Message From Council President Greg Beach

May 18, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Hello, With everything going on, I wanted to send a note out to all volunteers and unit leaders in the Montana Council. Without question, these are difficult times. It is, more >

2020 Summer Camp Update, Montana Council

May 18, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council has taken every consideration in determining how to move forward carefully, safely and thoroughly regarding 2020 council summer camps. We are and continue to weigh health department recommendations, more >

Welcome Greg D. Beach, Montana Council President

May 18, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Greg D Beach has taken the reins as the Montana Council’s 22nd President and Chairman of the board. He is looking forward to building financial security and promoting Scouting as more >

Health & Safety In Groups Reminder

May 15, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

All councils, chartered partners and units are expected to comply with the guidelines provided by local and state health departments to implement the appropriate protocols to help keep our members, more >

There Is Still Time To Register For Wood Badge

May 15, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

While the Montana Council has postponed the spring course at K-M to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the fall Wood Badge course at Grizzly Base Camp is proceeding as planned. more >

SE Corner: Thank You, Council President Chuck Eubank

May 4, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I am so very proud of the way are Scouts, Scouters and staff are handling the situation our country is going through. I have seen and heard of hundreds of more >

Going on a treasure hunt

“Going on a Treasure Hunt!”

May 4, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Family, friends, donors, leaders and volunteers, As Covid-19 jumped right into the middle of our fundraising season, many of our districts and units were forced to cancel fundraising events. We more >

Custom Camp Virtual Backgrounds

May 4, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Join your next meeting from camp. Entering your email into the field below gains access to the gallery of beautiful and varied images from K-M Scout Ranch and Melita Island. more >

2019 Camp Specific Needs

May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The days are slowly growing longer and, to me, that signals the start of summer. More importantly, it means it is time for summer camp! As we make preparations for more >

2019 Nat. Youth Leadership Training

May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

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

Now Hiring Missoula Scout Store Associate

May 20, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We are seeking a full-time Store Associate for the Missoula Scout Store. The position is 30hrs/week, sometimes more, plus benefits. This position is responsible for opening and closing the store, more >

Inaugural Class Of Female Eagle Scouts

May 15, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

One of the characteristics of Scouting — for over one hundred years — is that no matter when you join, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you more >

Summer camp staff teaches group of Boy Scouts how to tie a knot

The Importance of Summer Camp Staff

May 14, 2019  |  by Talia Zook

We’ve all heard how fun summer camp is. Not only is it a blast, but campers actually benefit greatly from their time at camp: camp is proven to prevent summer more >

Ideal Year Of Scouting

May 13, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What is Ideal Year of Scouting? It is providing a year-round, quality Scouting program which should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Ideal Year of Scouting helps you more >

Perfect Time To Recruit More Cub Scouts

May 10, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Cub Scout Packs thrive by recruiting • Recruiting brings new kids and adults into the program. • More scouts equal more fun! • More adults equal more hands to help more >

SE Corner: Change

May 6, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you for allowing me to serve this past year as your Interim Scout Executive. The opportunity was significant and I hope, for the most part, I did you proud. more >

Amazing Turnout, Sporting Clays For Scouting 2019

May 6, 2019  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What an amazing turnout during this year’s Sporting Clays for Scouting in Billings. Full teams to fill the course, perfect weather and tons of excitement. Bidding was fierce for sought more >

New Camp Staff Scholarship Program

May 21, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Recruiting and retaining quality staff member at camp has always been a challenge. As staff members grow older they seek higher paying jobs to help meet their needs. In an more >

Camporee Activities! A Complete List

May 21, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“Today’s Scouts, Tomorrow’s Leaders” The excitement is growing exponentially as we approach the 2018 Montana Council Camporee! Taking place June 14-17th at the Townsend Fairgrounds in Townsend, MT, we are more >

Results: 2018 State Pinewood Derby

May 21, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What a wonderful day of racing!! The fastest Pinewood Derby cars in the state of Montana gathered at the Gallatin Valley Mall to show off their great designs and speed. more >

2018 Montana Golf Classic

May 21, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

FOUR! Join us Friday, June 15th, 2018, at the King Ranch Golf Course for the Annual Montana Council Golf Classic. Take it from those who have attended in the past – more >

SE Corner: Convention Reflections

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Thank you to all who attended or helped with the Montana Council Convention last week!  The event was an enormous success and a wonderful time was had by all. It more >

Sporting Clays For Scouting

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

With Spring comes the beginning of special and seasonal activities such as Sporting Clays for Scouting. Clays fly on May 12, 2018, at the Billings Rod and Gun Club. This more >

Here Comes 2018 Camporee!

