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Eubank Honored With Silver Antelope


June 3, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It was an honor to be with our Key 3 and several Montana Council Board members at our National Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, this past week. On Friday, President more >

Isbell Sisters Receive Venturing’s Highest Honor


June 3, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Klara Isbell and Eva Isbell are the newest Summit Award winners for Montana Council, Venturing’s highest honor. Congratulations. You are examples for all of us. To achieve this recognition, Klara more >

Staff Positions K-M Still Open, 2019


June 3, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We still have opportunities for some  Scouts who love being outdoors, enjoy mentoring youth to become tomorrow’s leaders and live by the values of the Scout Oath and Law to more >

Scouts Honor Memorial Day 2019


June 3, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you all who participated in Memorial Day activities this year. We witnessed Scouts across the state as they honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country. There more >

SE Dirk Smith, The Road Ahead


June 3, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I am honored and excited to officially be on the clock as Montana Council’s Scout Executive. The road ahead is paved with potential and positive possibilities for Scouting in Montana. more >

2019 Camp Specific Needs


May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The days are slowly growing longer and, to me, that signals the start of summer. More importantly, it means it is time for summer camp! As we make preparations for more >

2019 Nat. Youth Leadership Training


May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Every Scout and Venturing unit is encouraged to send at least one youth to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT.) This is an exciting, action-packed coed training course designed to provide more >

Now Hiring Missoula Scout Store Associate


May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are seeking a full-time Store Associate for the Missoula Scout Store. The position is 30hrs/week, sometimes more, plus benefits. This position is responsible for opening and closing the store, more >

You Shop, Amazon Gives To Montana Scouts


May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you to all those who have already donated to Montana Council through AmazonSmile, an incredibly easy and meaningful way to support Scouting in Montana by shopping as you normally more >

Youth Protection


May 17, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers. New more >

Inaugural Class Of Female Eagle Scouts


May 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

One of the characteristics of Scouting — for over one hundred years — is that no matter when you join, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you more >

Summer camp staff teaches group of Boy Scouts how to tie a knot

The Importance of Summer Camp Staff


May 14, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

We’ve all heard how fun summer camp is. Not only is it a blast, but campers actually benefit greatly from their time at camp: camp is proven to prevent summer more >

Ideal Year Of Scouting


May 13, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What is Ideal Year of Scouting? It is providing a year-round, quality Scouting program which should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Ideal Year of Scouting helps you more >

Perfect Time To Recruit More Cub Scouts


May 10, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Cub Scout Packs thrive by recruiting • Recruiting brings new kids and adults into the program. • More scouts equal more fun! • More adults equal more hands to help more >

SE Corner: Change


May 6, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you for allowing me to serve this past year as your Interim Scout Executive. The opportunity was significant and I hope, for the most part, I did you proud. more >

Amazing Turnout, Sporting Clays For Scouting 2019


May 6, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What an amazing turnout during this year’s Sporting Clays for Scouting in Billings. Full teams to fill the course, perfect weather and tons of excitement. Bidding was fierce for sought more >

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 >

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