Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

Trained-Leader.gifHello Lewis and Clark District!

I have just taken on the role of Training chair for our district.  I would like you to join me on a journey that we will take together over the next year.  If you join me on this journey, I think that the end result will be a corps of adult and youth leaders in our District that will have the tools at their disposal to present the Scouts in our units with the very highest quality of program.

I have a few goals for our journey:

  • Maintain 100% Youth Protection Training for all adult leaders in the Lewis and Clark District.  Every adult must complete Youth Protection every year.  To that end, the Program for our October District Roundtable will be a proctored Youth Protection class.  Mark your calendars now for October 4 at the LDS Stake Center at 999 15th Ave S for 6pm, and ask every adult in your unit to attend.
  • Ensure that at least 60% of our Direct Contact adult leaders (Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors, etc.) have completed all of the trainings for their position.  Please get in touch with me about the trainings that your unit needs in order to ensure that your Scouts are benefiting from a Trained Leader!  Also, mark your calendars for BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills), which will be held the weekend of October 21-23 behind the Scout office.  Watch this blog for information on additional trainings as we schedule them!
  • By Fall 2017, ensure that every unit has at least one leader that has completed advanced Wood Badge training!  If no adult in your unit has completed Wood Badge, mark your calendars and sign up one of your adults today for our 2017 Wood Badge Course, which will are tentatively scheduled to be held at nearby K-M Scout Ranch the weekends of May 11-13, 2017 and June 1-3, 2017.
  • By Fall 2017, ensure that every Troop and Crew in our District has at lease one Scout that has completed National Youth Leadership Training (NYTrainedPatch.gifLT).  You may be able to still sign up for the NYLT course at K-M this coming June 19-25, 2016.  You can also sign up today for the 2017 NYLT course at K-M , which will be held June 18-24, 2017.

Why join me on this journey?  After all, the going may be hard.  However, I know that all of the Scout leaders in our District are up to it.  The end result will be delivering a better Scouting experience to the youth in our care, and a better program for every Scout.  So c’mon!  We are going to leave for that journey right away!  Get out your hiking shoes and join me!

Thanks!

Aaron Weissman,
Lewis and Clark District Training Chair

 

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May Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
May 1, 2012

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Presentation by Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards on youth use of drugs, what we need to know, how it relates to Scouting and what we can do to help keep our kids safe.
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the April meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – Registrations for 2013 National Jamboree, Council Annual Meeting
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Train the Trainer, Wood Badge 2012, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Camping Committee:  Spring Camporee
  6. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  7. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners
  8. District Chair Report
  9. Other Business
  10. Closing Ceremony
  11. Adjournment. Next meeting June 5, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District

April Roundtable and District Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
April 3, 2012

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:
    1. Cub topics:
      • District Calendar Review;
      • Internet resources, are they worth it?
      • Establishing unit traditions.
    2. Boy Scout topics:
      • National Youth Leader Training
      • National Jamboree
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the March meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – District Awards Banquet, Deadline for registrations for 2013 National Jamboree, Council Annual Meeting
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Leader Specific Training, Outdoor Leader Training, Wood Badge 2012, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Camping Committee:  Trail to First Class; Spring Camporee
    5. Scouting for Food report
  6. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  7. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners
  8. District Chair Report
    • Summer Camping and Individual Scout rank advancement in Unit, District and Council Journey to Excellence grading
  9. Other Business
  10. Closing Ceremony
  11. Adjournment. Next meeting April 3, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District

January District Meeting and Agenda

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council

Lewis and Clark District

District Roundtable and Meeting

LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

January 3, 2012

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the December meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
    • Introducing Jason Holden as Finance Chair
    • Are you interested in serving as PR chair? We need your help!
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – Scout Week, Klondike Derby and Snow Sports Merit Badge Class
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Merit badge Pow-wow, Wood Badge 2012, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
  6. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  7. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners
  8. District Chair Report
    • 2012 Friends of Scouting Campaign Kickoff
    • Journey to Excellence Status Report
  9. Other Business
  10. Closing Ceremony
  11. Adjournment. Next meeting February 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

Lewis and Clark District – a Centennial Quality District

Sign Up Now for Wood Badge 2012!

From: James Atkinson Subject: Wood Badge 2012
Date: December 16, 2011 3:13:22 PM MST

Fellow Scouters,
We are already planning next years WB course. It will again be held at Grizzly Base May 17-19 and June 7-9, 2012.
As many of you know we have to have a minimum of thirty paid in full participants thirty days before the course starts.
There are at present 7 applications with deposits in the Great Falls Scout Office (Missoula-5/Polson-1/Kalispell-1). Please encourage all who have not attend to sign up quickly. They are missing out on a great opportunity. Last year at this time we already had 28 signed up.
In the Spirit of Gilwell,
Jim Atkinson