June 2014 Newsletter

Chesapeake District 2014 Recognition Picnic


When: Monday, June 9th – Gathering 6:00, Dinner & Program 6:30

Where: Zion United Church of Christ, 7140 Golden Ring Road, Essex, MD

Who: All Volunteers of the Chesapeake District (That’s YOU!!!) and your family, and 2013 Eagle Scouts and Venture Silver Receipiants!!

How Much: $5.00 per person, Scouters and families are welcome!!


This is a Pitch-in.  The District will supply the entrée (hamburgers, hotdogs, buns…) and the Cake!

Dutch Ovens are welcome!!  We will set up an area for them! 

This will be a contest for best Dutch Oven Cook, Please Contact John Heuchan 443-983-1161, to say what you are cooking and we will post on the web.  Please bring what you need.  If you have a Dutch Oven Cooking Table please bring it.  


We are asking attendees to sign up to bring: Salad, Vegetables, Chips, etc.

Sign-ups will be taken at the time of Ticket purchase.


Please come and celebrate the accomplishments of your Pack, Troop or Crew over the past year. We want to thank you for all that you do!


Planned recognitions include:

  • Recognition of Scoutmasters, Cubmasters and Crew Advisors
  • 2013 Eagle Scouts & Venture Silver Receipiants from our District
  • Unit Unsung Hero Awards
  • District Spark Plug Awards
  • District Award of Merit

… and there are sure to be other surprises as well.


To reserve your tickets / tables call:

Ticket Chairman John Heuchan 443-983-1161

P/T/C 117 Barb Kowalczyk     P/T/C 884

Robert Carrigan

   P/T 304  Richard Hartman
P/T 350 Jim Spath   P 427 Tina Lure   P 355  Dave Oshman
P 436 Bernie Richard   P 745 Phyliis Knapik   409 Amy Doster
343 Dee Medin                
T 343

Jon Paul

Glenn Scanlon

  T 355 Wes Thatcher   T 745 Jeff Bandoch
T 302 Sophia Jennings   T 409 Pat Swink        



Picnic Chairman


Tickets also available online at: District Recognition Picnic 


Make checks payable to “Baltimore Area Council BSA.  

Tickets must be reserved by June 1st. Don’t delay. Order today!

District Committee Training


The Chesapeake Distrcit Committee is hold a District Committee Training.

Come see how your ditrict commitee should work for you.  We are asking anyone interested to come attend.  You do not have to be on a district committee to attend.  

We are asking all those that do serve on a district committee to please attend.   

Wednesday June 4th starting at 6:00 pm at Zion United Church of Christ, 7140 Golden Ring Rd, Essex, MD 21220.

You can RSVP at District Committee Meeting/Training

Anyone that works on or is interested in being in the District Committee should attend.

Help Wanted!!!

Please remember for Chesapeake District to work we need your help!!! 

Please take this survey or send it to someone you may think is intrested.

Chesapeake District Help Survey

This is your District and we need your help to make things work.

Many of the decisions made at District level do effect your unit such as membership, fundraising, activities, programs.  

There are many jobs that we need help with from all areas:

Committee Members, Commissioners, Advancement, Training, Activities and Program, Membership, and Finance. 

We also need help at different functions. 

Please contact: Art Betz 443-554-5315 or Jim Barton 443-573-2530

Merit Badge Counselor List/STEM Nova and Super Nova Mentor List


The Chesapeake District has converted all of the Merit Badge Counselors over to the website for easy access for all the units and to allow the list to be kept up to date. 

We will be contacting unit for logins and passwords for those that will need them. 

Please remember that this contains information the should not be public and the login and password are not to be distributed throughout a unit.  Please treat this information as you would your own.


This list can also be printed out from the website:

For login information please contact:
John McConnell john.mcconnell@jhmi.edu
Rich Gambrill rgambrill@aol.com 410-913-3828
John Heuchan johnheuch@msn.com 443-983-1161
3rd Annual Bengies Drive-in Camp-in


The registration is open everyone!!!

Please join us for the 3rd Bengies Drive-in Camp-in.  Registration is $5.00 person plus admission to the movies.

Click Here to Register

National Youth Leadership Training

BAC NYLT 2014-2

August 11-16, 2014 (week course)

Camp Oest 
Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

For additional information contact: Chris Castillo
BAC NYLT 2014-2 Course Director

BAC NYLT 2014-3

Sept 26-28 and Oct 17-19, 2014

Camp West Mar 
Sabillasville, MD (near Thurmont, MD)

For additional information contact: Chris Joneckis
BAC NYLT 2014-3 Course Director
scoutjoneckis@comcast.net     240-444-1374