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April 3-5

MCC – COVID19 Update Page

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

Buy This Patch to Support our Australian Scouts

Taking Orders at February roundtable ($4.00)

When disaster strikes, Scouts step up.

Scouts Australia is selling patches to benefit Scouts who lost their homes in the country’s devastating wildfires. Their goal: to make sure these Scouts can “remain connected to Scouting as they work through this traumatic period,” according to Scouts Australia’s official site.

Like the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Australia is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. There are more than 50 million Scouts across 171 countries, and these Aussie Scouts wear the purple World Crest just like we do.

The patches cost 5 Australian dollars each — about $3.44. The patches themselves were donated to Scouts Australia by Snowgum, an Australian outdoor clothing retailer, meaning 100% of the proceeds will benefit Scouts.

But heads up: Shipping patches 9,000 miles isn’t cheap. Postage to the U.S. will cost you a flat 40 Australian dollars ($27), whether you’re ordering one patch or 100. If you do plan to order the patch, Scouts Australia suggests combining orders with other packs, troops, ships or crews in your area.

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Chippewa District Roundtable–ZOOM Meeting

Thursday April 16 at 7 PM –Zoom Video Meeting

Our next Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday April 16 at 7 PM.  

Due to concerns over COVID-19 outbreak , our April Roundtable Meeting will be in video conference format.

Join meeting here

Fall Camporee 2020

Information Available soon



Station Information

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…

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.

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.

Background Check Disclosure
Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization

UPDATE–Family Friends of Scouting presentations

All Family FOS presentations have been postponed as of this time.  More information on how individuals and families can still participate in the program will be forthcoming in the very near future.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is an annual fundraising campaign that gives families, friends, alumni and business and community organizations an opportunity to support Scouting.

Our Friends of Scouting annual fundraising campaign helps provide:

  • Every youth the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstances
  • First-class camping programs
  • Support and training for volunteer leaders
  • Recruitment materials for every unit
  • Online resources
  • Professional staff that serves every community

To schedule a short Family Friends of Scouting presentation at one of your upcoming unit meetings please contact Vince Cinquegrani ( or Keegan Springfield (

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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