2018 Council Camporee: Help Needed


January 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2018 Montana Council Camporee will take place June 14-17th at the Broadwater County Fairgrounds in Townsend, MT. All are invited– Cubs, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers. Registration is now more >

Why Cub Scout Camping


January 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

When a boy and his family join Cub Scouting, they join an organization that values fun and excitement in experiencing the outdoors. Each Cub Scout Pack is encouraged to provide more >

Our Chance To Honor YOU!


January 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What is Scouter Appreciation Night and Why You Should Be There! The Montana Council is vast – roughly 147,000 square miles – and while we like to travel, we don’t more >

Merit Badge Academy: Lewis & Clark Dist.


January 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Lewis & Clark District – Merit Badge Academy will be held February 17, 2018, at Great Falls College, MSU. Registration opens Saturday, February 3 on Tentaroo. Cost is $10 more >

In Store: Unit Account Info. Updates


January 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In an effort to update Unit Account Information, we are asking that all unit leaders complete a Unit Charge Account Information Form and send it in. Why you ask?  Much more >

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Photo Contest Winners 2018


January 27, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Wow! Montana Council has some great photographers! We received more entries for our photo contest this year than ever before. A huge thank you to everyone who entered. Your talents more >

Scoutbook Lite To Launch, 2018


January 15, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

National BSA recently announced a new application called Scoutbook Lite will replace Internet Advancement in the second quarter of this year. Scoutbook Lite is a free, full-featured, online tool allowing more >

2018 ICL: Bronze, Gold, Platinum Recognition


January 15, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hopefully, by now, you have been contacted by your districts Investment in Character & Leadership (ICL) chair requesting a date for a presentation at your upcoming Blue & Gold banquet more >

SE Corner: A New Year


January 2, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

My fellow Montana Council Scouters, The beginning of a new calendar year is an excellent time to reflect on our many accomplishments while also setting goals for the coming year.  more >

2018 Summer Staff Applications


January 2, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we watch the snowfall cover the state and brave the blustery winter winds, it is hard to remember the hot days and warm nights of summer in Montana. It more >

2018 Anniversary Month Contest


January 2, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Celebrate the BSA’s 108th Anniversary in February 2018! Every unit that completes any two of the following activities in February will earn the purple Honor Unit streamer: Create a video on more >

Recruiter Recognition Available


January 2, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Do you have a Scout who has brought a friend or acquaintance to a meeting? Has that friend decided to register and continue the Scouting journey? Are you looking for 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 >

A Scout is Reverent – Scout Sunday Observance


January 16, 2017  |  by Jory Dellinger

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young more >

Membership Growth For MT Scouts


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On behalf of the 8,000 Scouts registered in the Montana Council in 2016, thank you for your hard work and dedication to making sure every youth had an opportunity to more >

New Programs For K-M


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hopefully, everyone is excited about the new facility improvement happening at camp this fall and next spring.  In an effort to keep building on that excitement, K-M Scout Ranch is more >

Scout Executive Corner


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Welcome to 2017! It seems that from Thanksgiving onward the clock ticks a bit faster than usual. December flies by and now it is January. Happy New more >

CIT Program At Melita & K-M


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is looking for Scouts ages 14 – 16 to participate in our summer camp’s Counselor In Training (CIT) program. The CIT program is designed to help Scouts more >

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What’s In Store – Roper / Stetsen


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Super Saving Month on all Roper and Stetson apparel. Receive 25% off of all Roper vests, jackets, shirts and Stetson shirts. Available in adult, youth, men’s, ladies, camp logos, Montana Council more >

Winter Weather Safety


January 2, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Winter is upon us in Montana and that should not slow us down as long as we take the necessary precautions and teach our Scouts to be “Winter Weather Smart.” more >

Service Projects Montana Council BSA

A Call for Service Project Images & Video


January 19, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are all aware that doing service projects is one way that Scouts can keep their promise “to help other people.” Well, I need your help too. There is nothing more >

Montana Council BSA K-M Scout Ranch

Staff Opportunities at Montana Camps


January 19, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

At this time of year most of us probably enjoy an evening huddled under a blanket next to a warm fire while sipping from a hot drink. We may have more >

Montana Council K-M Scout Ranch Programs BSA

New to K-M in 2016


January 19, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In the last issue I was thrilled to share with you some of the programs elements that were being expanded to give scouts a more exciting experience. In this issue more >

Montana Council BSA 2016 Annual Photo Contest

LAST CALL: 2016 ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST


January 19, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Final call! The deadline is Jan. 31, 2016 to submit those stunning images you’ve been shooting all year. Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate. Dig more >

Investment in Character and Leadership


January 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council staff has been fortunate to have the support of many wonderful dedicated people throughout each community in Montana. Your dedication to Scouting has propelled our Council into more >

What’s New to K-M in 2016


January 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In an effort to keep things fresh and exciting for our Scouts at camp, every year we make some changes to our camp programs. The difficulty comes in trying to more >

Gordon Rubard, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America, BSA, Montana

Happy New Year


January 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Another year passes and a new one begins. Our Scouting year actually started in September, so a new calendar year means we are already 33% into the more >

New Distinguished Eagle Scout


January 16, 2015  |  by Jory Dellinger

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have distinguished themselves on a national level, receiving recognition or eminence within their field and who more >

Montana Council 2016 Annual Photo Contest


January 6, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

It is time once again for the 2016 Montana Council Annual Photo Contest. Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate. So dig through those digital files, more >