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GM Dollars for Doers Program to benefit Chippewa District

General Motors Volunteer Grants

Volunteer Grant Information

General Motors provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer.

GM offers two types of volunteer grants through the company’s Dollars for Doers program: 

1. Individual Dollar for Doer Grants
After an employee volunteers with a single organization for 50 hours in a calendar year, the company will provide a $500 grant to that organization.

2. Team Volunteer Grants
After a group of employees get together for a single volunteer event where collectively they volunteer for a total of 50 hours, the company will make a $200 donation to the organization where they volunteered.

Submission Process:
Employees / volunteers should search the company intranet for “Dollar for Doers” to log their hours and request a Dollars for Doers grant. 

Chippewa District Roundtable Thursday May 9

Boy Scout Basics Crossword for Webelos and Scouts:    Here’s a crossword puzzle for Webelos working on their Arrow of Light award or for new Boy Scouts who are working toward their Scout badge. This puzzle has clues from the Boy Scout oath, law, motto, and slogan.

Location:  Dakota High School

  21051 21 Mile Rd, Macomb

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 May Roundtable. The leader-specific splits begin at 7 PM.

Cub Scouts: Leader transition. Webelos Transition information. Reminiscences of ten years of Cubby and Cub Scout Roundtable Staff. We’ll have cake for those who plan to attend

Boy Scouts: Program Planning is the topic

Venturing:  Need help planning summer activities? Are you going to the August10 Dutch Oven Cookoff Event? Find out more about what your crew could be doing this summer.

Boys and Girls Share in Time for Your JSN

As we start a new Scouting year in Cub Scouts, one big change is opening our program girls. Let’s be real here; Cub Scouting has been a ‘sibling-friendly’ environment in most packs. Moms and dads invest their time and talent to support their sons and Scout leaders have found ways to include the girls into many of the activities. Now, with the creation of the Lions program (for Kindergarten-aged youth) and the recruitment of girls at all levels of Cub Scouting, the program is now truly an activity with which  the entire family can participate.

As packs begin planning for their ‘Join Scouting Night’ (JSN) events, it is important to get the information out to the community that Cub Scouting is now inclusive of all elementary-aged youth. Whether your pack has decided to include girl dens or not, your community should know that Cub Scouting is for both boys and girls.

To aid in getting this word out, ScoutingWire has been producing videos and making them out on social media platforms. One of these videos, Welcome to the Cub, featuring boys and girls sharing why they love Cub Scouting. Perhaps you would want to download/copy/show this video as a part of your unit’s JSN. It is sure to put give you some talking points about the Cub Scout program while allowing the parents a view of Cub Scouting from the youth’s perspective. 

As you prepare for your JSN, do reach out to the district professionals for materials and support. Also, you can contact your unit commissioner and/or your Cub Scout Roundtable staff for assistance and ideas. As always, you are invited to the Chippewa District Roundtable the second Thursday of each month to get ideas, like this, tips and news you can use with your pack.

Good luck with your Join Scouting Night!

Welcome to the Cub

Cub Scouts is now for boys and girls, and kids have a lot to say about it!

Posted by Cub Scouts on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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District Dinner Programs

Archive of District Dinner Programs (.pdf files)

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2018

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2017

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2016

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2015

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2014

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2013

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2012

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2011

Macomb District Dinner Program 2010

Ojibwa District Dinner Program 2010