• Troops – Be prepared to showcase your troop and encourage Webelos to visit and/or join your Troop. Come with a display, handouts, troop cards, candy, table, smiles … (Check out he BSA Brand Center) • Webelos – Leaders and parents bring your Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts to meet the Troops in Chippewa District. You may find a perfect match or plan to visit a couple before making a choice. All Leaders – There will be breakout sessions – Packs – How is a Troop different from a Pack? Can I ask Troops to conduct an adventure? Can I camp with a Troop? What are Den Chiefs? Different types of Crossover ceremonies. How can the district help me? – Troops – What is a Den Chief? Can Webelos join us at a campout? How to conduct an Adventure day. Work with Packs to offer a meaningful crossover ceremony. Do I need a new member coordinator? How can the district help me?
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!
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!
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 email@example.com and also my adult adviser, Mr. Paul Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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