Anniversary Contest, Feb. 2019

Celebrate the BSA’s 108th Anniversary in February, 2019!

The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. To celebrate, Montana Council offers an Anniversary Month Contest during the month of February.

Any Montana Council unit can earn a beautiful purple Honor Unit ribbon by completing just two of the following activities during February:

  1. Create a short (30 seconds or less) video “Why We like Scouting!”
  2. Conduct a service project
  3. Attend a religious service, wearing your BSA uniforms on Scout Sunday (February 10) or Scout Sabbath (February 8-9) or another Sunday in February, as determined by your faith organization
  4. Create a BSA display in a business window
  5. Perform a flag ceremony for a school, service group, governmental meeting, or care facility
  6. Write a letter to the Editor. Thank your community for their support of Scouting and name a few of your unit’s service projects
  7. Secure a Proclamation from your governmental official, recognizing February 8 as Boy Scouts of America Day
  8. Wear your BSA uniforms to school one day

Email Michelle (michelle.malin@scouting.org) no later than Thursday, March 14th the activities your unit completed.

The Units that submit the best information (photos, news articles, or videos) about their activities will receive special awards, including paid luncheon tickets for two leaders and two Scouts to Montana Council’s Annual Awards luncheon on Saturday, April 27, at Fairmont Hot Springs, a Troop plaque and Scout Bucks for each registered youth!


Last year’s winning units and their activities were:

Pack 143, Great Falls,
Cubmaster Carly Teter:

  • Scouts wore their uniforms to school on February 8th
  • Scouts wore their uniforms to church on Scout Sunday
  • As a service project, Scouts volunteered to serve dinner and dessert for two nights at the Order of the Moose Mid-Year Conference
  • Bears made a video using the Scout Law

Pack 4944, Kalispell,
Cubmaster John Sonderegger:

  •  Why We Love Scouting video
  • Set up displays at the Central School Museum to showcase what each den worked on that year
  • The Pack helped feed people in need at a Feed the Flathead dinner
  • In an effort to thank their community and invite the original Scouts of the Pack to their Blue and Gold Banquet, Pack 4944 was featured in an article in the local paper.

Troop 1206, Helena,
Scoutmaster Dexter Ittner:

  • Troop obtained a Scout Week Proclamation from the Mayor of Helena
  • Troop members wore their uniforms to Capital High School on Friday, February 2nd
  • Troop members wore their uniform to Church Services on Scout Sunday
  • Troop submitted a letter to the Editor of the Helena Independent Record
  • Troop conducted a Conservation Project at the Helena Reservoir where they cleaned and repaired duck boxes and bird houses, and
  • Troop produced a 30-second video “What we like about Scouting”

Crew 2028, Billings,
Advisor Chris Robertson:

  • Received Proclamation From Mayor Bill Cole Recognizing February 24, 2018 as Scouting Day in Billings
  • Received Proclamation from Governor Steve Bullock – Recognizing February 24, 2018 Scouting Day in Montana
  • Received Proclamation from Senator Steve Daines – Recognizing February 24, 2018 as Scouting Day in Montana
  • Received Proclamation from Congressman Greg Gianforte – Recognizing February 24, 2018 Scouting Day in Montana
  • Voluntarily shoveled snow throughout neighborhoods after several snow storms
  • Wore uniforms to Church on Scout Sunday.

Have a question? Please contact Mary Matelich, Vice-President Public Relations, m.matelich@gmail.com

We look forward to your Unit’s activities for Montana Council’s Anniversary Month Contest in February!