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

“Today’s Scouts, Tomorrow’s Leaders” The 2018 Montana Council Camporee will take place June 14-17th at the Townsend Fairgrounds in Townsend, MT. A wide variety of activities and participation of units from more >

Family Camping, Akela Land

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Just a few short days ago, the BSA announced some major changes to its organization, including a new name for its program for older youth. The Boy Scouts program will more >

What’s In Store?

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Brand new items for our Montana Camps are being sold in the Montana Council stores and at the online store.  The three items that excite us most are the Military more >

Camp Service Opportunity

May 7, 2018  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we prepare for the coming camp season, we can always use a few extra hands to accomplish the many repairs and all the maintenance work that needs to be more >

Welcome Don Bean To Team 315

May 22, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Saturday, May 13th, a special committee of the Executive Board met in Great Falls to make the final selection for Montana’s next Scout Executive.That meeting culminated a That meeting more >

Training For Those Who Drive Scouts

May 22, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Accidents are quite rare in Scouting. When one does occur, it likely will not happen while camping or involve backpacking, canoeing or climbing, either. The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way more >

SE Corner: Youth Protection Matters

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scouting Friends, Keeping Scouts safe from abuse is an A-1 priority for all of us. Over the years Scouting has added layers of protection to minimize the possibilities of abuse. more >

Camp Staff Opportunities

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

In just a couple of short months, our camp operations will be in full swing and boys will be having their greatest adventures of the summer. To help bring about more >

Camp Preparations Underway

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The feeling of spring is finally in the air and we are busily dusting off all the camp properties in preparation for summer. During these preparations, we have discovered that more >

MOHAB: Adventure, Made In Montana

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Looking for a summer adventure? Have you ever explored the Bob Marshall Wilderness? The Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) has one-week slots available for provisional scouts and/or adults for our June more >

Montana Council

Executive Staff Updates Pt. 2

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you are a regular reader of the MT Trails or active in the districts that have seen executive staff leave, you know there have been some openings for district more >

Lightning Safety: What You Need To Know

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Summer is coming, and that means lightning storms can be a risk on any scout outing. Being aware of the safety risks associated with lighting can help you keep your more >

Take Popcorn Sales To New Heights

May 8, 2017  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Complete these two items before June 30th, 2017, and receive a Glow-In-The-Dark UFO Drone to use as a unit prize at your popcorn kickoff! Register your unit to sell popcorn more >

2016 Convention Reflections

May 21, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

All who attended this year’s Council Annual Convention know it was a remarkable experience from beginning to end! The festivities began Friday evening with the Scouter Appreciation Night, which had more >

Silver Beavers, Top Popcorn Seller & Anniversary Units

May 21, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Anniversary Units This is a contest that units enter each year – a selection committee judges them based on how many anniversary month items are submitted by each unit. Congratulations more >

Order of the Arrow Centurion Award Recognitions

May 21, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

During the awards luncheon of the Annual convention, seven outstanding Arrowmen were recognized for their service to the Apoxky-Aio Lodge with the Centurion Award. Lodge Adviser Tom Burkhart and Lodge more >

Commissioner Corps Recognitions

May 21, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Tom Russell, Council Commissioner, presented the commissioner awards to a group of capable and deserving commissioners who serve the units of the Montana Council. The first recognition given was the more >

5th Annual Scouter Appreciation Night

May 21, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What a lively party! Leaders, Staff, supporters, and out of state guests attending Montana Council’s 5th Annual Scouter Appreciation Night dressed as their favorite television or movie characters and celebrated more >

Mountain Man Adventure Comes to K-M

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Almost every Scouting unit has one or two boys that are veterans to Scout camp. They have earned most of the merit badges they need and have no desire to more >

Provisional Troop Program

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Every Scout deserves the chance to make their own memories and, with that in mind, the Montana Council is happy to announce the creation of a provisional Troop program at more >

ATV Program in Need of Volunteers

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The K-M ATV program is growing and along with it we find ourselves in need of additional instructors. If you are an ATV rider, love to ride and are interested more >

Summer Staff Opportunities Still Available

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Montana Council summer camps are now taking applications for summer camp staff positions. We have positions available for both youth and adults. All positions will receive pay as well as more >

Register Now: Weblos Resident Camp Is Now Open

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The best part of Scouting is the Outing!! There is no better place to experience this than at a Council Resident Summer Camp. Montana Council is pleased to offer this more >

2016 Montana Statewide Pinewood Derby Results

May 9, 2016  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The 2016 statewide PWD was held over the weekend with a challenge to find out who had the fastest car in Montana! Wow, did we have some fast cars! We more >

Youth Protection Training and the Merit Badge Counselor

May 27, 2015  |  by Shon Ostler

YEP, YOU HAVE TO TAKE YPT TO CONTINUE AS A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is a BSA National Requirement. All Scouters from the National President, National Commissioner, more >