November 2014 Newsletter

Life to Eagle Seminar

Life to Eagle Seminar



When:     Wednesday November 12, 2014

Time:       7:00 PM


Where:   Zion Church of Christ
               7140 Golden Ring Rd
              Essex MD 21221
Who:      Life Scouts, their parents, Scoutmasters, Troop Advancement
                Chairman, and Eagle Scout Coaches/Advisors



The Chesapeake District’s Life to Eagle seminar is great place for Life Scouts who have any ambitions of becoming an Eagle Scout to get a full understanding of what is required of them.  The seminar will cover the Eagle Scout rank requirements, service project, project write-up and board of review issues.  There will also be opportunities for the scout to ask questions. We will also be going over the new workbook.


Please bring pen & paper and any questions that you may have to the seminar.

You can RSVP at Life to Eagle Seminar - Chesapeake District


If you have any questions, please contact John Heuchan, Chesapeake District Advancement Chair, (443)983-1161.

Chesapeake District Cub Scout Klondike!

This is the patch for the 2015 Boy Scout and

Chesapeake District Cub Scout Klondike!

Date:  February 7th

Location:  Chesterwood Park  (off of Peninsula Expressway in Dundalk)

Time: 9 AM to 3 PM (registration starts at 8:30)

Activities: Stations for den activities and a sled race!  Stations include:  First Aid, Wrist Rockets, Blind Man Maze, Fire Building, 10 Essentials, Blacksmithing, Hiking Skills, Flag Etiquette, and more!

Cost:  $10/scout, $5/adult

Items for Each Scout / Adult to Bring:

  • Clothes, footwear, hats, and gloves for COLD Weather
  • Water Bottle and Mess Kit (Plate, Bowl, Mug, Utensils) for Lunch
  • Medical Forms Part A&B: Kept w/ on site unit leader or parent
  • Klondike Sled is Optional (if you don’t have a sled come enjoy the day!)
  • Compass
  • Neckerchief
  • Scout Spirit, Flexibility to enjoy a day at Camp doing FUN Cub Scout Activities

Packs – please plan on coming as den(s) to go through the course.

Last day to sign up for the Cub Scout Klondike is at January’s round table on 1/14.

If your troop or crew can run a station for the cub scout Klondike please contact John McConnell at

2015 Boy Scout Klondike American Myths and Legends
2015 Boy Scout Klondike
American Myths and Legends

Weekend of January 16 - 18, 2015
Camp Saffran, Broad Creek Scout Reservation

Weekend of January 16-18, 2015
Camp Saffran, Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
Cost: $10 per person (Includes Program & Lunch)
For Registration Info Contact
John Heuchan

For Program Info Contact
Robert Carrigan

Stations to Include Activities Based on American Myths and Legends
Annie Oakley - Jim Bowie - Daniel Boone - Paul Bunyan
Davey Crockett - John Henry - Sasquatch
And of course the Klondike Sled Race

Volunteers Needed to be Station Leaders
2015 Chesapeake District Pinewood

Announcing the 2015 Chesapeake District Pinewood Derby

Saturday, March 21, 2014

Location: TBA

Reserve your date for his year!!!


Registration and Cost

The 2014 Chesapeake District Pinewood Derby will be open to ALL RACERS!!!! All Cub Scouts wanting to race are welcome. Please register as soon as possible for this event. We suggest registering Scouts as soon as your Pack Pinewood Derby is completed!!!

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: Rich Gambrill 410-913-3828, Art Betz 443-554-6315 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
Rich Gambrill 410-913-3828
John Heuchan 443-983-1161