2021
Arrowheads Up!
Welcome to the Arrowhead District Newsletter!
District Meeting / Round Table
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Arrowhead Meetings

Updated Roundtable information


Date: September 13th,2021
Place: 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (outdoors)
Time:7:30-9:00 pm
Contact: Bill Soucy



Arrowhead District Meeting

Date: October 4th,2021
Place: 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Time:7:30-9:00 pm
Contact: Todd Clontz
Executive Brief
Hello Arrowhead scouters!

I hope everyone is doing well. I am sorry to inform you that my last day with the scouts will be Sep 21st. I am leaving to handle family concerns. I appreciate the time that we had together, I will cherish my time with the scouts. I know that Arrowhead will continue to thrive and succeed. Thanks for always being kind and welcoming.
Thanks for all you do!
 

Yours in Scouting,
Karissa Carson

District updates
Membership-Let us begin preparing for our annual join scouting nights, it is time to get back to the norm. Let's think about how to grow our units back stronger than ever. If your unit is looking to schedule a join scouting night, please reach out to Karissa Carson or Adam Nickel to help with promotion. If you are interested in finding out how you can grow scouting in the Arrowhead District, please reach out to Adam Nickel to learn how you can help our membership team.  
Popcorn- It is time to pop back into action, popcorn is back! Selling popcorn is a great opportunity for scout units to raise the money necessary for a quality, year-round program in the least amount of time possible. For more information contact our popcorn kernel Susan Keeney. Click Here to register.
 
Day Camp 2021 – Our day camp theme for this year is back on the farm! Day camp will be held at the Sykesville Fire Department, from August 16th -20th .This is a great opportunity to give our cubs an experience of a lifetime. For volunteer opportunities reach out to Marilyn Cox or Karissa Carson. Registration has been extended click here to register!  




Iron birds Scout Night

The Aberdeen Iron Birds are welcoming the scouts back this year. Scouting night will take place on August 20th, this is a great opportunity for your units to get out and enjoy some baseball before the school year starts. You will get the chance to camp on the field after the game and enjoy a movie on the stadium jumbotron along with snacks and live fireworks. A continental breakfast will be served the next day. you will also have the option to just attend the game. Scout Troops and units can have the option to purchase tickets as a troop or a family can buy tickets individually. Ticket sales will end August 6th.
for more information and ticket info contact Brian O'Shaughnessy, 410.306.7579





Aberdeen Proving Ground STEM day
On Saturday, September 25th Dan Williams and Clare Yoritomo will planning a stem day for scouts BSA and Cub Scouts. This is a great event to gain an adventure, Merit Badge and a NOVA award.

Reach out to Dan Williams for registration details.


District Dinner
Date: October 20th, 2021

Time: 6:30- 8:30 pm

Location:1610 Sulphur Spring Rd, Md 21227 (America Legion post 109).

More information is coming soon.
Our camp cards sell has ended, Thank you for your hard work. If you have not submitted your outstanding cards/ money, now is the time. Reach out to Karissa Carson for more info.
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



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