Aug 2020
Arrowheads Up!
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
Virtual Roundtable- New Format
Monday Aug 10th at 7:30pm

Join us via Zoom using THIS link.

We will follow last month's Roundtable format. Meaning all announcements will be made on this newsletter. There will be no announcements from the floor.

We will have a quick Q&A at the beginning of Roundtable so come prepared with questions!

Although District Level events are allowed we will continue to meet virtually for the foreseeable future.

Cub Scout Break Out:
BeaScout Presentation and Recruitment

Scouts BSA Break out:
BeaScout Presentation and Recruitment
Roundtable Announcements
Membership Box


Free Geo-fencing for your unit. Just fill out THIS form.
New Recruitment Video

  • Check out our new recruitment video from National. We can add your specific Pack information at the end if you fill out the form above.
  • You can find this video on YouTube HERE or
  • Available for download HERE at the Brand Center. The Brand Center is an extremely helpful resource with high quality photos, videos, flyers, and more.
Family Fun Fest

National is putting together an awesome day of activities your Scout can do at home on August 8th. Join Fun Fest

Join FB HERE
Making sure your BeaScout Pin is up to date is vital to recruitment in an ever increasing online world. You can see the step-by-step instructions by clicking the button above.

For more information on my.scouting and BeAScout please check out THIS website.
Want to explore what Geo-fencing on your own? Click the button above to see how!
New Prorated fees starting in August
District Dinner has been postponed indefinitely.
COVID Updates

Click THIS link to see our latest update released on Aug 3rd!

Main takeaways:
  • Broad Creek will open up for Troop camping starting September 4th
  • You will need permission from your Chartered Organization Representative AND your Institution Head
  • District and Council Activities are allowed
  • You can see all new COVID updates HERE
Website Update
If you have not checked out our WEBSITE in a while you should! It looks great thanks to Jim Arndt and all his hard work to make our website a useful and intuitive tool to grow our district! If you have any other ideas for how to make our website even better please reach out to jcarndt@verizon.net
Register for our Summer Popcorn Sale
  • Click HERE to see helpful dates and register your unit today to get the most up to date info.

  • Don't miss your last chance for training HERE on August 11th

  • Join our FB Page to coordinate with other volunteers

  • Join our Popcorn Newsletter by clicking on THIS link.

  • See info-graphic below to see how your Scout can sell $1000 worth of popcorn.
District Award of Merit
Congratulations to Jim Arndt and Jim Otterbein, this years District Award of Merit Recipients! We are grateful for your dedication to Scouting and all that you have done for the Arrowhead District!
Advancement
  • Merit Badge Counselors please check Scoutbook to make sure your merit badge offerings are showing. If something is missing contact Arrowheaddean@gmail.com by August 20th. Thanks!

  • Eagle Scout Boards of Review have been conducted. However, the paperwork (troop level responsibility) has not been turned in to Council. This is an unnecessary delay for your scout to receive confirmation from National that your scout is indeed an Eagle Scout.
Service Opportunity in Reisterstown:
Help those in need by packing food bags! Every Thursday from about 3pm-5pm a group of volunteers pack plastic bags with food that is handed out Fri mornings to those in need. They usually pack about 250 bags.

How it works:
Food groups are on tables - get a bag - go down the table - pick up food cans/boxes along the way & place it in the bag. At the end of the table - tie the bag and it goes in a trailer for Friday delivery.

How to get involved:
It takes place in the old SRI shoe warehouse in the business park across from Franklin Elementary.  318 Business Center Dr, Reisterstown, MD 21136.
Contact vickialmond9@aol.com for more info

This is a great opportunity to "Do a good turn daily".
  • Videos are live on our FB Group for you to follow along with each adventure
  • Be sure to send pictures with your adventure box to the FB group or directly to me at ssexton@baltimorebsa.org to be in our Scout Highlight
National Jamboree 2021
National Jamboree has been postponed find out more HERE
Training
Powderhorn- August 27th-30th at Camp Saffran. Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouts and Scouters to exciting high-adventure program possibilities for their Unit. Participants leave with a list of ideas to help their program, along with the contacts and resources needed to implement them. Register HERE

