Eat WINGS!, Popcorn, & You need training!

Scout Day/Night at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Invite family, friends, co-workers, etc. (anyone else you can think of) to the “Eat Wings Raise Funds” event ALL DAY on November 15th.
Share with them the below coupon via hard copy, phone picture, email, or whatever creative way you would like to share the invite. The important thing to remember is that the guests must present some form of the coupon.
Here’s the fun part! This is a statewide contest. Let’s show Montana the Great Falls has the most support for Scouting!

BWW17PRINT COUPONS FOR YOUR UNIT HERE

Popcorn Delivery Reminder

What a FANTASTIC year for popcorn sales!!  For the FIRST TIME in four years, our District has an INCREASE in the Popcorn Sale! Totals for the District are:
TAKE ORDER  $214,740
ONLINE $18,795
TOTAL  $233,535
THIS GIVES US AN INCREASE OF  $10,165 over last year!  With all the hard work of Scouts, Leaders, and Parents, no doubt our Scouts will be looking forward to an amazing program year!

Thank you to all the Unit Popcorn Chairs and a HUGE THANK YOU to your district Popcorn Chair, Mandy Brumwell! A lot goes on behind the scenes, and Mandy goes out of her way to help every unit and Scout have a successful popcorn sale!
Special congratulations go out to our district’s final weekend sales contest.  The big winners for the highest sales over the last sale weekend goes out to Pack 143 and Troop 26! They have won discounted camp tickets to Cub Scout Day Camp and the Klondike Derby, WAY TO GO!
DON’T FORGET– This Thursday, November 9th is popcorn delivery at the North 40 wharehouse. Popcorn Chairs and those with questions contact Mandy Brumwell at lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com, or 406-868-9315.  We could always use hands to help sort the unit popcorn.  Lunch will be provided.
 

Got TRAINING?

TrainedPatchNovember 18th, 2017
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: 610 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT
Training for: Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

OPEN TO ALL parents, volunteers, leaders; you do not need to be registered in one of these positions to receive the training.

PLEASE register so our trainers can adequately for you.  Registration and info, click  HERE 

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

 
 

They need our help!

Fall Family Fest @ Giant Springs State Park

Volunteer Signup Sheet- FFF 2017 flyer Volunteer Wanted
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Volunteers needed from 12 pm – 4:30 pm (Heritage Picnic Area)
Call the Ranger Station for more information – (406)727-1212
Stations needing volunteers. Please sign up for an event (name, phone, email)

  • Welcome Table/Scavenger Hunt, 2
  • Hay Ride, 2
  • Face Painting, 2 or 3
  • Sack Races, 2
  • S’mores, 2 or 3
  • Musical Chairs, 1 or 2
  • Obstacle Course, 2
  • Art & Crafts, 2

 
 

Popcorn Kick-off and Seller's Academy

Join other Scouts and parents on Friday, September 29th at 6:30pm.
Hopefully your unit’s popcorn chair has notified everyone of the district Popcorn Kick-off and Seller’s Academy .
Popcorn Sales are the way to raise money for activities for your Scouts and pay for a year of fun and adventure.  The more popcorn sold, the less funding that comes out of parent’s pockets.  By attending, your Scout will learn effective ways to “Fund His Adventure!”  Scouts who attended in the past have more fun during the sale and have more confidence while selling.
Scouts will learn:

  • Exciting product lineup
  • Expert Advice
  • Simple steps for selling more popcorn
  • INCENTIVES and PRIZES
  • Online Selling at trails-end.com

This is a great opportunity for older and brand new Scouts!  There will be incentives for boys who attend the Seller’s Academy and for units that have boys that attend!
See you and your Scouts Friday night, September 29th at 6:30pm at the Montana Council-BSA Service Center, located at 82o 17th Ave S, Great Falls
Contact info if you have any questions: *lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com *Mandy Brumwell (406) 868-9315

Cub Fall Day Camp – Weather Update & Location Change

Cub Fall Day Camp! – Weather Update & Location Change!

As of this afternoon we received confirmation that we will not be able to use the BMX track due to excessive rain.  The program will still be held at the Great Falls Scout Service Center at 820 17th Ave South on Sept. 23rd.
Scouts will still be passing off adventure requirements!
Adventures that will be worked on are:
Tiger (1st Grade)- Rolling Tigers
Wolf (2nd Grade)- – Running with the Pack
Bear (3rd Grade)- – Bear Claws
Webelos/AOL (4th & 5th Grade)- – Stronger, Faster, Higher


Other activities include:
Archery
BB Guns
Whittling Chip for Bears & Webelos
The Details-
Registration begins at 10am with program from 10:30-2:30pm.  Fees will be reduced to $5.  An rsvp would still be appreciated as we’ve only had 7 scouts and 2 adults confirm their attendance.  RSVP to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org
What to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for season 
  • Handbooks
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle and water
  • Tigers should bring their Bike (if Scout does not own a bike, we will make sure he still participates)
  • Bike Helmet, and pads if available

 

Cub Day Camp, Sept. 23rd 

Cub Fall Day Camp! – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed to help run stations at Fall Day Camp.  Without 8 more volunteers, we will not be able to run the program.  Please contact dustin.shoemake@scouting.org if you are willing to help, or know of parents or leaders who are willing to help. Areas will include:

  1. Bicycle education and Safety
  2. Games, Fitness, and Exercise
  3. Knife education and safety

No one wants this event cancelled, but we will have no choice without adequate support. 

