Fall Camporee 2021

September 24-26 2021

Wolcott Mill Metropark: Camp Rotary

Register Today!

Can you Escape? Test your skills in multiple Escape challenges. Are you fast enough, clever enough, skilled enough to make The Great Escape? Plus compete in challenging stations to win clues to help you escape. A camporee unlike any you have attended before…

Chippewa District Roundtable Picnic

Thursday August 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

In-person roundtable at Camp Rotary, Wolcott Mill.

The August Roundtable Meeting will be an in-person event at Camp Rotary section of Wolcott Mill Metropark. Located on 29 Mile Rd east of Wolcott Rd.

Come and play in one of the Escape Rooms that will be used at the Fall Camporee!

Get information on Popcorn, Join Scouting Night, Activities and more.

Pick up your copy of the 2021-2022 district calendar

 

Family Camp Adventures

We Need Staff!

MCC is hosting 8 family camping weekends this summer. Chippewa District is hosting the following weekend:

D-Bar-A Scout Ranch, Metamora — July 31 – August 1

We need at least 4 shooting sports Rangemasters and 10 other staff.

 We are looking for help at registration (Check in and routing participants) and at stations (STEM, Craft, Games, Shooting Sports and Scout Skills.) The program runs from 9 am to 5 pm. Lunch is at 11am and Dinner at 6pm.

Youth 14 + from Troops and Crews can volunteer and receive service hours.

We have about 150 participants attending and at least 10 stations.

If you want a shirt and patch please register here as Staff: Password FamilyCamp21

https://scoutingevent.com/272-41482-112489

Please complete the Youth Protection Training and send Renee Keech a copy of the certificate

The following forms need to be completed and forwarded to Renee Keech or brought with you.

Medical Form A and B, Adult COVID waiver

https://scoutingevent.com/Download/27277984/OR/All_Required_Cub_Camp_forms.pdf

A shirt, patch and meals will be provided.

Check in at 9am at Trout Lake Cabin (If this changes I will contact you)

Please contact Renee Keech at 586-212-5851 or rkeech.chippewa@gmail.com


Watch your children explore the world around them! 

Bring the entire family to Family Camp for fun and adventure!  From one-night to three-night opportunities, you get to explore what Scouting is all about.

The Family Camping program is designed for the whole family to enjoy.  You don’t need to attend with your Den or Pack — but when you do it’s more fun for everyone. Sign up as individual families or with your entire den or pack.

These overnight camping experiences allows for adults to participate alongside their children learning about camping and the outdoors, the Scouting way! Evening programs and daily activities include campfires, skits and songs, outdoor cooking, shooting BB guns and archery, and more!

To register as a participant and find out more go to: https://scoutingevent.com/272-familycampranch2021

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Push Car Rules

Rules for push car races from 2012 to 2018 Fall Camporee.

Cub Scout Day Camp

Chippewa Hosted Day Camp is July 6-8 at Camp Agawam, 9 AM to 3 PM

Cub Scout Day Camp is available for registered Cub Scouts going into 1st through 5th grade this fall. Due to Covid-19 we will not be offering sibling registrations, tot lots or walkin registrations for the summer of 2021. Face coverings (masks) will be required for all participants. 

For more information and to register go to: https://scoutingevent.com/272-daycamp

New Eagle Scout Project Completed

Owen of Troop 208 in Shelby Township completed his Eagle Scout Project for the Octagon House in Washington Township. Owen built 3 “Aldo Leopold style” benches for the grounds of the Octagon House. Thank you Owen!

P95 and T209 Combine for Clean-up Day

On Sunday May 2, Pack 95 was joined by Troop 209 in their twice-a-year L’Anse Creuse School District Clean-up Day.

Thank you for your community service and keeping our environment free of litter. Great job!

Cub Scout Archery League 2021

This event is open to all Michigan Crossroads Council Cub Scouts!
Space is limited, so sign up early!

