Recruitment/Membership Training RESCHEDULED for Thursday, August 22

The District’s Recruitment/Membership Training has been RESCHEDULED for 6:30pm in the basement of the Scout office, 820 17th Avenue South.

All Cub Scout units should make a point to attend and be represented at this training.  We will have a list of all the school back-to-school nights and we will be requesting volunteers to staff the tables at each event. 

Lewis and Clark District has experienced membership growth in each of the last four years BECAUSE of your help, enthusiasm and commitment.  Please help us ensure growth this year!

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Please Help Ryan Hainey with his Eagle Project, TOMORROW, July 26

 

Sent on behalf of Ryan Hainey, SPL, Troop 7
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“I have finally reached the end of my Eagle Project preparation to install 6
benches in North Kiwanis Park and just in time, too!  I know this request is
really late in coming, but I must complete my project by the end of the day
on Friday the 27th.  I have arranged for equipment and supplies to be
delivered to North Kiwanis Park TOMORROW and need MAN and SCOUT power to
install the benches.  Please show at 10:00 Thank you very much in advance

Yours in Scouting, Ryan Hainey”

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—–Original Message—–
From: Adkins, Lonnie D CTR USAF ANG 120 FW/CCZ
Subject: Service Hours for Scouts

Any Scout who helps with an Eagle Service Project gets credit for their
service hours required for advancement.

“For the Second Class <http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Second_Class>
Rank, a Scout must participate in a service project or projects approved by
his Scoutmaster. The time of service must be a minimum of one hour. This
project prepares a Scout for the more involved service projects he must
perform for the Star, Life, and Eagle Scout Ranks.

– Advancement Policies
<http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Advancement_Policies>  #33088, page 27

Star and Life Ranks

For Star <http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Star>  and Life
<http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Life>  ranks, a Scout must perform six
hours of service to others. This may be done as an individual project or as
a member of a patrol or troop project. Star and Life service projects may be
approved for Scouts assisting on Eagle service projects. The Scoutmaster
approves the project before it is started.

– Advancement Policies
<http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Advancement_Policies>  #33088, page 27

So, if you need hours you can help Ryan on his project and you will get
credit.  His number is 1 (618)363-2760

 

It’s time to Go Big and Get Wild!

Hello Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts & Venturers!

 

          It’s time to Go Big and Get Wild !!!       Are you in ?

 

National Jamboree 2013 will be the first ever at the new permanent Jamboree site at the Summit-Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  Our Montana Council has been allocated two contingent Troops; however, if you want to be part of this awesome and historic event you’ll have to act fast because we only have a few spots left!  

 There will be opportunities for Scouts to serve in other ways, too.  Begin thinking about this now and watch for more information soon regarding:

   A.  3rd Assistant Scoutmaster – must be between 18 and 21 years old during Jamboree;

   B.  Troop Leadership – SPL, ASPL, Quartermaster, Scribe, etc.;

   C.  The Jamboree Patch Design Contest for our Montana contingent.

Please see the attached flier with some important info you’ll want to read, including some of the special and unique Jamboree 2013 activities you’ll get to do!

Other great spots to get information include:

  • https://summit.scouting.org   (Jamboree website – COOL!   The information on this site is generic to all units all across the USA;  for specific information on what we are doing, you’ll need to go to the MT Council website…)
  • http://montanabsa.org/announcement.aspx?aid=77   (MT Council website – this is the schedule for Montana Scouts; includes registration and cost information.)

 A few things to remember –

  • Only a few spots are left for this once-in-a-lifetime premier event –Register NOW !
  • Register online at the Summit website (see link above); plus…
  • Print out and mail in the MT Council Contingent registration form (see above).

 

            Paying for Jamboree is do-able and the entire trip is a great value –

A payment plan is in place to help;

There is still plenty of time to earn some of the money (popcorn!); and

Campership applications are due to BSA by October 1, 2012.

 

 

 

(Adults and Scouts who will be older than 18 – Jamboree still needs Staff !   Get more information and register online via the “Staff” link on the Jamboree website:  https://summit.scouting.org )

We hope you can join us for this Jamboree!  (the next one is scheduled for 2017)

Yours in Scouting,

  Montana’s Jamboree Leadership Team  

Summer Camps 2012, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to offer the following summer camping opportunities. Each youth participant must be a registered Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Sea Scout or Explorer Scout.  The registration fee to become a Boy Scout is $12 and is available at the Boy Scout Service Center, 820 17th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT., 761-6000 or www.montanabsa.org.  Camp scholarships are available.

CAMP NAME: Lewis and Clark District’s Cub Scout Day Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:   With a theme of “Space Cowboys,” Cub Scouts (boys going into grades 1st-5th in the Fall) will have fun with games, nature crafts, Scout skills, first aid, skits, archery and BB gun shooting.

