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Scout Sunday, Sabbath & Jumuah, 2021


January 21, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scout Sunday 2021 is Feb. 7, 2021, 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 >

Jan. 23, 2021 Auction Supports Montana Scouts


January 14, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The catalog for the January 23, 2021, North American Auction Co. auction is live on the auction house website: New Year January Western Collector Auction As you know, restrictions due more >

SE Corner: Welcome To 2021


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Happy New Year! Thank you, everyone, for all you did for Scouting in 2020. Even with the challenges we faced this past year, we brought our exceptional program to 3,521 more >

2021 K-M Early Bird Price Extended


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Early Bird Registration Pricing for Scouts BSA Camp at K-M Scout Ranch has been extended through March 1st, 2021. 2021 Dates Week 1 – July 18 – 24 Week 2 more >

K-M Scout Ranch Staff Opportunities


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We’re hiring summer camp staff for one of the premier BSA camps in the country! “We are hard at work preparing for camp this summer at K-M Scout Ranch. I more >

2021 Anniversary Month Contest


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

You are invited to celebrate the BSA’s 111th Anniversary in February 2021! The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. To celebrate, Montana Council offers an Anniversary more >

Scouts & Scouters Inspire In 2020


December 28, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we look back on this year, it is easy to see the challenges that have become synonymous with 2020. While these challenges are significant, they are merely speed bumps more >

Virtual Merit Badge Classes Create Opportunities


December 28, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, over 50 Scouts BSA members, scatted across 12 Montana cities, discussed topics from Covid-19 relief to farming with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Tester, joining from more >

SE Corner: Montana Council’s 2020 Successes


December 14, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Although 2020 was a difficult and challenging year, the Montana Council had numerous successes. Thanks to our outstanding staff and volunteers, the council achieved its Investment in Character and Leadership more >

Camp Melita Island Opening Postponed To 2022


December 14, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

After careful consideration at the board and operating committee level, we have made the decision to “rest” Melita Island one more year.  We are energized and proud of the direction more >

At The Heart Of An Eagle Scout & Marine


December 11, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What is an Eagle Scout? What are the qualities that Eagle Scouts seem to possess beyond other youth that come before a board of review? I have asked that question more >

Give To Scouting At No Cost To You, AmazonSmile


December 2, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we all practice social distancing and do our best to protect the health of others and ourselves, we may be spending more time than usual ordering necessities online. We more >

My Pledge, To Youth Who Need Boy Scouts


November 30, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

My fellow Scouters and Scouting Supporters, As I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with two children, I found myself reflecting on the unprecedented events that have transpired since early March. Suffice to more >

Billings Scout Store Hours Change


November 30, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

New Hours for the Billings Scout Store as of Nov. 30, 2020 Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Due to the economic impact and public health challenges caused more >

UPDATE: Auction Moved To Dec. 5, Supports Montana Scouts


November 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The auction originally scheduled for Nov. 14, 2020, has been rescheduled for Dec. 5. You can see the lots that directly support Montana Council and Scouting across Montana at the more >

SE Corner: New Weekly Virtual Den Meetings


November 16, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It may, at first, seem disappointing when we hear Montana Council only recruited about 250 new Scouts this fall. It’s true, this is considerably down from previous years at this more >

Scouter Weissman Helps Feed Stranded Shelby Football Team


November 16, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

When the Shelby football team became stranded in Great Falls, Mont., Aaron Weissman – Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 1026 and Ricemaster at Teriyaki Madness in Great Falls – stepped up, along with more >

Popcorn: Online Sales Extended!


November 10, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Exciting News! Online popcorn sales have been extended through Nov. 25, 2020! New holiday products – like the “Happy Holidays Bundle” with dark chocolate salted caramels, peppermint bark and frosted more >

Thirteen Awarded Medal of Merit, Northwest District


November 10, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Eleven Scouts and two adult volunteer leaders were awarded the Medal of Merit during a National Court of Honor on Oct. 24, 2020, in Bigfork, MT for their outstanding service more >

Eat Wings, Raise Funds 2020


November 9, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Quick Links: Coupon Sheet to Share Single Coupon for Mobile On Monday, November 9, 2020, Buffalo Wild Wings® will be hosting another STATEWIDE “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” fundraiser for the more >

Deputy SE Corner: Keep Calm. Scout On.


November 2, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We get it. Things are tough. We are tackling some complicated problems. We are challenged with recruitment, training, canceling events, finding places to meet and parents are concerned about their more >

Silver Beaver Award

Silver Beaver Spotlights, 2020


October 26, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

JOHN YEAGER In our sixth and final 2020 Silver Beaver recipient spotlight, we recognize John Yeager, an active volunteer in the Mountain Valley District who has been making an impact more >

Melita Island Rehabilitation Project

Autumn Melita Island Tree Planting & Transformation


October 21, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

A heartfelt thank you to all who made the autumn 2020 Melita Island Transformation Tree/Shrub Planting a complete success. A total of 114 trees and shrubs were planted! Overall, the more >

SE Corner: Every Youth Counts


October 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I can’t believe we are already through half of October. It’s all hands on deck as we keep the recruitment momentum going. Remember, every youth that is recruited receives the more >

Camp Registrations Now Being Accepted For 2021


October 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In the last few years, we have made some significant, state-of-the-art improvements to our camping properties. If your unit has not recently been to a Montana Council camp, now is more >

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