Day Camp info for parents

This letter was just sent out to all of the email addresses we received on Day Camp applications. However, a few parents didn’t list an email address, some bounced back as being undeliverable, and some parents still haven’t turned in forms. So we are posting this info on the blog as well.

Please help us make sure this info gets into the hands of parents/kids/families that are attending Day Camp.

Thanks,
Kyle

Day Camp letter to Parents 2013

Day Camp Staff Training

Just a reminder that we are offering two training sessions for everyone volunteering to work at Day Camp in June. These sessions are for Walk Around/Den Leaders, Station/Program Area Leaders, and anyone else who is volunteering at camp.

You only need to attend one of the two sessions. The training will be held on site at Medicine River Scout Center.

The first session is tomorrow 5/30 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.
The second session is on Saturday 6/1 from 9:30am until 11:30am.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Roberts at 952-1769.

Veteran’s Memorial Clean-up

In an effort to look good and be prepared for Memorial Day, Scouts are invited to come show up at the memorial on Saturday May 25th at 9:30am to help with weeding, clean-up, and planting of flowers.

For further info and details call Charlie Crookshanks at 728-2014

Cub Scout Day Camp Information

“WEIRD SCIENCE”

Lewis and Clark District

Cub Scout Day Camp

2013

Camp Program Overview:

The theme for the Lewis and Clark District Cub Scout Day Camp 2013 is “Weird Science”. Many theme related activities are already in progress for all programs; as with previous years we will be separating Cub Scouts by rank. We will offer them opportunities for advancement as well as providing activities and instruction that is age appropriate. This will allow boys to meet more Cub Scouts in the district, and we will still attempt to keep packs together as best we can. We will once again be offering a Tot Lot for young children of Staff members and parent volunteers. They, too, will get to participate in a few age appropriate activities. Our Youth Staff program will provide opportunities for older youth to earn leadership and service hours.

Please come and help us out! We need your ideas, input, time, and talents.

Program Dates, Time, and Fees
We are currently scheduled to hold camp the 11-14th of June 2013. Campers’ arrival is expected between 8:10 and 8:25 am. Opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 8:30 each morning. Pick-up of scouts is directly after closing ceremony, which will end promptly at 4:30 pm. Youth Staff, Walk Around Den Leaders and Staff are requested to be at camp between 7:55 and 8:10 am and plan on departing at 5:00 pm. This is to allow for daily information and feedback sessions. Friday camp hours will be different. Friday will be our one day Tiger Cub Day Camp. We will be ending with a BBQ and Closing Campfire. Regular programming ends at 2:50pm, the campfire begins at 3:00pm, and the BBQ will begin at 4:30 and last until everyone is done eating!

*National Day Camp guidelines require an adult partner for each Tiger Scout at Day Camp.

Registration Fees:

Day Camp $45.00
Tiger 1 Day Camp $20.00

Camp fees allow participation in all areas of the camp. Each camper will receive an Official Day Camp Uniform T-shirt that should be worn each day of attendance. Fees also go to cover costs of administering camp, program equipment and events. No one on staff receives compensation of any kind.

Registration/Refunds:
Scouts interested in attending Camp need to submit complete registration and health form. Fees must be paid in full at that time. Make checks payable to BSA Montana Council. Camp fees are non-refundable except in cases of emergency. Emergency related refunds require a written request to the Day Camp Director. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.

Anyone interested in volunteering to work on the staff should mail their application/registration to:

Brad Weaver at: weave82@hotmail.com

or

Ken Roberts at: kenkrista.r@hotmail.com

Each volunteer staff member that works at camp will also receive an Official Day Camp Uniform T-shirt.

Camp Location and Directions:
Camp will be held at the Medicine River Scout Center (also known as MRSC). This is the old Skeet Club location off Central Ave West across the levy from Wadsworth Pond. This is the same location as last year.

Transportation to Camp:
Transportation to and from our Camp’s location is the parent’s responsibility. We encourage parents within the same Pack to car pool; however, appropriate information needs to be provided as part of the registration packet in order for your child to leave the site with anyone…including the child’s parent/custodian. If you carpool as a den, you will need to fill out a tour permit and bring that with you.

