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

Trail Days in Lincoln August 11

Do we have any Scouts or Families interested in participating in this event? Please email me sandra.dogiakos@scouting.org if you are going to attend!

If you pre-register you get a free t-shirt!

Pack 1 Committee Chair, Ken, is helping guide the hikes!

EVENT INFO

Montana’s Premier Trail Town invites you to join the outdoor community in celebrating Lincoln’s unique trail heritage on 11 August 2019. The celebration will take place in conjunction with the Lincoln Art & Music @ LincolnCouncilForTheArts.com Festival.10-11 August.

The goal of Trails Day is to celebrate Lincoln’s unique geography along the Continental Divide and unparalleled trails heritage. The Lincoln area was a unique trail area long before Lewis and Clark passed through the area as Native Americans have used the Cokahlarishi Trail (Road to the Buffalo) for thousands of years. Today Lincoln maintains this unique trail heritage and is now an integral trail town for the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), the Lewis and Clark Bike Trail, the Race to the Sky and our newest the Montana Trail 406

All events are FREE and include:

  • Guided Historical Hike to Lewis and Clark Pass (3 Mile)
  • Guided Hike on segment of Montana Trail 406/CDT (10.5 Mile)
  • Guided Bike Ride on segment of GDMBR
  • Outdoor Vendors, Outdoor Displays, Art, Music, Raffles & more!

For more information and to register for Hikes/Ride please call the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch @ 406-362-4131.

Eagle Project Post Banner

Eagle Project Idea: Grande Vista Park

There are 4 picnic tables in need of renovation and placement in Grande Vista Park in Fox Farm.

The tables were procured for the park and will be the first to be placed there! The park is the one with baseball fields. All seats and table tops must be replaced. Lumber, stain and supplies will need to be procured, lumber cut and deeply stained all over then bolted to the frames.

The project must be coordinated with Great Falls Parks and Recreation department to ensure it meets their requirements and to place the tables when completed. There is ample work space and electrical where the tables are located.

Contact Joe Furr: 406-590-4252

FWP female staffer holding up a sturgeon for demonstration

Annual Fishing Day – Help Needed!

Great Falls Kids Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 8th and you’re invited!

The Lewis & Clark District will be at the pond with water bottles and we need your help staffing the booth! If Scouts from your Pack or Troop are able to spend an hour directing traffic or helping at the casting station the event organizers would be very grateful. You can also help by handing out water bottles and talking to kids about Scouts, please email or text Sandra (406-282-1129) by Thursday at 5pm.

Central Montana’s 25th annual fishing day for youngsters will take place 9 a.m. to noon, June 8, at Wadsworth Pond on the west side of Great Falls. As in past years, the Great Falls chapter of Walleyes Unlimited will give away a free rod and reel outfit or a tackle box to youngsters who complete a series of educational stations.

No fishing license is required that day at Wadsworth Pond. There is no age limit but the activities are geared to youngsters just learning how to fish. To reach Wadsworth Pond head west on Central Avenue over I-15, turn north on 34th St. NW, then turn west on Wilkinson Lane and follow to the park. Groups participating include: Walleyes Unlimited, FWP, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Missouri River Flyfishers and North Middle School Fishing Club and the Boy Scouts of America.

For more information contact FWP in Great Falls at 454-5840.

This Week in Scouts: March 22

Camping Season is Here!

Scouts salute the flag at Camporee.

Spring is upon us and so is camping season!

Plans are underway for both Trail to First Class on April 12-14 (find the Trail to First Class Leader Guide here and don’t forget to register for IOLS/BALOO Training) and Spring Camporee on May 17-19.

Please contact Gene, for more information about Trail to 1st Class, or Forrest about Camporee.

Fundraising in Choteau

Tonight is our first rural ICL event in Choteau. The District is hosting a spaghetti dinner starting at 6:30p, and it is going to be a great night for Scouting (And a lovely night for a drive out to Choteau ????)!

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food pick up is tomorrow – stay tuned for the results! Food will be set out at 8 a.m. and picked up after 9. New this year, Scouts and Scouters are asked to enter the Great Falls Food Bank through the main door, not the garage door, to help with unloading. Vehicles may still use the garage door but pedestrians please use the front door.

Rotary Eagle Luncheon

The Rotary Eagle Lunch is coming up on April 9. If you are planning to attend please contact Bill, 406-761-7746.

This week in Scouts: March 15

Happy Montana Council Day! (We are Council 315, get it?!?) It was a great week for Scouting in the Lewis & Clark District.

Thank you to Troop 007 for hosting me at your Court of Honor on Sunday. It was a fun evening. On Monday, Troop 14 invited me to attend their Court of Honor. The SPL ran a great meeting! Congratulations to all of the Scouts on their rank advancement and well done earning all of those Merit Badges.

Scouting for Food has been the hot topic of the week. Laura B. has been busy distributing flyers, maps, rubber bands, and bags. I am incredibly grateful for all her hard work. If you need information about the Scouting for Food or additional supplies please contact Laura. Sean L. is doing a radio interview on KGPR to promote the Food Drive, too.

Say yes to adventures at Day Camp 2019!The Cub Scout Day Camp Committee met this week and they are working hard to plan an exciting camp. The theme is “Under the Sea” and you can register you Cub for Day Camp online today. If you are interested in helping with Day Camp, Stephen would love to hear from you!

On Saturday, Scouts are invited to walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 1:30 pm. We will march down Central Avenue celebrating Scouting and St Patrick. Wear your Field Uniform and meet at the corner of Park Drive and 1st Ave S at 1:15. Candy and trinkets will be provided.

Coming up next week is the Choteau Investment in Character and Leadership Dinner on Friday at 6:30.