2013 Lewis and Clark District Calendar

I have attached the 2013 Lewis and Clark District Calendar:

L&C 2013 calendar


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.

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.

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

Looking for a Community Service Project: The Harvest Thunder Triathlon needs volunteers!!

Scouts and Scouters;

The Harvest Thunder Triathlon (harvestthundertri.com) is a family friendly community event. The event is a fundraiser for Gibson Park.

Can you donate volunteer hours to help the event happen? More information below …


From: Kristina Hiltabrand
Subject: Fw: HARVEST THUNDER TRIATHLON (volunteers)
Date: July 25, 2011 11:18:22 AM MDT
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: PEGGY RAY <peggyray@q.com>
To: Kristina Hiltabrand
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:57 PM
Subject: HT Volunteers

I need volunteers for –

Body Marking (3)
Coordination of Athletes in the Pool Area (2)
Bike Course (8)
Run Course (7)
Finish Line (5)
Photography (1)
Assist the Timing Company (1)
Assist the Announcer (1)
I will need volunteers from 6AM to Noon.  There is a free pool party until 2 for all racers and volunteers.
Anyone interested, please forward the following information to peggyray@q.com: Name, preferred phone #, e-mail address, t-shirt size, and preference for volunteer location.  If they want to volunteer with a friend, please note that as well. I will contact them to verify their race day position.
Volunteer Pre-Race meeting @ Electric City Water Park – 21 River Drive on Sunday, August 14th @ 6AM.
Volunteer T-shirt and goodie bags can be picked up early (if you would like) @ the Foot and Ankle Clinic in the Evergreen Square – 1301- 11th Ave. S. on Saturday, August 13th between 10AM and 5 PM.
Thanks – Peg

Aviation Merit Badge/Airshow details

From: Troop7Scoutmaster
Date: July 21, 2011 8:03:40 PM MDT
To: ‘Troop7Scoutmaster’
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

Avn MB Orientation Flight Plan Consent 19-673.pdf

Avn_MB Sign Up Sheet.docx

Air Show Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.docx

An Opportunity to Do a Good Turn for Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run® is creating a new cycling event to raise money for Special Olympics Montana. We could use your help!

Pedal for the Medal is a fundraising event that features 25, 50 & 100-mile bicycle routes along the Missouri River and Smith River basin outside of Great Falls. This is a fully supported event, meaning we provide rest stops, bicycle mechanics, motorcycle escorts, road signs for safety, lots of food and drinks, and a celebration BBQ at the Finish.

Special Olympics Montana touches the lives of over 2,000 intellectually disabled athletes and their families. SOMT boasts over 40 years of empowering and celebrating the achievements of people who often battle discrimination and exclusion in our communities. P4M will continue Special Olympics Montana’s tradition of inclusive community fundraising for this noble mission.

September 10, 2011
7:00 am until 2:00pm

Leaving from the Town Pump on Gore Hill, the ride will provide rest stops at Ulm, Cascade, Wolf Creek and Eden Bridge.

We are looking for volunteer groups that will adopt a rest stop for the ride. We will provide food and beverages, banners, tables, chairs and signs. We need volunteers to set up the sites, put out food and drink for riders, and generally keep the rest area clean and welcoming. We’ll set up rest stops by 7:00 am on September 10th and take them down no later than 1:00pm.

Special Olympics Montana
Sheila Kelly
Tel: 216-5327
Email: skelly@somt.org


A registration form with more information can be found at this link.