District Banquet Date Change!

With the District Pinewood Derby check-in the evening of May 4th, the District Banquet has been rescheduled to May 18th at 6:30 PM at the Salvation Army Center 1000 17th Ave. S. in Great Falls.

This is a free event and all Scouts, Scouters and their families are welcome to attend.  This event is our opportunity to celebrate Scouting in the Lewis & Clark District for the past year.  It is also the time to recognize our Unit and District Scouters for the hard, dedicated work that they have put in serving our Scouts.  Please take the time to recognize these adults, by nominating them for any of the following awards; District Award of Merit, Unit Leader Award of Merit, Scouters Key, Scouters Training Award.  The nomination forms can be found at “Awards Central” located at scouting.org/awards.  Please submit all nomination forms to the L&C District Advancement and Recognition Chairman, Brad Weaver, by May 4th.  He can be contacted by email at brad.weaver@scouting.org.

All packs and Troops are asked to be represented by their Unit Key 3.  The Unit Key 3 consists of the Chartered Organization Representative (or Institutional Head), Committee Chair and the Cubmaster / Scoutmaster.  In order to provide enough food, please RSVP with Brad Weaver no later than May 11th.

Please mark your calendars and plan on bringing the whole family!

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District Derby Canceled 

Due to a lack of track and volunteers, the 2018 district pinewood derby has been canceled. 

Per announcements beginning early December, via this newsletter, district meetings, roundtables, and district calendar, we needed support from our Cub units in setting up a track and a few to assist with weigh-ins and running the cars. In order to adequately prepare, we had until January 20th to have volunteers come forward. That, unfortunately did not happen.

Hopefully we will be able to resume the races for our Scouts in 2019!

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Scoutbook Lite

Scoutbook Lite To Launch, 2018

National BSA recently announced a new application called Scoutbook Lite will replace Internet Advancement in the second quarter of this year.

Scoutbook Lite is a free, full-featured, online tool allowing leaders, parents and Scouts to manage a wide variety of Scouting related information. …

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Silver Beaver

Silver Beaver Nominations

The Silver Beaver Award is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Don’t delay on submitting your nominations.

Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

If you wish to nominate a candidate, please download the form …

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2018 ICL: Bronze, Gold, Platinum Recognition

2018 ICL: Bronze, Gold, Platinum Recognition

By now we hope you have been contacted by your districts Investment in Character & Leadership (ICL) chair requesting a date for a presentation at your upcoming Blue & Gold banquet for Cub Scouts or Court of Honor for Boy Scouts.

You may be aware we recognize units for the participation and money raised from their ICL presentation. Here is how it works …

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2018 Photo Contest

Photo Contest Deadline Jan. 25!

The annual Montana Council Photography Contest deadline is fast approaching!

Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate. Show off what your Scouts are doing in your community, or simply impress us with Montana’s splendid nature.

There are prizes for the …

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Convention

Roaring Into 2018 Convention

Mark your calendar for April 27-29, 2018, in Billings, Montana. Come and see exactly why the Montana Council is considered one of the best councils in the nation.

This year’s Scouter Appreciation Night theme is the Roaring 20’s!

Bring your fellow Scouters, friends and family for a great weekend! All events take place at the Northern Hotel and Convention Center  …

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In Store

In Store

Order your Journey to Excellence patches, pins and ribbons through one of our Montana Council Stores by February 15th, 2018.

Download the Journey to Excellent Order Form Here!

Support our stores in Great Falls, Billings, Missoula and Bozeman or shop online!

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Upcoming Events: January-March 2018

Happy New Year Scouters!  Please see below for upcoming events and information:

January

  • 9th: Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
  • 9th: Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30pm- Contact: Rex Jewett- 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
  • 9th: District Committee Meeting, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls- See Meeting Agenda
  • 9th: Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke- 406-788-0324
  • 12th: Confirm Klondike Attendees- Send e-mail desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or text 406-788-0657 how many boys and adults are expected so prizes can be planned. This needs to be done by January 12th.
  • 12th: RSVP for Popcorn Kernel Social- RSVP to: Mandy Brumwell 406-868-9315, lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com
  • 13th: Fundraiser for Landon- Come show your support at a fundraiser for one of our district Scouts who is bravely fighting Leukemia.  See image below for information.Dinner
  • 16th: Popcorn Kernal Social- Information, Contact: Mandy Brumwell 406-868-9315, lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com
  • 19th-20th: Klondike Derby- Information, Contact: Forrest LaBelle- 406-788-0657, desireesoapcompany@gmail.com

February

  • CANCELLED 3rd District Pinewood Derby
  • 4th: Scout Sunday & Scout Week beginsInformation
  • 9th-10th: Scout ShabbatInformation
  • 10th: Eagle Report to the State
  • 13th: Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
  • 13th: Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30 pm- Contact: Rex Jewett- 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
    • District Committee Meeting and ICL Kickoff, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls
    • Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church 3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke- 406-788-0324
  • 17th: Merit Badge AcademyEvent Information, Contact: Tom Lynch- bsagreatfalls@gmail.com
  • 28th: Silver Beaver Nominations Due- Nomination information

March

  • 10th: Scouting for Food Bag Drop-Off- Contact: Laura Boyd 406-781-1458, dodge4life61@yahoo.com
  • 13th:Roundtable, 6:30pm- Information
    • Commissioner’s Meeting, 6:30pm- Contact: Rex Jewett 406-231-8110, jmjewett@bresnan.net
    • Annual District Meeting and Elections, 7:30pm- 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls
    • Eagle Board of Review, 7pm- Peace Lutheran Church 3340 11th Ave S, Great Falls. Contact: Tim Locke 406-788-0324
  • 17th Scouting for Food Can Pick-up- Contact: Laura Boyd 406-781-1458, dodge4life61@yahoo.com

 

Roundtable Tuesday

Hello Scouters! 

Just a reminder, roundtable is Tuesday night, at 6:30pm, and the usual location, the LDS stake center at 1015, 15th Ave South. 

This month’s Roundtable will feature Ruth presenting about special needs scouting. 

Brad will be showcasing a monthly award as well. 

Roundtable will be followed by district meeting. 

Hope to see you there!

District Scout Show!

monkey_bridgeWhat:  The Lewis and Clark District Scout Show!

When:  September 9-10, 2016. Show begins 9am on 9/10

Where:  ExpoPark (the Fairgrounds)

Who:   All of the Packs, Troops and Crews in the Lewis and Clark District!

Troops and Packs are all invited to camp overnight at the Expo Park for our annual Scout show.  For those needing an extra night of camping for rank advancement, camping merit badge, etc. this is a great opportunity to do so.  No open fires will be allowed, but we will have a lot of fun anyways.

Scout Show Event chair Tami Lukas would like all of the units to do something individual to their unit so that the public can get an idea of what is offered.  The Order of the Arrow will be doing concessions.

On Friday night Troops and Packs will be helping to build a monkey bridge.

For any questions please contact Tami Lukas, event chair at 406-564-5344.

Silver Beaver Presentation for Paul Grosvold

silverbeaverThe Montana Council would like to honor distinguished Scouter Paul Grosvold with the Silver Beaver award.

A special Silver Beaver presentation for Paul Grosvold will be held on March 4, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Salvation Army Community Center, 1000 17th Ave S.  All Scouts and Scouters in units through the District, please make a point to attend! Refreshments will be provided.paul