Fall Camporee 2019

Lewis & Clark District Fall Camporee 2019 Leaders Guide

October 4, 5 & 6 at  Logging Creek Campground 


Directions: Head east on Highway 89/200 at Armington Jct turn right toward Monarch. On  Evans/Riceville Road turn right. Travel 14 miles to Forest Service Road 839. Proceed 2 miles to the campground. Signs will be posted.  Latitude 47.10111111 Longitude -111.008889

Registration:  Registration is $10 per person, payable at Camp when you arrive. This has changed so you are not penalized for drop offs and cancelations. Please e-mail/text Forrest (desireesoapcompany@gmail.com, 406-788-0657) the number of Scouts and adults you expect to attend by September 30th. Please also provide the name of one adult from your troop to help with the judging.

NOTE: Sanitary facilities are available but possibly no water. Pack it in and pack it out in effect. 

ARRIVAL: This location is an assigned location based on how many people you expect to arrive. We are camping in a Forest service Campground. Do not park on any non-graveled spot. You must stop and register when arriving.

  • Friday night we will have a traveler’s feast of a mysterious nature.
  • SPL and Leader Meeting will be at 9pm. Leaders and SPL’s only. Meeting location will be given at Check-in.

Check in:  All troops need to check in with the camping committee when they arrive in camp.  The camping committee needs to know the final numbers so that they may prepare for the contests.  The camping committee will also show/tell you where you can set up camp and where to park your vehicles. 

Check out:  All Troops need to check out with the camping committee before they leave camp. Make sure your camp area is clean – “Leave no Trace”.

Camporee Schedule. 

  • There will be STATIONS until 12 PM then a lunch break. 
  • Fishing and hiking will be the rest of your day. 
  • There will be a Camp Sponsored hike at 1 pm on the Deep Creek Recreation Trail.

Fall Camporee Contest

  1. Flags: American, Troop Camp layout and organization. No Gates required. You will be judged on all points of Good Scouting Practices and Camp setup with rosters and menus written and posted. 300 point
  2. Day Packs: Each Scout must have with them at all times a pack including: Water, Snacks or trail food, First aid kit, Socks, Gloves, Hat, and rubber snake (extra points) 100 points
  3. Wheelchair Awareness: Move a wheelchair in a handicap bathroom ramp. 200 points
  4. Mastering the use of crutches: Use crutches around an obstacle course. 200 points
  5. Blindness: Complete a course while blindfolded. 200 points
  6. Deafness: Complete a task without hearing your helper. 200 points
  7. Limb impairment: Put on overalls with only one arm. 200 points
  8. Skits: Sing a song about Hiking or Camping. 300 points
  9. Cooking Contest: Make a Kebab of your choosing to be judged by a highly trained group of eaters. Points awarded for most cleaver name of dish. The kebab stick must be hand made by the Scouts. (Judging of creation will be in your camp) 300 points
  10. Scoutmaster or adult Leader’s Tacky Attire contest. To be judged at Campfire awards and judged by the Scouts themselves. (Winner gets three free passes to Klondike.)
  11. Chuck a Chicken….For Prizes: See how far you can chuck a dead bird. Chicken nuggets will be served immediately after the event. 

Awesome Scout award: Each troop will post a candidate for Scouter Award that will be put into a drawing box for a fantastic prize. Scout must be present to win.

General Rules 

  • Camping sites will be assigned on a Troop size basis.
  • One of the most important parts of a Fall Camp is to keep warm and dry. Each Scout must know what to wear. Montana weather is very changeable, requiring preparedness for any condition. A nice day can turn into a very cold night.
  • Your best protection is common sense. Dress in layers. Avoid working up a sweat, and stay comfortable by removing or adding layers. Cotton clothing is not good. Wool is.
  •  Waterproof boots are essential. Wear good wicking socks.
  • A good wool or thermal hat is needed; it must be able to cover your ears. You can also wear it in your sleeping bag. A scarf is also important, to cover your neck.
  • Good gloves and a backup pair for each Scout. The best for back-up is mittens in wool.
  • Scouts are more vulnerable to cold at meals, because they do not move around as much. Adults need to ask each Scout if he is dry and not sweaty. If needed have them change clothes.
  • Clothing inspection. Unit leaders should visually inspect each Scout before they hit the trail. 
  • If the Camping Committee sees a Scout unfit to task he may be pulled from events.
  • Webelos – There will be no Webelo specific events at Fall camporee.
  • Patrol size: Patrols should have a minimum of 3-4 scouts in a patrol and a maximum of 6 scouts. In the scoring of the points for completion of an event, scores will be adjusted mathematically so that small or large patrols are not handicapped or given an unfair advantage.
  • Campfires are limited to camp site fire pits. There will not be wood provided. Shovels need to be by each fire as well as water, and adult supervision at all times. 
  • No pets except Service Animals.
  • You must have at least “Two Deep Leadership” and leader“Youth Protection” training.  
  • You should also have a copy of the “Medical Form” for each scout and each leader, in addition to “Parent Permission Slips” and a copy of “Guide to Safe Scouting”.  

