Summer Camps 2012, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to offer the following summer camping opportunities. Each youth participant must be a registered Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Sea Scout or Explorer Scout.  The registration fee to become a Boy Scout is $12 and is available at the Boy Scout Service Center, 820 17th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT., 761-6000 or  Camp scholarships are available.

CAMP NAME: Lewis and Clark District’s Cub Scout Day Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:   With a theme of “Space Cowboys,” Cub Scouts (boys going into grades 1st-5th in the Fall) will have fun with games, nature crafts, Scout skills, first aid, skits, archery and BB gun shooting.

PUT ON BY: Lewis and Clark District, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: June 12-14

WHERE: Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST:  $50 includes T-shirt and patch; $20 for Tiger Cubs (Tiger Cubs are boys who will be1st graders in the fall.  Tiger Cubs attend camp  Thursday, June 14th only and must have an adult accompany the Tiger Cub.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Late registrations may be accepted if the camp has openings.  Contact Camp Director Catherine Korona, (406) 788-1016,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Scout leaders and Cub Scouts’ parents, are encouraged to serve as volunteer counselors. Camp Aides ages 14-17 are also needed. Day Camp volunteers’ children (potty trained -11 years) may participate in free Tot Lot. Contact Director for details.

CAMP NAME:  Webelos Scout Rendezvous

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Boys going into 4th and 5th grades experience camping activities, participate in archery, shoot BB guns, and learn pioneering and map & compass skills.

PUT ON BY:  Boy Scout Troop 4, Great Falls

SESSION:  June 8, 9, and 10th

WHERE:  Medicine River Scout Center, Central Ave. West, Great Falls, MT

COST: $15

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Contact the Boy Scout Office, 761-6000 for details.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  Families are welcome!

 Webelos Scouts Resident Camp at K-M Scout Ranch

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES: Webelos Resident Camp is an adventuresome 4 days and 3 nights camping experience for Cub Scouts entering the 4th and 5th grades this fall. Scouts will enjoy campfires, hikes and working on Activity pin requirements. Highlights include swimming, canoeing, and other water events at our lake.  Webelos may participate in BB gun shooting, archery, crafts, and games. Meals are provided in the dining hall.

PUT ON BY:  Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 29-August 1; August1-4th

WHERE:  K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  Youth:  $95

Adults:  $55

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full.  Early registration is recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: or contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  A Webelos Scout and their adult partner may attend by themselves or with their Cub Scout Pack.

Boy Scout Camps for Boy Scouts entering 6th-12th grades this fall:  

 K-M Boy Scout Camp

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  K-M Scout Ranch is a 640 acre property located in the Moccasin Mountains, approximately 20 miles north of Lewistown.  Facilities include program areas complete with archery, rifle, shotgun and black powder ranges; a small lake with a wide range of aquatic activities, including swimming, canoeing, rowing, lifesaving, Mile Swim, snorkeling, and fishing; a Nature Hut; a new 35-foot Climbing wall, for climbing and rappelling; and a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course. Support facilities include the Flaming Arrow dining hall providing full food service, the Garrison fire-bowl, Harrison Lodge, trading post, first aid lodge, restrooms, and showers.  An optional evening hike and campout to the ghost town of Kendall provides lasting memories.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

Dates:  July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28.

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, near Lewistown, MT.

COST:  $215 for Scout, $75 for Adults.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Until sessions are full, but early registration is highly recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson, Montana BSA Camp Registrar, 761-6000,


Kendall ghost camp again will be offered with a special ghost patch only for those that attend the overnighter. Spend the evening in Kendall and have a dusk hike to the cemetery.

The C.O.P.E. Course is composed of group initiative games, trust events, low elements (12 feet and under), and high elements (30 feet). Participants work on leadership, problem solving, communication, self confidence, trust, decision-making, and teamwork. Each element is carefully spotted or belayed to maximize safety while challenging the Scouts.

Camp Director Mike Carney is returning for his eighth year as K-M director.


CAMP NAME: Missouri River Trek

DESCRIPTION, ACTIVITIES:  This high-adventure program is a 50-110 mile canoe trek through the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River.  Campers will paddle through the Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Chief Joseph National Historic Trail and the Missouri Breaks National Backcountry Byway.  Scouts may earn the Historic Trails and 50 miler patches, as well as the canoeing, fishing, and camping merit badges. Youth may attend individually, or with their Troop or Crew.

PUT ON BY: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS: July 9-15; July 15-21; July 22-28

WHERE: K- M Scout Ranch, in the north Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown.

COST:  $350

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Spaces on the River Trek are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Ferguson,, 761-6000,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Low Impact Camping, Safe Swim Defense, and Safety Afloat are emphasized.

CAMP NAME: Melita Island

Melita Island Boy Scout Camp is a 64acre island with about2 miles of shoreline in Flathead Lake Traditional summer camp programs are offered, includingTrail to First Class, Scoutcraft, Nature and Field Sports. The major focus of Melita is its unique aquatics program, which includes swimming, canoeing, rowing, fishing, small boat sailing, lifesaving, water skiing, motor boating, mile swim, snorkeling, sail boarding, and BSA Lifeguard.  Meals are served in the beautiful, historical Lodge. Other facilities include an amphitheatre, trading post, and showers.  Older scouts 14-17 years old are challenged with the Advanced Campers Program featuring water sports, sailboarding, and snorkeling as well as a day’s excursion to Wild Horse Island.

