Dear Missoula Area Boys and Parents:
Tell me about Boy Scouting
Scouting has a solid reputation for helping youth develop self-reliance, strong character, respect for others, good citizenship skills, and physical and mental fitness. For almost a century, scouting programs have instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they need to become leaders in their communities and in their countries. Learning basic scout crafts such as first aid, knots and lashings, knife and ax handling, outdoor cooking, and wilderness survival skills are an integral part of the scouting program; as is learning to respect and appreciate the outdoors. What activities go on throughout the year?
In past years Troop 11 has whitewater rafted the Salmon and Snake Rivers, bicycled the Route of the Hiawatha and Trail of the Coeur d’Alene, went on a geology field trip campout to The Lewis and Clark caverns, dug for crystals at Crystal Park, winter camped at Georgetown Lake and went skiing at Discovery Basin, ice fished and did more winter camping on Big Sky Lake, and visited the Big Hole National Battlefield and Bannack Ghost Town, attended summer camp on Melita Island. hiked the Grand Canyon at Havasu Falls, bicycled the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene, boated on Flathead Lake, and went to a week of Boy Scout summer camp on the Oregon Coast at Camp Meriwether (and spent a night on a submarine in Portland on the return trip). In 2011 we built snow caves at Big Sky Lake in February and slept in them in below zero temperatures, backpacked 55 miles along the Selway River in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, backpacked to Bonanza Lakes on the Idaho-Montana line, backpacked 60 miles in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, attended a week of Boy Scout Camp at Camp Easton on Lake Couer d’Alene, hiked 10 mile conditioning hikes almost every other weekend, attended the Montana state-wide Scout Camporee with over 800 Scouts from across Montana, and had a cross-over campout at Deep Creek where the new Webelos cross-over Scouts symbolically crossed a rope bridge to formally join the Troop.
When and Where does Troop 1911 meet?
We meet on Tuesdays at the First Christian Church (2701 S. Russell St. across from the Fairgrounds and adjacent to the City Life Center) at 7:00 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend any of our Tuesday meetings. Boys 11 years of age and older (and their parents) are invited. You’ll get a firsthand look at some of our troop activities, and you can visit with our Scouts and their adult leaders.
Scoutmaster – Troop 1911, Missoula, MT