Opportunity to Earn Your Aviation Merit Badge!

Hello Scouters!! Please get this out to all of your Scouts and other Scouters! (including Cubs, Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts) Please see the flyer for info.

The Aviation merit badge was one of the Original 57 Merit Badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. Working with Lt Col Carlton of the MT ANG, we’ve been able to arrange for District Boy Scouts to work for their Aviation Merit Badge and attend the Flight Over the Falls Air Show. VOLUNTEERS for the AIR SHOW are also needed; Scouters, Cubs, Venture Scouts are all welcome to participate.

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Academics and Air Show Coordination is scheduled on 26 July from 0800 – 1200 and 27 July from 1300 – 1700 in the Operations Auditorium of the Montana Air National Guard. A Flight Schedule is yet to be determined, as we are working with the Experimental Aviation Association to include their “Young Eagles” program. Also, some Volunteer work can be done, i.e., setting up parking spaces, ramp set-up etc.

As for the Air Show itself, I’ve asked that the Scouts WORKING on their Merit badge be able to attend the pre-game show on Friday night and meet with the Blue Angels or other aviation professionals. Saturday and Sunday, Scout Volunteers may help by gathering and disposing of trash, running water to workers, acting as parking attendants, and ramp tear down.

Now for a kicker that will really please everyone; we can set up and manage a booth. There is some legal issues involved with selling stuff and I am awaiting info for review. However, we can use this as a recruiting tool. A couple adult Scouters, a couple Scouts (Tiger, Cub, Scouts and Venturers) and we can sign people up. I’m going to need help with this one, but we can feature a slide show, projects boys have done, a Kayak, other crafts, rockets, a nature board I need help with this one if anyone wants to help out it would be a great opportunity.

I will have more in the next couple days, so keep checking!!!

Yours in scouting
Lonnie Adkins
Scoutmaster, Troop 7
Phone: (406) 791-0544 (office)
Cell: (618) 363-4003 (private)
E-mail: Troop7Scoutmaster@bresnan.net

Busy Scouting Weeks Ahead!

Lewis and Clark District Committee and Scouters:

Wow, what a busy couple of weeks!  For those of you that attended the Council Camporee, I am sure that you agree that it was an incredible event and an example of what a Scouting event can be with lots of great planning and enthusiasm.

This week brings us Cub Day Camp and a visit from our national Chief Scout Bob Mazzuca.  Next week brings us the Independence Day Parade, as a number of units begin to leave for Summer Camp and City Commission action on our lease for the Medicine River Scout Center.
Continue reading “Busy Scouting Weeks Ahead!”

District Day Camp Letter to Parents


The theme this year is “MEDICINE RIVER POW-WOW”.  There are just a few reminders to help make camp a rewarding experience for them.  If your boy has special needs or anxiety problems, please let us know as early as possible so we can plan accordingly.
Drop-off is between 8:15 – 8:30 am. Pickup is at 5 pm. Friday will be the day Tigers can join us with a parent.

Campfire followed by a BBQ is on Friday. The Campfire starts at 4:30 pm and involves all of the boys. The BBQ will be after the Campfire. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Your son is in Den#___________ and will be given a __________________color camp T-shirt.

He will wear it every day. Please wash it every night so he is ready for the next day.

  • Do send a healthy packed lunch. Each Den will have a cooler to put the lunches in.
  • Don’t send pop. Send water.
  • Don’t let your son wear sandals.  A good pair of Tennis shoes is the perfect attire.
  • Don’t send your son in shorts. Pants are required this year.
  • Do send your son in a Hat.
  • Do send a backpack.
  • Do send Sunscreen and Bug Spray.
  • Do send 20 pony beads and a 29 oz. empty can.
  • Don’t send a pocket knife to camp with your son.
  • Do Send a note if he is leaving early or being dropped off or picked up by anyone but you.  If there is no signed note, we will not release him with anyone else until we have confirmation from you.
  • Don’t let your son bring any electronics or phones.

Camp phone# 403-9113.

Ron Colwell, Cub Scout Day Camp Director

Flag Day!

From: Mike Lukas
Date: June 7, 2011 10:02:48 PM MDT
To: aaron weissman , kyle roberts
Subject: flag day

The Montana Air Guard is helping out raising the flag at Flag hill June 14th at 8am. They would Love all Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to come out and Raise are nations Flag. This should cover the outdoor flag requirement. I’m Also letting the girl scouts know. Any Quistions Call Bill Shirley at 217-6839.