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It is not too late to register for the Fall Wood Badge course!

The fall Wood Badge course is gearing up and getting ready to take place in the amazing new Lodge at K-M. Any one who has not visited this wonderful new facility will be in awe of the massive size and beauty of the lodge and the meeting space.

The course runs from September 12, Thursday, at 7:00 am to September 14, Saturday at 5:00 pm and September 26, Thursday at 7:00 am to September 28, Saturday at 3:30pm.

Register by this Friday (August 23rd) and have all your course fees taken care of by the start of camp and you will, as a bonus, have the course T-shirt included with your registration fee. Register online at Tentaroo Registration for the East Wood Badge course.

Tuition assistance is available in the form of scholarships. Also, many units qualified for free leader training with their ICL fundraising. Contact me or your unit committee chair for details.

If anyone has any questions about camp please feel free to email or text me.
I hope to see you at camp!

Yours in Scouting, Beverly Nuebel – Wood Badge W2-315-19-2 Course Directornuebelb@yahoo.com(406)459-2825 

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District Committee Training Update

NEW! – District Committee Basic Training available online!

District Committee Training has been taught the same way for many years with a very dated course. Today the National BSA Training committee is very happy to announce that by leveraging the BSA Learn Center we are providing the district committee a learning environment that provides them the content they need when the need it while leveraging professional training for consistency in district training.

This new learning replaces the District Committee Workshop and provide learning plans aligned with the various district committee positions and functions.

Position trained status (D61, D62, D75) will be provided for those who complete their training. Position training includes:

  • District Committee Chair
  • District Committee Vice Chair
  • Membership Chair
  • Fund Development
  • Training Chair
  • Member at Large
  • Activities and Civil Service Chair
  • Nominating Chair
  • Program Chair
  • Camping and Outdoor Chair
  • Advancement Chair

These online trainings supersedes the District Committee Workshop. Lewis & Clark District Committee Members: go and get trained!

2019 Independence Day Parade Information

Three parades are happening in Lewis & Clark District:

  • Choteau: to participate, please contact Steve Dogiakos 406-203-4679
    • Meet at the courthouse on the east side
  • Great Falls: to participate, please contact Keith King 406- 781-6688 Your Scout is invited to march in the Great Falls 4th of July parade and help carry the huge US Flag that is near the start of the parade!
    Younger scouts walk under the flag to keep it off the ground while the older scouts and adults are around the outside.
    Meet 10:30am on the south side of Whittier Park adjacent to the Civic Center in uniform. It is best to either park or drop off scouts in the city parking lot accessible from River Drive next to Pacific Steel & Recycling’s headquarters since the streets will be closed. Parents need to pick up their son(s) and/or daughter(s) about 30-45 minutes after the parade start from the front of the Civic Center where we finish the parade route. Please make sure they are well hydrated and wear sunscreen.
    Please RSVP by messaging Keith at https://m.me/SixSpot if your Scout is going to participate. Keith King is coordinating the effort for the entire city so questions can be directed to him.
    We need all the hands we can get! ALL Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA members are welcome to participate.
  • Black Eagle: to participate, please contact Tom Lynch 406-231-9470 

Conservation Service Project Opportunity May 3-5

The Prickly Pear District has invited our District to participate in the Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance Service Project May 3-5, 2019. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084DA4AD2EAAFE3-upper

This service project will include removal of Russian Olive trees and other undesirable plants from a section of stream bank and re-planting with desirable plants and shrubs. It’s an opportunity for Scouts from Troops and Crews to earn conservation service hours, work on rank advancements or teach rank advancements, and work on the Fishing, Fly Fishing, Soil and Water Conservation, or Bird Study Merit Badge. This will be done on a rotating basis with about 1/3 of the camp at a time working on the service project.

You will be camping, all meals except Friday night will be provided.

Check-in and camp set up will be Friday night. Service work will begin Saturday morning and conclude by early afternoon on Sunday.

You will need camping gear, BSA field and activity uniforms, work gloves, sturdy shoes, Scout Handbook, etc. This will occur rain or shine, hazardous weather excluded.

The project is located 5 miles north of Craig, on the frontage (Recreation) road. Signs directing to the site will be posted on the frontage road beginning at Craig. Map is attached.

If you have any questions give LeRoy Wosoba a call at 431-6512