secretary of State.  The boys will have the opportunity to ask these folks about their roles in State Government.  This could meet First Class rank requirement 9a.
  • Troops should bring a sack lunch for their attendees as it is difficult to leave the grounds and return during the lunch break.  We will attempt to secure a room that we can eat in.
  • Scouts should be in uniform and will be expected to be on good behavior.
  • Two deep leadership or more is required and parents are also welcome to attend.  Scouts younger than 2nd year Webelos should not be in attendance.
  • The day at the capital ends at 3:30 pm and the troops head home.
  • As we get the various appointments set up in regard to the elected officials we will let the District know.
  • The logistics can be challenging in the Capitol so the earlier we can have a good idea of how many adults and boys are attending the better.  It can be difficult to find hearings rooms, meeting locations with the elected officials and a lunch space large enough for the group.  The earlier we can get those arrangements made the easier it is on everyone.

February 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

Merit Badge Academy
4 Ways to Stay Connected
Your Feedback Matters!
In the Next 90 Days
Scouts at the State Legislature
District Pinewood Derby
Haunted Klondike Results
Scouting for Food Drive
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