Cub Planning, Training, Scout Night, & Fall Camporee

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: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls
We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time

Committee Training in Choteau on August 12

We will hold a Troop Committee Challenge training in Choteau on Saturday, August 12.  If any Pack Committee members would like to be trained, I will ensure that we also have a Pack Committee Challenge training.
RSVP to Aaron Weissman, aaron@weissman.com, 406-868-8982.

Scout Night with the Voyagers

Please see attachment for registration and information: Scout Night 2017
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Fall Camporee Itinerary …..Fishing Merit Badge
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2017 Fall camporee       CLICK HERE FOR ITINERARY

 

Roundtable, Cub Planning, Training, & Eagle Palm Changes

District Roundtable (reminder)

July Roundtable– Roundtable for July is scheduled for July 18th at 6:30pm.  There will be a program for both, Cub Scout and Boy Scout volunteers and parents.  We know summer is busy for many, but we hope you will take advantage of resources and program our Roundtable staff has put together.

Cub Scout Program Planning

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

Time to plan conceptAttend our Cub Scout Planning session 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: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls
We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time

Are YOU a well prepared leader?

Trained-Leader
Training makes all the difference
between a well prepared leader, and one who is stressed out and trying to figure out what to do each week.  Click the link for upcoming training information: How To Get Trained! (Fall, 2017 edition)

The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change

Eagle-Palms
Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout.
This week, the BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017.
The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.
But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.

Here’s a look at what’s changing with an in-depth guide to the new Eagle Palm requirements.

July Meetings and Weekly Announcements

District Meeting & Roundtable Changes

For those of you who keep up with our district calendar and events page will notice there has been a change to to our Roundtable and District Meeting schedule.
July Roundtable– Roundtable for July is scheduled for July 18th at 6:30pm.  There will be a program for both, Cub Scout and Boy Scout volunteers and parents.  We know summer is busy for many, but we hope you will take advantage of resources and program our Roundtable staff has put together.
July District Meeting– There will be no District Meeting in the Month of July.  We encourage everyone to attend the next meeting on August 8th at 7:30pm (directly following Roundtable).  Our new Scout Executive for the Montana Council will be there to meet our district volunteers.  Mark your calendars for August 8th.
Both meetings are held at 999 15th Ave S in Great Falls.

Cub Scout Program Planning

“If we fail to plan, we plan to fail!”
Attend our Cub Scout Planning session 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: 999 15th Ave S, Great Falls
We need a minimum of two from each unit to attend. It will be well worth your time!

4th of July Parade

There has been very little response and confirmation as far as what Packs and Troops plan to do for the 4th of July Parade in Great Falls.

Can our Scouts still participate in the Parade?  YES!

The Realtors Association (who has provided the flag for Scouts to carry in past years) is still planning to have the flag to carry.  This will be a joint effort between the Girl Scouts and possibly other organizations.
Interested Scouts and families should plan to meet at the park north of the at Civic Center at 10:00 am on July 4th.  There will also be small flags for Scouts to help pass out.
For questions, contact Josh at: 406-836-2339.

Your Weekly Scouting Updates. Week of June 19th

Gordon Rubard Retirement Open House

gordySaying goodbye to Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard will not be an easy task for those of us in Montana Council.
Of course, it is with excitement, support, and enthusiasm we see him onto the next phase of his and Ellie’s adventure. It is impossible, however, to not feel the twinge of sadness that accompanies the departure of a leader and friend.
We hope you can join us at an Open House we are hosting for Mr. Rubard on Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come by with stories, well wishes, and good cheer to share as we celebrate Mr. Rubard’s retirement. Light refreshments will be served.
What: Retirement Celebration, Gordon Rubard
When: June 28th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Grat Falls Office, 820 17th Avenue South, Grat Falls, MT
Contact: (p) 406-761-6000 | (m) mtcouncil@montanabsa.org

Great Falls, 4th of July Parade.  “United We Stand”

13.july4th.hbscene.070412.msEvery year Scouts in Great Falls participate in the 4th of July Parade.  If Scouts in your unit plan to participate, please contact: dustin.shoemake@scouting.org .
Please respond by 12pm on Monday, June 26th.  If we do not have a sufficient number of Scouts, we will not be able to participate this year.

