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.

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District Pinewood Derby


Who:All Registered Cub Scouts, family, & friends!

When: March 4-5, 2016. 

Weigh-ins will be Friday night March 4th from 6-8pm
Out of town Weigh-ins will be Saturday morning @ 9am
Event start time will be Saturday morning, March 5th @10am

Where: Salvation Army Building at 1000 17th Ave S.
Fee is $5 per scout – needs to be paid at once by unit.  The open division (leaders, parents, family, etc.) will also be $5.

Pre-registration for this event is required by February 18th, 2016. Register your unit here: Event Info & Sign-Up

 

We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with this event.  If you are willing to volunteer to assist or have questions, please contact Mike Lucas @ 799-8205

 

Rules: Pinewood Derby Rules

Only a few days away!

Membership Kick-Off Training

Start your new Scouting year off the right way!  Learn the best ways to recruit new Scouts and recruit NEW LEADERS!
Also come for:
-Pack Calendar Template
-Pack Budget Template
-Resources to save you time and help your unit succeed
-Information on upcoming events
-Day Camp Patches (if your unit did not yet receive them)
-Raffle prizes
… and MORE!

Everyone is welcome, but each unit needs to be represented by two leaders, (ie.- Cubmaster & Membership Chairman)

Everyone is welcome, but the following units are needed to attend:
Pack 1
Pack 7
Pack 10
Pack 14
Pack 26
Pack 28
Pack 41
Pack 43
Pack 51
Pack 57
Pack 61
Pack 143
Pack 150
When:  August 18, 2015 6:30- 7:30 pm (we will be starting on time)
Where: Salvation Army- 1000 17th Ave S, Great Falls, Mt  (directly East of Montana Council Service Center)

Please fill in your details in the Event Registration link below.

http://www.123contactform.com/form-1547824/Membership-KickOff-Training

We look forward to seeing you all!

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!

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:

District Derby Day

Weigh the cars again, apply some decals, and attach the sails to the boats…

Because…

This is the last week to put the final touches on Pinewood Derby cars and Raingutter Regatta boats. This upcoming Saturday, March 3rd, is the District Derby Day here in Great Falls!

Once again the race will be held at the Paris Gibson Education Center (formerly Paris Gibson Middle School) at 2400 Central Ave. Check-in for cars, big rigs, and boats is Friday night (3/2) from 6:30pm to 8pm in the cafeteria. The racing begins the next morning (Saturday 3/3) at 10am in the gym.

Fee per vehicle entered is $5 and once checked in the cars will remain at Paris Gibson overnight. Everyone is eligible and welcome to enter – there is no requirement that you had to do well in your Pack races. As a matter of fact, if the car or big rig didn’t perform well at a Pack race, feel free to make adjustments before registering on Friday night.

Can’t wait to see everyone at Paris Gibson this weekend!