Camp Uniform:
Each Camp participant is required to wear the official Camp T-shirt everyday. This allows us to readily see who should be in camp and who shouldn’t. If the t-shirt is unavailable, please wear an official Cub Scout shirt. Pants or shorts are acceptable. We advise that every participant wear an older pair of sneakers (with clean socks) daily. There are NO sandals allowed in Camp. Events and activities are planned that will require a good pair of shoes.

Lunches and Water:
Each camp participant is responsible for providing his or her own lunch and drinks for the lunch time period. It is advised that each Camper put their healthy lunch inside of a labeled, one-gallon Ziploc baggie with a frozen drink inside to help keep their lunch cool. Den Leaders are expected to provide a cooler for the storage of their Den’s lunches. Camp will not supply ice for coolers, so make appropriate arrangements.

Family BBQ:
The annual Family BBQ and Closing Ceremony will be held Friday evening at the camp. This event will include the BBQ (with hamburgers and hot dogs provided, families are asked to bring a pot luck dish to share with others).

Tot Lot:
The purpose of the Tot Lot is to provide a place for Staff/Den volunteers to bring their non-scout children. Activities are planned to accommodate these young children. In order for a child to attend Tot Lot, a parent MUST be in Camp. We do not provide day care for siblings of Scouts or any other child. Each Tot Lot participant must be toilet trained.

Youth Staff:
Boy Scouts of any age and older siblings, who are at least 14 years of age or First Class Rank are invited to volunteer as a Youth Staff. Service hours will be recorded and a letter providing proof of service will be given at the end of each Camp session. If an adult attends camp on Staff or as a Den Leader for the week, older siblings, between the ages of 11 and 18 years, may also assist their parent as a Youth Staff.

When applying for a Youth Staff position, please indicate your preferences of stations. Please note that Range activities require Aides to be at least 14 years of age.

Station Leaders and Den Leaders:
All Volunteers are required to attend a Camp Leader training session prior to Camp. In addition, each adult must also have taken a Youth Protection Training Course. A parent, who is not currently a Den Leader, may still apply to be a Walk Around Den Leader at Camp as long as they have taken these two required trainings. YP Training is available online but proof is required before a training card will be given. This training will also be available at one of two training sessions offered.

Walk Around Den Leader responsibilities include escorting their assigned Den to the different program activities, supporting team building with the Den, encouraging individuals to do their best and to respect each other, and providing positive redirection/discipline when necessary. In addition, the Den Leader is responsible for providing a cooler to contain their Den’s lunches. It is suggested that the Den Leader coordinate, within their Den, the responsibility of bringing ice to keep their cooler cold. Camp will not provide ice.

Station Leader responsibilities include preparing an initial and final inventory of the materials needed/utilized within their station, preparing for each period’s activity, promoting a positive and instructive atmosphere for the Scouts at their station and guiding/supervising the Youth Staff assigned to their station.

When registering as a Volunteer, please indicate whether you would like to be a Walk Around Den Leader or a Station Leader.

Staff:
Anyone who would like to be on staff for Day Camp can contact Ken Roberts(952-1769) or Brad Weaver at (750-8615). You will need to have the same training as the other adult volunteers. We are currently trying to fill many positions.

Training for Camp:
Each Den Leader, Youth Staff, and Staff Member is expected to attend a training session to learn the ropes. If you cannot attend this training session please contact Ken Roberts at 952-1769. Training will be offered on 5/30 from 6:30 – 8:30pm and 6/1 from 9:30-11:30am.

Planning Request:
Many volunteer hours are spent planning for a successful Day Camp. If you are able to assist in any way with brainstorming, planning, pre-assembling items or pre-camp serves, PLEASE call Ken Roberts. We need all the help we can get. Thanks.

Contact Information:
Any questions regarding Camp should be directed to:
Ken Roberts
2821 2nd Ave N
Great Falls, MT 59401
406-952-1769

Camp Information Weird Science
Youth Volunteer Registration
Adult Registration Form
Scout Application
BSA Health Form part a-b

Webelos Rendezvous

The 2013 Webelos Rendezvous presented by Troop 4 is almost here!
This year the Webelos Rendezvous is on June 7,8,and 9th at the Medicine River Scout Camp.
Here is the info from Troop 4:

