NOVA Counselor Training

Mark Your Calendar: NOVA Counselor Cub Leader Training

When: January 9, 2020, 7:30 pm, immediately following the District Meeting
Where: Montana Council Offices 820 17th Ave S
What: NOVA Counselor Training for Cub Scout Leaders

John Parker is a NOVA Counselor, and as a part of his Wood Badge ticket, he is offering a NOVA Counselor training. Come join us, or send someone from your Pack to learn about the NOVA STEM Award!

Announcing big changes & BBQ Dinner!

BIG Changes are coming! Join us Thursday to find out more.

We have new and exciting changes coming to the Lewis & Clark District!
Come out on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm to learn all about it.
AND there will be dinner after the meeting. If you like BBQ you don’t want to miss this!

Every unit could use a few more Scouts (and adult leaders), right? That is what we will be preparing for at the 7:30 Roundtable. Come with your questions and ready to learn our new recruitment strategy.

We have a plan and we need you to come and help us make it a great plan!

April District Agenda

Please join us Thursday, April 4 at 6:30p for District Elections.

Agenda

  1. Opening (5 minutes)
  2. District Election (15 minutes)
    1. Nominating Committee present slate
    2. Voting
  3. Reports (15 minutes)
    1. Investment in Character and Leadership 2019
    2. Order of the Arrow – Trail to First Class, April 12-14
    3. Council Convention, April 26-28
    4. District Awards Dinner May 2
  4. District Executive Report (5 minutes)
    1. Awards
  5. Adjournment

Round Table

This month’s topic will be Scoutbook. Please bring your smart device or laptop and your questions.

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District Commissioner’s note

A quick reminder to all. District Committee Meeting tonight at 6:30. Lot’s to cover including details on Scouting For Food.

Roundtables tonight start at 7:30.  Topics being covered tonight include, Patrol Leader Council and starting work on our District “Where to go Camping Guide”. We are asking each Pack and Troop to have at least 1 representative at each meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

Brad Weaver
District Commissioner


February District Committee Tidbits

  • Order of the Arrow: Please contact Chapter Chief Sean or Chapter Advisor Gene Cantley to schedule OA elections ASAP – time is running out.
  • YPT:
    • We have received word that the current online version of Youth Protection Training will be replaced with an updated version effective March 1, 2019.
    • If you’ve started but not yet completed the current version of YPT, you have two choices:
      • You can complete the current version of the training before March 1, 2019 and be good to go.  If you don’t complete the current version of YPT before March 1, any progress you have made on it WILL NOT transfer to the updated version and you will need to start over with the new version.
      • You can simply start over with the new version of the training after March 1, 2019.
    • If you’ve already completed the current version of YPT since January 1, 2019, you WILL NOT be affected by this change.  The training you’ve completed since January 1, 2019 will satisfy your 2019 Youth Protection Training requirement.  You DO NOT have to retake the new training when it becomes available on March 1.
    • YPT will be offered at the YWCA on February 26th
    • It will also be available at the Merit Badge Academy on February 23rd.
  • IOLS and BALOO training will be offered at Trail to First Class in April. Register with Aaron W. as soon as possible because space will be limited to 15 participants!
  • Please plan to attend the District Investment in Character & Leadership breakfast on February 14th at 7:00 am at the Celtic Cowboy, and bring a friend! Contact Sandra or Wayne for more information and to RSVP.
  • Choteau’s Community ICL Dinner will be held on March 22 at the Choteau Pavilion. Please let Steve D know if you plan to attend!
  • If you have any feedback about Popcorn fundraising, please shoot an email to Mandy: lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com
  • Contact Wayne T. if your unit would like to participate in the Great Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

REMINDER: District Meeting Time/Date Change

Reminder that the Lewis & Clark District Meeting day and time have changed to the first Thursday of the month!

We still meet at the same place, the Great Falls East Stake LDS Center, but we will be meeting this Thursday, February 7th at 6:30p followed by Roundtable at 7:30p.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Opening (5 minutes)
  2. Commissioner’s Report (10 minutes)
  3. Reports (15 minutes)
    1. Investment in Character and Leadership 2019
    2. Merit Badge Academy  
    3. Nominating Committee
    4. Scouting For Food
    5. Klondike and Spring Camporee
  4. District Executive Report (5 minutes)
    1. Membership Year-Round Recruitment
    2. Council 2019 Focus
      1. Recruitment
      2. Cub Advancement
      3. Community Service 
      4. Unit Contacts 
      5. District Leadership
  5. District Chair’s Minute (5 minutes)
  6. Adjournment

I hope to see you there!

REMINDER: District Meeting THURSDAY February 7 at 6:30

PLEASE NOTE: Date change! Lewis & Clark District Meetings have moved to the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. We will continue to meet at the LDS East Stake Center in Great Falls.

Our February Meeting will be February 7th at 6:30pm!

Continue reading “REMINDER: District Meeting THURSDAY February 7 at 6:30”

Novemeber District Report

Share Your Adventure! Invite a friend to Scouts!

