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

Is Your Unit Entering Their Service Hours?

Our scouts and leaders are involved in numerous service projects throughout the year. This month, our scouts are very busy with Scouting for Food.
Please make sure that you are recording your unit’s service hours on-line. It is an important component of your Journey to Excellence scorecard.
Don’t forget to enter Eagle Scout project service hours, as well.
Here is the website for tracking service hours:  https://servicehours.scouting.org/UI/Security/Login.aspx 

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 (vcinquegrani@comcast.net) or Keegan Springfield (keegan.springfield@scouting.org).

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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