Fall Camporee Itinerary: Fishing Merit Badge

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Committee Training in Choteau on August 12

Committee Members also need training!  For a Troop, a Pack or a Crew, a trained unit committee will be better able to work with their chartered partner and be financially prepared to ensure that your boys have an exceptional program.

We will hold a Troop Committee Challenge training in Choteau on Saturday, August 12.  If any Pack Committee members would like to be trained, I will ensure that we also have a Pack Committee Challenge training.

RSVP to Aaron Weissman, aaron@weissman.com, 406-868-8982.

Roundtable, Cub Planning, Training, & Eagle Palm Changes

District Roundtable (reminder)

July Roundtable– Roundtable for July is scheduled for July 18th at 6:30pm.  There will be a program for both, Cub Scout and Boy Scout volunteers and parents.  We know summer is busy for many, but we hope you will take advantage of resources and program our Roundtable staff has put together.

Cub Scout Program Planning

“If we fail to plan, we plan to fail!”

Time to plan conceptAttend our Cub Scout Planning session and take the guess work out of planning your 2017-18 Cub Scout Program.  How will this benefit you?

  • Plan your 12 month program.
  • Work your unit budget
  • Have den meetings planned
  • Have Pack meeting plans
  • Get training and activity dates
  • Program resources
  • …and more

All Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and parents are encouraged to come and participate.

Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls

We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time

Are YOU a well prepared leader?

Trained-Leader
Training makes all the difference
between a well prepared leader, and one who is stressed out and trying to figure out what to do each week.  Click the link for upcoming training information: How To Get Trained! (Fall, 2017 edition)

The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change

Eagle-Palms

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout.

This week, the BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017.

The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.

But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.

Here’s a look at what’s changing with an in-depth guide to the new Eagle Palm requirements.

How To Get Trained! (Fall, 2017 edition)

Trained-LeaderHello Lewis and Clark District!

I know it is the middle of the Summer and going through training is the last thing on your mind.  Before you know it, though, it will be Fall and your Pack or Troop will need you to have updated training so that your boys can have more fun Scouting.

Each Pack campout requires a BALOO trained leader and each Troop campout requires an IOLS trained leader.  Can you be the trained hero that let’s your boys go to a campout?

Training is often available at Summer camp — if you are going please sign up for all the training possible!

Please also mark your unit calendars today for these upcoming Training opportunities that your District is organizing for this Fall:

  • YOUTH PROTECTION:  Our program for our District Roundtable on Tuesday, October 10, 6:30pm at the LDS church at 1015 15th Ave South will be a group Youth Protection Class.  Every registered adult in every unit needs to take youth protection every year.  Make it easy and come to our class on October 10!
  • BALOO and IOLS: We will offer BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) as a combined class/campout behind the Scout office during JOTA from Friday evening, October 20 to Saturday morning, October 21.  Participants will receive their certification in both trainings.
  • Position Specific Training (Scouting University):  Individualized trainings for positions (Den Leader, Cubmaster, Committee and Scoutmaster) will be offered at our District Scouting University on Saturday, November 18.

Please mark your calendars for these training opportunities.  If you are trained and you are available to help teach some of these classes, please drop me a note at aaron@weissman.com or call me at 868-8982.

Thanks for all you do for the youth in Scouting!

Aaron Weissman
Lewis and Clark District Training Chair

July Meetings and Weekly Announcements

District Meeting & Roundtable Changes

For those of you who keep up with our district calendar and events page will notice there has been a change to to our Roundtable and District Meeting schedule.

July Roundtable– Roundtable for July is scheduled for July 18th at 6:30pm.  There will be a program for both, Cub Scout and Boy Scout volunteers and parents.  We know summer is busy for many, but we hope you will take advantage of resources and program our Roundtable staff has put together.

July District Meeting– There will be no District Meeting in the Month of July.  We encourage everyone to attend the next meeting on August 8th at 7:30pm (directly following Roundtable).  Our new Scout Executive for the Montana Council will be there to meet our district volunteers.  Mark your calendars for August 8th.

Both meetings are held at 999 15th Ave S in Great Falls.

Cub Scout Program Planning

“If we fail to plan, we plan to fail!”

Attend our Cub Scout Planning session and take the guess work out of planning your 2017-18 Cub Scout Program.  How will this benefit you?

  • Plan your 12 month program.
  • Work your unit budget
  • Have den meetings planned
  • Have Pack meeting plans
  • Get training and activity dates
  • Program resources
  • …and more

All Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and parents are encouraged to come and participate.

Date: August 8, 2017 

Time: 6:00pm

Location: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls

We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time!