PUT ON BY: Lewis and Clark District, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: June 12-14

WHERE: Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST:  $50 includes T-shirt and patch; $20 for Tiger Cubs (Tiger Cubs are boys who will be1st graders in the fall.  Tiger Cubs attend camp  Thursday, June 14th only and must have an adult accompany the Tiger Cub.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Late registrations may be accepted if the camp has openings.  Contact Camp Director Catherine Korona, (406) 788-1016, mikencat2211@yahoo.com.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: lcmtbsa.org. Scout leaders and Cub Scouts’ parents, are encouraged to serve as volunteer counselors. Camp Aides ages 14-17 are also needed. Day Camp volunteers’ children (potty trained -11 years) may participate in free Tot Lot. Contact Director for details.

CAMP NAME:  Webelos Scout Rendezvous

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Boys going into 4th and 5th grades experience camping activities, participate in archery, shoot BB guns, and learn pioneering and map & compass skills.

PUT ON BY:  Boy Scout Troop 4, Great Falls

SESSION:  June 8, 9, and 10th

WHERE:  Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST: $15

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Contact the Boy Scout Office, 761-6000 for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.lcmtbsa.org.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  Families are welcome!

 Webelos Scouts Resident Camp at K-M Scout Ranch

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Webelos Resident Camp is an adventuresome 4 days and 3 nights camping experience for Cub Scouts entering the 4th and 5th grades this fall. Scouts will enjoy campfires, hikes and working on Activity pin requirements. Highlights include swimming, canoeing, and other water events at our lake.  Webelos may participate in BB gun shooting, archery, crafts, and games. Meals are provided in the dining hall.

PUT ON BY:  Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 29-August 1; August1-4th

WHERE:  K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  Youth:  $95

Adults:  $55

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full.  Early registration is recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.montanabsa.org. or contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000,mimalin@bsamail.org.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  A Webelos Scout and their adult partner may attend by themselves or with their Cub Scout Pack.

Boy Scout Camps for Boy Scouts entering 6th-12th grades this fall:  

 K-M Boy Scout Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  K-M Scout Ranch is a 640 acre property located in the Moccasin Mountains, approximately 20 miles north of Lewistown.  Facilities include program areas complete with archery, rifle, shotgun and black powder ranges; a small lake with a wide range of aquatic activities, including swimming, canoeing, rowing, lifesaving, Mile Swim, snorkeling, and fishing; a Nature Hut; a new 35-foot Climbing wall, for climbing and rappelling; and a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course. Support facilities include the Flaming Arrow dining hall providing full food service, the Garrison fire-bowl, Harrison Lodge, trading post, first aid lodge, restrooms, and showers.  An optional evening hike and campout to the ghost town of Kendall provides lasting memories.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

Dates:  July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28.

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, near Lewistown, MT.

COST:  $215 for Scout, $75 for Adults.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full, but early registration is highly recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000, mimalin@bsamail.org.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: www.montanabsa.org.

Kendall ghost camp again will be offered with a special ghost patch only for those that attend the overnighter. Spend the evening in Kendall and have a dusk hike to the cemetery.

The C.O.P.E. Course is composed of group initiative games, trust events, low elements (12 feet and under), and high elements (30 feet). Participants work on leadership, problem solving, communication, self confidence, trust, decision-making, and teamwork. Each element is carefully spotted or belayed to maximize safety while challenging the Scouts.

Camp Director Mike Carney is returning for his eighth year as K-M director.

 

CAMP NAME: Missouri River Trek

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  This high-adventure program is a 50-110 mile canoe trek through the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River.  Campers will paddle through the Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Chief Joseph National Historic Trail and the Missouri Breaks National Backcountry Byway.  Scouts may earn the Historic Trails and 50 miler patches, as well as the canoeing, fishing, and camping merit badges. Youth may attend individually, or with their Troop or Crew.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  $350

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Spaces on the River Trek are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson, mimalin@bsamail.org, 761-6000, www.montanabsa.org.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: www.montanabsa.org. Low Impact Camping, Safe Swim Defense, and Safety Afloat are emphasized.

CAMP NAME: Melita Island

Melita Island Boy Scout Camp is a 64acre island with about2 miles of shoreline in Flathead Lake Traditional summer camp programs are offered, includingTrail to First Class, Scoutcraft, Nature and Field Sports. The major focus of Melita is its unique aquatics program, which includes swimming, canoeing, rowing, fishing, small boat sailing, lifesaving, water skiing, motor boating, mile swim, snorkeling, sail boarding, and BSA Lifeguard.  Meals are served in the beautiful, historical Lodge. Other facilities include an amphitheatre, trading post, and showers.  Older scouts 14-17 years old are challenged with the Advanced Campers Program featuring water sports, sailboarding, and snorkeling as well as a day’s excursion to Wild Horse Island.

Sponsored by: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS:  July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; July 29-August 4th.

WHERE: Melita Island, on Flathead Lake

COST:  Scouts: $250.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Call 761-6000 to make a reservation for next summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Michelle Ferguson, mimalin@bsamail.org,

www.montanabsa.org.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: BSA Lifeguard Week is June 25-July 1st and costs $220.

CAMP NAME: Takachsin 2012

Throughout the six-day National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course, the Takachsin participants will be taught the concept of what a leader must be, what he must know, and what he must do. These concepts will be taught in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. The National Youth Leadership Training syllabus integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of Scouting. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio/visual training, the NYLT participants will engage in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead. Participants must be at least 13 years old, completed the 7th grade, and be a First Class Scout.