COME JOIN US FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FOR SOME REAL SCOUT FUN AND CAMPING WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF TROOP 4! THE WEBELOS WILL GO THROUGH THE STATIONS; HOWEVER, ANYONE CAN COME WATCH. THERE ARE LIMITED CAMPSITES SUITABLE FOR TRAILERS – MOST ARE TENT SITES. MEALS ARE NOT PROVIDED – EVERYONE BRINGS THEIR OWN. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THE WEBELOS COOK MEALS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY. OPEN FIRES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN RAISED BURN BARRELS. NO FIRE RINGS OR PITS. BRING YOUR OWN FIREWOOD – NO WOOD IS AVAILABLE ON SITE. LEAVE NO TRACE.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR WEBELOS IN THEIR CLASS A UNIFORM FOR THE FLAG CEREMONY SATURDAY MORNING AND THE CLOSING CEREMONY SATURDAY NIGHT. WE WILL BE REITIRING SEVERAL FLAGS AT THE EVENING CAMPFIRE.

STATIONS WILL CONSIST OF: BB-GUN, ARCHERY, FIRST AID, KNOT TYING, AND FIRE STARTING.
Cost: $15
CHECK IN: ANYTIME AFTER 5:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY or BEFORE THE OPENING FLAGS
OPENING FLAGS: 9:00AM SATURDAY
EVENTS BEGIN: 10:00AM SATURDAY
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 
 10:00 TO 12:00 – STATIONS
 12:00 TO 1:30 – LUNCH
 1:30 TO 3:30 – STATIONS
8:00PM – CLOSING CAMPFIRE/FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

CHECK OUT: 10AM SUNDAY
Contact Eric Spragg ASM Troop 4 @ 899-9298

Webelos Rendezvous 2013

Cub Scout Day Camp

We apologize for some the lack of organization related to the registration for this year’s Cub Day Camp. I think we have finally worked through most of our problems. Attached to this post are all of the registrations forms updated for this year. The Tot Lot Application has been added to this year’s Adult Volunteer instead of being a separate application.

If, while waiting for this year’s forms to be posted online, you have filled out an old form that is ok. There is no need to re-fill out a second form. Older versions of the health form are acceptable as well.

In addition, because of the lateness of the forms, we have extended the the early registration discount to everyone, and so the cost for the camp is only $45.

Just a reminder that the camp this year is “Weird Science” and will be 4 days long for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos (June 11-14th). Tiger Cubs will attend only on Friday (the 14th).  It will once again be held at Medicine River Scout Center, just west of Great Falls.

For questions call either Andrea Tucker at 452-0572 or Ken Roberts at 952-1769.

BSA Health Form part a-b

Scout Application

Adult Registration Form

Youth Volunteer Registration

One week left to nominate leaders for volunteer recognition!

Every Scouter knows an adult volunteer that works hard and does a good job. This is your opportunity to nominate them for some well deserved recognition.

Here are some examples:
Who is a good Den Leader in your Pack? You have an excellent committee member?Nominate them for Scouter of the Year.

Maybe you are simply a parent in an excellent Cub Scout Pack – who makes the Pack go? This is your chance to nominate them!

Love your Boy Scout Troop? Nominate the Scoutmaster!

Now that 2012 is done, it is time to show that appreciation to area leaders for the work they have done in the last year. Attached are three different nomination forms.

The first form, L&C District Award Forms, is the form for nominating Scoutmaster of the Year, Cubmaster of the Year, Venture Crew Advisor of the Year, Scouter of the Year, and District Committee Member of the Year (New!!!). L&C DISTRICT AWARD FORMS

The second form is the District Award of Merit nomination form. The District Award of Merit is a national award to recognize volunteers. District Award of Merit nomination form

The final attachment is for the Senior Scouter Service Award. Senior Scout Service Award

All nominations need to be turned in to the Scout Office by March 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle at kyle.roberts@scouting.org or at 868-5648.

Volunteer Recognition!

Now that 2012 is done, it is time to nominate area leaders for the work they have done in the last year. Attached are three different nomination forms.

The first form, L&C_District_Award_Form, is the form for nominating Scoutmaster of the Year, Cubmaster of the Year, Venture Crew Advisor of the Year, and Scouter of the Year. L&C_DISTRICT_AWARD_FORMS

The second form is the District Award of Merit nomination form. The District Award of Merit is a national award to recognize volunteers. District Award of Merit nomination form

The final attachment is for the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver is the highest honor a that a council can bestow on a volunteer. Silver Beaver Nomination Form

All nominations need to be turned in to the Scout Office by March 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle at kyle.roberts@scouting.org or at 868-5648.

