Popcorn! Sales Kick Off September 29, 2018


September 24, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Over the past 26 + years, Montana Scouts have sold more popcorn per Scout than any other Boy Scout Council in America. Montanans are generous! We help Scouts fund their more >

SE Corner: A Landmark Moment


September 24, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What an exciting time for the Boy Scouts of America – welcoming young girls to the ranks of our Cub Scout program!  A time where, as a movement, will be more >

Valuable Skills, Beyond Popcorn


September 24, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We all know that we can look forward to our Scouts selling popcorn in the Fall to help raise money to support their activities. Sometimes, we forget to look beyond more >

Big Sky Ski Weekend, Jan 2019


September 24, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Jan 10-12, 2019, everyone is invited to join us for the 4th annual Big Sky Ski Weekend. This is an event for all levels of skiers with classes for beginners more >

SE Corner: 2018 Top Hands


September 10, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Two weeks ago, I – along with Kyle Lantz and Dustin Shoemake – had the opportunity to represent the Montana Council at the 2018 Top Hands meeting in Washington, D.C. This more >

2019 Powder Horn: High Adventure & Wilderness First Aid


September 10, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What: Powder Horn High Adventure Management Resource Course/ BSA16-hr Wilderness First Aid Course. When: Aug 15-18, 2019 (with Checking late afternoon Aug 14, 2019) Where: Grizzly Base Mark your calendars! more >

Job Opening, Billings Store Manager


September 10, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council has a job opening for a Store Manager at the BSA store in Billings, Mont. This is a full-time position (35-40 hour per week) with full benefits. We more >

Popcorn! Sales Kick Off September 30


September 25, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Over the past 25 + years, Montana Scouts have sold more popcorn per Scout than any other Boy Scout Council in America. Montanans are generous! We help Scouts fund their more >

3 … 2 …1… Launch Into Scouting


September 25, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This fall’s Cub Scout recruiting theme is Launch into Scouting. Each new Cub Scout should have received an Estes rocket to put together and then launch during one of the more >

OA Fall Fellowship 2017


September 25, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2017 Apoxky Aio Fall Fellowship was this past weekend and if you weren’t there you missed out. About 70 youth and adult Arrowman were in attendance, representing Assiniboine, Golden more >

Scouting & Conservation: William T. Hornaday Award


September 25, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dr. William T. Hornaday, then director of the New York Zoological Park and the founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C, originally initiated these conservation awards in 1914. An more >

What’s In Store: Rank Advancements & Merit Badges


September 25, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Starting October 1, 2017, we can process your rank advancements in Billings, Great Falls, and Missoula. Our Bozeman Store will soon carry rank advancements as well. We will update you more >

SE Corner: Back To School


September 11, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It’s the start of a new school year and for Montana Council, this time of year is key to our success and fulfillment of our mission: “… to prepare young more >

Date Change For Wood Badge


September 11, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Due to the smoke caused by fires around the state, the dates for Wood Badge at Grizzly Base have been pushed back. We will host the first session on Sept. more >

Scouting & Conservation


September 11, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Conservation and outdoor activities have been part of scouting since the beginning. The first Scout leaders including Lord Baden-Powell and Ernest Thompson Seaton, along with President Theodore Roosevelt, recognized the inherent more >

Congrats Julie Evans & Welcome Daniel King


September 11, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are delighted to announce Julie Evans as our new Development Director! As you know, Julie has been the District Executive in Mountain Valley for the past nearly 2 years. more >

14th Bitterroot Rendezvous, Hamilton


September 11, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Join us for the 14th Annual Bitterroot Rendezvous at Rennaker Ranch in Hamilton. Dates: October 6, 7 & 8, 2017 The event includes a primitive camp, blackpowder rifles, archery, knife more >

It Is Popcorn Time In Montana!


September 26, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Over the years Montana Scouts have sold more popcorn per Scout than any other Boy Scout Council in America. Montanans are generous. We help Scouts who set more >

Jamboree 2017 Update


September 26, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Jamboree contingent met for the first time over the weekend of Sept 8-10 to do a meet and greet. We held an information session about what to expect for more >

Major Health Risk Burning Treated Lumber


September 26, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouts and Scout leaders – Before you decide to burn the scraps of a wood project, look for treated lumber. The disposal of treated lumber by burning has serious health and more >

Jamboree Magic


September 12, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouting Friends, National Jamborees happen just once every four years. The next one will be held in July, 2017 at the Summit in West Virginia. Montana Council has been granted more >

BSA Enterprise Risk Management


September 12, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hello fellow Scouters, I am Tony Higuera, Scoutmaster Troop 1911, BSA WFA CD/Instructor, past NYLT CD at Grizzly base, and National Jamboree 2017 Troop 1 Scoutmaster. I am honored to more >

2016 Scouting Anniversary Contest


September 15, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

Celebrate the BSA’s Anniversary in February, 2016! Units can earn the beautiful purple Honor Unit ribbon by completing two of the following activities during February: 1. Attend a religious service, more >

Venture Scout K-M Takeover


September 15, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

Date: Oct 16 -18 (arrival on 15th) Cost: $45 (includes all food, equipment, and instruction) Camp Description: Venture Scouts your destination is K-M to work on your high-adventure skills. Arrive more >

Boats Needed


September 15, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

Melita Island Scout Camp is looking for donations of gently used boats to update our fleet.   Time and use has taken its toll on an already tired fleet of more >

Adventure Alliance


September 30, 2014  |  by Jory Dellinger

A new sponsorship opportunity exists for business and individuals who would like to Sponsor the Montana Council (Team 315).  The Adventure Alliance is a committment to sponsor Council activities for the more >

Team 315 – What/Who is it?


September 30, 2014  |  by Jory Dellinger

Many of you have started seeing the Team 315 logo and materials and wonder what it all means.  Our Council number is 315.  Team 315 is the simple concept that all of our Scouts, Volunteers, more >