Donate your extra Halloween Candy

Great Falls area residents are invited to bring their extra Halloween candy to the Boy Scout Service Center to benefit the Rescue Mission. Starting  Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 8th, candy may be dropped off at the Boy Scout Service Center, 820 17th Ave. South from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekdays only. All donations will be delivered to the Great Falls Rescue Mission for use in their Youth Programs.  

“The Great Falls Rescue Mission is so pleased to partner with the Boy Scouts to collect unwanted Halloween candy once again this year,” said Carrie Sunwall Matter, Development Director, Great Falls Rescue Mission. “On behalf of all the parents, youth and children who are currently staying at the Great Falls Rescue Mission Cameron Family Center, we would like to extend a big heart filled THANK YOU to all who contribute. We are grateful for the kindness and thoughtfulness extended to your local neighbors. It always feels good knowing that people care about others.”

Your Weekly Scouting Updates. Week of June 19th

Gordon Rubard Retirement Open House

gordySaying goodbye to Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard will not be an easy task for those of us in Montana Council.
Of course, it is with excitement, support, and enthusiasm we see him onto the next phase of his and Ellie’s adventure. It is impossible, however, to not feel the twinge of sadness that accompanies the departure of a leader and friend.
We hope you can join us at an Open House we are hosting for Mr. Rubard on Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come by with stories, well wishes, and good cheer to share as we celebrate Mr. Rubard’s retirement. Light refreshments will be served.
What: Retirement Celebration, Gordon Rubard
When: June 28th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Grat Falls Office, 820 17th Avenue South, Grat Falls, MT
Contact: (p) 406-761-6000 | (m) mtcouncil@montanabsa.org

Great Falls, 4th of July Parade.  “United We Stand”

13.july4th.hbscene.070412.msEvery year Scouts in Great Falls participate in the 4th of July Parade.  If Scouts in your unit plan to participate, please contact: dustin.shoemake@scouting.org .
Please respond by 12pm on Monday, June 26th.  If we do not have a sufficient number of Scouts, we will not be able to participate this year.

Who Is the Lewis & Clark District?

The short answer is… YOU ARE!  All Scouts, leaders, and families make up the district.  In fact, everyone in our community is a part of the district.  In Scouting we strive to involve our community in activities and meetings  so our youth have the best possible opportunities and are offered as much as Scouting can offer.
To aid in these efforts, a District Committee is established to plan for activities and ways our Scouts and Leaders can be supported.  This committee should reflect the communities we live in; military, ranching, agriculture, business, retired, education, etc.
To serve our Scouts, take a look at the list of the opportunities for individuals in our community.  If you feel you do not meet any of the listed opportunities, you likely know someone that does.  People may be more willing to help than we think.  Find opportunities by clicking HERE

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Your weekly updates

BSA_calendar-01-296x300District Meeting & Roundtable

As a reminder, our district will not be holding District Meeting and Cub Scout & Boy Scout Roundtables in the month of June due to Cub Day camp taking place at the same time.  District Committee chairs will be contacted with progress reports.
We hope to see everyone at Roundtable on July 11th!
 

Scouts needed for Flag Day ceremonyUS-Flag

Every year Scouts present the colors at Overlook Park on Flag Day.  This year, there has been no commitment from units to participate.  It would be great if we could provide a handful of Scouts to represent their unit. The ceremony begins at 8am on Wednesday, June 14th.
If you are able and willing to participate, please contact Great Falls Realtors at 406-453-2752.
 

gordyRetirement Celebration

Montana Council Scout Executive, Gordon Rubard is retiring.
We are hosting an Open House for him Wednesday, June 28th at the Great Falls Office from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Stop by and give Gordy your well wishes as he embarks on his next adventurous journey

February 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

Merit Badge Academy
4 Ways to Stay Connected
Your Feedback Matters!
In the Next 90 Days
Scouts at the State Legislature
District Pinewood Derby
Haunted Klondike Results
Scouting for Food Drive
Click here for February 2017 newsletter!

Last Month:
Haunted Klondike
4 Ways to Stay Connected
In the next 90 Days
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race- Thank you!
Investment in Character & Leadership
Merit Badge Academy
Exciting Improvements to K-M Scout Ranch
Eat Wings, Support Montana Scouts!
Click here for January 2017 newsletter!
 

January 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

Haunted Klondike
4 Ways to Stay Connected
In the next 90 Days
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race- Thank you!
Investment in Character & Leadership
Merit Badge Academy
Exciting Improvements to K-M Scout Ranch

Click here for January 2017 newsletter!

Last Month:
Eat Wings, Support Montana Scouts!
Stay Connected
Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Race
K-M Special Scout Camp Price
Eagle Scout Reception
LDS Commissioner Online Orientation
Haunted Klondike
BSA Safety Checklist
In the next 90 Days
Click here for December 2016 newsletter!
 

Camp Rotary Notes

Those boys wishing to compete in the SPEED fire starting need to bring their own
Flint and Steel and tinder of their choosing ( no chemicals)
There will be three prizes for fastest times
These items need to be CARRIED BY THE USER
Not the sled
 
Tim Locke……788-0324
 

News from Camp Rotary

The snow is falling and gathering ever deeper at camp…..
There is no sound except for the rhythmic crunch,crunch,crunch of a heavy footstep in the snow, the being stops at every window……..peering in…..waiting. The tracks are all over circling the camp. He knows that soon they will be arriving,many of them,unaware of his presence,his patience,his ability to wait…wait…wait. Soon …..it will be soon
Are you ready for what lies in store
At Haunted Klondike?

Roundtable Tuesday

Hello Scouters! 
Just a reminder, roundtable is Tuesday night, at 6:30pm, and the usual location, the LDS stake center at 1015, 15th Ave South. Roundtable will be followed by district meeting. 
Hope to see you there!