Minutes of the January District Meeting

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S
January 8, 2013

  1. Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    A.  Boy Scout – Merit Badge Counselor Recruiting/Youth Retention
    B.  Cub Scout – Bullying Prevention
    2.  The meeting was opened at 7:35pm, OA led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    3.  The minutes of the December meeting were approved
    4.  Welcome, introductions and recognitions – There were three leaders in attendance that were new to the district meeting, plus members of the council board.  Bill had everyone in the room introduce themselves.  Everyone welcomed the leaders from 1047, 1155, and 1151.  Bill also introduced Gordon Rubard (Scout Executive) and Art Simms (Council FOS chair).
    5.  FOS Presentation – Gordon Rubard, Scout Executive – Gordon ran through the power point and answered questions from everyone about FOS.  The new council FOS was also shown for the first time to the district.
    6.  Old/New Business
    A. Upcoming Events – At this point, Unit Recharters are overdue.  Please make it a top priority to complete if you haven’t yet done so; Merit Badge Pow Wow is Saturdays 1/12 and 1/26.  Flag ceremony is a 7:30am and classes are done at noon.  It was pointed out the there as address error on the form about MB pow-wow.  The LDS church is at 1401 9th ST NW; Klondike is 1/18-1/20.  Forrest went over the details and assured everyone that the parking will better this year for the Klondike.  We also should have use of the bathrooms at camp, so Porta-potties may not be necessary.; Scout Sunday; Scout Shabbat; Pinewood Derby – Paris Gibson Education Center is not available for Derby Days.  We are looking for another venue; Scouting for Food – we are still looking for someone to volunteer to be the coordinator for Food Drive.
    B.  Upcoming Training – Winter Survival (Pow Wow) – Wade will be conducting a winter weather camping training course for anyone interested.  The training will take place at the MB pow-wow while the boys are in classes; Leader Specific – Info will be coming out very soon; Wood Badge – there are still lots of openings for adult leaders to take Wodbadge.  If you are interested, please review the Montana Council website or call Kyle at 868-5648.
    7.  Committee Reports
    A.  Camping Committee – everyone is looking forward to a fun Klondike Derby!
    B.  Training Committee – see training listed above under upcoming training
    C.  Programs Committee – Merit Badge Pow Wow – Lonnie would like all Troops attending to bring their Troop flag.  He is going to line them all up on the stage.  All boys attending need to bring their own MB worksheets.  MB worksheets can be found here: http://lcdistrictcommittee.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/merit-badge-pow-wow-2/mb_powwow_flyer/; Pinewood Derby – Jeff would also like every unit to bring their flag to the Pinewood Derby.  We are looking for a new location for this year.  Also a reminder that all split hull boats will race int he catamaran category. ; Scouting for Food – still looking for a coordinator for Deb to teach.; Cub Day Camp – the theme this year will be “Weird Science”.  Still looking for a Program Director.  Boy Scouts can help if they are 14 or a First Class Scout.
    D.  OA – Dues were due December 31st.  $10 dues can be paid at the Scout Office.  When paying dues, please ask for Michelle.
    E.  Other Committee Reports – Eagle Board – 1 final and 2 preliminary approvals last month.
    8.  District Executive Report – Kyle thanked everyone for a great year and great results.
    9.  District Commissioner Report – Commissioner mtg will held on 1/10 at 7pm in the basement of the Scout Office.
    10. District Chair Report – Keith Hasbrouck has started a new Venture Crew.  He is planning on visiting Troops to discuss Venturing when they are done with Boy Scouts.
    11. Other Business – We will be holding Venturing training 1/29.  Prerequisites to take the Venturing training are Youth Protection and Venturing Fast Start.  The new Venture Crew, Crew 8, will be holding an open house on 1/28 at the Moose Lodge in Black Eagle at 6:30pm.  There was a an excellent suggestion to look into adding Merit Badge books to the Great Falls Public Library.  We also drew door prizes for the attendees.  Some of the prizes included a compass, emergency kit, and binoculars.
    12. Adjournment. Next Meeting February 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

There was great attendance at the meeting.  36 people were present!