May 6 2020
Arrowheads Up
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
Virtual Roundtable

Monday May 11th at 7:30

Join us via Zoom using THIS link. We will not be using a registration link this time. But it will be helpful for us if you used the same email you used last Round Table so that we can separate everyone out into the correct break-out room. If you were not able to join us last Round Table then use whatever email works best for you!

See our upcoming Break-Out Sessions HERE .


Cub Scout Break Out:
Bridging AOL Den into the Troop

Scouts BSA Break out:
Welcoming AOL Den into the Troop
Coronavirus
I hope that you are all safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Please be safe and do not take any unnecessary risks. Scouting will continue but safety should be our number one concern! All District and Council events have been cancelled through May 17th. That does not mean that Scouting has to stop. In fact, this is a time to show the world the great things that Scouters do every day!! This means moving normal meetings to virtual meetings. Working on Merit Badges and requirements remotely and spreading the spirit of Scouting through social media. Check out THIS site that has the most up-to-date information regarding our Council and the Coronavirus.
Website Update
Send us your unit's website! This can include Facebook if that is the best platform for your unit.

Send your website information to our Webmaster Jim Arndt at jcarndt@verizon.net and he will put it on our District Website.
Annual Business Meeting- Postponed
Our Annual Business Meeting had been postponed until the summer. As soon as we are able to meet in person or once the Council Annual Business meeting, on June 20th, takes place we will be able to hold our Annual Business Meeting. Currently our by-laws state that The Annual Business Meeting must take place in-person. We will not be able to change the by-laws until the Council Business Meeting on June 20th for a virtual meeting.
National Jamboree 2021
Register for our Zoom Call on May 19th to learn more about our BAC National Jamboree Contingent

Enjoy a week of fun and adventure at Summit Bechtel Reserve . At Jamboree you can experience the gun ranges, zip lining, water sports, rock climbing, mountain biking the skate park and so much more. See it for yourself with this video HERE .

Don't miss your chance to sign up!

Learn more and register HERE


#ScoutingAtHomeBAC
The challenge continues through May! You can promote scouting by joining our "30 Day Photo Challenge." Every Day in May will have a different theme. We are challenging YOU to post a picture on your personal social media using the theme of the day and what it means to you. Don't forget to use the hashtag #ScoutingAtHomeBAC
Pledge of Allegiance
Going along with the 30 day challenge is our daily Pledge of Allegiance. Each morning Monday through Friday we will highlight a Scouting Family say the Pledge of Allegiance on Facebook live and will answer the following questions:
  • Your Unit Type/Number; for example, Pack 123
  • Where your unit meets
  • How you got involved in Scouts
  • Your Favorite thing about Scouts
  • How Scouting has impacted your life
  • The Theme of the Day for the 30 Day Challenge

You can sign up 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!
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.
Entering Community Service
  • What is your unit doing to help others?
  • Use this time to give your Scouts credit and enter the information into ScoutNET
  • To learn more about entering service hours check out THIS website


Camp Cards
Have you heard about our Front line worker initiative? We are now selling Camp Cards to help our front-line works. To learn more go to our website HERE or check out our video HERE
Due to the virus we have extended the campaign until June 30 th However we are asking units to update us on where they are stand with unsold cards by our May Roundtable on May 11 th . If you have not already, please reach out to Carl Echols at carlme60@gmail.com to update him with your Camp Card count.   
Register to sell Popcorn
Popcorn registration is open!! Click HERE to Register your unit today.
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 Corona-virus our fundraising efforts have slowed. In Arrowhead alone, 2/3rds of our Presentations have been postponed. If your Pack or Troop would be interested in doing an online giving campaign please reach out to our Family FOS Chair Aaron Koos at aaron.koos@gmail.com . 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!
Day Camp- June 22nd- 26th

  • Our Day Camp is still scheduled to occur. If anything changes we will keep you posted.
  • Come out to Patapsco State Park and enjoy a week of fun and adventure. You can sign up HERE!
Come and see the renovations we're doing at Broad Creek for yourself! Learn more about Broad Creek or register for Summer Camp HERE
Broad Creek
Camperships : Don't let the cost of Summer Camp affect your child's ability to go to camp! We offer discounts to our Scout's in need. You can apply for a campership HERE . These are your FOS dollars at work!

Provisional Camping: No Troop No Problem! Just because your Troop isn't going to camp doesn't mean you can't go. Check out everything Provisional Camping has to offer HERE
Scouting For Food
Dates for Scouting for Food pick up has been postponed. Under the current circumstances I would advise not picking up food. 

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

To learn more visit our Website
Events
Day Camp - June 22nd-26th
The theme this year is “Down on the Farm.” You can register HERE

Fall Life to Eagle - October 8th
You can register HERE

District Dinner - Oct 15th (Tentative)
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
Training
Sign up for this training and many others using this document HERE
Advancement
Does your unit have amazing volunteers? If so, you should nominate them for the District Award of Merit

Attention all Merit Badge Counselors !
It is time to begin the MBC renewal process. Our Advancement Chair, Charlie Hauss, has put together a document that explains the process. You can view it HERE .

There is a New Eagle Scout App 2020
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 ar rowhead@nentico.org

To find out more information check out the Order of the Arrow website HERE
Scout Highlight
Here are some Arrowhead highlights from The Great Virtual Camporee of 2020. The event was a huge success. We had over 3,700 group members by the time the weekend was over with people from all over the country and the world! So far, we have been able to identify at least 403 US units and 21 different nations participating - an estimated 10,000 youth (or more), and over 43,000 interactions over the weekend!
Vihaan (bear) and Ishaan (lion) did an internal hiking. Pack 634 Reisterstown MD
Pack 307 going on a hike
Troop 634 G building a fire
Troop 846 B &G setting up the tent
Troop 706, Glyndon, MD! Creamy garlic chicken and herb roasted potatoes for dinner! Impressed with all the cooking skills!
Pack 764 roasting marshmallows over the fire
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