Who Is the Lewis & Clark District?

The short answer is… YOU ARE!  All Scouts, leaders, and families make up the district.  In fact, everyone in our community is a part of the district.  In Scouting we strive to involve our community in activities and meetings  so our youth have the best possible opportunities and are offered as much as Scouting can offer.
To aid in these efforts, a District Committee is established to plan for activities and ways our Scouts and Leaders can be supported.  This committee should reflect the communities we live in; military, ranching, agriculture, business, retired, education, etc.
To serve our Scouts, take a look at the list of the opportunities for individuals in our community.  If you feel you do not meet any of the listed opportunities, you likely know someone that does.  People may be more willing to help than we think.  Find opportunities by clicking HERE

 Click here for last week’s updates

 

Your weekly updates

BSA_calendar-01-296x300District Meeting & Roundtable

As a reminder, our district will not be holding District Meeting and Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtables in the month of June due to Cub Day camp taking place at the same time.  District Committee chairs will be contacted with progress reports.
We hope to see everyone at Roundtable on July 11th!
 

Scouts needed for Flag Day ceremonyUS-Flag

Every year Scouts present the colors at Overlook Park on Flag Day.  This year, there has been no commitment from units to participate.  It would be great if we could provide a handful of Scouts to represent their unit. The ceremony begins at 8am on Wednesday, June 14th.
If you are able and willing to participate, please contact Great Falls Realtors at 406-453-2752.
 

gordyRetirement Celebration

Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard is retiring.
We are hosting an Open House for him Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Stop by and give Gordy your well wishes as he embarks on his next adventurous journey

Scout Challenge! Will you accept?

Will you accept the challenge?

Have you ever been out in public and seen someone wearing a Scout t-shirt or see a Scouting bumper sticker on a car?  It’s a pretty cool feeling to see someone you may not know, and see they are part of the same Scouting family! 
Beginning today, May 11th, a challenge is being put out to all of our Scout parents, leaders, and volunteers!  Let’s see how many Scout supporters we have in our communities!
Here’s how:

Using a washable glass paint, write “Join Scouts Today!” on your vehicle’s window with the phone number “406-6071.”  Be sure to write your unit’s number somewhere separate from the phone number.  The example would be a unit with the number 119 (you can put a designation like P1 or T1 if you share a number with a pack or troop).
Let’s see which unit can get the most calls! 


You can purchase your own glass marker, or you can use ones provided in our Scout office!
We will run this challenge from today, May 11th through Friday June 2nd.

Let’s see how many Scout supporters we have in our district!!! 

 

NOTICE: Outdoor Leader & BALOO Training

Important Training NOTICE-

Intoduction to Outdoor Leader Skills & BALOO Training, scheduled for April 21-22, is postponed and WILL NOT be offered during Trail to First Class.
A future announcement will be posted when training becomes available.
Please help share this with those who were planning to attend.

Trail To First Class Reminder

Papa Paul Memorial

Trail to First Class Campout

April 21-23 2017

Log Gulch Campground- Holter Lake

A few final notes for this weekends Trail to First Class Campout.

The gate to the Campground will not be open before 1:00 Friday afternoon so schedule accordingly.

The registration fee of $5.00/ camper (youth and adult) needs to be paid upon check in at Camp Headquarters in the Pavilion. Remember it’s Spring in Montana so plan for weather changes. There is no potable water in the campground so each Unit must bring their own.
Email or call Ne-I-Yahw Chapter Order of the Arrow Adviser Gene Cantley

cantley3a4a@q.com Or 406-231-7073 for any other questions.
 

Just two weeks away!

Papa Paul Memorial
Trail to First Class Campout
April 21-23 2017
Log Gulch Campground
Holter Lake
Register now for the Trail to First Class Campout by email or call to Ne-I-Yahw Chapter
Order of the Arrow Adviser Gene Cantley cantley3a4a@q.com Or 406-231-7073. 
Camp is two weeks away. If your registration is sent by email and I do not reply please call to confirm your numbers also.