Scout Night with the Voyagers – August 29, 2014

Just a friendly reminder – Scout Night with the Voyagers is fast approaching. If you haven’t already, please preorder your tickets utilizing the form below. See you at the ballgame……

Friday August 29, 2014, is our annual Scout Night at Centene Stadium with the Great Falls Voyagers. This has become one of our largest and most popular district wide events. Come out and root on the 1st place Voyagers as they battle the Helena Senators. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Discounted tickets for scouts and families are available if pre-purchased utilizing the attached order form. Scouts and scouters are encouraged to wear their class A/field dress uniforms. Bring a tent and sleeping bag. Following the game scouts and families will be allowed to campout in the outfield. Sorry, no tent stakes or campfires!! Questions may be directed to Bill Rutten at 406 750-1632.

ScoutNight 2014

Scout Night with the Voyagers

Friday August 29, 2014, is our annual Scout Night at Centene Stadium with the Great Falls Voyagers. This has become one of our largest and most popular district wide events. Come out and root on the 1st place Voyagers as they battle the Helena Senators. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Discounted tickets for scouts and families are available if pre-purchased utilizing the attached order form. Scouts and scouters are encouraged to wear their class A/field dress uniforms. Bring a tent and sleeping bag. Following the game scouts and families will be allowed to campout in the outfield. Sorry, no tent stakes or campfires!! Questions may be directed to Bill Rutten at 406 750-1632. See you at the ballgame………
ScoutNight 2014

4th of July Parade Reminder

For those participating in the 4th of July Parade, first of all thank you! We are 3rd in line in the front of the parade this year. Scouts, scouters, siblings and any and all other volunteers will meet at 618 Park Drive South (near Double G Engraving off of 2nd Street South) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 4, 2014. We have plenty of parking available at this location for everyone. It is a short walk to the parade route from there. Please make sure your scouts wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water. Also, bring your pack and/or troop flag. We will have a trailer set up to haul and display all of our unit flags during the parade and we will also have several coolers full of bottled water and ice on the trailer. Come on out and show your patriotism during this annual Great Falls event and help the Lewis and Clark District, Boy Scouts of America, give back to the community. Last year we had over 130 participants. Lets set a record this year!! Hope to see you all on Friday and please call me direct with any questions.

Thanks,
Bill Rutten
District Chairman
Lewis and Clark District
406 750-1632

Emergency District Meeting July 1, 2014

The Lewis & Clark District will hold an emergency meeting on July 1, 2014 to vote on and elect our new District Chairman, Dr. Peter Jennings, and other District Committee Chairmen. All voting members of the district are encouraged to attend. The meeting is scheduled at the usual time of 7:30 pm at the LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South. If you are unable to attend, you may submit your vote prior to the election by email to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org, or via phone at 406 403-5675. For a complete list of electable District Committee Chairmen or if you have any questions, please direct them to District Executive Dustin Shoemake via email. We have some exciting things taking place in the Lewis & Clark District and we’d love everyone to be a part of it! See you Tuesday!

Baseball, Fireworks and Flag Ceremony – 4th of July

The Lewis and Clark District, Boys Scout of America, have been asked to present the colors, in the form of the “Big Flag” from Overlook Park, during the singing of the National Anthem at the start of the Great Falls Voyagers vs. Helena Brewers baseball game on July 4, 2014.  Participants will meet at the stadium no later than 6:30 p.m.  All Scouts and Scouters are asked to be in full field (Class A) uniform for the event.  All who participate will be allowed to stay for the game and the spectacular fireworks show after the game.  This is always a sold out event.  If you would like to participate, please RSVP District Chairman Bill Rutten at dclcmtbsa@gmail.com or call 406 750-1632, no later than June 20, 2014, to reserve your seat at the stadium.  This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District Scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls, the Great Falls Voyagers, to be recognized and enjoy a great baseball game and fireworks show.  Hope to see you all at the ballpark.

4th of July Parade

I am pleased and honored to announce the Lewis and Clark District, Boys Scout of America, have once again been asked to lead the Great Falls 4th of July Parade carrying the “Big Flag” from Overlook Park.  The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 4, 2014, and winds through downtown along an approximately 16 block route.  This is an all hands on deck event and is open to all registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Adult Leaders and Siblings in the Lewis and Clark District.  Lots of Scouts and Scouters, over 100+, will be needed to take the 50’ x 30’ flag up and down the parade route!  Last year we had approximately 145 volunteers carry the flag. It was a very impressive showing.

