Archive for Dave Putt

2024 Chippewa District Dinner and Awards Night

Tuesday April 30 at Crank’s Enchantment Banquet Facility

46915 Hayes Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48315

Doors Open at 6 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 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 22 for early bird registration pricing.

Bring Your Scout and Holiday Spirit to the December 14 Chippewa District Roundtable

The December roundtable will be held at the Packard Proving Grounds located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp. Please arrive by 7 PM.


This will be a festive occasion. Please bring a dessert or appetizer for our refreshments table. We will be given a tour of the Packard House.

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

2024 Winter Carnival (formerly Fish O Ree)

Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Sunday February 4 from noon to 4 PM

Register at :

Come on out on the ice and shore for a day of ice fishing and shore activities.

This event will go on regardless of weather.  Be sure to dress warm and bring extra clothing. Boots and gloves generally will get wet.


Make sure to bring your ice fishing pole.  Additional poles may be available.  Bait will be provided.

Event cost includes hotdog, chips and hot chocolate.  The first 100 scouts to register will receive a snow snake kit.

Prizes will be awarded for largest fish caught, most fish caught and the most creative pack/troop/crew banner.

Make your banner big with bright colors, so your scouts and families can find your fishing unit!

Contact Dave Putt at for more information

World Conservation Award for Cub Scouts–New requirements released

There have been some changes to earning the World Conservation Award. Please to the following link to review the requirements.

New State of Michigan LARA requirements for Long Duration Scout Outings

  • Are you going on a Activity that will span over 96 hours over a 14 day period of time (Including Travel Time)?
  • Will you be camping (Staying) in Michigan?
  • Is your Unit running the activity?
  • Do you have youth under 18 years old participating?
  • If Yes, then you may need a Camp Program License from the State of Michigan’s License and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) group …
  • State of Michigan ”Camp Program” License required of Units for all activities that are 96 hours + in Duration
  • Applicable to all Youth Organizations – BSA, GSA, Etc …)
  • For any program ONLY IN MICHIGAN that is not run by BSA (or where the camp does not have a LARA License)
  • Units doing long term campouts, Isle Royale, NCT, Individual Unit Summer Camps, etc.
  • National High Adventure Bases, Camps in other States not applicable
  • Required if any participant is under 18 years old – If all participants are over 18, no License required.
  • Only Required if Activity is in the State of Michigan – Private Property, State Parks, National Parks, etc…
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2023 Silver Beaver Recipient

One scouter in Chippewa District received the Silver Beaver Award for 2023. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest level of recognition that a scouter can receive at the local Council level.

Congratulations goes out to:

Richard Witten

Silver Beaver recipient, Richard Witten (left); Chippewa Unit Service Executive, Paul Hardy (right)

Silver Beaver Recipients from Chippewa

2023 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:

Jennifer Weldon

Robert Lemons

Paul Elliott

Chippewa District Award of Merit Recipients

Jennifer Weldon (left); Robert Lemons (center); District Award of Merit Chair, Kevin Wicklund (right); Not pictured–Paul Elliott.

New Eagle Scout project at local nature sanctuary

For his eagle scout project, James of Troop 472 chose to install two bat houses and boardwalk for the Michigan Nature Association Wilcox-Warnes Sanctuary in Shelby Township. Thank you James!

Eagle Scout project benefits historical landmark

For his Eagle Scout project, Josh of Troop 209 presented the Loren Andrus Octagon House in Washington, MI with three “Aldo Leopold style” benches. The benches will be used for ceremonies in the gazebo at the historic landmark. Thanks Josh!

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.

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!

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

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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

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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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