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Montana Council

Council Response to COVID-19


April 3, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Updated April 3, 2020 *  Montana council is doing what it can to keep up to date with the rapidly changing information and safety recommendations concerning COVID-19. In an effort more >

Venturing: Personal Experience & How To Join


April 3, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

*  This is Part Four of a four-part series, Venturing Educational Campaign, exploring the basics of the Venturing program. Part One – Basics of Venturing: Introduction & Purpose Part Two – more >

Teleconference Safety


April 1, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

When using platforms like Zoom, the FBI recommends exercising due diligence and caution in your cybersecurity efforts. Investigators say to follow these steps to mitigate teleconference hijacking threats: •          Do more >

Through It All, Scouting Prevails


March 23, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Looking out my office window, things are a bit surreal. As I write this, the traffic is minimal and, for some reason, the wind just won’t quit. These are interesting more >

2020 Anniversary Month Contest Winners


March 23, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Announcing the Montana Council Anniversary Month Contest winners, 2020. Congratulations: Winning Crew:  Crew 2206, Helena Winning Troop:  Troop 1936, Eureka and Whitefish Winning Pack:  Pack 3523, Three Forks Crew 2206, more >

Scouting At Home

#ScoutingAtHome


March 23, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For Montana Scouts and Scouts all over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live every day and how we do Scouting. Here are some tips for how more >

Venturing: Awards & Influence


March 20, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

*  This is Part Three of a four-part series, Venturing Educational Campaign, exploring the basics of the Venturing program. Part One – Basics of Venturing: Introduction & Purpose Part Two – more >

30 Day Cub Scout Challenge

30-Day Cub Scout Challenge


March 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

With school closures and many Scouting events on pause, there are still plenty of opportunities to keep on Scouting. Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge! Help keep your Cub Scouts more >

SE Corner: Our Goals Are Clear


March 9, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This is an exciting time of year for our Scouts and Scouters. We have completed several highly successful ICL fundraising events, many camp weeks are full and others are filling more >

Venturing: Place & Terminology


March 9, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

*  This is Part Two of a four-part series, Venturing Educational Campaign, exploring the basics of the Venturing program. Part One – Basics of Venturing: Introduction & Purpose Part Three – more >

K-M Scout Ranch Camp Staff

K-M Staffing: Be Part Of The Future


March 9, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

K-M Scout Ranch is poised for the future with the new facilities and innovative programming. We are currently hiring for Summer 2020. We are looking for Scouts and Scouters who more >

Registration Open For 2021 National Jamboree


March 9, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Participant registration is now open for the 2021 National Jamboree, to be held July 21–30, 2021, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the BSA’s gold-medal-caliber high-adventure base in West Virginia. A more >

Concerning COVID-19


March 5, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council leadership is acutely aware of the international epidemic of the COVID-19 virus and the potential effect on human activity and health. We are monitoring updates from the more >

Unit training

Training: Did you know … ?


February 28, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Training is always a focus for our leaders, and we have heard, “Every Scout deserves a trained leader.”  It seems harder and harder, however, to fit training into our busy more >

Support In Many Ways


February 24, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Over the past three weeks, we have held our largest “Community Investment in Character and Leadership” events in the state: Billings, Missoula and Bozeman. Other events will be occurring soon more >

Basics Of Venturing: Introduction & Purpose


February 24, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

*  This is Part One of a four-part series, Venturing Educational Campaign, exploring the basics of the Venturing program. Part Two – Venturing: Place & Terminology Part Three – Venturing: Awards more >

Conservation Corner: Montana’s Past Unusual Animals


February 24, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Musk oxen, camels, mammoths and giant sloths in Montana? This month in Conservation Corner, let’s talk about some of the interesting animals that used to live in Montana but aren’t more >

Garden City Drags

Garden City Drags, 2020


February 14, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This is not your kids’ Pinewood Derby! The checkered flag drops on this year’s Garden City Drags on Friday, March 13, 2020. Bring your greatest, fastest and most creative vehicles and see if more >

SE Corner: Gold Status JTE


February 10, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to everyone. Montana Council achieved Gold Status Journey to Excellence! This is the top status that a Council can achieve from criteria set by the National Service Center. It more >

2020 Growth Conference

Three Recognized At Growth Conference


February 10, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to District Executives Sandra Dogiakos (Lewis & Clark District), Scott Jourdonnais (Mullan Trail and Bitterroot Districts) and Dave Snyder (Buffalo Plains & Central Districts) on being recognized at the more >

Scoutbook Help

Scoutbook Made Easy


January 31, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Do you have questions about Scoutbook? Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail. Scoutbook more >

Photo Contest Winners, 2020


January 29, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Wow! So many Scouts and leaders entered our 2020 Photo Contest. It took us a long time to select the winners. A huge thank you to each of you who more >

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 >

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