What: The Lewis and Clark District Scout Show!
When: September 9-10, 2016. Show begins 9am on 9/10
Where: ExpoPark (the Fairgrounds)
Who: All of the Packs, Troops and Crews in the Lewis and Clark District!
Troops and Packs are all invited to camp overnight at the Expo Park for our annual Scout show. For those needing an extra night of camping for rank advancement, camping merit badge, etc. this is a great opportunity to do so. No open fires will be allowed, but we will have a lot of fun anyways.
Scout Show Event chair Tami Lukas would like all of the units to do something individual to their unit so that the public can get an idea of what is offered. The Order of the Arrow will be doing concessions.
On Friday night Troops and Packs will be helping to build a monkey bridge.
For any questions please contact Tami Lukas, event chair at 406-564-5344.
Swimming, Scout and Summer. The three just go together, kind of like peanut butter and jelly, rice and beans or peas and carrots. So, let’s go swimming!
Troop 26 has reserved the Water Tower neighborhood pool for the evening of Monday, June 27 from 6-8pm. As more kids = more fun, we would like to invite other Troops and Packs in town to join us (and, of course, help pay for our pool rental).
Please call Scoutmaster Aaron Weissman, 868-8982, for more information.
The Order of the Arrow is holding a BBQ at the Medicine River Scout Center this Tuesday (10/16) at 6:30pm. Any Scout or Scouter who has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow is encouraged to attend. There are lots of OA members in the Lewis and Clark District that haven’t been active in the OA – this a great opportunity for them (or you) to come out, join us, and enjoy some food!
On Saturday, October 27 there will be a Cub Fun Day in Ft. Benton at the fairgrounds. It is $5 and open to all Cub Scouts. The boys will be cooking in dutch ovens, creating and launching paper rockets, shooting BB guns and more! It is just a half day event (it is done right after lunch).
This is the first event of this kind in our area – it is a joint event for Lewis & Clark District, Hi-Line District, and Nu-Ooh-Ska District. There will be Cub Scouts from all over the north-central part of Montana!
Thank you to all the boys and adults that came to the Fall Camporee. It looks like a good time was had by all. I know I had a blast watching the Counting Coup Contest and watching the boys catch crawdads.( some even cooked them up) I look forward to the Klondike and putting together a prorgram you all will love. Just a little tidbit, we are going to do human bowling at this event which will likely be at Camp Rotary again.
On Saturday September 10th the Lewis & Clark District will be holding our first ever Venturing rock climbing adventure! The climb is open to all of our registered Venturers. If you are not currently registered as a Venture Scout, here are the requirements to join:
You must be beween 14 and 21 years old and you must join a Venture Crew. Thats it. You can even stay registered as a Boy Scout at the same time! We have Venture Crews in Great Falls and the surrounding communities, if you are interested in joining please call me and I will arrange for you to meet with one of our local crews. If you are unit leader interested in starting a Venture Crew or Patrol – let me know ASAP, we can get everything in place so that your youth can attend this climbing trip.
Here are the details of the trip. The cost is $15 per climber. All technical gear (helmets, ropes, etc.) will be provided. If you have your own gear you may bring that as well. We have a hired a professional climbing instructor to guide our trip and teach us rock climbing skills. We will be meeting at the Grasshopper Campground in the Lewis and Clark National Forest (Castle Mountains) at 8:30am on Saturday 9/10. To get to Grasshopper Campground you head south on highway 89 towards White Sulphur Springs. Then turn east for about 6 miles on US 12, then south 4 miles on Forest Road 211. There is camping available at Grasshopper Campground. If you are interested in camping as well, you will need to make arrangements with the Forest Service.
After meeting at the campground, we will take a short (15 minute) drive to the trailhead. The walk from the trailhead to the climbing location is about a 45 minute walk. We will be done and back at Grasshopper campground at about 5pm. Vehicles with high clearance will be necessary to drive to the trailhead.
There is no food or drink provided, that will be up to the individual Crew/Scout.
I have attached the forms required by our instructor. In addition, everyone will have to have a current BSA health form.
This trip is going to be fantastic! I hope to see all of our Venturers in attendance.
If you have any questions, please call me on my cell 868-5648.
Lewis and Clark & Central Districts
cell (406) 868-5648
fax (406) 761-4480