Chippewa District Roundtable Picnic

Thursday June 10, 2021 at 7 PM

Please arrive beginning at 6:30 PM.

This months Roundtable Meeting will be an in-person event at Riverbends Park in Shelby Township. Please enter the park from the 22 Mile entrance.

Everyone must register! Here is the sign up genius link:

Please join us for hot dogs, awards and fellowship!


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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.

Fall Camporee 2021

Save The Date: September 24-26 2021.

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…

Cub Scout Fun Day Map & Schedule

Saturday Schedule

9:30a – 11:00a———– Session 1
11:00a – 12:30p———- Session 2
12:30p – 2:00p———– Session 3
2:00p – 3:30p————- Session 4

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:

Family Camp Adventures

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

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

To register and find out more go to:

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!

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)

Camp Agawam
1301 Clarkston Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48362

$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)

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

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                

You will shoot at the same time each weekend.

Cub Scout Fun Day 2021

Saturday, June 12th – Wolcott Mill Metro Park: Camp Rotary – Map

Come out to the Cub Scout Spring Fun Day and have real Adventure for the whole family! Scouts can work on Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Requirements Level 1.

BB Guns – Archery – Sling Shots – Frisbee Golf
Jenga – Dominos – Tic Tac Toe – Giant Corn Hole

The 2021 Shooting Sports Cub Scout Fun Day is a chance to work on Shooting Sports Awards Requirements Level 1.  The Fun Day for 2021 will be divided into 4 sessions.  During these sessions Scouts will get to participate in BB Gun, Archery, and Sling Shot shooting.  There will also be a small number of additional activities to do before and after shooting.

During the registration process please choose one session to participate in.   Space in each session is limited.   Please only arrive 15 minutes before your session starts.  And depart within 15 minutes of your session time ending.

The Costs: The cost will be $15.00 for each Cub Scout and each Sibling Attending if registered June 5th at 11:59pm. After June 5th at 11:59pm the cost will be $20.00.  Cub Scout fees include a Patch, Rental Fees, and Program Supplies.

The Cost for each Parent in attendance is $5.00, this includes Site Rental Fees and Program Supplies. After June 5th at 11:59pm the parent cost will be $10.00. 

Who Can Attend: All registered Cub Scouts and their families may attend.Weather Statement: The Fun Day will be held in the rain and cold weather that can occur in the spring. Please dress accordingly.


9:30a – 11:00a———– Session 1

11:00a – 12:30p———- Session 2

12:30p – 2:00p———– Session 3

2:00p – 3:30p————- Session 4

District Award of Merit Nominations Due May 1, 2021


The time to nominate someone who has performed exceptional service at the district level in Chippewa District is now! The District Award of Merit is the highest award an adult can receive at the district level. Here is the form for the District Award of Merit .  Please download the form and submit to both of the following email addresses: and Due date for submission is May 1, 2021. This award is only presented one time to someone within a district. If you would like to nominate someone but are not sure if that person has already received the award, please contact Dave Putt at

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.

Hike a Thon

“Take a Hike” and raise funds for your unit

Attend webinar on February 25

Register by March 14

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 and also my adult adviser, Mr. Paul Hardy at, 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


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:

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!

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:

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:

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:

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 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  and remind everyone that Scouting continues! 
Yours in Scouting,

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