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Providing Excellence, We’re In This Together


January 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I made a presentation to a Roundtable the other night to discuss how we “fund” Scouting and how districts and units are critical to that process. With the recent departure more >

Summer Camp Staff K-M Scout Ranch Melita Island

Apply Now, Montana Council Summer Camp Staff


January 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is now accepting applications for its summer camp staff.  If you have a love of the outdoors and are enthusiastic about teaching youth lifelong skills, we have more >

Scouts Australia Patch

Buy This Patch, Aid Scouts Australia


January 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouts Australia is selling patches to benefit Scouts who lost their homes in the country’s devastating wildfires. Their goal: to make sure these Scouts can “remain connected to Scouting as more >

Conservation Corner: Antlers & Horns


January 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Antlers and horns: Do you know the difference? Some Montana wildlife have appendages on their heads and people often confuse what these are.  These appendages are called antlers or horns. more >

Scout Sunday: Dates & Store Items


January 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scout Sunday 2020 is Feb. 9, 2020, according to the BSA’s Calendar of Religious Observances. Units and chartered organizations, however, are free to schedule Scout Sunday on any Sunday in more >

SE Corner: 2019 Accomplishments, By The Numbers


January 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The beginning of the calendar year is a great time to reflect on our accomplishments from the past year. Here are some of our excellent accomplishments for 2019: 3 million more >

Adult Leaders Needed For 2021 Jamboree


January 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For many Scouts, attendance at a National Jamboree is a once in a lifetime event and could be considered the pinnacle of their scouting experience. As such, the Montana Council more >

In Store: Arrow Of Light Kit


January 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Available now in our Montana Stores is an Arrow of Light Kit. This do-it-yourself kit contains everything you need to make your own Arrow of Light Awards! The Arrow of more >

Silver Beaver Nominations 2020


January 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: 2020 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 >

Journey To Excellence 2019 Awards


January 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Order your Journey to Excellence (JTE) Unit Award for 2019 now. The patches are done only as a preorder item. Units can order the items using the order form: JTE more >

A Year Ends In Loss, A New Starts With Rekindled “Heart”


December 30, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This year’s holiday season was a bit difficult for me and my family. This past Friday morning, we lost my mother-in-law, Theresa, to a more >

Kyle Lantz Leadership Relationship Award 2019

Congratulations Kyle Lantz, Relationship Award Recipient


December 24, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Kyle Lantz, one of our outstanding Field Directors with Montana Council, is the most recent recipient of The Malcolm Knowles Relationship Award, bestowed during Scouting U’s Managing Performance course. One more >

Happy Holidays From Montana Council 2019

Happy Holidays!


December 24, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Happy Holidays from Montana Council, we wish for you and yours a wonderful season filled with joy, family, friends and special meaning. The Scouting spirit manifests itself outwardly during the more >

SE Corner: Year Review & Thanks


December 16, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thanks to exceptional volunteers and Staff, we have had an outstanding 2019! Congratulations to Jory Dellinger, the Development staff and the volunteers for achieving Journey to Excellence Gold status in more >

Merit Badge University Montana Council

Merit Badge University Roundup, 2020


December 16, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Merit Badge University (or College or Academy) brings together Scouts, Venturers and adults from across our large, rural state and provides them the opportunity to earn merit badges in a more >

Anniversary Month Contest, Feb. 2020


December 16, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

You are invited to celebrate the BSA’s 110th Anniversary in February 2020! The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. To celebrate, Montana Council offers an Anniversary more >

Scout Sunday, Sabbath & Jumuah, 2020


December 11, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This information was previously published on a Bryan On Scouting, Dec. 9, 2020. Click to read the full post. When is Scout Sunday 2020? Scout Sunday 2020 is Feb. 9, 2020, more >

The Truth About Giving Thanks


December 2, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The craziness of the holidays is now in full swing. Seems like the pace is greater as the days get shorter. I believe it’s important during these times to slow more >

You Shop, Amazon Gives To Montana Scouts


December 2, 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 >

Big Sky Ski Weekend Montana Council Boy Scouts of America

Big Sky Ski Weekend, 2020


December 2, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On January 9-11, 2020, hit the slopes at Big Sky during our annual Big Sky Ski Weekend. This is an event for all levels of skiers and boarders with classes more >

SE Corner: Popcorn Success & Fall Recruitment


November 18, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Popcorn sale. We had another amazing year. I know it took a huge team effort to make it happen and it is greatly more >

Melita Island Woodland Rehabilitation Project


November 18, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America, is underway with a woodland transformation project on Melita Island after devastating stress on trees due to root rot and dwarf mistletoe, in combination more >

Value: Our Commitment


November 4, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Recently, the National Boy Scouts of America announced a fee increase for registration in the program.  This change goes into effect for the 2020 season of Scouting.  The amount to more >

Conservation Corner: Montana’s Bald Eagles


November 4, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The History For thousands of years, bald eagles were found throughout Montana. Reports of bald eagles along the rivers and lakes of the state were common in old journals and more >

BSA Membership Fee To Change ​Jan. 1, 2020


October 25, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For more than 100 years, Scouting has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. At Boy Scouts of America, more >

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