Silver Beaver Nominations 2018


February 26, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: 2018 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 >

Overwhelming Community Support: ICL 2018


February 26, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are humbled by the gratitude of the communities in which we live. Scouting across the state continues to inspire a lifetime of character and service from youth to adulthood. more >

Summer Camp Staff Needed


February 26, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Help Wanted! Applications are now being accepted for positions on our summer camp staff. Applicants should have a love of being outdoors,  enjoy mentoring youth to become tomorrow’s leaders and live more >

Congratulations Kyle Smith


February 26, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council continues to supply the Scouting movement across the country with talented leaders. Our latest contribution is Kyle Smith, who is being promoted to Scout Executive of the more >

Silver Beaver Reception: 2018 Convention


February 12, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Silver Beaver Reception and Dinner is the crowning event during our Montana Council Annual Convention. The presentation of the Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor a council can more >

Youth Protection Training: YPT2


February 12, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

YPT2.  As many of you have noted, there is a new Youth Protection Training course, called YPT2, now on http://my.scouting.org. This course is a single program for all levels of more >

Community ICL Breakfast Donations Break Record


February 12, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Business and community leaders gathered on Thursday morning in Billings to support Scouting in Montana during Black Otter District’s annual Investment in Character and Leadership breakfast. The support of the more >

National Camp Accreditation Program Training


February 12, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) is to help councils elevate camps to new levels of excellence in delivering Scouting’s promise to youth. more >

Congratulations Levi Knight


February 12, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It is with bittersweet emotion we announce the promotion to a new position with another council for Levi Knight. Levi has been offered and accepted a promotion to Senior District 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 >

Wood Badge – Opportunity Is Knocking


February 29, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouting Friends, Each year the council conducts a Wood Badge training course for Scout leaders here in Montana. We rotate the location back and forth between K-M Scout Ranch, near more >

Camp Cards Are On Sale Now!


February 29, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2016 camp card sale is under way! There are several units all over the state selling the discount cards so have you purchased yours yet? Are you planning to more >

Jamboree 2017 Update


February 29, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Likely by now you are wondering what is the latest with the Montana Contingent going to the National Jamboree in 2017. We have some exciting news to share! The Scoutmasters for more >

Eagle Scout Awarded National Volunteer Honors


February 29, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is and proud to announce that Eagle Scout Nate Jourdonnais, 18, son of Scott and Mary Beth Jourdonnais, has been selected as Montana’s top High School Youth more >

Melita Island Camp Leadership Chosen


February 29, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Melita Island Scout camp is pleased to announce their directors for the 2016 Camping Season. As Camp Director is Libby Brindley. Libby is a long time scouter from the Billings more >

Montana’s First Distinguished Centenarian Eagle Scout


February 18, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America honored Ty Robinson, 100, with Montana’s first Distinguished Centenarian Eagle Scout award during the Mullan Trail District Investment in Character and Leadership Breakfast more >

Photo Contest Winners 2016


February 15, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to all our 2016 Montana Council Annual Photo Contest winners! We had so many wonderful submissions – there’s a lot of talented photographers out there – it was difficult to more >

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Wood Badge Course Is A Go!


February 15, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Fellow Scouter’s, This years Wood Badge Course at Grizzly Base is a go. This is a two-part course with the first half from May 12-14, 2016 and the second half more >

Mountain Man Adventure


February 15, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In this final installment of What’s New at K-M in 2016, I would like to share with you our Mountain Man Adventure. Almost every Scouting unit has one or two more >

CONVENTION: Early Bird Discount Still Available


February 15, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

There’s still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for this year’s Montana Council Convention.  Don’t miss the deals, register here. If you have never attended a Montana Council more >

LAST CALL: Silver Beaver Award Nominations


February 15, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Deadline is February 28, 2016. So nominate today! The Silver Beaver Award is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered more >

2016 Montana Council Convention


February 1, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you have never attended a Montana Council Convention, or been to a Scouter Appreciation Night – NOW is the time. Join us April 29 – May 1 in Missoula more >

Camp Cards

Camp Cards are Here!


February 1, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The camp card is a supplemental fundraising opportunity for Scouts to use to help pay their way to camp! This is the first year of the sale for us and more >

Montana Council Receives National Recognition


February 1, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Congratulations, one and all! Montana Council has just received a Gold Council designation for the 2015 Journey to Excellence program. This is the highest rating awarded by more >

ATV Program in Need of Volunteers


February 1, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The K-M ATV program is growing and along with it we find ourselves in need of additional instructors. If you are an ATV rider, love to ride and are interested more >