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 December 7, 2023
This month we are are offering a hybrid format at the Scout Office, which is both in-person and on ZOOM. This is a drop-in format let’s you ask questions, give feedback, or simply chit-chat with District Leadership and others! Christmas cookies for all those who come to visit in person.
- Recharter questions? This is a good time to ask.
- If you missed the Cub Scout breakout on Doodles, no worries! We will give this presentation again at 7:00-7:10 pm. Cub Scout Doodles can help advancement!
No January Roundtable due to Big Sky Ski Weekend! The first Roundtable in 2024 is Thursday, February 1, 2024.
New for December Reading
These new articles are worth a read.
- Read the article on Scouts BSA 2024 rank and merit badge updates.
- Glacier opportunities fill up fast. Read this blog in Scouting Magazine if your troop is interested in this adventure.
- Spotlight article this month will help you give that thoughtful gift to a favorite Scout or Scouter!
- December/January Newsletter is posted (see tab above) and includes District Pinewood Derby Kick-off information (don’t miss this event), District Holiday Party details, and other helpful and interesting news.
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
- January 2024 – No Roundtable
If you have program ideas or feedback, please email Katie.
District Committee meetings are the third Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting is usually via ZOOM. Check the MVD Calendar for information.
District contact directory
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.