We will meet at 618 Park Drive South (near Double G Engraving off of 2nd Street South) at 10:00 a.m. on July 4, 2013. We have plenty of parking available at this location for everyone.  It is a short walk to the parade route from there. Please make sure your scouts wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water. Also, bring your pack and/or troop flag. We will have a trailer set up to haul and display all of our unit flags during the parade and we will also have several coolers full of bottled water and ice on the trailer.

All Scouts and Scouters are asked to be in full field (Class A) uniform for the parade.  This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District Scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls and to be recognized.   Come celebrate and show your patriotic and scout spirit by attending this special annual event.  Please consider making the time to show your patriotism and your support of Scouting by taking part in this event.  It would be wonderful to have several representatives from every unit in the District in attendance.  If you are able to participate, please RSVP as a Unit, to District Chairman Bill Rutten at dclcmtbsa@gmail.com as soon as possible to ensure we have enough people to carry the flag. Thank you in advance for all you do for the Scouts of the Lewis and Clark District.

Flag Day Ceremony – June 14, 2014

Once again the Lewis and Clark District has been asked to participate in the annual Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2014 at Overlook Park. This year’s ceremony will be kicked off with a presentation of the colors by Lewis and Clark District Troop 1. Any and all scouts, in full class A uniform, are encouraged to participate. Set up begins at 0830 with the ceremony taking place at 1000. Come celebrate and show your patriotic and scout spirit by attending this special annual event. This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls and to be recognized. I hope to see many scouts in attendance. POC at the ceremony will be Troop 1 Scoutmaster Paul Grosvold.

May District Meeting Minutes

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Meeting Minutes
LDS Stake Center
1015 15th Avenue South
May 3, 2014

The meeting was opened at 7:35 pm with 8 District members in attendance. Thanks to all Units in attendance and a request from Bill for every unit in the District to have a representative attend the District Meeting.

Minutes of the May meeting were approved as written.
Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions – Bill thanked Deb Kemper and the rest of the Banquet Committee for a wonderful event on May 9, 2014. Bill also thanked members of the OA for their assistance and participation at the District Banquet event.

Old/New Business Upcoming Events – Webelos Rendezvous, June 6-8, 2014, Medicine River Scout Center; Cub Day Camp, June 9-11, 2014, Tigers, June 11, 2014, all at Medicine River Scout Center; Flag Day, June 14, 2014, Overlook Park; Flag Retirement Ceremony, June 14, 2014, noon – 5 p.m., Scout Office; MT Council Camporee, June 19-22, Townsend, MT; 4th of July Parade, July 4, 2014, Great Falls, MT, Scout night with the Voyagers, August 29, 2014, Centene Stadium.

Upcoming Training – Recruitment/Recharter Training, August 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Scout Office

Committee Reports –

Camping: Bill provided a report from camping committee. Camping Committee (Forest and Tim) will be taking the Ga Ga Pit to the MT Council Camporee.

Advancement/Eagle Board: Bill provided a report from Tim Locke. 2013 had 12 Lowes gift card participants from 3 Districts. 2013 had 15 Eagle projects completed. To date 2014 has 9 Eagle projects complete. May had 1 new approval.

Membership: Stu Brown stated two membership/recruitment drives were completed at the Holiday Village Mall in May. 32 new scouts signed up for the District. Still need approximately 30 more during spring to meet numbers.

Flag Retirement Ceremony: Stu stated Pack 143 will conduct several flag retirement ceremonies on June 14, 2014, from noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Scout office. All are welcome to attend.

Webelos Rendezvous: Bill stated Webelos Rendezvous, sponsored by Troop 4, is set for June 6-8, 2014 at Medicine River Scout Center. Cost is $15 per scout. Contact CJ Reeves, 788-8542, or Eric Spragg, 899-9298, to register. Still time to register and attend.

Day Camp: Glenda Burton stated the day camp has 152 boys registered for camp. Glenda also stated that due to lack of volunteers, Day Camp dates have been changed to June 9-11, 2014 for all ranks. Tigers on June 11, 2014, with a parent. Also, day camp is still looking for volunteers, walk around leaders and programs, to assist during the event. Contact Glenda or Ken Roberts to volunteer.

