Darius of T157 completed his Eagle Scout Project at Grace Episcopal Church in Mt. Clemens. What an awesome bench! Thank you Darius and T157.
Thursday April 8, 2021 at 7 PM –Zoom Meeting
This months Roundtable Meeting will be in video conference format.
General Session – 7 PM – 7:25 Joint Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Breakout Session begins immediately after
Meeting ID: 822 7632 3329
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…
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)
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.
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
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: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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 email@example.com.
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!
Pack 158 had an awesome day in the snow complete with snowsnakes and snowtire snowshoes.
“Take a Hike” and raise funds for your unit
Attend webinar on February 25
Register by March 14
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.
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
To view the Scouts BSA/Venturing breakout powerpoint presentation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and also my adult adviser, Mr. Paul Hardy at email@example.com, 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.
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
Resources to help both Parents and Leaders support #ScoutingAtHome
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Questions? Send email to: email@example.com
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.
Questions? Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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
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
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to
keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually
updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on
the forefront of youth safety.
you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory
criminal background check during the adult volunteer application
process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.
complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help
us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts
and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.Review
the separate disclosure document linked below that is being provided to
you separately for your review. It is titled “Background Check
Disclosure.”Once you have reviewed that, print the separate document
titled “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization.”
Review the additional disclosures on that form, then complete and sign
the Authorization using an ink/wet signature. Note: A print signature is required for this document. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.Turn
in the signed “Additional Disclosures & Background Check
Authorization” form promptly to your unit leader or local council
service center.If you choose to decline the background check, or if you
do not complete the Additional Disclosures & Background Check
Authorization form and return it to your unit leader or local council
service center, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed.
are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe
and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.
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: https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx