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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 >

Two boys build rockets outside at a wooden picnic table, learning STEM skills.

Why It’s Important for Your Child to Learn STEM Skills


January 3, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

The world has recognized the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for a while now; most of history’s life-changing innovations have come from research and development in STEM more >

Retired NASA Astronaut Jim Lovell speaks passionately about his time in space, standing in front of an American flag in Bozeman High School gymnasium.

Sky’s the Limit: Astronauts and Boy Scouts of America


December 19, 2018  |  by Talia Zook

In 2013, Jim Lovell visited Bozeman High School to talk about his experiences in space, most notably as Commander of Apollo 13. Lovell famously led a team to the moon, demonstrating more >

SE Corner: “Why?”


December 17, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Merry Christmas – feel free to send or return that greeting in accordance with your custom. It is not uncommon for someone to ask us (volunteers or professionals) why we more >

Completing Youth Protection Training


December 17, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Perhaps nothing is more important to us than the safety of our youth. Not just the youth in our program, but youth in general. As we close out 2018, it more >

Clarifying National Bankruptcy Reporting


December 17, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

News reports are circulating about the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (“National BSA”) considering filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of more >

SE Corner: Youth Protection


December 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Friends – Perhaps nothing is more important to me than the safety of our youth. Not just the youth in our program, but youth in general. I recently read more >

Early Bird Registration Closing Soon


December 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we move into the holiday season it is sometimes hard to think ahead to the coming summer.  However, there is one gift that I don’t want anyone to miss more >

Welcome Jessica Kannegiesser!


December 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are excited to welcome Jessica Kannegiesser to the Montana Council as the Black Otter District Executive. Jessica was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She graduated from Montana State University more >

Unit Leaders News


December 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Unit Leader News is launching this week. We are pleased to announce that Unit Leaders throughout Montana will begin receiving Unit Leader News monthly. This informative newsletter will keep units more >

In Store: New Items For Christmas


December 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

New Montana Council items have arrived in time for Christmas! Council walking stick medallions, hat pins and a new belt buckle that looks great when dressing up or down. These more >

Job Opening: CFO/Controller, Montana Council


November 29, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, is hiring a Chief Financial Officer/Controller. Please submit a resume and cover letter to: mtcouncil@montanabsa.org Deadline is December 13, 2018. The mission of the Montana more >

SE Corner: Happy Thanksgiving


November 19, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

From my chair in Missoula, I can see through the window that the pace of the world is steadily increasing as the holidays approach. It is always one of my more >

Welcome Kristen Steele


November 19, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are excited to welcome Kristen Steele to Team 315 as the new Program Secretary! Kirsten is born and raised in Great Falls and graduated from Great Falls High.  She more >

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday 2018


November 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council is excited to again be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In the wake of Black more >

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