 

Cub Fall Day Camp! – Information

bmx electric city Cub Scouts are teaming up with Electric City BMX to provide an awesome fall program!  Scouts will be able to ride the track while passing off adventure requirements!  Adventures that will be worked on are:
Tiger- Rolling Tigers
Wolf- Running with the Pack
Bear- Bear Claws
Webelos/AOL- Stronger, Faster, Higher
The Details-
Registration begins at 10am with program from 10:30-2:30pm.  Scouts will have an opportunity to race their bikes on the BMX track.  Fees for event are $8.  Please rsvp number from den or pack to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org
What to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for season 
  • Handbooks
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle and water
  • Bike (if Scout does not own a bike, we will make sure he still participates)
  • If Scout wants to ride on the track he must have closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, and long pants.
  • Bike Helmet, closed face preferred

YES! We will also be doing shooting sports!

Popcorn Training, Roundtable & District Mtg., Cub Leaders info, Fall Camporee, Cub Day Camp, Fall Fellowship

Popcorn Training – TOMORROW NIGHT!

BuriedPopcornWe invite all Packs and Troops to participate in the District Popcorn Training.  LDS units are also encouraged to attend and learn how to raise funds for your unit (without selling door-to-door).
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 7, 2017 at 7pm
WHERE: 3125 5th Ave S (please use the ally entrance).
WHO: 2 people from each Pack/Troop are required to attend to receive a bonus on sales.
Please be prepared with the following information: Your Pack or Troop budget, Name and contact info for: Cubmaster/Scoutmaster, Committee Chair , and Popcorn Chair , and Your Pack or Troop Popcorn Kickoff Date & Time
Questions contact district popcorn chair,  Mandy Brumwell  (406) 868-931 or lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com

ROUNDTABLE & DISTRICT MTG CANCELLED

ANNOUNCEMENT- There will be no District Meeting and Roundtable in September.  Meeting resources for Pack Meetings and Den Meetings will be made available by next Tuesday on our district website: www.MontanaBSA.org/Lewis-Clark

CUB LEADERS

Pack 14CUB LEADERS PLEASE complete highlighted information for your unit and school(s) on the 2017 Fall Recruitment Schedule.
Also,  see resources provided under Recruitment Tools on our Cub Scout Resources page.  Don’t forget to recruit your New Member Coordinator to welcome and coordinate your new Cub Scouts!
Popcorn Training – September 7th

Fall Camporee – September 15th!

Boy Scouts- We can’t Wait! You won’t want to miss it!  Please see information provided on previous posts:
Fall Camporee Itinerary …..Fishing Merit Badge
Fall Camporee Patch
Fall Camporee is nearly here
Added to Camporee

Cub Fall Day Camp! – September 23rd

See last week’s post for information: September 1st 

Order of the Arrow, Fall Fellowship- September 22-24th

img_1818Order of the Arrow– The registration for Fall Fellowship is now available HERE. Please turn it in to the Scout office by Sept 11th.
The fees will be collected at the event check-in, but reservations at the Council Office are necessary for number count. Please register as soon as possible, but PLEASE no later than September 11th so we have time to prepare!

Camping will be available. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, pad and overnight gear.

FEATURED EVENTS

  • Lodge Ball!
  • Pinewood Derby! (Please bring a car kit if possible, but a few will be available)
  • Vigil Call for 2017 on Friday evening
  • Patch Trading!! (patches from Jambo will be there!)
  • Lodge Elections, meeting, and Special Awards on Saturday

School Nights, Popcorn, Camporee, Cub Day Camp, & Fall Fellowship

School Nights

Pack 14CUB LEADERS PLEASE complete highlighted information for your unit and school(s) on the 2017 Fall Recruitment Schedule. Pack 14 and 51 are the only Packs who have provided information.
Also,  see resources provided under Recruitment Tools on our Cub Scout Resources page.  Don’t forget to recruit your New Member Coordinator to welcome and coordinate your new Cub Scouts!

If you did not attend the August 8th planning session, please contact: Dustin Shoemake at 406-404-6071 or dustin.shoemake@scouting.org to receive your recruitment playbook.(Information reposted from 8-24-17)

Shout out to Pack 14 who had a great display at one of their back-to-school nights last night!  Boys and parents were excited to see their activity calendar for the upcoming year!

Popcorn Training – September 7th

BuriedPopcornWe invite all Packs and Troops to participate in the District Popcorn Training.  LDS units are also encouraged to attend and learn how to raise funds for your unit (without selling door-to-door).

Learn how to fund your program for your Scouts!

