SE Corner: Camp Excellence

July 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It is hard to believe that it is the end of July and we only have two weeks of summer camp left at K-M Scout Ranch. The Council Board is more >

Gift From Anthony Cammon & State Farm Insurance

July 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On July 22, Anthony Cammon presented Jory Dellinger, Deputy Scout Executive of the Montana Council, with a check for $500 from the State Farm Companies Foundation Good Neighbor Grant Program. more >

Keep Calm, Scout On

July 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Without question, these are difficult times. Who would have thought at the start of the year we would be experiencing a worldwide pandemic with staggering health and economic consequences – more >

Aug. 1 Auction Supports Montana Scouts

July 27, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The catalog for the Aug. 1, North American Auction Co., auction is live on the auction house website: Old West & American Indian w/ Luxury Jewelry August 1st Sale As more >

NYLT Wood Badge Training

Scouts Deserve Great Leaders

July 23, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We owe it to those we lead and those we form into leaders – and ultimately, ourselves – to be the best-trained Scouts and Scouters we can be. Please take more >

2021 Jamboree Contingents

July 15, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

UPDATE: BSA Postpones 2021 National Jamboree It is with great disappointment we announce that the 2021 National Jamboree has been postponed. Realizing this decision may bring questions, CLICK HERE for more >

A Salute To Webelos

July 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I would like to offer a salute to Webelos! This past week, K-M Scout Ranch ran two Webelos Resident Camp sessions. The feedback has been tremendous. Our young Scouts had more >

Scouts’ Night Out Challenge

July 13, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Out of safety and necessity, we have all been spending more time than usual indoors and in front of our computer screens or phones. This summer, we challenge you to more >

SE Corner: An Impressive Summer

July 29, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In all my years of professional Scouting – including serving five Councils and the National office – I have had the opportunity to see many Scout camps. The Montana camping more >

K-M Lodge Dedication & Luncheon

July 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, proudly invite you to celebrate the dedication of the new K-M Lodge. Food and beverages will be served as part of the festivities. more >

National Summertime Pack Award

July 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Just because school classrooms go dark in the summer doesn’t mean Cub Scouting has to. Extend the fun of Cub Scouting into the year’s hottest season by earning the National more >

Leadership Skills Are Key

July 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Wood Badge 2019 “The whole principle of the Scouting Movement should be impressed in the training…” – Robert Baden-Powell Trained volunteer leadership is one of the keys to a successful more >

Open Positions, MOHAB

July 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This opportunity is only available for those who love to adventure, who are drawn to the wild outdoors and who belive a dream job includes ultralight backpacking, wilderness packrafting, leading more >

SE Corner: Thank You Staff & Volunteers

July 1, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

It has indeed been a privilege serving as your Scout executive these last six weeks. I have had the opportunity to visit a District Spring Camporee, Wood Badge and NYLT more >

Two Eagle Scouts Help Save Man’s Life

July 1, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Eagle Scouts David and Sam were driving past a park when they noticed a person slumped next to a vehicle. Instead of driving on, Sam turned the car around to more >

Camp Cards & Care Packages

July 1, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Parents. Are you planning on sending your Scouts cards or care packages to camp this year? Remember, send your mail BEFORE the child leaves for camp, otherwise there is a more >

SE Corner: A Good Turn & Its Impact

July 30, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Every once in a while, I come across a story that makes me smile and restores my faith in mankind. Just recently, it was this one quoted below. While I more >

Bigfork Pack 4923 Featured on Scoutingwire!

July 30, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This post originally appeared on Scoutingwire on July 18, 2018. This Cub Scout Hopes To Be The First Female Eagle Scout in Montana Story by Lido Vizzutti of the Montana Council more >

Are You Ready For World Scout Jamboree, 2019?

July 30, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The original of this story was published on “Bryon on Scouting: A Blog for the BSA’s Adult Leaders” on Aug. 1, 2017. As we gear up for this exciting event, the more >

Unit Leaders, Make Every Hour Count

July 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Every year our Scouts accumulate endless service hours helping to make our communities a better place to live. Unfortunately, often they are not given the credit for the time they more >

SE Corner: Service To Others

July 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hello Scouts, Scouters and Friends, I sincerely hope you are getting the opportunity to enjoy some of the warmest Montana days and be outside with family and friends. As I more >

Akela Land: FREE, Register By July 20, 2018

July 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Akela Land is a family-oriented camping experience for Cub Scout Tigers, Wolves and Bears with their Families. Any and all families members are welcome and encouraged to come to participate more >