Flag Day: Paul Grosvold stated the Flag Day at Overlook Park is set for June 14, 2014, and that Troop 1 will coordinate. All Boy and Cub Scouts are invited to attend in full uniform. Set up begins at 0830 with the ceremony taking place at 1000.

4th of July Parade: Paul stated the Great Falls Board of Realtors has once again asked the District to carry the Overlook Flag in the parade this year along with carrying it onto the field at Centene Stadium during the national anthem at the start of the Voyagers baseball game on July 4, 2014. Bill Rutten has agreed to coordinate both events. Details to follow.

OA: Paul stated OA completed a service project at the Scout office on Saturday. The project included removing weeds from and near fire bowl and sanding and painting Scout office flag pole. Paul also stated OA Ordeals will be taking place this weekend at Melita Island and next weekend at K-M Scout Ranch. OA will NOT hold a regular meeting on July 1, 2014. Their next regularly scheduled meeting will be July 8, 2014 at the Scout office.

Council Camporee: Aaron Weissman stated Cub Scouts wishing to participate in the Council Pinewood Derby at the Council Camporee this year must send their cars to Robert Worth, 3769 Aster Street, East Helena, MT 59635, rworth@hsd1.org by June 13, 2014.

MRSC: Dustin stated Peter Jennings is currently working on the septic system at the MRSC.

District Executive Report – Dustin thanked all of the District and Unit volunteers and encouraged follow up phone calls from Unit leadership and District leadership following emails to their volunteers.

District Commissioner Report – Rex presented 2013 Commissioner of the Year Awards to Rick Silva, Ken Roberts and Kathy Colwell.

District Chair Report – Bill announced their will be no District meeting in July 2014. The next scheduled District meeting will take place on August 5, 2014. Bill also announced the search for a new District Chairman continues.

Adjournment at 8:45 p.m. Next Meeting August 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

June 2014 District Meeting Agenda

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
June 3, 2014

1. Opening Ceremony 7:30 pm
2. Approval of Minutes from May Meeting
3. Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions
4. Old/New Business
A. Upcoming Events – Webelos Rendezvous, Cub Day Camp, Flag Day, MT Council Camporee, 4th of July Parade, Scout Night with Voyagers
B. Upcoming Training – Recruitment/Recharter Training
6. Committee Reports
A. Camping Committee
B. Advancement Committee
C. Membership Committee
D. Training Committee
E. Programs Committee – Webelos Rendezvous, Day Camp, Flag Day, 4th of July Parade, Scout Night with Voyagers
F. OA
G. Other Committee Reports
7. District Executive Report
8. District Commissioner Report
9. District Chair Report
10. Other Business
11. Adjournment

Next Meeting July 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

2013 District Award Winners

Thank you to Deb Kemper and the rest of her crew for planning, coordinating and organizing the 2013 Lewis and Clark District Awards Banquet. The following individuals were recognized as 2013 award recipients:

Scouter(s) of the Year
Patrick Douglas P41
Jeremy Adams T26
Kristi Dobler P41
Bill Rutten T28

Senior Scouter of the Year
Thelma Allison P41

Commissioner(s) of the Year
Ken Roberts
Rick Silva
Brian Vanderkolk
Kathy Coldwell
Deb Kemper

Cubmaster of the Year
Stu Brown P143

Scoutmaster of the Year
Paul Grosvold T1

Venturer of the Year
Bob Dowdy

Scout of the Year
Tanner Dodge T1

Volunteers of the Year
Denise and Steve Harmon

District Award of Merit:
Ed Stuart Roundtable Commissioner
Bill Rutten District Chairman
Stephen Boyd T26

Distinguished Scouter of the Year
Robert Stubbs Silver Beaver

Top Cub Scout Popcorn Sales
Garrett Levandowski P26
Sean Lynch P143
Dorian Mitchell P43

Top Boy Scout Popcorn Sales
Tanner Weaverling T28
Kelson Hickman T28
Tanner Dodge T1

Chili Cook off Winners
Jeremy Allen P41
Aaron Weismann T26
Paul Grosvold T1

Congratulations to all of the award recipients and thanks for all you do for the Scouts of the Lewis and Clark District.