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Whirlyball–Saturday March 11. Hosted by the Great Lakes Division Venturing Officers Association

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Come out to Whirlyball in Novi for two hours of fun from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday March 11. This event is open to all venturers and scouts aged 14 and older. . Limited to 40 participants and you must be a minimum height of 54″ to participate. 

Chippewa District February 9 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.

February  Topics            Year Round Recruiting – Geofencing

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.

Future roundtable topics:      

March  Guide to Safe Scouting (ScoutsBSA)  Guide to Safe Scouting (Cubs)

April                      Chief Pontiac Trail Program

2023 Scout Fish O Ree

Thelma Spencer Park, Rochester Hills
Saturday 02-04-2022 11:00 AM ET to 3:00 PM ET

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Come on out and enjoy a day on the ice for some ice fishing!

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 fishing pole.  Bait will be provided.

Event cost includes Hotdog, chips and hot chocolate.

Prizes will be awarded for: most fish, smallest fish, largest fish and the most creative Cub Pack banner. Your fish can only be entered in one category. Make your pack banner is big with bright colors, so your scouts and families can find your fishing unit!

Aquanaut Webelos/AOL Swim Night

Friday March 24

6:30 to 9 PM

Warren Mott High School

What is the Webelos Aquanaut Swim Night?
The Swim Night is a chance for your Webelos scouts to earn the Webelos Aquanaut Badge. The Chippewa District Activities Committee will host the event at Warren Mott High School on March 24. Stations will be set up to allow Webelos Leaders to pass their scouts on the Aquanaut Requirements. Limited to 40 Webelos/AOL Scouts. Registration closes March 22.

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.

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Unit Award of Appreciation Form

District Award of Merit Form

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.

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

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!

Winter Woodbadge Course

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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