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SE Corner: Camp Upgrades Receive Applause


August 14, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I have spent the last few weeks traveling through much of Montana and I have been reminded of the beauty – and vastness – of the state we call home. more >

Helena Scouts Spot & Call In Fire


August 14, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Good things happen when Scouts are out and about and prepared for emergencies. As Montana struggles with drought and fire danger, this is a great reminder we can help as more >

2017 Fall Recruitment: Rocket Into Scouting!


August 14, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are continuing our theme for this fall’s recruiting campaign.  It is Rocket into Scouting!  Our flyers will have a picture of a den launching their rockets.  We are also more >

Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide


August 14, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2017-18 Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide is late being published. I’ve contacted the National Roundtable Commissioner and he/they are most apologetic about it. They say that no person was more >

Medication Use In Scouting


August 14, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The following guidance on medication use in Scouting has been developed for Scouts, parents or guardians, and adult leaders. Planning ahead is a key component. This information can also be more >

SE Corner: Back To Montana


July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

After nearly nine years away, my family and I have the honor of returning to the Montana Council. What a council it has become! Scouting in Montana has always invoked more >

K-M, Melita Gain National Accolades


July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“One of the finest facilities I have ever come to know.” – 2017 National Camp Accreditation Program report after visiting Melita Island. Each year, all Boy Scout of America Councils’ more >

2017 National Jamboree In The Books!


July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On July 15th, 73 Scout leaders, Scouts, and Venturers departed Billings and Missoula heading for their National Jamboree experience. This Jamboree we did things a little different than we have more >

Scout Perspective: Jamboree Tesitmonial


July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 19th National Scout Jamboree was an amazing adventure for Montana Scouts! As Troop Historian I was able to experience and document the best the Jamboree had to offer. During more >

Eagle Scout Reception & Silver Beaver Potluck


July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Calling all Eagle Scouts – any age from any Council – and Silver Beavers! You are invited to the combined Silver Beaver’s Annual Picnic and Eagle Scout Reception on Friday, more >

Akela Land: For Tigers, Wolves & Bears


July 17, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Announcing an exciting opportunity for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears. Akela Land, an awesome three-day-two-night camp in Dillion, is designed specifically for you! When: August 10th – 12th Where: Birch Creek Ourdoor Education more >

Follow Us To 2017 Jamboree


July 17, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are headed to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia! Today, you’ll find us continuing our tour of Washington, D.C. with more >

All The Best, Team 315


July 7, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This is my final opportunity to send a note as your Scout Executive. Actually, June 30 was my official last day, so I write this as a newly retired staffer more >

K-M still wants you on staff – NOW!


July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In just a few days, we will begin our best summer yet at K-M Scout Ranch, and with a nearly sold-out attendance, we need more staff and staff support than more >

Scouting Safely & Managing Risk


July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“An injury that doesn’t happen needs no treatment. An emergency that doesn’t occur requires no response. An illness that doesn’t develop demands no remedy. The best way to stay safe more >

Top Popcorn Sellers Celebration 2017


July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The inaugural Top Popcorn Sellers Celebration was a wild success! One hundred Scouts and their families – for a grand total of 310 people with 160 camping overnight – attended more >

Limited Total Solar Eclipse Patch


July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse is occurring with the path crossing directly over the heart of the United States. In fact, the so-called “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” more >

SE Corner: First Hand, Scouting Matters


June 19, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you have attended our annual convention in the last three years you have heard me talk about my grandson Rory. He lives in West Lynn, Oregon, a suburb of more >

Gordon Rubard Retirement Open House


June 19, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Saying 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 more >

Executive Staff Updates Part Three


June 19, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you are a regular reader of the MT Trails or active in the districts that have seen executive staff leave, you know there have been some openings for district more >

Inaugural Top Popcorn Sellers Party


June 19, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For the first time, Montana Council will be hosting a Top Popcorn Sellers Party to celebrate Scouts that sold $1,200 and above in the 2016 Popcorn Sale. As of this more >

Hands Across The Border 2017


June 19, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 36th Hands Across the Border will be held in Canada at Camp Stone, near Kimberley British Columbia, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2017. The event organizer is long more >

Merit Badge Counselors Opportunity


June 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Are you familiar with the BSA’s Lone Scout program? Essentially, the Lone Scout program is for youth living far enough away from a community that it is difficult to participate more >

Water Safety & The Safe Swim Defense


June 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. Water also can be dangerous for our Scouts if adult leadership does not take the proper more >

Benefits Of Wearing A Complete Uniform


June 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Uniform is an important part of delivering the complete Scouting experience to your child. Not sure if a complete uniform is a necessary for your child’s success in Scouting? more >

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