Share Your Adventure 

November is Bring a Friend to Scouts month! Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are encouraged to “Share Your Adventure” by bringing a friend to scouts. Scouts who bring a friend will receive a prize and if that friend signs up for Scouts they will have a chance to win $250 in Scout Bucks! 

Popcorn! 

Thank you all for an outstanding popcorn sale! The popcorn payment is due on Nov. 21.

Chariot Races will be on Dec. 1 at West Elementary

 For rules and more information contact Sandra. 

 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Challenge

If you have not signed your unit up to participate in the 2018 Bell Ringing Challenge please contact Mark King, 406-453-0319 or mark.king@usw.salvationarmy.org. 

Klondike: January 25, 26, & 27 at Camp Rotary 

The 2019 Klondike will embrace the Alaskan ways of surviving in the snow-covered terrain of Winter Alaska. You will be tasked to work as a team as well as individuals. Pioneering and cooking skills will also be part of your winter experience.

For more information or to register contact Forrest,  desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or 406-788-0657.

Unit Recharter HELP is available! 

Call Sandra, 282-1129 if your unit is having trouble with recharter. The deadline for recharter was Oct. 31. Please do not wait to ask for help. 

October District Report

REMINDER: The October Lewis and Clark District meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p, Order of the Arrow at 6:30 p, and Eagle Board 7:30 p. 

Video Report

Chairman’s Report

Fall is really here: the leaves are turning, the outside temperature is dropping, and there’s a distinct smell of Popcorn in the air!

Our district team is excited about the challenges this season brings and is working for you. Fall Recruitment, Popcorn Sale, Charter Renewals, Training are high on our list.

We welcome our new Scouts and their families. Ours is an organization of volunteers working hard to deliver Scouting’s Mission to you.  You are invited to get involved with your children – in their Den, Pack, Patrol, or Troop – and enjoy the fun in Scouting.

A word about Charter Renewals:  This annual rejuvenation process is very important. Please take this opportunity for your unit to review where it is, to register all members and adults, and to set its goals for this next year. Your unit commissioner will work with you to get the paperwork done.  Remember your Commissioner is a volunteer and likely someone who has walked in your shoes before or been in your scouting position is trained and experienced and can really help you and your unit.

One roll of our District Committee is to assure that you are getting important current information.  We post monthly reports for your information on this website.  Please take the time to read them and disseminate them to your families and unit leadership. We would like to structure our monthly meetings be more responsive to your needs … to provide information and demonstrations that can best be done face-to-face, and applicable to the needs of our unit leaders.

This month our District Roundtable Meeting (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Senior Patrol Leaders) and our District Committee Meeting (Unit Charter Organization Reps, district committee volunteers, all interested Scouters), will focus on the program plans for next months and discuss the best way to suit your needs in these meetings

We also will have a Youth Protection Training session starting at 6:30 pm.  Please get you unit leaders and interested parents to this session.

Thank you for everything you do!

In Good Scouting,

Jack

October in Photos

Congratulations to Commissioner Steve D. on completing his Wood Badge Ticket and receiving his beads at the Lewis and Clark District Camporee. 

Lewis & Clark District Popcorn Kickoff was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Popcorn

The last day of Popcorn sales is Oct. 21! 

Popcorn pickup will be Nov. 6 or 7 at the North 40 Warehouse.

Eat Wings for Scouts! Nov. 28

Wednesday Nov. 28 Eat wings at Buffalo Wild Wings to support scouting! 20% of sales will be donated to the Boy Scouts of America when you present this ticket. 

Scout Me In! Recruitment

The Lewis and Clark District is pleased to welcome more than 100 new scouts this fall, many of them young women.

These youth have brought dozens of new Scouters into our ranks too! Please welcome our new members over the coming months. 

Camping Committee 

The committee has offered a free Camporee pass to the top Scout selling Popcorn this year

Klondike is on for Jan. 25-27,  2019. The cost will be $15 per person.

Location is Camp Rotary. I am asking for the District approval of ordering Porta Potties in advance this year as we keep freezing the main toilets up every year. This will keep us from an emergency situation that seems to happen every winter. There will still be heat and bathrooms in the lodge.

The first Klondike Committee meeting will be at Boston’s on Oct. 25th at 6 pm. There we will discuss the planned theme and events.

Many thanks to my support staff at Fall Camporee for handling this event in my absence. Tim Locke, Mike and Tami Lucas, Tim Park, and Rex Jewett. Congrats to all who won events and thank you to all who attended.

Forrest LaBelle

Training

BALOO/ILOS
Oct. 19-20 at the Scout Office. Registration: 
http://bit.ly/IOLSRegistration

Position Specific Training
Cubmaster and Scoutmaster position specific training is Nov. 10. 
Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/SfPvcp9nun0rITdz2

Wood Badge 
Wood Badge Spring 2019 will be at Grizzly Base on May 17-19 and June 7-9.
Sign up at the new Montana Wood Badge Website!

Powder Horn
High Adventure Management Resource Course/ BSA 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Course is Aug 15-18, 2019 at Grizzly Base.