Registration for IOLS/BALOO Training at Trail to First Class Campout (April 12-13) is now open! There are only 15 slots available, so act fast to get your registration in!
We have an incredible IOLS/BALOO class/campout scheduled for this coming October 20-21 behind the Scout Office! Participants will receive all training necessary to take Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts on camping adventures. In addition, we have an all-star training staff lined up that will provide exceptional training.
The course will begin on October 20 at 5pm and will conclude on October 21 by 6pm. There will be a $10 registration fee which will cover the cost of food on Saturday (breakfast and lunch provided as part of cooking instruction) and course materials. You can pay in advance at the Scout office or you can bring your course fees with you on 10/20.
All participants should be prepared for a campout in late October in Northcentral Montana. Participants must bring their own camping gear and mess kits. Dinner on Friday evening is not provided, however there will be a cracker barrel snack during campfire that evening. Participants should also bring paper and pencil/pen.
Please register as soon as possible so that we can purchase enough food. Registrations are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 17. We look forward to seeing you!
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Our Fall Training season is arriving! The Lewis and Clark District training team has several trainings scheduled this Fall, and we need your help to make them happen. See How to Get Trained (Fall, 2017 edition) for a list of upcoming trainings.
Are you an outdoor skills expert? Well, if not an expert, have you already had your IOLS training? If so, we need you on the weekend of October 20-21 to help with our training. We will be teaching all of the skills required through First Class rank. Please contact me and sign up to teach part of the class. I will keep the following table updated with our confirmed list of trainers:
|Flag Ceremony||Jeremy Adams|
|Interfaith Worship||Stephen Boyd|
|Registration/Campsite Selection/Outdoor Ethics/Campfire Program||Aaron Weissman|
|Fireman Chit||Jeremy Adams|
|Cooking||Bob Dowdy (renowned dutch oven expert!)|
|Ropes and Knots||Jay Cox|
|Woods Tools – Totin’ Chip||Dean Gaskins|
|Plant and Animal Identification||Robert Burton|
|First Aid||Gus Macneal|
|Packing and Hiking Techniques/Gear||Chris Leatham/Bighorn Outdoor Specialists|
Hello Lewis and Clark District!
I have just taken on the role of Training chair for our district. I would like you to join me on a journey that we will take together over the next year. If you join me on this journey, I think that the end result will be a corps of adult and youth leaders in our District that will have the tools at their disposal to present the Scouts in our units with the very highest quality of program.
I have a few goals for our journey:
- Maintain 100% Youth Protection Training for all adult leaders in the Lewis and Clark District. Every adult must complete Youth Protection every year. To that end, the Program for our October District Roundtable will be a proctored Youth Protection class. Mark your calendars now for October 4 at the LDS Stake Center at 999 15th Ave S for 6pm, and ask every adult in your unit to attend.
- Ensure that at least 60% of our Direct Contact adult leaders (Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors, etc.) have completed all of the trainings for their position. Please get in touch with me about the trainings that your unit needs in order to ensure that your Scouts are benefiting from a Trained Leader! Also, mark your calendars for BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills), which will be held the weekend of October 21-23 behind the Scout office. Watch this blog for information on additional trainings as we schedule them!
- By Fall 2017, ensure that every unit has at least one leader that has completed advanced Wood Badge training! If no adult in your unit has completed Wood Badge, mark your calendars and sign up one of your adults today for our 2017 Wood Badge Course, which will are tentatively scheduled to be held at nearby K-M Scout Ranch the weekends of May 11-13, 2017 and June 1-3, 2017.
- By Fall 2017, ensure that every Troop and Crew in our District has at lease one Scout that has completed National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). You may be able to still sign up for the NYLT course at K-M this coming June 19-25, 2016. You can also sign up today for the 2017 NYLT course at K-M , which will be held June 18-24, 2017.
Why join me on this journey? After all, the going may be hard. However, I know that all of the Scout leaders in our District are up to it. The end result will be delivering a better Scouting experience to the youth in our care, and a better program for every Scout. So c’mon! We are going to leave for that journey right away! Get out your hiking shoes and join me!
Lewis and Clark District Training Chair
All Scouts Deserve a Trained Leader, and you have an opportunity to become trained in Basic Adult Leader Outdoor (BALOO) training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) on the weekend of October 23-24. All events will be held at the Scout office, 820 17th Avenue South.
Friday 23 October
6pm Show time at the Scout Office
Set up your camp
9 pm Cracker Barrel
10:30pm Lights out
Saturday 24 October
7am Rise and Shine
8:30 Class Begins
12pm ish Lunch
2-3pm Class concludes, Clean up and go Home
All Participants will be camping out overnight on Friday in a TENT. You will be responsible for your dinner Friday night and breakfast on Saturday. Please register at the scout office ASAP. There is a $5.00 fee for the class pay at the event.
Contact Mark King @1-775-537-8003 or Mike Lukas 406-799-8205
During the month of April, the Lewis and Clark training team will be busy teaching classes in Cub Scout Leader Specific Training; Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and Venturing Advisor Training and Outdoor Leader Training.
Trained leaders enhance the Scouting experience. Please sign up for and attend these classes!
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
For Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters, Committee Chairs and Members, Wolf and Bear Den Leaders, WEBELOS Den Leaders, Tiger Den Leaders, and all Assistant Den Leaders. This course teaches the basics of pack and den operations, including advancement, program planning, and secrets of successful leaders. Cub Scout leaders are considered fully trained when they also complete New Leaders Essentials or This is Scouting, Fast Start for Cub Scout Leaders, and Youth Protection.
Location: Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Sign-In
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break / Sign-In
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Basic Cub Scout Leader Training
10:00 AM – NOON – Breakout Sessions for Tiger, Cub Scout, and WEBELOS Den Leaders; Pack Committee; Cubmaster
Cost: The cost is $5 for the morning.
Registration: Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training; Venturing Advisor Specific Training
Following New Leader Essentials (NLE) or This Is Scouting (TIS), Scoutmaster Specific Training is Phase 2 of a new Scoutmaster’s introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience. Scoutmaster Specific Training, along with Fast Start for Boy Scout Leaders, NLE or TIS, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills are required to be considered fully trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.
Location: Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405
Date: April 14th, 2012
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Sign-In
8:30 AM – NOON Training
NOON – 1:00 PM – BROWN BAG LUNCH
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Training
Food: Participants must bring a brown bag lunch or eat out and return.
Registration: Register on site or you can complete the form below, email to email@example.com or detach and mail to:
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
The Montana Council invites you to participate in Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Instructors will help you learn how to set-up camp, cook, and work with wood tools, and about ropes, amongst lots of others. Each session will bring life to the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from you area, meet new friends and reinforce skill techniques with fellow leaders.
Location: Holter Lake Log Gulch Campground
Date: April 20th and 21st
Sign in at 7:00 PM Friday and Closing at 4:30 PM Saturday
Registration: Register by completing the form below and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or detach and mail to:
Please download and fill out the Sign-up Forms for each training below: