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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.

 

 

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

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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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