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 >

A Cubmaster’s BLAST Experience

October 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“Any leader in Scouting would benefit from this training,” – Nick Maharrey, Cubmaster, Pack 421 Laurel, MT. I took the Beginning Leader Accelerated Success Training with Betsy Eubanks. It was informative more >

Oct. 31 Auction Supports Montana Scouts

October 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The catalog for the Oct. 31, North American Auction Co., auction is live on their website: October 31, 2020, American Indian & Old West Sale. As you know, restrictions due more >

A Letter From A Former Scoutmaster

October 5, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we transition to full-on fall, membership, popcorn and year-end fundraising become the focus of your professional staff. This is normally a celebratory time of year – new members onboarding, more >

Quick Tips: 2020 Popcorn Sales

October 5, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Our annual Trail’s End Boy Scout popcorn sale is underway and will run through October 18th, 2020! This is the primary fundraiser for many packs, troops, and crews. The success more >

Montana Council

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 >

SE Corner: Positive Fall Recruiting

October 21, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you to all the Montana Council Volunteers and Council employees’ efforts towards the Council achieving membership Growth for the Month of September. In August 2019, we were down 170 more >

On K-M Scout Ranch Turf

October 21, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The parade grounds are really coming together as the last of the new sod is put into place at K-M Scout Ranch. Thanks again to Martel Construction and all their more >

William T. Hornaday Award Scouting & Conservation

William T Hornaday Award: Scouting & Conservation

October 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dr. William T. Hornaday who – was then director of the New York Zoological Park and who was the founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C – initiated the more >

What Will Be Your Legacy?

October 7, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I attended a funeral today. It was presented with full military honors. As I stood there listening to the accomplishments of a warrior, a leader and a Scouter of over more >

Let’s Grow Scouting!

October 22, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

At this very moment, new Scouts are being welcomed into Scouting programs across Montana! This is a critical time for membership. Working together we can ensure Scouting in Montana improves more >

Shop AmazonSmile, Support MT Scouts

October 22, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Through AmazonSmile, you can support Scouting in Montana by simply shopping as you normally would! Whether you’re getting some holiday shopping done early or snagging those seasonal deals, this is more >

Announcing Wood Badge Dates, 2019

October 22, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Trained volunteer leadership is one of the keys to a successful Scouting experience. As the core leadership skills training course for the Boy Scouts of America, Wood Badge focuses on strengthening each volunteer’s more >

Do You Have Popcorn Fever?

October 8, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Got Popcorn? Of course, you do!  The real question is: Do you have popcorn fever?  If you have the fever, the symptoms will begin to show as the leaves start more >

No End To The Eagle Scout Trail

October 8, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Welcome to October – The year is sure coming to an end quickly! I had the opportunity to attend and preside over the awarding of a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award more >

Parent to Parent: 10 Reasons You Should Send Your Teen to the World Jamboree

October 8, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As a parent, the decision to send your teen to World Scout Jamboree may require careful consideration. Practical issues, such as finances, can make you rethink whether World Scout Jamboree more >

Eat Wins, Raise Funds

Eat Wings, Raise Funds 2018

October 3, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On November 28, 2018, Buffalo Wild Wings® will be hosting another STATEWIDE “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” fundraiser for the Montana Council. Lunch or dinner, we hope you’ll enjoy not only more >

Popcorn Orders Due Oct. 24!

October 23, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Popcorn orders are due online at Trails End: Popcorn System by 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 24th. Also, don’t forget to email your unit budget to Michelle so you can get more >

NOVA November

October 23, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hi Line and NuOohSka districts are hosting an exciting new program for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Bring the WHOLE FAMILY – and a few friends too – and experience more >

Montana Council Camporee

October 23, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“Today’s Scouts, Tomorrow’s Leaders” Register Today for the Montana Council Camporee! Date: June 14 – 17, 2018 Place: Townsend Fairgrounds Join Scouts and leaders from around the state for four more >

2018 NOAC Fundraiser Patch Sets

October 9, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Your ship has come in! The Apoxky Aio Lodge is thrilled to announce the availability of the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) fundraiser patch sets. These patch more >

Popcorn Sales Off To A Great Start!

October 9, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

WOW! We are almost at the half-way point in our sale! Fill it up and Win! Every day filled popcorn order forms are sent in by Scouts from around the more >

Anniversary Contest 2018

October 9, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Anniversary Month Contest is coming during the month of February 2018! Mark your calendar. Units can earn the purple Honor Unit ribbon by completing any two of the following activities more >

Not Too Late! Join 2017 Jamboree

October 24, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

There is still time to register for the 2017 Jamboree! We currently have 22 slots in the Troop and 5 slots in the Venture Patrol needing to be filled. It is more >

Remarkable Popcorn Sales & Online Extension

October 24, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Dear Scouting Friends, This year, 2016, will be recorded as another remarkable, amazing year for Montana popcorn sales! As of this writing we are at $1,990,215 gross sales – less more >

In Store! Infinity Tees & Missoula Field Office

October 24, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Champion Women’s Infinity Tee 100% Polyester space dyed jersey body. 100% polyester solid, sueded jersey yoke and sleeves. Tipsy seams and side vents. Elastic binding in secondary color at sleeve more >

Enrich Your Leadership Skills: Wood Badge 2017

October 24, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Join us in September 2017 at beautiful Grizzly Base Scout Camp on Sept. 14-16 and Sep. 28-30 for leadership training that will change your life! (Information on Wood Badge at more >

Last Week Of Popcorn Sales!

October 10, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

This Sunday, October 16th, is the last day for Popcorn sales! Scouts and their Units have this week and the weekend to make that one last push to reach or exceed more >

2016 Nick Kajin Award Winners

October 10, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The Montana Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Nick Kajin award winners. Congratulations Elliot Johnson NYLT East Course and Jordan Buxton – who also won the award in 2014 more >

Updated: Tour & Unit Activity Plans

October 10, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

 Are you confused on when to file a tour plan? What is a Unit Activity plan? What is the purpose of both? When do I, as a unit leader, need more >

Montana Council

Office Hours Set For District Executives & Directors

October 10, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Have you ever driven out of your way to one of our great Council offices to speak to your respective executive staff member to find out he or she is more >

Time to Renew Your Charter

October 12, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

If you have been around Scouting for very long you are aware October signals the most significant tasks during the year. That task is charter renewal. The window is now more >