SESSIONS: June 24 – 30th

WHERE: Camp Arcola, next to the Pintler Wilderness, about 20 miles southwest of Anaconda, MT.

COST:   Fee is $250 This includes all food, camping equipment (except tents), program and training materials.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  May 15th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.montanabsa.org or Takachsin Course Director Mary Ellen Szafranski, mesza1@msn.com


Mary Matelich
Vice President Public Relations
Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America
899-4256 (cel)
761-6000 (Scout Office)

District Trainings THIS MONTH (April, 2012)

During the month of April, the Lewis and Clark training team will be busy teaching classes in Cub Scout Leader Specific Training; Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and Venturing Advisor Training and Outdoor Leader Training.

Trained leaders enhance the Scouting experience.  Please sign up for and attend these classes!

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

For Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters, Committee Chairs and Members, Wolf and Bear Den Leaders, WEBELOS Den Leaders, Tiger Den Leaders, and all Assistant Den Leaders. This course teaches the basics of pack and den operations, including advancement, program planning, and secrets of successful leaders.   Cub Scout leaders are considered fully trained when they also complete New Leaders Essentials or This is Scouting, Fast Start for Cub Scout Leaders, and Youth Protection.

Location:  Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405

Date:  Saturday, April 14th, 2012

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM     Sign-In

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM   Break / Sign-In

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM     Basic Cub Scout Leader Training

10:00 AM – NOON – Breakout Sessions for Tiger, Cub Scout, and WEBELOS Den Leaders; Pack Committee; Cubmaster

Cost: The cost is $5 for the morning.

Registration: Via email at khasbrouck@northwestpipe.com

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training; Venturing Advisor Specific Training

Following New Leader Essentials (NLE) or This Is Scouting (TIS), Scoutmaster Specific Training is Phase 2 of a new Scoutmaster’s introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience.  Scoutmaster Specific Training, along with Fast Start for Boy Scout Leaders, NLE or TIS, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills are required to be considered fully trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.

Location:  Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405

Date:  April 14th, 2012

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM     Sign-In

8:30 AM – NOON         Training

NOON – 1:00 PM – BROWN BAG LUNCH

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Training

Cost: Free

Food:  Participants must bring a brown bag lunch or eat out and return.

Registration: Register on site or you can complete the form below, email to keithhas4@gmail.com  or detach and mail to:

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

The Montana Council invites you to participate in Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class.  Instructors will help you learn how to set-up camp, cook, and work with wood tools, and about ropes, amongst lots of others.  Each session will bring life to the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting.  The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from you area, meet new friends and reinforce skill techniques with fellow leaders.

Location:  Holter Lake Log Gulch Campground

Date:  April 20th and 21st

Sign in at 7:00 PM Friday and Closing at 4:30 PM Saturday

Registration: Register by completing the form below and emailing to khasbrouck@northwestpipe.com or detach and mail to:

Please download and fill out the Sign-up Forms for each training below:

Snow Sports Merit Badge Wrap-up

Thank you to all the Scouts and Scouters that made our snow sports merit badge/belt loop days at Showdown into a rousing success!  This event was well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time.

For those Boy Scouts that are finalizing their paperwork for the Snow Sports Merit Badge, Mr. Weissman and Dr. Jennings will hold a final classroom session on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m., at the LDS Stake Center at 1015 15th Ave S.  This classroom session will be held concurrently with the Boy Scout Roundtable.

During that final session, we will be going over requirements 1-4 for the merit badge (first aid, safety, avalanche awareness, etc.).  We will be prepared to sign blue cards for Scouts that have finished all merit badge requirements that this classroom session.

Snow Sports Merit Badge/Belt Loop Class at Showdown on 1/29

The second session of our District Snow Sports Merit Badge/Belt Loop class will be held at Showdown on Sunday, January 29.  There are a few logistics changes from the first class.

  1. All participants must sign up and pay beforehand at the Scout office by the end of the day on Thursday, January 26.  Rental forms and signup sheets are at the front desk at the Great Falls scout office.  Participants should make a check to “Showdown” and give it to the Scout office for their total.  Payment must be either check or cash for ther exact amount as the Scout Office can’t ring in payments for Showdown.
  2. Prices may be different from the first session.  The $25 learn to ski package is only appropriate if you are a beginning skier who still needs to begin at the magic carpet.  Pricing for more experienced participants is as follows:
    1. Adult all-area lift pass (13-69):  $32
    2. Junior all-area lift pass (6-12):  $17
    3. Beginner chair only lift pass:  $18
    4. Group lessons:  $12
    5. Ski, boot and pole rental:  $18
    6. Snowboard and boot rental:  $30
  3. Beginner participants who are not ready for the sluice-goose-caboose chair may still utilize the $25 learn to ski package.
  4. Participants should plan on arriving at Showdown by 9 a.m. on 1/29.  Participants should meet Aaron Weissman on the 3rd floor of the Showdown lodge by the Guest services office.
  5. Questions?  Call Aaron at 868-8982 or email chairman@lcmtbsa.org.