Camping Committee Philosophy: 

  • Adults are welcome to watch their scouts compete.
  • The scouts should have learned some skills prior to the contests.
  • The scouts are to do the work, the adults just watch.
  • Troops/Patrols are not to be assisted by adult leaders.
  • The scouts are to work together as a team; they start together and finish together.
  • The Senior Patrol Leader is the person leading their troop, and the Patrol Leader is the person leading their patrol.
  • A Scout will be a living example of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan, and the will camp following the Outdoor Code.
  • The contests will be announced and explained as much as possible and as early as possible.
Fall Camporee 2019

Fall Camporee 2019

Fall Camporee will take place on Oct. 4-6 at Logging Creek Campground. 
The theme is Disabilities Awareness. Troop 1 is tasked with patch design.

The evening festivities will have the Patrols come up with a Hiking or Camping Song.

The cooking competition will be kebabs with a hand carved kebab stick made by the Patrols. Points will also include best name of their Kebab creation.
More details to come.

Fall Camporee: Sept. 14-16 Schedule and Program

Fall Camporee Schedule


5 pm to 9 pm Arrive and Set-up
9:15 pm Cracker Barrel
11 pm Lights Out


7 am Reveille and Breakfast
9 am Flags
9:30 am Morning Activities Begin
12 pm Lunch
2 pm Hike and GEO hide
6 pm Dinner
8 pm Campfire
11 pm Lights Out


7 am Reveille
Be sure to zero out with a Committee Person and collect patches.

Fall Camporee Program

1. Morning Program … possible 500 points

You will be tasked to find with your GPS 11 different locations that contain a letter. This group will spell the name of a mountain. Patrols will be required to learn the operations of a GPS device at their specific Troop meetings and bring said device to the Camporee.
The morning hunt will be a GEODASH with staggered starts…announced at Cracker Barrel.

2. Afternoon Program … possible 500 points

A hike along the North Shore Trail to hide a Geocache box.
Each Scout needs a day pack for the hike with the 10 essentials.

Each patrol will need:

  • a GPS device
  • A prize to put in the box (small please)
  • A 3”x5” spiral notebook with Patrol name and Troop name, Scoutmaster and address inside the cover.
  • One dice
  • Mountain money
  • One 33 gallon trash bag per man in patrol
  • Binoculars
  • A knit hat
  • Duct tape

A Montana map … Possible 100 points

3. Campfire

Skits are a possible 200 points.

Theme: Spooky story

Dutch oven pizza contest … possible 200 points

Bake a pizza of your choosing to compete (trial by Judges).
Most creative name of their pizza will win an extra 100 points.

No competition will be held for any campsite requirements.

July 2018 District Report

Note from the District Executive

Partially due to the fact that July’s District Committee Meeting is canceled, we are introducing the Digital District Report! I hope you like this format.
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Fall Camporee results

Third place….Troop 1 Dragons
Second place…..Troop 28 Wild Stallions
First place…..Troop 1 Thunderbirds whose win was helped by a very concise list of what was wrong with this camp
John Dover of Troop 26 won “most helpful Scout” award as well as nominees from each Troop selected in a drawing.
Third place Troop 7 Owls tied with Troop 1 Dragons
Second place Troop 26 Panthers
First place…..Troop 28 Wild Stallions
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I want to thank my Committee members…..Rex Jewett,Tim Park,Bob Dowdy,Tim locke,Tammy Lucas and Mike Lucas. they braved the elements to give you this opportunity to learn.
We will be hosting a Fishing Merit Badge Seminar at Council Camp in June to help you complete the Merit Badge.
Forrest C LaBelle

