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Recipients Of Catholic Religious Awards


March 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Last month the Diocese of Helena held a special mass at Saint Helena Cathedral to honor Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for successful completion of Catholic Religious awards. more >

Congratulations Thomas Huether


March 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For the second time in less than a month we are again making a very bittersweet announcement about the departure of one of our staff. Thomas Huether has been offered more >

15% Store Discount On 3/15


March 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

TEAM 315 THANK YOU DISCOUNT! “Why?” you ask. In celebration of the Montana Council & Team 315! What is Team 315? We are the Montana Council. We are TEAM 315. more >

Are You Keeping Up With Us?


March 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Many of you follow us on Facebook, but did you know that we are sharing fun photos, videos, news and information through assorted Social Media outlets every day? Did you more >

Scout Executive Corner


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Salute to a Great Scouter! Jack Hihnala passed away earlier this month, at age 77. He was a lifelong Scouter who began Scouting in Butte as a boy in grade more >

Camp Staff Scholarship Program


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Some of the greatest memories of my youth come from my experiences as a member of camp staff. I wish every Scout had a chance to be on staff at more >

2017 Convention: Council Nominating Committee


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Each year, Montana Council convenes a nominating committee to prepare a slate of officers and members at large to be elected at the Council Annual Meeting. This year our annual more >

Important Information: Jamboree Newsletter 3


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Download the most recent 2017 National Scout Jamboree: Montana council Contingent Newsletter. 2017 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE NEWSLETTER 3 Information covered in the newsletter spans from uniforms, order forms, youth leadership, more >

Assessing Risk & Event Safety Checklist


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

How do I as a leader assess risk? What is the BSA Event Safety Checklist It is March and many of us are starting to dream about warmer weather and more >

Congratulations Matt Specht!


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It is with bittersweet emotion we announce the promotion to a new position with another council for Matt Specht. Matt has been offered and accepted a promotion to Field Director more >

In Store! The Perfect Montana Council Jacket


February 27, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Yep, it’s still winter but on the verge of spring.  Why not show your Montana Council Pride with the perfect jacket for this time of year? Looks sharp and super more >

Scout Executive Corner


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Each year, national BSA measures the performance of local councils with the Journey to Excellence program. Every council is graded on eighteen separate criteria in 5 areas including: Unit Service, more >

Reminder: Complete Your Charter Renewal


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For those units who finished the charter renewal process and have turned in their paperwork to council executive staff, THANK YOU! We have experienced a significant improvement in getting them more >

MOHAB Provisional Opportunities


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Are you looking for a summer adventure for your scout? The Montana High Adventure Base has openings for provisional Scouts for our programs: Week 1: June 25 – July 2 Week more >

Ice Safety


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Recognize that ice will never be completely safe. Conditions and unseen or unknown factors can render seemingly safe ice suddenly dangerous. Take all care and precautions to avoid mishaps and more >

Anniversary Month Contest


February 13, 2017  |  by Jory Dellinger

Anniversary Month Contest is coming during the month of February! Mark your calendar! Units can earn the purple Honor Unit ribbon by completing any two of the following activities during more >

Anniversary Sale: 17% Off


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

To celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 107th Anniversary, we are excited to offer a 17% discount on merchandise! In all stores and online! Only five more days to take more >

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Photo Contest Winners 2017


February 13, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to all our 2017 Montana Council Annual Photo Contest winners!With so many entries, it was difficult to pick winners! In fact we added another category for adults –nature – more >

Putting The Outing In Scouting


January 30, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We have all heard the phrase, “You can’t have scouting without the outing.” There is no better place to make that happen than at a resident summer camp, the pinnacle more >

Jamboree Contingent Update | Feb. 2017


January 30, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

February 11th Contingent meeting in Helena, MT Location: Plymouth Congregational Church 400 South Oakes Helena MT 59601 Details with start time will be out this week. RSVP to Randy Keith more >

Wood Badge

What is Wood Badge?


January 30, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, directed the first Wood Badge course in 1919 and gave each participant one of the beads he captured from African Chieftain Dinizulu. Thus did more >

Silver Beaver Nominations


January 30, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: 2017 SILVER BEAVER AWARD The Silver Beaver Award is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters more >

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Important Dates: Photo Contest, Anniversary Month, More


January 30, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

2017 Photo Contest: Deadline is TOMORROW, Jan. 31 Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate in our annual Photo Contest. Dig through those digital files, cameras, more >

Bronze/Gold/Platinum Units – Be One!


January 16, 2017  |  by Jory Dellinger

As a recognition/thank you for your unit’s participation, the Montana Council will provide the following to any unit who successfully meets or exceeds their ICL “fair share” goal: Benefits for more >

Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due February 28th


January 16, 2017  |  by Jory Dellinger

The awards are presented at an impressive ceremony, this year Saturday evening April 29th at the Council Annual Convention in Helena. This year Cory Keith, longtime Council board member and more >

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