Shooting Sports

Family Shooting Sports Day Coming to K-M

July 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Take out your calendars and save the dates of Sept 14th – 16th, 2018.  K-M Scout Ranch will be hosting the first ever Montana Council Shooting Sports Day.  All Scouting more >

Enrich Your Leadership Skills, Wood Badge 2018

July 16, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Join us in September 2018 at the recently renovated K-M Scout Camp – Sept. 6-8 and Sep. 20-22 – for leadership training that will change your life! Wood Badge is more >

SE Corner: Back To Montana

July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

After nearly nine years away, my family and I have the honor of returning to the Montana Council. What a council it has become! Scouting in Montana has always invoked more >

K-M, Melita Gain National Accolades

July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“One of the finest facilities I have ever come to know.” – 2017 National Camp Accreditation Program report after visiting Melita Island. Each year, all Boy Scout of America Councils’ more >

2017 National Jamboree In The Books!

July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On July 15th, 73 Scout leaders, Scouts, and Venturers departed Billings and Missoula heading for their National Jamboree experience. This Jamboree we did things a little different than we have more >

Scout Perspective: Jamboree Tesitmonial

July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 19th National Scout Jamboree was an amazing adventure for Montana Scouts! As Troop Historian I was able to experience and document the best the Jamboree had to offer. During more >

Eagle Scout Reception & Silver Beaver Potluck

July 29, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Calling all Eagle Scouts – any age from any Council – and Silver Beavers! You are invited to the combined Silver Beaver’s Annual Picnic and Eagle Scout Reception on Friday, more >

Akela Land: For Tigers, Wolves & Bears

July 17, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Announcing an exciting opportunity for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears. Akela Land, an awesome three-day-two-night camp in Dillion, is designed specifically for you! When: August 10th – 12th, 2017 Where: Birch Creek Outdoor more >

Follow Us To 2017 Jamboree

July 17, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are headed to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia! Today, you’ll find us continuing our tour of Washington, D.C. with more >

All The Best, Team 315

July 7, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This is my final opportunity to send a note as your Scout Executive. Actually, June 30 was my official last day, so I write this as a newly retired staffer more >

K-M still wants you on staff – NOW!

July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In just a few days, we will begin our best summer yet at K-M Scout Ranch, and with a nearly sold-out attendance, we need more staff and staff support than more >

Scouting Safely & Managing Risk

July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“An injury that doesn’t happen needs no treatment. An emergency that doesn’t occur requires no response. An illness that doesn’t develop demands no remedy. The best way to stay safe more >

Top Popcorn Sellers Celebration 2017

July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The inaugural Top Popcorn Sellers Celebration was a wild success! One hundred Scouts and their families – for a grand total of 310 people with 160 camping overnight – attended more >

Limited Total Solar Eclipse Patch

July 5, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse is occurring with the path crossing directly over the heart of the United States. In fact, the so-called “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” more >

2017 Jamboree Update & Schedule

July 18, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

There is still plenty of room for more youth to take advantage of attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. Below you can find a schedule of the once-in-a-lifetime events. We more >

NESA Scholarships Open Aug. 1

July 18, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) has available several financial scholarships for Eagle Scouts planning to attend college or vocational trade schools. Effective immediately, NESA scholarships are also payable to more >

Special Discount To Explore 400,000 Miles

July 18, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Boy Scouts of America is partnering with onXmaps to give 3500 Scout Leaders a 50 percent discount on the onXmaps ROAM App for your smartphone. In addition, Montana Council more >

Online Now! Grizzly Base, K-M & Melita Merchandise

July 18, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council has worked for the last two years to develop and stock Camp logoed merchandise in our summer camp Trading Post stores. Prior to this month you could more >

Training Matters

July 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, June went by fast didn’t it? A lot was going on in Montana Council on several fronts. At the council level, the Order of the Arrow and more >

Online Store Is Live!

July 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Yes it’s true, the Montana Council Online Store is up and running. We are extremely excited we can now offer so many of our awesome Montana Council, Team 315 and Montana camp more >

K-M Getting Geared UP

July 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As the 2016 camping season begins on the 4th of July, campers can expect some new and exciting elements that have been added to K-M Scout Ranch this year. One more >

Happy Independence Day

July 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Happy Independence Day! July Fourth is a wonderful and significant holiday.  It is an opportunity to remember our past, enjoy the present and look to the future with friends, family more >

Share Your Camp Stories To Win

July 4, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The summer camp experience is one of the pinnacles of any Scout’s ideal year, and there is no better place to connect with the great outdoors than at a Montana more >