May 2014 Newsletter

Life to Eagle Seminar


Life to Eagle Seminar



When:     Wednesday May 14, 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



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.


If you have any questions, please contact Rich Gambrill, Chesapeake District Advancement Chair, (410) 913-3828.



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.

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
Rich Gambrill 410-913-3828
John Heuchan 443-983-1161
2nd Annual Cub Scout Aviation Day

Proudly Present:

2nd Annual Cub Scout Aviation Day at

701 Wilson Point Rd # 5-501, Baltimore, MD - Martin State Airport

May 31, 2014  10-3PM (Check-In at 9am)

 $15 Per Scout, $5 Per Adult (Bring a Lunch)

Must Pre-Register online at

Facebook: BSA Chesapeake district/Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum Scout Aviation Day


Open to All

Cub Scouts


CUB Scout Aviation Program


STEM-NOVA Science Everywhere

Ø  Science Belt loop (#2 requirement)

Ø  Astronomy Belt loop (#2 requirement)

Ø  #3 Act like a Scientist-Why do Rockets have fins-Investigate and explain.

Ø  Paper Air Rocket build/launch

Ø  Historic aircraft including antiques; warbirds; the Museum’s aircraft collection (including several Martin aircraft and a Navy “Top Gun” fighter) Open cockpits of historic fighter jets, and bombers, and an interior tour of a Martin 404 Airliner.

Ø  Tours of Glenn L Martin Maryland Aviation Museum


3rd Annual Bengies Drive-in Camp-in


The registration is open for Chesapeake Units only Until May 26.   Regstration will be open for any unit after that date.

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     240-444-1374