Great Falls Boy Scouts Display Skills at Annual Showcase
Story Created: Aug 13, 2011 MDT
Story Updated: Aug 13, 2011 at 6:07 PM MDT
Boy Scouts from the Electric City spent the day showing off their skills hoping to recruit new members.
Scouts from Troop 1, 8 and 14 set up catapults and bridges in Lion’s Park Saturday for the annual Lewis and Clark District Scout Show.
The free event is an opportunity for the public to see what Scouts do and for Scouts to see the differences between troops. Boy Scouts showed off fire making, pioneering projects and building activities.
“It gives you a really good opportunity to learn a bunch of outdoor skills while, at the same time, learning to be a better person and serve your community,” Troop 14 Scout Tanner Dodge says.
“I assume leadership in Boy Scouts and it teaches me how to be confident in my decisions,” Troop 8 Scout Schuyler Moulton explains.
“We’re doing things to encourage boys to enroll in Scouts and get more active,” Troop 1 Scout Andrew says.
If you’re interested in joining the 700 boys from this district already in Boy or Cub Scouts call (406) 761-6000 for more information.
Boy Scouts of America
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
August 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
- Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Topics: New District Electronic Communications Initiative and Fall Recruitment
- District meeting Call to Order, 7:30 p.m.
- Opening Ceremony
- Approval of the Minutes of the June meeting
- Welcome, introductions and recognitions
- Individual Committee Meetings – 30 minutes
- Upcoming Events – Scout Show and Scout Baseball Night
- Upcoming Trainings – Recruitment, Popcorn, Leader Training, Outdoor Training, etc.
- Medicine River Scout Center
- Fall Camporee
- Reports and plans of Individual Committees
- Cub Day Camp Wrap Up and Introduction of 2012 team
- Membership Team
- District Executive Report
- Upcoming Events
- Membership Actual vs. Goal
- Finance Actual vs. Goal
- District Commissioner Report
- District Chair Report
- Other Business
- Closing Ceremony
- Adjournment. Next meeting September 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South
Date: July 21, 2011 8:03:40 PM MDT
Subject: Aviation Merit Badge
Hello Scouts and Scouters!
The date is rapidly approaching to work on the Aviation Merit Badge and help out at the Flight over the Falls Air Show! Below are the requirements from the AVN MB that will be used to earn our merit badge. There are more in the Merit badge book, and I encourage each Scout to look over the other requirements and see if they interest him. I’ll be happy to work with each Scout to give him the best possible experience. A comprehensive schedule will be published shortly. Here is the short version.
Tuesday, 26 July
Requirements 1a — d and 3a
Wednesday, 27 July
Requirements 2b and 5
Saturday, 30 July and Sunday, 31 July
Requirement 4. c — Attend and Volunteer at Air Show
1. a.Define “aircraft.” Describe some kinds and uses of aircraft today. Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
b.Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight.
c.Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudder) affect the airplane’s attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
d .Demonstrate how the control surfaces (Ailerons, Elevators, Rudder, Flaps) of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
e.Explain the following: the recreational pilot and the private pilot certificates; the instrument rating.
2. a. Take a flight in an aircraft with your parent’s permission. Record the date, place, type of aircraft, and duration of flight, and report on your impressions of the flight.
b. Under supervision, perform a preflight inspection of a light airplane.
3. b. Build a model FPG-9. Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models.
4. c. Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
5. Find out about three career opportunities in aviation. Pick one, and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
I’ve found Volunteers who will be providing instruction in the requirements; Military, Commercial and Civil Aviation Pilots, Operations Specialists machinists, etc.. All the Requirements will be met, with the exception of 2.a. I have promises for light aircraft from some private pilots, and we are trying for flights in a helicopter from Malmstrom. We will try to get as many Flights as possible as soon as possible so as to build a schedule and flight plan to present for district approval. HOWEVER, in order to build this schedule, I MUST have the Scouts names by MONDAY, 25 July. I’ve included a consent form. Please fill it out for your Scout and return it to me. Leave the date blank and I will contact you when we go to build the schedule.
Next most important item – I must have the name and driver’s license number of each person driving onto the MT ANG base, whether dropping the boys off or picking them up. I must get this info to the Security Forces so as to allow entry to the base.
Also, don’t forget to Volunteer (Scouts and Scout Parents, Tigers and Partners, Cubs and Venturers, too) for help setting up and during the Show itself
Okee -Dokee More info to follow as I get it!
Yours in Scouting,
Lonnie D. Adkins, Scoutmaster Troop 7
A friend of mine, a Scouter from Washington State, is investigating whether or not there is support for the creation of a Comparative Religion merit badge.
He is conducting market research on the idea through the attached Religion Merit Badge Questionnaire.
What do you think of the idea? Please let him know by filling out the questionnaire and sending it to him via the contact information on page 2.
Hello Scouters!! Please get this out to all of your Scouts and other Scouters! (including Cubs, Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts) Please see the flyer for info.
The Aviation merit badge was one of the Original 57 Merit Badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. Working with Lt Col Carlton of the MT ANG, we’ve been able to arrange for District Boy Scouts to work for their Aviation Merit Badge and attend the Flight Over the Falls Air Show. VOLUNTEERS for the AIR SHOW are also needed; Scouters, Cubs, Venture Scouts are all welcome to participate.
Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Academics and Air Show Coordination is scheduled on 26 July from 0800 – 1200 and 27 July from 1300 – 1700 in the Operations Auditorium of the Montana Air National Guard. A Flight Schedule is yet to be determined, as we are working with the Experimental Aviation Association to include their “Young Eagles” program. Also, some Volunteer work can be done, i.e., setting up parking spaces, ramp set-up etc.
As for the Air Show itself, I’ve asked that the Scouts WORKING on their Merit badge be able to attend the pre-game show on Friday night and meet with the Blue Angels or other aviation professionals. Saturday and Sunday, Scout Volunteers may help by gathering and disposing of trash, running water to workers, acting as parking attendants, and ramp tear down.
Now for a kicker that will really please everyone; we can set up and manage a booth. There is some legal issues involved with selling stuff and I am awaiting info for review. However, we can use this as a recruiting tool. A couple adult Scouters, a couple Scouts (Tiger, Cub, Scouts and Venturers) and we can sign people up. I’m going to need help with this one, but we can feature a slide show, projects boys have done, a Kayak, other crafts, rockets, a nature board I need help with this one if anyone wants to help out it would be a great opportunity.
I will have more in the next couple days, so keep checking!!!
Yours in scouting
Scoutmaster, Troop 7
Phone: (406) 791-0544 (office)
Cell: (618) 363-4003 (private)
Lewis and Clark District Committee and Scouters:
Wow, what a busy couple of weeks! For those of you that attended the Council Camporee, I am sure that you agree that it was an incredible event and an example of what a Scouting event can be with lots of great planning and enthusiasm.
This week brings us Cub Day Camp and a visit from our national Chief Scout Bob Mazzuca. Next week brings us the Independence Day Parade, as a number of units begin to leave for Summer Camp and City Commission action on our lease for the Medicine River Scout Center.
Continue reading “Busy Scouting Weeks Ahead!”