Limited to 20 Cub Scouts!
(10 Cub Scouts per session)

PLACE:
Camp Agawam
1301 Clarkston Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48362

COST:
$95.00 PER SHOOTER (total league cost) Includes arm guard and glove which you will keep
$65.00 PER SHOOTER (if you have your own arm guard and glove)

DATES:
SUNDAYS – April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16

SHOOTING TIMES:
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
OR
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                

You will shoot at the same time each weekend.

Life Scout service project benefits nature sanctuary

Nick of T472 built two sections of boardwalk as his service project for Life Scout. The boardwalk sections were installed at the Wilcox-Warnes Nature Sanctuary (Michigan Nature Association) in Shelby Township. Thank you Nick!

Fun in the Snow with Pack 158

Pack 158 had an awesome day in the snow complete with snowsnakes and snowtire snowshoes.

New Eagle Scout Project

Darius of T157 completed his Eagle Scout Project at Grace Episcopal Church in Mt. Clemens. What an awesome bench! Thank you Darius and T157.

Hike a Thon

“Take a Hike” and raise funds for your unit

Attend webinar on February 25

https://michiganscouting.org/takeahike/

Register by March 14

http://bit.ly/3nXZ26x

February Roundtable Slide Presentations

If you were unable to attend the Chippewa District February Roundtable or would like to review the slide presentations again– here are the links to the General Session and the Scouts BSA/Venturing Session.

January Roundtable Slide Presentations

Just in case you did not attend our January Chippewa District Roundtable you can still access some of the information that was presented. 

To view the slide pack for the General Session

General Session January Roundtable Slides

To view the Scouts BSA/Venturing breakout powerpoint presentation 

Scouts BSA/Venturing January Roundtable

Order of the Arrow Cross-over Ceremonies

I am John Ostrander, Chairman of Ceremonies for the

Chippewa Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.

I am contacting you on behalf of Chippewa Chapter to offer our services to perform Cub Cross-over to Boy Scout and Arrow of Light ceremonies at any upcoming Pack celebrations.  We are committed to the safety of your Cub Scouts and we are flexible to do either a modified online version of either ceremony or if permitted an in-person ceremony that will follow all appropriate COVID-19 guidelines.

If you are interested, please contact me at ostranderjohn05@gmail.com and also my adult adviser, Mr. Paul Hardy at pjhardy@comcast.net, with a date and time you would like to have your ceremony.  Please give us at least 2 weeks notice prior to your event so that we can be prepared properly. 

Donations are not necessary, but we do accept any donations that you would like to make to the Chippewa Chapter.  These small gifts are used to ensure we have appropriate regalia and supplies for future events. 

Hazardous Weather Training is Required to be “Fully Trained”

Hazardous Weather Required to be Fully Trained

2021 Winter Woodbadge

Come be a part of Winter Woodbadge at D -bar-A Scout Ranch

C2-784-21-1

This outstanding leadership training course is open to anyone registered with the BSA and over the age of 18. It is considered by many to be the highlight of their
Scouting career. All Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Varsity Scout Leaders, as well as
district and council volunteers and professionals, are urged to attend. Along with perfect
weather and no mosquitoes, we promise a unique learning opportunity, high
performance leadership training, and a truly great Wood Badge Experience.

*****

Weekend 1: April 30 to May 2, 2021  (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Weekend 2 : May 15 & 16, 2021  (Saturday, Sunday)
Both weekends begin at 7:30 a.m. and end SUNDAY at 5:00 p.m.

All sessions must be attended.

Cost: $250.00 if you register by November 8

Cost: $275 after November 8

Register at: https://scoutingevent.com/272-39588-105003

Chippewa District Newsletter

Hello Chippewa District scouter,

Below is a link to the August edition of the Chippewa District Newsletter. Please read and enjoy.

Keep meeting virtually!

YIS,
Dave Putt
Chippewa District Commissioner

30 Day Challenges for Cub Scouts

Resources to help both Parents and Leaders support #ScoutingAtHome

2020 Silver Beaver Recipients

Three scouters in Chippewa District will receive the Silver Beaver Award at the Council Dinner on October 14, 2020. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest level of recognition that a scouter can receive at the local Council level.