Fall Camporee

It was another wild and woolly Fall Camporee last weekend as we finally got some much needed rain in Montana. I was very impressed with the Leadership and the Scouts themselves getting all set up in the rain and wind that made conditions harsh. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to go camping in those conditions,but the leadership and I felt it was a character building experience. Not a complaint was uttered to me throughout the event despite not being able to have a campfire.
The skies cleared Saturday morning and gave us a most beautiful post rain event with sunshine appearing around noon. The fishing was difficult but the classes taught the boys some great fishing fundamentals. Mr Jewett and Mr Park taught fish bottom and top rigging and mr Lucas taught them how to make a spoon lure. Mr Locke and I did a casting class as well as fish cleaning and filleting. Fish cleaning was popular as well as Tammy Luca’s fish cooking 101. The evening campfire (propane)and skits was clear and star ridden with calm winds. We were also visited by some Webelos and I hope they had a good experience as well……………..
Results next post

Fishing License Info

If your Scouts are 12 or older they need a fishing license. It is $20.50 total for youths 12 to 17.. If they will not fish do not get one ( not fishing will not cost a Patrol points)
They can elect to catch crayfish at no charge
There will be no water splashing or rock throwing within 100 feet of people fishing
Troops bringing canoes need to have appropriate precautions under Scouting rules and regulations

School Nights, Popcorn, Camporee, Cub Day Camp, & Fall Fellowship

School Nights

Pack 14CUB LEADERS PLEASE complete highlighted information for your unit and school(s) on the 2017 Fall Recruitment Schedule. Pack 14 and 51 are the only Packs who have provided information.
Also,  see resources provided under Recruitment Tools on our Cub Scout Resources page.  Don’t forget to recruit your New Member Coordinator to welcome and coordinate your new Cub Scouts!

If you did not attend the August 8th planning session, please contact: Dustin Shoemake at 406-404-6071 or dustin.shoemake@scouting.org to receive your recruitment playbook.(Information reposted from 8-24-17)

Shout out to Pack 14 who had a great display at one of their back-to-school nights last night!  Boys and parents were excited to see their activity calendar for the upcoming year!

Popcorn Training – September 7th

BuriedPopcornWe invite all Packs and Troops to participate in the District Popcorn Training.  LDS units are also encouraged to attend and learn how to raise funds for your unit (without selling door-to-door).

Learn how to fund your program for your Scouts!

The training will be Thursday Sept. 7, 2017 at 7pm located at 3125 5th Ave S (please use the ally entrance). Light refreshments will be available. 2 people from each Pack/Troop are required to attend to receive a bonus on sales.
Please be prepared at the kickoff with the following information: Your Pack or Troop budget, Name and contact info for: Cubmaster/Scoutmaster, Committee Chair , and Popcorn Chair , and Your Pack or Troop Popcorn Kickoff Date & Time
Popcorn sale dates: start Sept. 30 end Oct. 22.
Questions contact district popcorn chair,  Mandy Brumwell  (406) 868-931 or lewisclarkpopcornkernel@gmail.com

Fall Camporee – September 15th!

Boy Scouts- We can’t Wait! You won’t want to miss it!  Please see information provided on previous posts:
Fall Camporee Itinerary …..Fishing Merit Badge
Fall Camporee Patch
Fall Camporee is nearly here
Added to Camporee

Cub Fall Day Camp! – September 23rd

bmx electric city Cub Scouts are teaming up with Electric City BMX to provide an awesome fall program!  Scouts will be able to ride the track while passing off adventure requirements!  Adventures that will be worked on are:
Tiger- Rolling Tigers
Wolf- Running with the Pack
Bear- Bear Claws
Webelos/AOL- Stronger, Faster, Higher
The Details-
Registration begins at 10am with program from 10:30-2:30pm.  Scouts will have an opportunity to race their bikes on the BMX track.  Fees for event are $8.  Please rsvp number from den or pack to dustin.shoemake@scouting.org
What to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for season 
  • Handbooks
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Bike (if Scout does not own a bike, we will make sure he still participates)
  • If Scout wants to ride on the track he must have closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, and long pants.
  • Bike Helmet, closed face preferred

YES! We will also be doing shooting sports!

Order of the Arrow, Fall Fellowship- September 22-24th

img_1818Order of the Arrow– The registration for Fall Fellowship is now available HERE. Please turn it in to the Scout office by Sept 11th.
The fees will be collected at the event check-in, but reservations at the Council Office are necessary for number count. Please register as soon as possible, but PLEASE no later than September 11th so we have time to prepare!

Camping will be available. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, pad and overnight gear.


  • Lodge Ball!
  • Pinewood Derby! (Please bring a car kit if possible, but a few will be available)
  • Vigil Call for 2017 on Friday evening
  • Patch Trading!! (patches from Jambo will be there!)
  • Lodge Elections, meeting, and Special Awards on Saturday