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.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica
NE corner of Hall Road and Van Dyke. Roundtable begins at 6:30.
Please note the new location for this month only.
Meet your District Committee Members and Commissioners between 6:30 and 7 PM during our Midway.
Our roundtable staffs have put together an exciting program for August’s Roundtable.
Cub Scouts: Join Scouting Night as it relates to both male and female recruitment. We plan to go over National guidelines for adding females in dens in packs. We will also open up discussion to Cub Scout leaders so that they may share their “best practices” in recruiting into a Cub unit. All Cub leaders (AND any interested parents) are welcome.
Boy Scouts: Wild edible plants
There is no Venturing Roundtable this month.
Category: Boy Scouts
, Cub Scouts
, Interesting Ramblings
, Order of the Arrow
Tags: Boy Scout
, Boy Scouts
, Cub Scout
, Cub Scouts
, Tiger Cubs
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: https://scoutingevent.com/272-2018GLSuperSaturday
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.
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.
DO NOT HOLD ONTO NEW SCOUT APPLICATIONS JUST BECAUSE WE ARE RECHARTERING OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS. TURN ALL NEW APPLICATIONS AND PRO-RATED FEES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.