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2023 Scouting for Food information

Sign up your unit by November 1 to participate in the 2022 Scouting for Food drive here:

Scouting For Food is the most important community service project the BSA conducts in southeast Michigan. Thank you for helping.

Bags/fliers will be distributed at the October Roundtable

Bag/flier distribution day is November 4

Bag collection day is November 11

Patches have been ordered

See the following list of drop-off sites on November 11

Chippewa #1 9:00am-2:00pm Macomb Food Bank    44900 Vic Wertz Dr Clinton Twp 48036-1251 T96 -Willy Trumbull 586-359-7109

Chippewa #2 9:00am-2:00pm Weingartz   46061 Van Dyke Utica T80 Bob DeWar 313-757-8085

Chippewa #3 9:00am-2:00pm Troy Scout Shop   (Long Lake Plaza) 1155 E Long Lake Rd Troy T40 Matt Delavan

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

October 20-22

World Scouting’s Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) are held every year on the 3rd weekend of October: October 20 – 22 in 2023. In the Jamboree on the Air, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers around the world communicate with each other on amateur radio. In the Jamboree on the Internet, they communicate with each other and do activities together over the Internet.

There is no charge to participate in either JOTA or JOTI. JOTA/JOTI patches can be ordered from an MCC Scout Shop and presented to participants at unit award ceremonies. MCC dens, packs, troops, and crews, groups of MCC packs, troops, and crews in a community, and MCC districts are encouraged to plan and organize JOTA events, JOTI events, and combination JOTA/JOTI events. These events are often held on the Saturday morning or afternoon or the Sunday afternoon of JOTA-JOTI weekend and are great recruiting activities.

To learn about JOTA/JOTI weekends, go to the JOTA/JOTI info page. If your unit is interested in hosting a JOTA or JOTI event, please download the JOTI event guideJOTA event guide or the combined JOTA/JOTI guide.  The current year’s JOTA/JOTI emblem will be able to be ordered at the Scout shop website prior to the event.

Cubs & Cauldrons Event

Calling all Chippewa Packs!

Cubs & Cauldrons for Lions to Webelos
October 28, 2023
9 AM Saturday to 11 AM Sunday
At D-Bar-A

Register today at

  • Slime kits
  • Marshmallow catapult
  • Shooting sports (age appropriate)
  • Carnival games
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Trick or treating
  • Camping
  • And more!

Chippewa District Webelos to Scout Transition Day

October 28, 2023
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At D-Bar-A

Register for the free Webelos to Scout
Transition Event

  • AOL Scouts come for a day of fun
  • Complete AOL requirements
  • The troops are hosting stations to fulfill
    many of the AOL requirements
  • Meet the troops of Chippewa
  • Talk with scouts about their journey
  • Option to join your pack for the Cubs & Cauldron
    event at the end of the day
    (AOL & parents must register for Cubs & Cauldrons if joining their pack for overnight activities)
  • Dinner
  • Fire bowl
  • Flag retirement ceremony
  • Camping

Personal Management MB class available

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.

Chippewa District September 14 Roundtable at 7 PM

The August roundtable will be held at the Packard Proving Grounds located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp

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

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

Blast to the Past!

Map to Stony Creek: Ridgewood

Cub Scouts, Webelos, Scouts BSA, Venturers, & Sea Scouts

Information below will be posted as it becomes available

Units are needed to help build, set-up, and run stations, contact Dave Putt to volunteer your unit.

Get in your Time Machine and Blast to the Past!  Travel to the Past where you will encounter the challenges of the Space Race, challenge yourself in the Scottish Highland Games, Survive the Wild West, and avoid the scourge of the seas at the Pirate Cove. 

All activities will be based on the four areas The Space Race, The Scottish Highland Games, The Wild West, and the Pirate Cove.  Friday Night will include the Newly revamped Friday Night Tron Games where all the games are illuminated.

All participants registered by August 31, 2023 will receive this special patch.  Only those registered by 8-31-2023 will receive the patch.

Join the Fall Camporee Group and post photos and videos from the Camporee:

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

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

Questions? Send email to:

Join us on Facebook

Become a fan of the Chippewa District Face Book Page.

District Dinner Programs

Archive of District Dinner Programs (.pdf files)

Chippewa District Dinner Program 2023
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