Cub Scout Rocket Launch!
Where: Belgrade Middle School Softball Fields
1-3 PM - Rocket Launch
Cost: $6.00 per rocket
Come send your Rocket to the stars to celebrate Scouting!
Go to the Cub Scout Rocket Page for more info
Calling all Scouts! Popcorn sales time is upon us. Check out the Popcorn page under Activities to get the latest info!
What a great weekend to start the Mountain Valley District Popcorn Fundraiser! I have had two new Tigers and a new Bear come to my house and have seen several Boy Scouts out and about town! The first Tiger to the door mentioned this exciting prize and even asked me to “fund his adventure”! Way to go leaders for getting them excited!
Last weekend, I conducted the Sellers Academy at the Tri-District Fall Camporee for 57 scouts to tell them about the fundraiser and get them fired up! They were most excited about the prizes they will receive for $1,200 in sales so that was a pretty common goal that was set. We broke the numbers down to sell 10 items a day with the average item of $25 would only require selling 5 nights during the three-week sale! They thought they could find five days to sell and make their goal!
Scouts who sell $1,200 will receive scout bucks, a LifeStraw, hydration pack, Drybag, first aid kit, survival bracelet and a flashlight or Leatherman! WOW! What really got them excited was they get to go to a waterpark adventure in Great Falls including camping, dinner, entertainment and breakfast! Last Wednesday, Boy Scout Andrew and Venture Sandy joined me at the XL Country studio to talk about the popcorn sale! They made sure to mention the activities that scouting funds and also the new Trail Mix that is in the mix for those that don’t like popcorn. Most importantly, the scouts can accept donations for purchasing popcorn to send to the Troops overseas. One scout I talked to said a lady donated $400 last year to purchase popcorn to go overseas. What a wonderful treat from home for our Troops!
We will offer the ACME School of Business at the Cub Scout Rocket Academy on October 1st! Scouts who attend will receive tips on how to increase their sales, make their own selling clipboard, practice their sales script and even receive a graduation photo for completing all the stations! The ACME School of Business is open to all scouts in the MVD so come join us for some great tips and tricks!
I just heard from one of the Mystery Houses in Belgrade that Blake from Troop 649 found the Mystery House! Mystery House winners turn in their certificate to their Popcorn Chair to win a prize from our District Office. There are Mystery Houses in each of our communities – Livingston, Gardiner, Big Sky, Three Forks, Belgrade (2 houses) and Bozeman (2 houses).
I can’t wait to see who will win our District and Council Fill ‘er Up drawings by turning in their filled up sales sheets! Don’t forget to send the sheets to BOTH Council and District! The prizes are AWESOME!
Reminder that the sale is from September 24-October 16 and the popcorn will be delivered the week of November 5th. Thank you to all of the Popcorn Chairs for getting our scouts fired up to “Fund their Adventure”! GO POPCORN!!!!
Check out our new Venturing page! Hover over Activities and then click on the Exploring link!
Scouting Magazine Article on Venture Crew 2001 on Ultralight Backing myths. Check it out! Click the image to go to the page.
Get your September Newsletter and find out whats going on in the district!
ACME School of Business Details
ACME School of Business Seller's Academy!
Saturday, October 1
Location: Belgrade Middle School Cafeteria
See ACME School of Business page under Activities for more details!
Tri-District Camporee - Mountain Valley, Vigilante, and Prickly Pear Districts was a Success!!!
Tri-District Camporee was one fun time. We knew the distance would challenge some of our units, but we still had 8 Units attend from MVD. The activities were terrific. Prickly Pear set up the orienteering course and the triathlon. I am very impressed with any scout who did the orienteering course as I admit that I couldn’t find the first point. Luckily, I was with another leader and we had a great time scrambling around the area and that was what the main activity was anyway: meeting Scout and Scout Leaders from other Districts. Prickly Pear also makes great Chili – and they made enough for the whole camp for Friday cracker barrel.
Vigilante set up the site, and it was a great place. The spirit of Boy Scouting is strong there because in 1951 it was a Boy Scout camp. The canoeing in the obstacle course, or in the triathlon, or just pack rafting around the lake was fun. Fly fish casting (also Vigilante) was challenging in the extreme winds, but a few Scouts managed it anyway! The campfire, hosted by Vigilante, was great fun. I think every unit participated.
Mountain Valley did the canoe obstacle course, sling shots, the GaGa ball pit, and managed the fun stuff like budget and administration. Having the SPLs with radios was really helpful and we had a willing scout step in to the Dispatch role. Congratulations to Venture Crew 2526 on winning the category of back pack cooking in the cooking competition. I can’t tell you who else won everything, but there were lots of prizes.
A few MVD thank you's:
Bill Otto – for prizes, canoes, and continued leadership of the Camping Committee.
Troop 679 – Andrew Liebmann and the unit for making the GaGa ball pit happen.
Troop 551 – Coby Dawson and the whole unit for extra help and supplies.
Troop 649 – Steve Crawford and unit for stepping in at close to do extra camp sweep duty.
Brant Bailey – Sling shot range master!
Mike O’Donnell – Budget master and water safety.
Peter Jones – Organizer and supporter of MVD camping program.
If you have ideas for Winter Camporee – be sure and tell your Scoutmaster!
Tri-District Camporee Committee
Mountain Valley District Scout Office
Bozeman, MT 59718
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
LDS Stake Center Bozeman
3rd & Henderson
7 - 8:30 p.m.
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