September District Roundtable and Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America
Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

September 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Topics:  Fall Recruitment, Popcorn AND Presentation by GFPD Officer Jesse Slaughter on Internet Safety for Minors
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the August meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
    1. Introduction of Larry Garlick as District’s Council Member-at-Large
    2. Introduction of Ken Roberts as Quartermaster
    3. Introduction of Frank Scopa as Venturing Chair/Liaison
    4. Announcement of opening in District PR Chair Position
  5. Individual Committee Meetings – 30 minutes
    1. Upcoming Events – Venture Climbing Trip, Special Olympics P4M, Fall Recruitment, Tiger Fun Day, Popcorn, Fall Camporee, JOTA
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Leader Training, Outdoor Training
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
  6. Reports and plans of Individual Committees
    1. Scout Show Wrap Up
    2. Membership Team
  7. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  8. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners and Journey to Excellence
  9. District Chair Report
    1. Journey to Excellence Targets
    2. Website/Blog/twitter tracking statistics
  10. Other Business
  11. Closing Ceremony
  12. Adjournment.  Next meeting October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South
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Draft 2012 District Calendar Now Online

Our Draft 2012 District Calendar is now online on our shared Google Calendar.  A copy of that calendar is embedded on our District Blog and District Website.

We will be discussing the calendar and hopefully moving it from draft to official at our meeting this coming Tuesday evening.

Cub Scout Day Camp 2012

2011 Day Camp was a huge success thanks to all our Volunteers and Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts had lots of fun with the Indian Pow Wow theme, learning an Indian Dance, making crafts, exploring and fishing on Wadsworth Pond, learning about the animals and forest and most of all BB Guns and Archery shooting and much more, just ask any boy what his favorite was and you’ll get many different answers. We are looking forward to another successful Day Camp in 2012. To make it even better we want YOU to join us in planning for 2012 Cub Scout Day Camp. The next Planning Committee meeting will be held during District Round Table on September 6, 7:30 pm@ the LDS Church Building 1015 15th Ave. South, That’s next Tues. evening, so mark your calender. Anyone wishing to help in any capacity is welcome, leaders, parents, grand parents. Come help us plan for 2012.

Venture Scout Rock Climbing Trip

Attention all Venturers (and Boy Scouts over 14)!

On Saturday September 10th the Lewis & Clark District will be holding our first ever Venturing rock climbing adventure! The climb is open to all of our registered Venturers. If you are not currently registered as a Venture Scout, here are the requirements to join:

You must be beween 14 and 21 years old and you must join a Venture Crew. Thats it. You can even stay registered as a Boy Scout at the same time! We have Venture Crews in Great Falls and the surrounding communities, if you are interested in joining please call me and I will arrange for you to meet with one of our local crews. If you are unit leader interested in starting a Venture Crew or Patrol – let me know ASAP, we can get everything in place so that your youth can attend this climbing trip.

Here are the details of the trip. The cost is $15 per climber. All technical gear (helmets, ropes, etc.) will be provided. If you have your own gear you may bring that as well. We have a hired a professional climbing instructor to guide our trip and teach us rock climbing skills. We will be meeting at the Grasshopper Campground in the Lewis and Clark National Forest (Castle Mountains) at 8:30am on Saturday 9/10. To get to Grasshopper Campground you head south on highway 89 towards White Sulphur Springs. Then turn east for about 6 miles on US 12, then south 4 miles on Forest Road 211. There is camping available at Grasshopper Campground. If you are interested in camping as well, you will need to make arrangements with the Forest Service.

After meeting at the campground, we will take a short (15 minute) drive to the trailhead. The walk from the trailhead to the climbing location is about a 45 minute walk. We will be done and back at Grasshopper campground at about 5pm. Vehicles with high clearance will be necessary to drive to the trailhead.

There is no food or drink provided, that will be up to the individual Crew/Scout.

I have attached the forms required by our instructor. In addition, everyone will have to have a current BSA health form.

This trip is going to be fantastic! I hope to see all of our Venturers in attendance.

If you have any questions, please call me on my cell 868-5648.
Thanks,
-Kyle

Kyle Roberts
District Executive
Lewis and Clark & Central Districts
cell (406) 868-5648
fax (406) 761-4480

KFBB News Broadcasts Story on Scout Show

http://media.bimvid.com/designvideo/bimvid_player-3_2_7.swf

http://www.kfbb.com/news/local/Great-Falls-Boy-Scouts-Display-Skills-at–Annual-Showcase-127665878.html

Great Falls Boy Scouts Display Skills at Annual Showcase

By Charlie Keegan

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.

District Meeting Agenda for August

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council

Lewis and Clark District

District Roundtable and Meeting

LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

August 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Topics:  New District Electronic Communications Initiative and Fall Recruitment
  2. District meeting Call to Order, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Opening Ceremony
  4. Approval of the Minutes of the June meeting
  5. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
  6. Individual Committee Meetings – 30 minutes
    1. Upcoming Events – Scout Show and Scout Baseball Night
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Recruitment, Popcorn, Leader Training, Outdoor Training, etc.
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Fall Camporee
  7. Reports and plans of Individual Committees
    1. Cub Day Camp Wrap Up and Introduction of 2012 team
    2. Membership Team
    3. etc.
  8. District Executive Report
    1. Upcoming Events
    2. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    3. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  9. District Commissioner Report
  10. District Chair Report
  11. Other Business
  12. Closing Ceremony
  13. Adjournment.  Next meeting September 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South