Chippewa District April 13 Roundtable-7PM

This year’s Roundtable will be held at the Packard Proving Grounds located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp.

Below is an aerial photo showing where to park and which building, we have access to this month.  December going forward, we will have both the circled building and the large center building.

Time – 7pm-9pm. (Please note, as a courtesy, we have a hard end time of 9pm as the facility will have a volunteer closing the place up behind us). You can arrive as early as 6:30pm if you have things you need to set up.

April  Topics           Chief Pontiac Programs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Please, park on the grass off to the side of the road past the trees. We will probably need to park double deep to accommodate all the vehicles as in-person Roundtable attendance starts to grow again.

As always, please forward the invite to your unit’s parents as this is open to everyone.

2023 Chippewa District Dinner and Awards Night

Tuesday April 25 at Crank’s Enchantment Banquet Facility, Shelby Township

46915 Hayes Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48315

Doors Open at 6 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 as we salute the Scouting volunteers of Chippewa District. You won’t want to miss this event as we recognize Scouters at the unit and district levels with the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, Unit Award of Appreciation and more while enjoying a fantastic gourmet buffet and silent auction at Crank’s Enchantment banquet hall. Doors open at 6 PM. Please register by April 17 for early bird registration pricing.

Shooting Sports Cub Scout Fun Day 2023

Saturday June 10

Camp Rotary, Wolcott Mill

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,

Putt-Putt Golf, Giant Corn Hole and more!*

* additional activities subject to change

The 2023 Cub Scout Fun Day is a chance to work on Shooting Sports Awards Requirements Level 1.  The Fun Day for 2023 will be divided into 3 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 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.  After your shooting session is complete scouts can participate in the other activities.

The Costs: The cost will be $15.00 for each Cub Scout and each Sibling Attending. Cub Scout fees include a Patch, Rental Fees, and Program Supplies.

The Cost for each Parent in attendance is $8.00, this includes Site Rental Fees and Program Supplies.

Registration closes on June 8th at 11:59pm.

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

1:00 p- 2:30p———– Session 3

IOLS Training–May 6 and 7

Chippewa District will co-host Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills training (IOLS) on the weekend of May 6-7 at Camp Agawam near Lake Orion.

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

More information

BALOO Training — May 6 & 7 at Camp Agawam

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  No walk-ins will be accepted!
This overnight training introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct outdoor Pack activities, particularly camping. 
Ask a youth why they want to be a Cub Scout, and nine times out of ten they’ll answer “to go camping.” Cub Scouting has designed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training, so youth, along with their parents or another adult, can participate in a successful overnight camping experience.
Participants who complete this training course will:
Understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program.
Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity.
Learn more about the resources available from the BSA for carrying out this activity.
All Packs are required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event – including Pack Camping and Webelos Den overnighter.
You will need to bring your own personal and sleeping gear.  Prepare for any type of weather as you will be outdoors much of the time.   Please download the attached flyer which includes a gear list.
As of May 2017, BALOO training is now comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader, and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The practical component is now an overnighter.
The online component contains introductory and basic information, and must be completed prior to the practical component.  The online portion of BALOO is available on the BSA Learning Center by logging into Go to the Course Catalog to add it to your Learning Plan.

Register Here:

Includes meals & materials

In order to go camping with Cub Scouts at least 1 adult MUST have BALOO training
Matt Jones 248.894.2129

Eagle ceremony display available for Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies

If you are scheduling an Eagle Scout ceremony and would like to borrow one of our Eagle Scout displays (see photo) please contact our District Commissioner, Dave Fowler, at or 586-533-9891.

2022 Silver Beaver Recipient

One scouter in Chippewa District received the Silver Beaver Award for 2022. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest level of recognition that a scouter can receive at the local Council level.

Congratulations goes out to:

Dave Fowler

(flanked by Dave were our MCC Commissioner, Tim Ekola, and our East Division Council Commissioner, Mark Bentley)

Silver Beaver Recipients from Chippewa

2022 Chippewa District Award of Merit Recipients


The District Award of Merit is the highest award an adult can receive at the district level. Congratulations to our 2022 recipients:

Allan Medwick

Matt Majchrzak

John Jimenez

Chippewa District Award of Merit Recipients

Join a Sea Scout Ship unit near you

Sea Scout Ship 73, located in Chippewa District, is a GO! If you know youth 14 years or older OR if a Scout 14 and First Class. Please reach out to Matt Majchrzak, at or (586) 524-8462 for information. Fair winds and Following Seas!

Hazardous Weather Training is Required to be “Fully Trained”

Hazardous Weather Required to be Fully Trained

Chief Pontiac Little Brave Program

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:

Michigan Badge

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

The Michigan Badge Requirements

Questions? Send email to:

How to Make a Snow Snake

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.

Link to How to Make A Snownake

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District Dinner Programs

Archive of District Dinner Programs (.pdf files)

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2022
Chippewa District Dinner Program 2019
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

Silver Beaver Recipients from Chippewa

Chippewa District Award of Merit Recipients