Founded in 1910 on the principles of making a difference through civic service, Scouting provides outstanding youth programs that build good character and morals, while building better communities. Through hands-on activities, Scouting teaches 12 core values.
Values exemplified by 12 simple words TRUSTWORTHY, LOYAL, HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, KIND, OBEDIENT, CHEERFUL, THRIFTY, BRAVE, CLEAN and REVERENT are the foundation of the Scouting program and are valuable words to live by.
Scouting builds character and community through a variety of activities including camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, community service projects, and more. These hands-on activities instill a sense of confidence, preparedness and honor in our kids. Contrary to popular belief, Scouting isn’t just for boys and young men. There are also several various programs specifically tailored towards woman ages 14-20. These programs are a great way to become involved in the community and gain skills you will carry with you for a lifetime.
Separated into five diverse programs, Scouting offers a unique experience for today’s youth:
- Cub Scouting (7-10 year old boys)
- Boy Scouting (11-17 year old boys)
- Varsity Scouting (14-17 year old boys)
- Venturing (14-20 year old boys and girls)
- Learning for Life/Exploring (14-20 year old boys and girls)
Founded on September 1, 1973, the Montana Council was the result of the union of four councils (Western Montana, Yellowstone, North Central Montana and Vigilante Area Council. There are four Montana Council Camps (K-M Scout Ranch, Arcola, Melita Island and Grizzly Base). In addition, The Boy Scouts operate the Montana Outdoor High Adventure Base (MOHAB) together with the Boone and Crockett Club.
The mission statement of the Montana Council is to help young people make ethical and moral decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
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