Sponsored by: Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America

SESSIONS:  July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; July 29-August 4th.

WHERE: Melita Island, on Flathead Lake

COST:  Scouts: $250.  Fees include all dining hall meals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Call 761-6000 to make a reservation for next summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Michelle Ferguson,,

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: BSA Lifeguard Week is June 25-July 1st and costs $220.

CAMP NAME: Takachsin 2012

Throughout the six-day National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course, the Takachsin participants will be taught the concept of what a leader must be, what he must know, and what he must do. These concepts will be taught in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. The National Youth Leadership Training syllabus integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of Scouting. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio/visual training, the NYLT participants will engage in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead. Participants must be at least 13 years old, completed the 7th grade, and be a First Class Scout.

SESSIONS: June 24 – 30th

WHERE: Camp Arcola, next to the Pintler Wilderness, about 20 miles southwest of Anaconda, MT.

COST:   Fee is $250 This includes all food, camping equipment (except tents), program and training materials.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: or Takachsin Course Director Mary Ellen Szafranski,

Mary Matelich
Vice President Public Relations
Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America
899-4256 (cel)
761-6000 (Scout Office)

Klondike was a Rousing Success!

About 80 boys and 40 adults enjoyed this past weekend camping at Camp Rotary for Klondike, with 10 patrols representing nine separate units!  Many boys were heard to remark that this was one of the best camporees that they had ever attended!

Boys attending for the weekend earned 5 frost points.

Congratulations to Troop 28 for winning the Camporee Trophy and to Camp Director Rex Jewett and the camping committee for putting on a wonderful event!

Photos from the event are posted on the District’s Facebook page.  Please ‘like’ our page to be part of the conversation!

Mark your calenders now for June 12 – 14, 2012

What’s so important about June 12-14th?  Well the L&C District Cub Day Camp @ the Medicine River Scout Center, of course!

This years Cub Day Camp theme is  Space Cowboys and  is in need of your help to make it the most fun camp to date. Act now to secure your choice of fun ways to participate with your son/grandson/nephew or maybe even little brother. Ways to help:

  • Master Of Ceremonies – In charge of the opening and closing ceremonies each day. – OA Member or Other Adult
  • Rally Master – Gets the boys excited at opening and closing ceremony each day – OA Member Or Other Adult
  • In order for camp to be successful each pack is required to provide one parent/volunteer for every three boys registered for camp. A Tot Lot is provided for siblings not participating as a camper (must be potty trained)
  • You the Volunteer can choose to be a:
  • Walk Around Den Leader – there are 2 leaders with each den that walk with them from program station to station, help them develop a den name & song/cheer , decorate den flag, keep attendance, ect. (Training provided prior to camp – see below for dates)
  • Tot Lot – Leader/Helper
  • Program Leaders– Teach Program Areas (Training provide prior to camp see dates below & Materials will be provided by camp staff)
    • Knots
    • Knives
    • PE – Obstacle Course
    • Hikes – 2 – 3 leaders
    • Skits
    • Game
    • Citizenship
    • Leather
    • Readyman
    • BB Guns  – Range Master Plus 2 additional leaders
    • Archery – Range Master Plus 2 additional leaders
    • Geology
    • Astronomy
    • Conservation
    •  Rockets (Water)
    • Tools
    • Fishing
    • Game
    •  Leather
  • Camp Aids – Scouts age 14+ or 1st Class Scouts – Help where needed, keep water coolers full, empty trash, assist Walk Around Leader/Program Leaders

There will be two training dates for Both Walk Around Leaders and Program Leaders at the Medicine River Scout Center, Youth Protection Training will also be available all 4 days

Walk Around Leaders – Thurs. May 3rd @ 6:30 pm & Sat. May 12 @ 10 am

Program Leaders – Sat. May 5th @ 10 am & Thurs. May 10th 6:30 pm

Camp Cost this  includes – T-shirt, 2 snacks each day,  all materials for programs,  camp patch, must bring own sack lunch each day.

  • $50 for Cub Scouts
  • $20 for Tiger Scouts – Thurs. Only, with Adult Partner
  • $10 for Siblings in Tot Lot
  • All applications received by Mon. April 16th receive a $5 discount – applications will be available Feb. 2012
  • Volunteers No Fee – Must attend trainings & Youth Protection Training if not already completed.

Questions, comments or to let us know how you’d like to help contact Cathy Karona, 788-1016,

Fall Camp O Ree details and information

From: Dave Mikulecky
Date: August 22, 2011 11:12:53 PM MDT
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject: Fall Camp O Ree 2011-08-14.doc

Sorry for the lateness of this information. It has been a busy summer.

Dave M

Fall Camp O Ree 2011-08-14.doc

Campsite Checklist & Evaluation Form L&C 11-06.doc



September 16-18, 2011

“Traditional Scout Games & Contests”

Location: “Sanford Park” on the
Marias River – South of Chester

Below Tiber Dam & 85 miles from Gt. Falls



How to get there
from Great Falls:


Take highway
87 north towards Fort Benton.

Fort Benton, at milepost 40.5, take a left & head west on highway 223 to
Tiber Dam.

milepost 39.2, take a left & head west to Lake Elwell (Tiber Dam). This is

approximately 7 miles take a left & head south & down hill to the


Fee:    $5.00 per person, payable in
the Scout office by 4:00 PM, September 9.
Troops that fail to register by September 9 run the risk of not being
able of participating in some events.

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