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Cub Scout Archery League 2021

This event is open to all Michigan Crossroads Council Cub Scouts!
Space is limited, so sign up early!

Limited to 20 Cub Scouts!
(10 Cub Scouts per session)

PLACE:
Camp Agawam
1301 Clarkston Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48362

COST:
$95.00 PER SHOOTER (total league cost) Includes arm guard and glove which you will keep
$65.00 PER SHOOTER (if you have your own arm guard and glove)

DATES:
SUNDAYS – April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16

SHOOTING TIMES:
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
OR
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                

You will shoot at the same time each weekend.

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Life Scout service project benefits nature sanctuary

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!

Fun in the Snow with Pack 158

Pack 158 had an awesome day in the snow complete with snowsnakes and snowtire snowshoes.

Newest Eagle Scout Project

Darius of T157 completed his Eagle Scout Project at Grace Episcopal Church in Mt. Clemens. What an awesome bench! Thank you Darius and T157.

Hike a Thon

“Take a Hike” and raise funds for your unit

Attend webinar on February 25

https://michiganscouting.org/takeahike/

Register by March 14

http://bit.ly/3nXZ26x

February Roundtable Slide Presentations

If you were unable to attend the Chippewa District February Roundtable or would like to review the slide presentations again– here are the links to the General Session and the Scouts BSA/Venturing Session.

Chippewa District Roundtable

Thursday April 8, 2021 at 7 PM –Zoom Meeting

This months Roundtable Meeting will be in video conference format.

General Session – 7 PM – 7:25 Joint Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Breakout Session begins immediately after
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88571762323?pwd=YzVxM21taUtkbUJOZVJBWnBna3lGdz09
Meeting ID: 822 7632 3329
Passcode: 619031

 

January Roundtable Slide Presentations

Just in case you did not attend our January Chippewa District Roundtable you can still access some of the information that was presented. 

To view the slide pack for the General Session

General Session January Roundtable Slides

To view the Scouts BSA/Venturing breakout powerpoint presentation 

Scouts BSA/Venturing January Roundtable

Order of the Arrow Cross-over Ceremonies

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 ostranderjohn05@gmail.com and also my adult adviser, Mr. Paul Hardy at pjhardy@comcast.net, 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. 

Fall Camporee 2021

Save The Date: September 24-26 2021.

Can you Escape? Test your skills in multiple Escape challenges. Are you fast enough, clever enough, skilled enough to make The Great Escape? Plus compete in challenging stations to win clues to help you escape. A camporee unlike any you have attended before…

Chippewa District Newsletter

Hello Chippewa District scouter,

Below is a link to the August edition of the Chippewa District Newsletter. Please read and enjoy.

Keep meeting virtually!

YIS,
Dave Putt
Chippewa District Commissioner

30 Day Challenges for Cub Scouts

Resources to help both Parents and Leaders support #ScoutingAtHome

2020 Silver Beaver Recipients

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.

Congratulations go out to:

Chris Adamini

Vince Cinquegrani

Elizabeth Witten

How to order Advancement Items on-line

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: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

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: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

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

Questions? Send email to: info@chiefpontiacprograms.org

Chippewa District Photo Contest Winner

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 dputt5@yahoo.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.

Message to our Chippewa Families

Dear Families,

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

Things to Know About BSA Restructuring

National 02/17/2020

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

Background Checks and Disclosure

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.

As 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.

Please 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.

We are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.

Background Check Disclosure
Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization

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District Dinner Programs

Archive of District Dinner Programs (.pdf files)
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