March 2021
Arrowheads Up!
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
Virtual Roundtable
Monday March 8th 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.
Roundtable Topics:
Cubs:
Outdoor Ethics
Scouts BSA:
Outdoor Ethics
Too see our list of Roundtable topics for the upcoming months you can see them HERE.
Roundtable Announcements
I want to be the first to let you know that I will be changing positions and will be serving the Dulaney District as their District Executive effective immediately. I would like to thank each and every one of you for helping me along my career. I have learned a lot from working with all you wonderful volunteers and cannot wait to take my knowledge with me to the Dulaney District. If you ever need anything, I will still be here so don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you all again for embracing me and teaching me what the Spirit of Scouting is all about.

Yours in Scouting,
Steven Sexton
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.
Scouting For Food
Scouting for food is an easy opportunity for our Scouts to give back to their community by collecting food for those in need. This year the need is even greater than we have seen in the past.

We will be doing things a little different than we have in the past. Scouting for Food pick-ups will be the 3 weekends between March 6th-21st.

Due to the pandemic we are encouraging units to work in small groups in either the patrol, den or family level as opposed to making it a Troop/Pack event.
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 Life to Eagle- March 11th Virtual- REGISTRATION

Arrowhead Camporee- April 16-18th @ Broad Creek REGISTRATION

Arrowhead Day Camp- August 16th-20th @ Patapsco State Park Pickall Area- Registration coming soon- waiting to confirm reservation


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 ssexton@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
Advancement
  • Merit Badge Counselors - Please check the accuracy of your listing in Scoutbook. Report any discrepancies to Charlie Hauss, Dean of Merit Badges. In two months we begin the process of renewing for another year. 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
Pinewood Derby Edition
A few months ago we used the Cub Scout Break-out session to talk about how to conduct a Pinewood Derby in todays environment. I am ecstatic to share the many different ideas are Cub Scout Packs have come up with. Pinewood is the event our Cubs look forward to the most. Thank you all to our amazing adult leaders that found a way to give our Scouts a Pinewood this year. See some picture below and be sure to check out this YouTube Video of Pack 306's Pinewood!!!!
Pack 456's Virtual Pinewood Derby
Pack 456 used Zoom to make there Pinewood Derby safe for there Scouts
Pack 456's Pinewood Derby Cars!
Pack 971 was able to have an in-person Pinewood Derby using social distancing.
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