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Welcome Dirk M. Smith, Scout Executive


April 22, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are pleased to announce the selection of Dirk M. Smith as Scout Executive of the Montana Council, Great Falls, Montana effective May 16, 2019. Dirk began his Scouting career more >

National Camp Accreditation Training 2019


April 22, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As Scout leaders, it is the time of year when we begin training to assist with visitations in Area Two Resident Camps, Montana Counsel Day Camps and Montana’s Resident Camps. more >

Several Boy Scouts carry a canoe to a lake at summer camp in Montana.

10 Merit Badges to Earn at Summer Camp


April 18, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

Time spent at summer camp often turns into one of those special childhood memories, treasured forever — you may not be able to remember your first day of school, but more >

SE Corner: Silver Beaver Class of 2019


April 8, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Silver Beaver award has a special place in my heart.  While those that are recognized are a sample of all of the outstanding work that goes on in the more >

Sporting Clays For Scouting, 2019


March 25, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“Sporting Clays for Scouting” is May 4, 2019, at the Billings Rod and Gun Club starting at 11:00 AM with Registration, Blues BBQ, and warm-up. Have fun while supporting Scouting more >

Montana Council
 Statewide Pinewood Derby


March 25, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council
 Statewide Pinewood Derby When: Race Begins on May 11, 2019, at 12:00p.m. Location:  Civic Center, Lewistown, MT All cars registering by mail must be sent to the Central more >

SE Corner: Your Perspective Is Power


March 25, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Spring is here! It sure is nice to see some sunshine outside – I even heard birds signing early this morning when I left for the office.  This is always more >

The Ultimate Summer Camp Packing List


March 25, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

We think most Scouts will agree when we say that summer camp is one of the most fun experiences BSA offers. For a short time in the sunniest season of more >

Three girls talking in a huddle after biking outside.

Eight Things Your Child Can Achieve Away from a Screen


March 14, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

We’ve all heard the rumors about the effect extensive screen time can have on a child’s development. Time Magazine reported in January that too much daily screen time can prompt more >

SE Corner: Why Should I Attend 2019 Convention?


March 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, Our Montana Council Annual Convention will soon be upon us – April 26-28 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort near Anaconda, Montana – and is proudly hosted this more >

Mow Receives Outstanding Eagle Scout Award


March 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow was presented with the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award during the Northwest District’s Investment in Character and Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in more >

Welcome Kris Brunetto


March 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are excited to welcome Kris Brunetto to the Montana Council as the Chief Financial Officer. Kris came to Montana at the ripe old age of 5 and was raised in more >

Two Cub Scouts smile as they follow a hiking trail at summer camp.

Why You Should Send Your Child to Summer Camp


February 25, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

Summer camp is an exciting opportunity for kids to occupy dull summer days with engaging activities and sunny outside play. Usually set in beautiful parks and recreational areas, kids and more >

SE Corner: Funding Our Program


February 25, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Over the past three weeks, I attended ICL breakfast fundraisers in what we call the “Big Three” – Billings, Missoula and Bozeman. Scouting is all about one thing – Program.  more >

PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS 2019


February 22, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We were again blown away by all of the amazing images submitted by you fabulous photographers into this year’s Montana Council Annual Photo Contest! A huge thank you to everyone more >

Now Hiring Summer Camp Staff


February 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is looking for people with a love of the outdoors and an enthusiasm for teaching youth to work in various position at our summer camps. Some specific more >

SE Corner: Valentine’s Day


February 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

People Took A Chance On Us So We Can Invest In Others February in Montana – it’s beautiful out there, don’t you think? Speaking of beauty, it is the week more >

Four Boy Scouts smile after placing a new handcrafted little free library box in front of a community garden as volunteer work.

Why It’s Important for Kids to Volunteer


February 8, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

Life is busy. And a packed and busy schedule often means that certain activities — usually those that don’t directly affect our quality of life — must take a spot more >

Steve Fossett walks in front of an aircraft, wearing white pilot's suit adorned with Virgin Atlantic and NASA logos. Fossett is an Eagle Scout.

In Focus: 6 Notable Eagle Scouts


January 29, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

Whether it’s their first steps before walking or their last report card before graduating, kids achieve a lot in their first eighteen years. More and more often, kids under eighteen more >

Camp Scholarship Program


January 28, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As Scouting units start to make plans and preparations for summer, I would like to remind Unit Leaders of one tool to help their units get most out of summer more >

A young girl dressed in a bright pink snow suit smiles as she snow-shoes her way toward the camera.

How to Keep Your Kids Active in Winter


January 18, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

The holidays may be over but winter certainly isn’t, especially here in Montana. After a month of munching on festive goodies and spending time cuddled inside, it’s tough to keep more >

Provisional Troop Camping Opportunities


January 14, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Every Scout should have a chance to go to Scout Camp. To help make this possible Montana Council provides a Provisional Troop opportunity at K-M Scout Ranch. This program is more >

Silver Beaver Nominations 2019


January 7, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: 2019 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 >

Eagle Scout Project of the Year, 2019


January 7, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

2019 Glenn and Melinda Adams National Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award Nominations Every year the National Eagle Scout Association recognizes Eagle Scout Projects for their creativeness and impact more >

Anniversary Contest, Feb. 2019


January 7, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Celebrate the BSA’s 109th 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 more >

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