October District Report

REMINDER: The October Lewis and Clark District meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p, Order of the Arrow at 6:30 p, and Eagle Board 7:30 p. 

Video Report

Chairman’s Report

Fall is really here: the leaves are turning, the outside temperature is dropping, and there’s a distinct smell of Popcorn in the air!

Our district team is excited about the challenges this season brings and is working for you. Fall Recruitment, Popcorn Sale, Charter Renewals, Training are high on our list.

We welcome our new Scouts and their families. Ours is an organization of volunteers working hard to deliver Scouting’s Mission to you.  You are invited to get involved with your children – in their Den, Pack, Patrol, or Troop – and enjoy the fun in Scouting.

A word about Charter Renewals:  This annual rejuvenation process is very important. Please take this opportunity for your unit to review where it is, to register all members and adults, and to set its goals for this next year. Your unit commissioner will work with you to get the paperwork done.  Remember your Commissioner is a volunteer and likely someone who has walked in your shoes before or been in your scouting position is trained and experienced and can really help you and your unit.

One roll of our District Committee is to assure that you are getting important current information.  We post monthly reports for your information on this website.  Please take the time to read them and disseminate them to your families and unit leadership. We would like to structure our monthly meetings be more responsive to your needs … to provide information and demonstrations that can best be done face-to-face, and applicable to the needs of our unit leaders.

This month our District Roundtable Meeting (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Senior Patrol Leaders) and our District Committee Meeting (Unit Charter Organization Reps, district committee volunteers, all interested Scouters), will focus on the program plans for next months and discuss the best way to suit your needs in these meetings

We also will have a Youth Protection Training session starting at 6:30 pm.  Please get you unit leaders and interested parents to this session.

Thank you for everything you do!

In Good Scouting,

Jack

October in Photos

Congratulations to Commissioner Steve D. on completing his Wood Badge Ticket and receiving his beads at the Lewis and Clark District Camporee. 

Lewis & Clark District Popcorn Kickoff was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Popcorn

The last day of Popcorn sales is Oct. 21! 

Popcorn pickup will be Nov. 6 or 7 at the North 40 Warehouse.

Eat Wings for Scouts! Nov. 28

Wednesday Nov. 28 Eat wings at Buffalo Wild Wings to support scouting! 20% of sales will be donated to the Boy Scouts of America when you present this ticket. 

Scout Me In! Recruitment

The Lewis and Clark District is pleased to welcome more than 100 new scouts this fall, many of them young women.

These youth have brought dozens of new Scouters into our ranks too! Please welcome our new members over the coming months. 

Camping Committee 

The committee has offered a free Camporee pass to the top Scout selling Popcorn this year

Klondike is on for Jan. 25-27,  2019. The cost will be $15 per person.

Location is Camp Rotary. I am asking for the District approval of ordering Porta Potties in advance this year as we keep freezing the main toilets up every year. This will keep us from an emergency situation that seems to happen every winter. There will still be heat and bathrooms in the lodge.

The first Klondike Committee meeting will be at Boston’s on Oct. 25th at 6 pm. There we will discuss the planned theme and events.

Many thanks to my support staff at Fall Camporee for handling this event in my absence. Tim Locke, Mike and Tami Lucas, Tim Park, and Rex Jewett. Congrats to all who won events and thank you to all who attended.

Forrest LaBelle

Training

BALOO/ILOS
Oct. 19-20 at the Scout Office. Registration: 
http://bit.ly/IOLSRegistration

Position Specific Training
Cubmaster and Scoutmaster position specific training is Nov. 10. 
Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/SfPvcp9nun0rITdz2

Wood Badge 
Wood Badge Spring 2019 will be at Grizzly Base on May 17-19 and June 7-9.
Sign up at the new Montana Wood Badge Website!

Powder Horn
High Adventure Management Resource Course/ BSA 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Course is Aug 15-18, 2019 at Grizzly Base.