2021
Arrowheads Up!
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
Virtual Business Meeting/ Virtual Roundtable


Monday June 14th, 7:30pm

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!

With restrictions being lifted, we are preparing to resume face to face meetings at the JCC in August.
Roundtable Topics:

Cubs:
Annual Planning Conference
Scouts BSA:
Summer Programing
Too see our list of Roundtable topics for the upcoming months you can see them HERE.
Roundtable Announcements
Hello Arrowhead scouters! As you all may know we've recently renewed our district charter. Lets welcome our new District Commissioner Bill Soucy. Let's also give a special thanks to our amazing nominating committee who has done a great job finding the right candidates. Join us on Monday, June 14th for roundtable. Registration is open for day camp, check below for registration link. With restrictions being lifted, it's time to continue to recruit. If your unit is in need of membership tools/ strategies, feel free to reach out to Karissa Carson
Thanks for all you do!
 

Yours in Scouting,
Karissa Carson
Community Clean Up Day!
Attention all troops who are looking to gain service project hours, on July 17th “Preston Automotive Group” will be holding a community clean up day in partnership with Baltimore Public Schools, Baltimore Animal Recuse Center and more.
 The event will be located at Beechfield Elementary School . Scouts will assist in cleaning the school playground and sports fields along with some of the street areas nearby. The purpose of the cleanup day is to provide children with a safe place to learn and enjoy the presence of one other. Time for the event is 10am-4pm

Please reach out to Michael McCormack with any questions or concerns.
Thanks,
Karissa
We
Remember


Special thank you to those who came out to pay homage to our fallen solders. Participation awards are being mailed. Thanks for making




Scouting For Food
Scouting For Food has been an enormous success! Thank you to all units who participated and made this campaign one we'll never forget.
 
Now it's time to get your Scouting For Food patches . Make sure your unit reports the total poundage collected to David Gutberlet
 

To learn more about our Scouting for Food drive please check out THIS website.

If you have any questions not answered on the website feel free to reach out to our new Scouting For Food Chairs, Dave Gutberlet and Karen Vance.
Could your unit benefit from some extra funds? Camp Cards could be a great opportunity for you! You can sell in person or online. The card offers all new online coupons at the same great price of $5. Check out our WEBSITE to learn more and see our flyer below!
Council Flyers:
click to download
District Flyers
You can see all COVID updates HERE.


Arrowhead Day Camp- August 16th-20th @ Sykesville Fire Registration will be open until July 1st - Click here to register, if you have any questions reach to Marilyn Cox.


Visit the ARROWHEAD WEBSITE to see the most up-to-date calendar.

If you want to download the Arrowhead calendar you can do so by adding arrowheaddistrictwebmaster@gmail.com to your personal Gmail calendar
When it comes to unit Friends of Scouting Presentations there is a good chance that some will still be virtual this year. If that is the case, we plan to make it as easy as possible for every family to give. We plan to set up individual fundraising pages for each unit that wants one. This way we can share that page via email, social media, etc. Click HERE to see an example of what a unit page might look like. If you have not turned in an FOS presentation date with your charter please do that as soon as you are able! You can email Steven at kcarson@baltimorebsa.org
Summer Camp:
It's never too early to sign up for summer camp at Broad Creek. Don't wait, reserve your spot today!

Shooting Sports Day:
If your unit wants to shoot rifle, shotgun, or archery you can sign up for a shooting day HERE
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: Your Troop can camp at Broad Creek. You will need approval from your COR and IH. Make a reservation at our WEBSITE.

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


Calling all girl units: This summer we will be holding a girls-only week at Broad Creek Scout Camp. July 25th-31st will be devoted to serving girl units ONLY. Registration is filling up quickly, so now is the time to sign up for the most fun you'll have all summer.


Advancement
  • Merit Badge Counselors - Please check the accuracy of your listing in Scoutbook. Report any discrepancies to Charlie Hauss, Dean of Merit Badges. We are beginning the process of renewing for another year. There are new protocols that must be followed, Please reach out to Chris for more information. It is better to fix any issues now, than trying to do it during renewal. All Merit Badge applications MUST go through Charlie Hauss before they can be processed by Council.
  • EAGLE Extensions/ Covid Eagle Extensions: Attached is the BAC Time Extension Request Form for use as of Jan 1, 2021 to request ANY extensions. As of Jan 1, Councils have been delegated the authority to approve all extensions up to six months. COVID-19 is but one of what could be many reasons “outside the control of” the Scout which prevented them from completing requirements before their 18th/21st birthday. Every extension should first go through your district advancement chair before coming to Council. 
  • Delivery and implementation of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion merit badge has been delayed; no revised schedule has been provided. More information to come.
  • A new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook has been posted by National. The workbook is significantly different than the previous versions, including that the capability to imbed pictures has been removed. Pictures are now to be included in a separate file. On the Resources - Eagle page on the BAC website, we have a link to the National page which contains the workbook. We purposefully use the link so whenever people seek to get a copy of the workbook, they get the current version issued by National. To download the file, you have to right click the button that says “download the file” and then “save link as”, in order to save the file locally for use. If you click the download the file button, you will get the “Please Wait” page that comes when you try unsuccessfully to download adobe files
  • Reach out to Charlie Hauss if you have any advancement questions. He can be reached atArrowheaddean@gmail.com
District Award of Merit

We are trying to update our website so that it includes dates alongside the DAM recipient. If you have received the District Award of Merit could you please send an email to Jim Arndt with the year you received the award so that we could update our website!



Order of the Arrow
The Zoom invite for the next chapter meeting will be sent out via email to all Arrowmen who have paid their dues.

If you have any question feel free to reach out to Brayden Ashby and Callie Geller at arrowhead@nentico.org

To find out more information check out the Order of the Arrow website HERE
Scout Highlight
Arrowhead
Congratulations to four scouts (one not pictured) from Pack 307 (Catonsville, MD) who each earned their Religious Emblem award as part of the “God And Me” program!
Pack 307 earning their religious emblem award.
Eagle Scout Highlight!
Congratulations to our very own Caleb Sullivan from Troop 634, who has earned Eagle Scout . Caleb's triumphant journey will be published in Greenspring Valley Neighbors June edition!
Troop 109B is making a difference, one book at a time!
Troop 109B has collected over 6000 books for the Education Foundation of BCPS. Here is a link to the article. Troop 109B will continue to partner with the foundation in the fall to collect winter accessories for students.



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 kcarson@baltimorebsa.org