University of Scouting- September 26th. We've gone virtual! We have courses for every leader from a first time den leader to the 20 year scouter. University of Scouting is a great way to gather new resources and new contacts. Register HERE

Eagles Nest- Sep 12th & Oct 2-4. Learn how to prepare your Troop for backpacking and other high adventure! Register HERE

Woodbadge- Sep 19-21 & Oct 24-25 at Camp Oest. Experience the premier adult training program. Register HERE
Council Events
Eagle Mom Ceremony- Honor our 2020 Eagle Mom of the year Pam Fleagle on Nov 15th at Bo Brooks restaurant. You can register HERE
Council Recognition Dinner- Join us on Oct 27th to recognize some of our Council's most dedicated volunteers. You can register HERE
Friends of Scouting
Thank you to everyone who has supported our 2020 Campaign. Our Friends of Scouting Campaign directly impacts the strength of our Scouting program. Due to the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus our fundraising efforts were slowed. We are in the process of rescheduling unit presentations. If your unit has not had an presentation yet please reach out to ssexton@baltimorebsa.org to schedule something. We have new fundraising campaign pages and online giving methods that could fit your unit. If you would like to donate click the link below. If you donate online make sure to designate Arrowhead as your District on the left panel of the screen. Thank you for your support.
Camping
Camporee- Nov 20th-22nd

  • Camporee has been moved!!
  • For the first time we will be holding Camporee at Broad Creek! That means we will be able to do shooting sports and use the rock wall! Sign up HERE so you don't miss out on the adventure!
Broad Creek
Family Camping: We are offering Family Camping at Broad Creek. Check out our WEBSITE to find our more information and book your stay.

Troop Camping: Troop Camping will begin starting September 4th. You will need approval from your COR and IH.

Renovations: We have completed our underground water and electric facilities. This will insure more reliable power and cleaner water for our campers. If you want to check out camp or help volunteer your time reach out to our Ranger, Tom Wagner HERE
Merit Badges with Social Distancing
Check out all the different Merit Badges offered by Arrowhead Councilors HERE.

We are working on putting together a schedule so keep an eye out for that.

If you want to offer a Merit Badge virtually reach out to Charlie Hauss directly at charlie.hauss@gmail.com

Thank you Charlie and Marty Taylor for helping to put this together and thank you to all the Merit Badge Councilors who have offered up their time to help out!
Scouting For Food
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on group activities and variations around the council, BAC and Arrowhead District have decided that Scouting for Food will be a unit led activity this year. The need for food collection is great, and we encourage each unit to identify a food collection, drop off, or funds drive compatible with local safety regulations, Charter Organization requirements, and Scout and Scouter comfort level. Please share any food collection plans and/or results with the Arrowhead District Scouting chair. 

Scouting for Food Chair: Nick Jankowski jankowskin@asme.org

To learn more visit our Website
Masks for Maryland
We are working with the Del-Mar-Va Council to put together a face mask making initiative.

We need help from units to make masks.

We need help from units to identify who needs masks in their community.

Reach out to Steve Sexton at ssexton@baltimorebsa.org to get involved.
Events
Fall Life to Eagle- October 8th
You can register HERE

District Dinner- Oct 15th Postponed
at Holy Family Church. The theme is Roaring 20’s. Registration is open HERE

Merit Badge Madness - November 14th- 16th (Tentative)

Camporee- November 20th -22th
The date has been moved to November. It will still take place at Camp Caffran on Broadcreek Scout Reservation. Registration is open!!! You can register HERE
Order of the Arrow

We meet on the first Monday of the month from 7:30PM-8:30PM
If you have any question feel free to reach out to our Chapter Chief, Scott Talley, at arrowhead@nentico.org

To find out more information check out the Order of the Arrow website HERE
Thank you for being an active member our district! If you have any questions or feedback about Arrowheads up please send me an email at ssexton@baltimorebsa.org