Youth Protection Training December 17

The Chippewa District Training Team is offering one last in-person Youth Protection Training for 2018.  If you are having problems with or prefer to do it Face to Face please join us on Monday December 17 at St Thomas Community Presbyterian church (55355 Mound Rd Shelby Township, Michigan 48316).

You can register for the training here

Chippewa District Charter Turn-In Nights

The following nights have been set aside for units to turn in their re-chartering paperwork, ask questions and turn in new applications:


  • Monday 12/10 – Panera Bread (36808 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312), 6:30 – 9 PM
  • Thursday 12/13 – Roundtable (21051 21 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48044) 6:30 – 9 PM
  • Monday 12/17 – St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church (55355 Mound Rd Shelby Twp, Michigan 48316), 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Also a training date, see note below
  • Friday 12/21 – Panera Bread (36808 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312), 6:30 – 9 PM

Chippewa District Roundtable Thursday December 13

 Location: Dakota High School

21055 21 Mile Road Macomb, MI 48044

Roundtable begins at 6:30.

Meet your District Committee Members and Commissioners between 6:30 and 7 PM during our Midway.

Our roundtable staffs have put together an exciting supplemental training program for December’s Roundtable. The leader-specific splits begin at 7 PM.

Cub Scouts: Showmanship

Boy Scouts: Unit service

Venturing:  There will be no Venturing Roundtable this month

This is also a great opportunity to turn in your rechartering paperwork.


Exploring the Four S’s of Showmanship at December’s Cub Scout Roundtable

Showmanship is in all of us to one degree or another. Some are truly natural at it, others keep “faking it until they make it.” No matter which you are, join us at Dakota High School for the December Chippewa Cub Scout Roundtable, on Thursday, December 13th and learn more, through doing, about Showmanship. Afterall, “All the World’s a Stage.” Come out for some fun and laughter, while receiving program tips and ideas, and a little learning from (and with) your fellow Cub leaders. Bring questions, bring ideas, bring a friend/Scout leader.

Info Midway begins at 6:30 PM, Cub/Boy/Venturing Program Specific session begins at 7:00 PM, Joint session begins at 8:00 PM.

Dakota HS (use North Entrance door) is at 21051 21 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48044

Is Your Unit Entering Their Service Hours?

Our scouts and leaders are involved in numerous service projects throughout the year. This month, our scouts are very busy with Scouting for Food.

Please make sure that you are recording your unit’s service hours on-line. It is an important component of your Journey to Excellence scorecard.

Don’t forget to enter Eagle Scout project service hours, as well.

Here is the website for tracking service hours: 

Boys and Girls Share in Time for Your JSN

As we start a new Scouting year in Cub Scouts, one big change is opening our program girls. Let’s be real here; Cub Scouting has been a ‘sibling-friendly’ environment in most packs. Moms and dads invest their time and talent to support their sons and Scout leaders have found ways to include the girls into many of the activities. Now, with the creation of the Lions program (for Kindergarten-aged youth) and the recruitment of girls at all levels of Cub Scouting, the program is now truly an activity with which  the entire family can participate.

As packs begin planning for their ‘Join Scouting Night’ (JSN) events, it is important to get the information out to the community that Cub Scouting is now inclusive of all elementary-aged youth. Whether your pack has decided to include girl dens or not, your community should know that Cub Scouting is for both boys and girls.

To aid in getting this word out, ScoutingWire has been producing videos and making them out on social media platforms. One of these videos, Welcome to the Cub, featuring boys and girls sharing why they love Cub Scouting. Perhaps you would want to download/copy/show this video as a part of your unit’s JSN. It is sure to put give you some talking points about the Cub Scout program while allowing the parents a view of Cub Scouting from the youth’s perspective. 

As you prepare for your JSN, do reach out to the district professionals for materials and support. Also, you can contact your unit commissioner and/or your Cub Scout Roundtable staff for assistance and ideas. As always, you are invited to the Chippewa District Roundtable the second Thursday of each month to get ideas, like this, tips and news you can use with your pack.

Good luck with your Join Scouting Night!

Welcome to the Cub

Cub Scouts is now for boys and girls, and kids have a lot to say about it!

Posted by Cub Scouts on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How will having girls in Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA change the Scouting experience?

BSA Today (on Scoutingwire) is releasing short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each video provides you with news you can use. Episode 2 speaks about how having girls in the BSA will change the Scouting experience. Spoiler alert: Like we talked about in the August Cub Scout Roundtable, it doesn’t. Click on the link and give it a watch. It’s not too complicated when you let everyone enjoy the benefits of the Scouting program.

Thank you Chippewa District Scout Families

Due to your generosity, we have achieved our Chippewa District Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign goal for this year. Your contributions will further the adventure for all of our scouts and adult leaders in Chippewa District.

We deeply appreciate your invitation for allowing a member of our team to visit one of your unit meetings to engage our  families in Chippewa District about what scouting provides for our youth.

We look forward to another invite in the upcoming year.

Thank you!



Has your cub scout pack signed up for your Join Scouting Nights and Fliers?

Hello pack leaders,

Now is the time to begin planning your perfect fall recruitment night.  A JSN, or Join Scouting Night should be a stand alone 30 minute meeting held at the school that’s being recruited from.  A district volunteer will be on hand to assist and handle paperwork while the Pack should plan on having at least their Cubmaster / Committee Chair or an Assistant Cubmaster in attendance, and even their Den Leaders if possible.

Plan on having a Leader Contact sheet and calendar available as well.  The JSN is a signup night, held separately so the focus can be on the new families and answering their questions before their first official Pack Meeting.  Much, much more info, tips, and resources will be shared at the upcoming Super Saturday training event, taking place Saturday August 4th in Southfield. Register here:

There are two identical Fall Recruitment sessions held back to back.  There will also be identical popcorn sessions held back to back, so if you’re already attending one of those make sure you go to the Membership breakout also.
Please register to let us know what date you’re targeting for your JSN, as we’ll need to make sure flyers are printed and distributed ahead of time, in conjunction with lunchroom or classroom Scout Talks (if allowed).  If you know no one from your Pack can make it to Super Saturday please email Todd Richert and Keegan Springfield with the details of your preferred JSN date/time/locations.
Todd Richert
Membership Chair

Keegan Springfield

District Director

District Dinner 2018

Membership Fee Increase Begins on December 1, 2017

BSA Membership fees will be raised to $33 per year beginning on December 1, 2017.  The increase applies to both scouts and adult leaders and is for the year 2018.  Therefore, when you recharter your unit this fall you need to pay $33 plus $1 insurance for every scout and adult leader.

However, since the increase is for the year 2018 and is not effective until December 1, we will continue to use the current fee of $25/year plus $1 insurance for any scouts or leaders that join in September, October or November. 2017. However, the amount you pay for the new scout/leader is pro-rated because the year ends December 31.

Example:  If a scout or adult leader joins in September–turn in a payment of  $8 plus $1 insurance (total = $9) with the application to cover them until the end of 2017. When you add them to your charter for 2018, you will pay $33 and $1 insurance for them to cover next year regardless if they joined in September, October or November.

The pro-rated fee for scouts joining in October is $6 and $1 insurance.  For November, it is $4 and $1 insurance.


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