A Beautiful Day

April 20, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Today is a beautiful day.  The sun came up and, outside my home office, I can hear birds singing the songs of Spring. I can tell you that as a more >

Screen-Boosted Scouting Initiative

April 20, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouting is always ready to adapt to changing circumstances, be it bad weather or broken tent poles. We are adapting to the COVID-19 threat by launching an initiative to develop more >

Scouting At Home: Events, Activities & Resources

April 20, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

 We’re all in this together. Scouting continues across our state and across the nation. This is a great opportunity to learn from other councils and collaborate with Scouts from more >

Montana Eagle Scouts Go Global With 3D Printable Mask

April 6, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In under a week, the Montana Mask – a 3D printable face mask designed with a replaceable filter developed by three Eagle Scouts in Montana – has gone global. The more >

SE Corner: Scouting Survives & Is Strong

April 6, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The last 30 days have been a very interesting time for our country, our schools are closed, restaurants along with many businesses are closed and the implementation of social distancing. more >

Silver Beaver Award

Announcing 2020 Silver Beaver Class

April 6, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Silver Beaver Award is a special award and one we hold in the highest esteem in Montana Council. Those that are recognized are a sample of all of the 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 >

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 >

Family Camping Opportunity

April 23, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Did you know that the Montana Council is offering a new Family Camping opportunity for young cub scouts? Scouting is all about families and our new Akela Land camp has more >

Ready, Set … 2018 State Pinewood Derby!

April 9, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The Montana Council Pinewood Derby has been scheduled for May 12th, 2018. Races will take place at the Ressler Raceway in the Gallatin Valley more >

Missoula Bids Goodbye To Ty Robinson

April 9, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Henry “Ty” Robinson. Ty was 102-years-old, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, past Council President and Lifelong Champion more >

2018 Camp Leadership Chosen

April 9, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Resident camp is the pinnacle of the yearly scouting experience. Boys and girls will create lifelong memories, earn merit badges, and develop skills during the week they are at camp. more >

2018 Silver Beaver Class

April 9, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Please join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our Montana Council volunteers and Scouting Veterans. Montana Council’s Silver Beaver Dinner at our annual Convention features the presentation of more >

Montana Council

Executive Staff Updates

April 24, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you are a regular reader of Montana Trails or active in the districts that have seen executive staff leave, then you are aware of openings for district executives. We more >

National Camp Accreditation Program

April 24, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

You are invited to participate in the National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) training Saturday, May 13, from 8 am to 3 pm in Billings. It is being held at the more >

To Avoid Cancelation, Register Now: NYLT & Woodbadge

April 24, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you are planning on sending Scouts to NYLT, time is running out to get them registered. The K-M course has lots of space available but if we don’t get more >

2017 State Pinewood Derby Results

April 24, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The results are in! Congratulations to all participants in the 2017 Montana State Pinewood Derby held on April 22, in Kalispell, Montana. Top 5 standings in the Grand Finals are more >

Akela Land 2017

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is happy to announce a brand new camping experience for Cub Scouts:  Akela Land Akela Land is a resident camping experience designed for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears more >

Wood Badge

Why Wood Badge?

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. It teaches you leadership skills that will reach far beyond what you do in your Scouting unit. It is first and foremost, learning more >

Best Summer Ever

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we come to the end of a long cold winter – and the end of the school session seems like a real possibility rather than a distant dream – more >

Training Opportunities At 2017 Convention

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

One of the highlights of our Annual Convention is our Saturday Seminars. 2017 Annual Convention, Seminar Elective Schedule This year’s lineup includes training in: • Exploring Today (How, What & Why) more >

2017 Anniversary Contest Winners

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Congratulations to this year’s Montana Council Anniversary Contest winners! Cub Scout Pack 302 in Roundup is our winning Pack: They made Valentine’s cards for a retirement home. They performed a more >

MT VFW Eagle Scouts of the Year

April 10, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It is my pleasure to announce the State of Montana VFW Eagle Scouts of the year. State of Montana 2016 VFW Eagle Scouts of the year: 1st place: Gabe Jourdonnais, more >

It’s Time! Montana Council Annual Convention

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It’s Here! Join us April 29-May 1, 2016, in Missoula, Mont., and see exactly why the Montana Council is considered one of the best councils in the nation. Bring your more >

Wood Badge

Become A Stronger Leader

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This year’s Wood Badge Course at Grizzly Base is important training designed to challenge us, test our limits, offer insight into the emotional roller coaster of our Scouts as they more >

Scout Store in Missoula. Two Days Only!

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

For Two Days Only! a Montana Council Scout Shop will be open in Missoula. Visit us Friday, April 29th , from 2 to 7pm and Saturday, April 30th, 8:30am to more >

National Youth Leadership Training

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

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

Spring Recruitment: It’s Time To plan!

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are quickly approaching the most important date on the calendar of a kindergarten-age boy, your Pack’s spring recruiting event. Yes, kindergarten-age boys are eligible to join your Pack this more >

Order Of The Arrow Conclave

April 25, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2016 Order of the Arrow section conclave is in the books and Apoxky Aio Lodge was well represented! Thank you Golden Eagle, Ne-I-Yah, Tatanka, and Siksika chapters for sending more >

Countdown to Convention!

April 11, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Education, Fellowship, Food and Fun with other Scouters in Montana — A Great Time for a Great Cause Mark your calendar for April 29-May 1, 2016, in Missoula, Mont. Come more >

Fastest Derby Car In Montana

April 11, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2016 Statewide Pinewood Derby is SET! All we need now are participants! The race will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016, at the Great Falls Salvation Army Gym, 1000 17th Ave more >

2017 Jamboree Leadership

April 11, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The  2017 Jamboree contingent leadership has been selected and has started digging into the planning of the trip. Soon we will be to provide an idea of what the tour more >

Merit Badge University 4

April 11, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What an amazing weekend at Merit Badge University 4, organized and implemented by Troop 214! Thank you to the numerous volunteers and counselors who donated your time. We had 535 registered more >

National Camp Assessment Certification Training

April 1, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Annual training for the National Camp Assessment/Accreditation Program (NCAP) will be held in Billings, Mont., at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Training more >

Council Pinewood Derby Results

April 29, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

On Saturday April 18th, the Butte Plaza Mall was the center of excitement for sixty plus Cub Scouts from across the Montana Council as they came together for the Annual more >