Montana Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.The main council office is located in Great Falls, Montana. There are Field Service Offices in Billings, Montana, Bozeman, Montana and Missoula, Montana. See also Scouting in Montana.
Montana Council formed in 1973 from the merger of four councils, including the Vigilante Area Council, Western Montana Council, Yellowstone Council and the North Central Montana Council.
The main council office is located in Great Falls, Montana. There are Field Service Offices in Billings, Montana, Bozeman, Montana and Missoula, Montana.
Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 2 Districts:
Council Camps Edit
Montana Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.
The largest of its council camps is K-M Scout Ranch (pronounced K bar M), is located 23 miles north of Lewistown, Montana near the old mining town of Kendall.
Melita Island is a council camp located on an island on Flathead Lake. Its island setting and aquatic programs draw Scouts from all over Montana as well as the Western U.S. Melita Island was bought by Montana Council in 2005, but its Scouting history dates back to about 1945 when the island was leased from the Scottish Rite and used as a camp for three decades.
The Council also offers a high adventure backpacking program at the Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) operated by the Boone and Crockett Educational Foundation based at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Conservation Center at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, just east of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and near Dupuyer, Montana. The program began in 2005, and became affiliated with the Montana Council in 2009. Scout troops from any council may participate.
Council Special Events Edit
- Council Scout Fair
- Wood Badge
- University of Scouting
Order of the Arrow Edit
Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.
- Ahoalan-Nachpikin Lodge is the OA Lodge for this council.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:
External Links Edit
- montanabsa.org - Official Website of Montana Council