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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:  https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx 

Chippewa District Valentine Roundtable Thursday February 14

Location: First United Methodist Church of Troy

6363 Livernois
​Troy, Michigan 48098

(between South Blvd and Square Lake Road)

Roundtable begins at 6:30.

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

S.T.E.M. activity during Midway–

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

Cub Scouts: More details to follow.

Boy Scouts: More details to follow.

Venturing:  No Venturing roundtable this month but Happy Valentines Day to everyone in the Venturing community.

 

 

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: 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.
Todd Richert
Membership Chair
todd@richerts.net

Keegan Springfield

District Director

keegan.springfield@scouting.org

IOLS Training–May 4 and 5

 

Chippewa District will co-host Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills training (IOLS) on the weekend of May 4-5

at Simpson Park Campground, 70199 Campground Rd., Romeo, MI  48065

For full details of this training weekend please click on the link below:

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BALOO Training May 4-5

 

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is being offered in Chippewa District on May 4 and 5

at Simpson Park Campground,70199 Campground Rd, Romeo MI  48065

Click the link below for more information

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Chippewa Super Day of Training–March 23

Our next Super Day of Training will take place on Saturday March 23 at St. Thomas Presbyterian Church
5355 Mound Rd, Shelby Township, MI. 48316

Click the link below for full details

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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.

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.