Baby Season Activity

Our friends at Giant Springs State Park have put together some fun activities for kids. This week we can learn all about the Babies at Giant Springs.

Below you will find a presentation and an activity page.

Special thank you to Emily at Giant Springs State Park for letting us share this great activity!

May Volunteer Spotlight: Kelsie Tilman

This month we would like to highlight the outstanding efforts of Pack 1’s Assistant Cubmaster Kelsie Tilman.

Over the past few months, Kelsie has gone above and beyond to ensure the each of the Pack’s dens are meeting and advancing. She put together packets for each Scout to ensure they had all the supplies they needed to #ScoutOn.

Please join us in thanking Kelsie for everything she does for Scouting!

A Scout is Helpful – Especially in Times Like the Present

Boy Scouts of America CEO Roger Mosby has a message from you, watch his video:

Now more than ever, social distancing protects us, but Scouting connects us.

And that is why we are excited to invite ALL American families to join us in a National Camp-In on May 2nd – a nationwide day of virtual adventures, skill-building, service, and of course, camping, that we hope will provide a respite of fun for families. I encourage you to attend, and I ask that you also invite neighbors and friends to do the same because we all know that everybody can benefit.

Families can count on the Boy Scouts of America to help make the most of the time we have together, but we are also the organization that will stand shoulder to shoulder with others in times of need.

Roger Mosby, Boy Scouts of America CEO

Family Investment in Character and Leadership Campaign Ends SOON!

We are wrapping up our Investment in Character and Leadership Campaign for units and their families. Make an investment in youth in our community and help your Pack or Troop meet their goal!

Many of our Packs and Troops are very close to reaching their goal and earning rewards like free pinewood derby cars, and discounts at the Scout Shop, and free adult training! Push them over the edge!

Cub Scout Protect Yourself Adventure

Since we are all using more technology, I thought the new Cub Scout Belt loop, Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure, would be of interest.

The Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventures may be used as an elective adventure OR they may be earned in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges of rank. 

Please use this link for adventure details.

Thank You Video Request

Please send in your video by Wednesday, April 15

Courageous men and women are putting their personal health and safety at risk every day to make sure we have essential needs. Their jobs range from healthcare employees and emergency services to people handling groceries and delivering packages.

It’s important to say thank you and demonstrate that the Montana Scouting community cares and appreciates their brave actions.

Here’s how you can help:

Make a short video (5 to 10 seconds) of a Scout or Scouter in uniform saying thank you and send it to us. We will edit them together and share the video out to as large an audience as possible.

Here is an example of the kind of message we are looking for:

· “(Your name) (Your Unit) (City) Thank you, _ for keeping our community safe.”

· “Thank you for your hard work and service from (Unit) (City).”

Or even a simple, “Thank you!”

When possible, record videos in quiet, well-lit areas. Please shoot horizontal videos. Multiple Scouts when siblings are ok, but units should NOT get together. Please also include the spelling of the Scout or Scouter’s name at the end of the video (after a brief pause) or in the email.

Videos can be uploaded to this OneDrive folder: http://ow.ly/dVhk50z8O5C or email your videos to lido.vizzutti@scouting.org.

The deadline is Wednesday, April 15. We will publish the video on April 20.

Montana Council Virtual Campfires!

Mark your calendars! Montana Council will be holding two “virtual campfires in the coming weeks: one at K-M Scout Ranch in the new lodge, and the other at Camp Melita Island!

K-M Campfire

Join us on Facebook for a Live Stream Virtual Campfire from K-M Scout Ranch with Ranger Nick! Friday, April 10th at 7:30 pm.

Camp Melita Island Campfire

Join us on Facebook for a Live Stream Virtual Campfire from Camp Melita Island with Ranger Duane! Friday April 17th at 7:30 pm.

Be sure to answer the age old question: s’mores or pudgie pies?

Video: Scouting At Home

Right now life has us keeping our distance but, there’s never been a more important time to come together. We’ve got this. We are scouts!

I am so proud of all the Packs and Troops who continue to meet and make Scouting work, even when it is difficult.