June 30 2020
Arrowheads Up
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
July 6th we will be having our District Meetings using
THIS link
Virtual District Commissioner Meeting 7:00PM
Virtual District Committee Meeting
7:30PM
Virtual Roundtable- New Format

Monday June 13th at 7:30

Join us via Zoom using THIS link. We will not be doing announcements this month as they are taking too long. Instead I will send out the announcements in an Arrowheads Up the day of Roundtable and we will use the first 10 minutes of Roundtable as a quick Q&A.


Cub Scout Break Out:
Recruitment Brainstorming

Scouts BSA Break out:
Recruitment Brainstorming
Last Day to get your Cub Scout Adventure Box!!!!!

You can register HERE
Each rank specific box is filled with nearly everything you need to complete four or more elective Cub Scout Adventures at home and kickstart your Scouts advancement to the next rank this summer!
Each Adventure Box is designed for one child and will be available for limited contact pickup at the Harford Scout shop in Harford County, the Dorsey Road Scout Shop in Anne Arundel County and the Baltimore Area Council Service Center in Baltimore City.
Our initial pick up days will be Wednesday July 15th and Saturday July 18th . Exact details will be emailed one week beforehand.
While these boxes are geared toward members of Cub Scouting, the activities involved are fun and available for all children!
Register for our Summer Popcorn Sale
  • Click HERE to Register your unit today.

  • Register to get the most up to date information

  • Join our FB Page to work with other volunteers

  • New Incentives for Summer and online sales, see info-graphic below
National Jamboree 2021
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

We will be having more interest meetings so keep checking the website for the most up to date information.
COVID Updates

Click THIS link to see our latest update released on June 29th!

Main takeaways:
  • In person unit activities can continue as long as you follow proper safety protocol and receive permission from your chartered partner
  • The Council Service Center and the Baltimore Scout Shop will be opening on July 6th
  • No District or Council in person events can be held.



Scouting at Home Patch

Here at the BAC, we know that patches hold a special place in your hearts so we wanted to offer this once in a lifetime Scouting at Home Patch. The purpose of this patch is to recognize how much Scouting has had to adapt during these uncertain times. We've all been making Scouting happen at home over the last few months and its been hard work. So I think we deserve a patch! If you want to get one of these patches click the link 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.
Membership Fee increase starting in August
One thing to note is that this does not include the $4 a year insurance fee that goes towards accident and liability insurance for the council. The $4 fee is added on to all adult and youth fees and is prorated throughout the year. If you have more questions check out our FAQ page HERE
If you want to help join our membership team so that we can reach more youth please reach out to our Membership Chair Kevin Callahan at kcalla1@gmail.com
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 : Starting in July we will be offering Family Camping at Broad Creek. Check out our WEBSITE to find our more information and book your stay.

Troop Camping: Currently we are not offering Troop Camping at BC but we will continue to assess the situation throughout the summer.

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!
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
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
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.
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.
Events
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
  • There is a New Eagle Scout App 2020
  • Advancement Resources HERE
  • Cool Merit Badge Courses online HERE  
  • Check out our Facebook page @Arrowhead District (Baltimore Area Council) to see what Merit Badges are being offered locally. 
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Charlie Hauss

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
I wanted to take the time to highlight one scout in particular who is truly showing their Scouting spirit. Jack Callahan from Troop 306 is conducting a community wide flag retirement ceremony via Facebook Live as his Eagle Scout project. This project has picked up a lot of traction and has even landed him on the news! If you have any flags be sure to get them to him ASAP because the retirement ceremony is on July 5th at 3pm. Make sure to tune in to the ceremony via Facebook, see link below.

You can follow his Facebook page HERE

Check out the news coverage HERE and 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