4th of July Parade

There has been very little response and confirmation as far as what Packs and Troops plan to do for the 4th of July Parade in Great Falls.

Can our Scouts still participate in the Parade?  YES!

The Realtors Association (who has provided the flag for Scouts to carry in past years) is still planning to have the flag to carry.  This will be a joint effort between the Girl Scouts and possibly other organizations.

Interested Scouts and families should plan to meet at the park north of the at Civic Center at 10:00 am on July 4th.  There will also be small flags for Scouts to help pass out.

For questions, contact Josh at: 406-836-2339.


Your Weekly Scouting Updates. Week of June 19th

Gordon Rubard Retirement Open House

gordySaying goodbye to Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard will not be an easy task for those of us in Montana Council.

Of course, it is with excitement, support, and enthusiasm we see him onto the next phase of his and Ellie’s adventure. It is impossible, however, to not feel the twinge of sadness that accompanies the departure of a leader and friend.

We hope you can join us at an Open House we are hosting for Mr. Rubard on Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come by with stories, well wishes, and good cheer to share as we celebrate Mr. Rubard’s retirement. Light refreshments will be served.

What: Retirement Celebration, Gordon Rubard
When: June 28th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Grat Falls Office, 820 17th Avenue South, Grat Falls, MT
Contact: (p) 406-761-6000 | (m) mtcouncil@montanabsa.org

Great Falls, 4th of July Parade.  “United We Stand”

13.july4th.hbscene.070412.msEvery year Scouts in Great Falls participate in the 4th of July Parade.  If Scouts in your unit plan to participate, please contact: dustin.shoemake@scouting.org .

Please respond by 12pm on Monday, June 26th.  If we do not have a sufficient number of Scouts, we will not be able to participate this year.

Who Is the Lewis & Clark District?

The short answer is… YOU ARE!  All Scouts, leaders, and families make up the district.  In fact, everyone in our community is a part of the district.  In Scouting we strive to involve our community in activities and meetings  so our youth have the best possible opportunities and are offered as much as Scouting can offer.

To aid in these efforts, a District Committee is established to plan for activities and ways our Scouts and Leaders can be supported.  This committee should reflect the communities we live in; military, ranching, agriculture, business, retired, education, etc.

To serve our Scouts, take a look at the list of the opportunities for individuals in our community.  If you feel you do not meet any of the listed opportunities, you likely know someone that does.  People may be more willing to help than we think.  Find opportunities by clicking HERE

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BSA_calendar-01-296x300District Meeting & Roundtable

As a reminder, our district will not be holding District Meeting and Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtables in the month of June due to Cub Day camp taking place at the same time.  District Committee chairs will be contacted with progress reports.
We hope to see everyone at Roundtable on July 11th!


Scouts needed for Flag Day ceremonyUS-Flag

Every year Scouts present the colors at Overlook Park on Flag Day.  This year, there has been no commitment from units to participate.  It would be great if we could provide a handful of Scouts to represent their unit. The ceremony begins at 8am on Wednesday, June 14th.
If you are able and willing to participate, please contact Great Falls Realtors at 406-453-2752.


gordyRetirement Celebration

Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard is retiring.
We are hosting an Open House for him Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Stop by and give Gordy your well wishes as he embarks on his next adventurous journey