Congratulations go out to:

Chris Adamini

Vince Cinquegrani

Elizabeth Witten

How to order Advancement Items on-line

Chief Pontiac Little Brave Program

An Outdoor Patch Program administered by the
Chief Pontiac Programs Committee
for use by all youth organizations including Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts,
Boy Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and other non - BSA Youth Organizations

Click on the link below to get all the information you need in earning all 18 Little Brave Segments

Questions? Send email to: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

Michigan Badge

Earning the Michigan Badge is a great Stay-At-Home Project.

Please click on the link below to see the requirements and how to order the Michigan Badge

The Michigan Badge Requirements

Questions? Send email to: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

How to Make a Snow Snake

Snow snakes are a fun wintertime outdoor activity following a Native American tradition. A Snow Snake starts with a one inch diameter dowel that is 3 feet long with steel weighted added for speed. You may carve and varnish the stick and prepare for racing down a snow-packed run. The Chief Pontiac Programs committee is selling snow snake kits for $5 each. Snow Snakes may be purchased in person at CPP sponsored snow snake events or ordered on line directly from the Chief Pontiac Programs Committee at : The CPPC store.

Link to How to Make A Snownake

Questions? Send email to: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

Chippewa District Photo Contest Winner

The winner of the April School Closure Photo Contest Winner is Jamisen from P158. Congratulations Jamisen! Jamisen has won a FREE PASS to the Fall Camporee at Wolcott Mill Metropark, September 26.

Please note that the deadline to submit your favorite outdoor photo for the next photo contest is noon May 11. Please send your favorite photo to Dave Putt at dputt5@yahoo.com and include your name, scout unit and a brief description of what your photo is about.

The winning photo for May will be published in chippyblog and announced at the May 14th Roundtable.

Message to our Chippewa Families

Dear Families,

During this unprecedented time of Stay Home, Stay Safe - flatten the curve, we the district volunteer scout leaders are thinking of all of our scout families.  We are here to help any of you who are in need.  We live the Scout law and oath through our actions, thoughts, and words.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us or your immediate unit leaders for assistance.
You are finding new ways to interact with each other, carrying on the scouting mission of growing leaders.  We love reading the stories of how you are meeting, teaching skills, sharing scoutmaster minutes, caring for others and making plans for resuming activities when we are able to do so safely.  Scouting leads the way in outlining safety guidelines for our scouts and Scouters; others will look to us for best practices.  
To continue the preparations for when group activities resume, we are asking you to watch this 3-minute video on scouting within Michigan Crossroads Council.  As your family situation permits, we are asking you to join with us in financially supporting the scouting activities within our council.  Your contribution will support our camps, programs, and provide camp scholarships for those who may not otherwise be able to attend camp.
video https://vimeo.com/400961128  and remind everyone that Scouting continues! 
Yours in Scouting,

Elizabeth Witten - District Chair
Dave Putt - District Commissioner
Melissa Hardy - Vice-Chair

Things to Know About BSA Restructuring

National 02/17/2020

The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

While the word “bankruptcy” can be intimidating, it is important to know that Scouting programs will continue. Your regular unit meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects will take place as usual throughout this process and for many years to come.

Studies prove and parents agree that Scouting helps young people become more kind, helpful and prepared for life, and as long as those values remain important to our society, Scouting will continue to be invaluable to our nation’s youth. Just last year, communities across the country benefited from more than 13 million Scouting service hours, and young men and women earned more than 1.7 million merit badges that represent skills that will help them succeed throughout their lives.

As you talk about the BSA’s Chapter 11 filing, this infographic outlines the three most important things to remember and convey. We encourage you to share this with your friends, families and Scouting community. There’s never been a better time to be involved in Scouting – and we should all share our pride in the movement! For more information about the BSA’s Chapter 11 filings, please visit www.bsarestructuring.org