Mountain Valley District (MVD) is aptly named because anywhere in our district, we are blessed with the view of one of six incredible mountain ranges, including the Bridger, Gallatin and the Absaroka mountains. The mountains and rivers are our Scouting playground, providing a place where boys and girls learn leadership skills, explore their abilities, expand their potential, make friends and have adventures. MVD has an active District program of three Camporees each year and activities like the Cub Scout Shoot, District Pinewood Derby, and Day Camp.
All of our Cub Scout Packs, Scouts, BSA Troops and Venturer Crews are open to boys and girls. Youth can join their age-appropriate program: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, or the Fire or Police Explorer Posts. Adult Scouters find a welcoming community with like-minded parents on the importance of service, fitness and the wholesomeness of being outside. Scouting – with all of its adventures – is for the entire family
Next Roundtable November 2, 2023
This month we are remote, and the focus is advancements! If you have been following our Roundtable reboot, you know we are trying some new things including a rotating schedule of live, remote, and then office hour roundtables. Program highlights for the Nov. 2 session include:
- Leader discussion on Fieldtrips – help other leaders with your good ideas!
- Older Scout breakout on the Eagle Scout Checklist
- Cub Scout breakout on Doodles: what they are, and how they help advancement!
New for November
- Article on ask-a-friend events and why this helps recruiting.
- November Newsletter is posted (see tab above) and includes popcorn results (which are great), advancement resources, and other fabulous information!
Mountain Valley District 2023-24 Schedule
Roundtables are the first Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm. District Commissioner Katie Daughenbaugh is leading Roundtables and trying new things. Leaders will give input as the year progresses. The first design idea is to have a series of three Roundtables in different formats:
- October – In Person
- November – Virtual
- December – Virtual Drop-in Office Hours
If you have program ideas or feedback, please email Katie.
District Committee meetings are the third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting is usually via ZOOM. Check the MVD Calendar for information.
District contact directory
The three most successful recruiting strategies for units are hosting open house sign-up nights, school sign-up nights, and ask-a-friend events. We
Training Much of the training is on-line, but if you like live training, we may be able to offer that too! The best way to find training is to look at the MVD Calendar. The courses for outdoor training, which include Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, BALOO, and Wilderness First Aid, are only taught once each year. If you need these classes, sign up as early as possible and mark your calendar!
Many training courses are also online. Some classes, such as Youth Protection Training (required annually) and Hazardous Weather (required every 2-years), can only be taken online. You will need to create an account or sign into your account on MyScouting.org.
Remember, if you need training at your site, you can always ask! Fill out the HELP form and let us help.
Thank you for being part of Scouting!
Training Help With anything Form
Useful Forms & Documents
BSA Health Forms
Depending on the activity, Scouts and Leaders need either a part A & B, or also a part C. Ask your Unit Leader if you have questions.
This is the site you use to access training, and also enter information like service hours for your unit.
Guide to Safe Scouting (Scouting Safely)
The Guide to Safe Scouting and other important safety material.
Training, recruiting, and all things Cub Scouts are here at the Cub Hub.
Cub Scout BSA Home
One entry point for leaders to access Committee, Den, Pack, Parent, and other resources.
This is the national online BSA store. The Bozeman Trading Post can order anything on this site, and you will not have to pay for shipping.
This is the form to complete to submit a Scout or Scouter for the lifesaving award.