Personal Perspective: Why Wood Badge


June 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Wood Badge is important training designed to challenge us, test our limits, offer insight into the emotional roller coaster of our Scouts as they advance through the program, give meaning more >

SE Corner: Our Incredible Summer Starts Now


June 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel to all four of our Montana Council properties and I would like to take a moment to recognize more >

Congrats MOHAB On NCAP Accreditation


June 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) recently achieved its NCAP accreditation and is already into another great season. of adventures! They faced record snowpack for the Teton Marias range and had more >

Congrats: New Staff & New Roles


June 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dustin Shoemake – District Director A big congratulations to Montana Council field staff member Dustin Shoemake on his promotion to Field Director. Dustin began his role with Team 315 in more >

Council Camporee: Incredible & So Much More


June 18, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Council Camporee – an event catering over 650 Scouts, Volunteers and Partners for several days of Scouting adventure at more >

YPT Training, A How-To


June 18, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As most have heard by now, there is a new Youth Protection Training module available from the National Office.  It is required that every adult member with direct contact with more >

2018 Golf Classic A Success


June 18, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2018 Montana Golf Classic was held Friday, June 15, 2018, with over 80 registered golfers in swinging for glory and supporting Scouting in Montana. We couldn’t have planned a more more >

Council Camps looking for Key Staff


June 4, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As the summer season is coming fast and the Council Camps are making preparations for their summer camp operations, there are still a few key positions that we are still more >

YPT, By The Numbers


June 4, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hello Fellow Scouters: From the computer of the council YPT Champion, thanks for getting to the following levels of our District Compliance numbers. There is much work to do and more >

UPDATED: 2018 Council Camporee


June 4, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Approximately 1,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and their leaders from across Montana will gather for the Montana Council Camporee Thursday, June 14th through Sunday, June 17th at the more >

Sporting Clays In Billings Was A Blast!


June 4, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

May held true in Montana and delivered a rainy weekend for the Sporting Clays event in Billings sponsored by Stockman Bank. Just before the shotgun start, the rain stopped and 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 >

2017 Jamboree Contingent Still Has Room


June 20, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The online registration system is open for the 2017 National Jamboree! Please review the youth participant qualifications below to make sure you meet them and register as soon as possible. more >

Venture Event: Shooting Sports Weekend


June 20, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Take aim hone your shooting skills at Buffalo Plains District’s first ever Shooting Sports Weekend at the Boy Scout Park in Fort Peck. This event gives Venturers the time, opportunity and access to more >

The Call Of The Wild


June 6, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Summer is here and Scouts from every corner of the state are starting to hear and feel the Call of the Wild. They are being drawn to more >

Summit Grant Opportunity For Eight Montana Scouts


June 6, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council has received a grant that will allow us to send eight (8) boys to summer camp at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Boys selected for this trip will more >

Council Camps Welcome Venture Crews


June 6, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In an effort to support our growing population of Venture Crews across the council, the Montana Council is happy to announce that our resident camps K-M Scout Ranch, Melita Island more >

Montana Council Wins Five 2016 President’s Marketing Awards


June 6, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are excited to announce that Montana Council has received five President’s Marking Awards including Judges Choice in Best Collateral Material for our 2015 calendar and Winner of Best Friends more >

Charity Navigator Awards Four-Star Rating


June 2, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We have great news! Charity Navigator has awarded Montana Council a coveted four-star rating – the highest rating possible – for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment as a nonprofit. more >