The training will be Thursday Sept. 7, 2017 at 7pm located at 3125 5th Ave S (please use the ally entrance). Light refreshments will be available. 2 people from each Pack/Troop are required to attend to receive a bonus on sales.
Please be prepared at the kickoff with the following information: Your Pack or Troop budget, Name and contact info for: Cubmaster/Scoutmaster, Committee Chair , and Popcorn Chair , and Your Pack or Troop Popcorn Kickoff Date & Time
Popcorn sale dates: start Sept. 30 end Oct. 22.
Questions contact district popcorn chair,  Mandy Brumwell  (406) 868-931 or lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com

Fall Camporee – September 15th!

Boy Scouts- We can’t Wait! You won’t want to miss it!  Please see information provided on previous posts:
Fall Camporee Itinerary …..Fishing Merit Badge
Fall Camporee Patch
Fall Camporee is nearly here
Added to Camporee

Cub Fall Day Camp! – September 23rd

bmx electric city Cub Scouts are teaming up with Electric City BMX to provide an awesome fall program!  Scouts will be able to ride the track while passing off adventure requirements!  Adventures that will be worked on are:
Tiger- Rolling Tigers
Wolf- Running with the Pack
Bear- Bear Claws
Webelos/AOL- Stronger, Faster, Higher
The Details-
Registration begins at 10am with program from 10:30-2:30pm.  Scouts will have an opportunity to race their bikes on the BMX track.  Fees for event are $8.  Please rsvp number from den or pack to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org
What to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for season 
  • Handbooks
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Bike (if Scout does not own a bike, we will make sure he still participates)
  • If Scout wants to ride on the track he must have closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, and long pants.
  • Bike Helmet, closed face preferred

YES! We will also be doing shooting sports!

Order of the Arrow, Fall Fellowship- September 22-24th

img_1818Order of the Arrow– The registration for Fall Fellowship is now available HERE. Please turn it in to the Scout office by Sept 11th.
The fees will be collected at the event check-in, but reservations at the Council Office are necessary for number count. Please register as soon as possible, but PLEASE no later than September 11th so we have time to prepare!

Camping will be available. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, pad and overnight gear.

FEATURED EVENTS

  • Lodge Ball!
  • Pinewood Derby! (Please bring a car kit if possible, but a few will be available)
  • Vigil Call for 2017 on Friday evening
  • Patch Trading!! (patches from Jambo will be there!)
  • Lodge Elections, meeting, and Special Awards on Saturday

 
 
 

Scout Show, Cub Recruitment, Cub Resources, Early Bird Camp Discounts

Scout Show & Bring-a-Buddy swimming event cancelled

For those of you in attendance at July’s Roundtable it was announced that efforts were being made to put a Scout Show together for the end of August.  Despite the work being put into the show this year, issues with the location caused the cancellation of the event with too little time to try to change to a new location or date.  We look forward to a big event next year!

Cub Scout Recruitment

Cub Scout recruitment nights are quickly approaching!  In order to help maximize your time and efforts please see resources provided under Recruitment Tools on our Cub Scout Resources page.  Please complete highlighted information for your unit and school(s) on the 2017 Fall Recruitment Schedule.
Also, don’t forget to recruit your New Member Coordinator to welcome and coordinate your new Cub Scouts!
If you did not attend the August 8th planning session, please contact: Dustin Shoemake at 406-404-6071 or dustin.shoemake@scouting.org to receive your recruitment playbook.

Cub Scout Program Planning

We hope all those in attendance on August 8th felt the Cub program planning session was worth they’re time.  As always, there was so much to cover in a short amount of time.
Now available on our district webpage are downloadable templates for you to use in your Pack:  Cub Scout Resources. Here you will find budget templates, calendar templates, and the Cub Leader monthly checklist.

Early Bird Rates for Montana Boy Scout Camps

Reserve your preferred camp spot at Melita Island or K-M Scout Ranch now for the 2018 camping season before registration opens for out-of-council units.  Click Early Bird Flier 2018 for details.
 
 

Don't miss it! 

Cub Scout Program Planning

“If we fail to plan, we plan to fail!”

Time to plan conceptAttend our Cub Scout Planning session (ONE WEEK AWAY!) and take the guess work out of planning your 2017-18 Cub Scout Program.  How will this benefit you?

  • Plan your 12 month program.
  • Work your unit budget
  • Have den meetings planned
  • Have Pack meeting plans
  • Get training and activity dates
  • Program resources
  • …and more

All Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and parents are encouraged to come and participate.
Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 1015 15th Ave S, Great Falls
We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time!

Making Scouting Accessible For Families

As we think about the future, we are interested in gaining your perspective…

Hello,
As one of America’s leading youth-serving organizations, we aim to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible — all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
As we think about the future, we are interested in gaining your perspective as a member of the Scouting community. Please join us for a discussion on August 8th at 7:30pm (following Roundtable) at 1015 15th Ave S. in Great Falls, as we continue the important conversation about how to make Scouting more accessible to today’s families. 
We look forward to speaking with you on August 8th. Please email dustin.shoemake@scouting.org directly if you have any questions. 
Thank you for everything you do to make Scouting a pivotal part of our community. 
Yours in Scouting