July 2015 Newsletter

District Executive Introduction

Hello everyone, Let me start out by saying how excited I am to be the new district executive for the Chesapeake district of the Boy Scouts of America! After being a scout myself and working my way to the rank of eagle with troop 475 in Dulaney district I am happy to be back into scouting in a professional capacity. I am a graduate of Towson University and alumni of Calvert Hall and have spent my whole life living and working in Baltimore.

I am excited to be able to give back and work hard to ensure that the boy scouts will continue to enrich the lives of so many in our area. Over the next week I will be trying to reach out to as many volunteers as possible to introduce myself and hit the ground running. I encourage all our volunteers to come out to our district committee meetings on the first Wednesday of every month starting in August. Feel free to contact me with any concerns now or in the future. I look forward to meeting everyone and am very excited to get started here with the Boy Scouts of America.



Tyler J. Korpisz |  District Executive

Baltimore Area Council, #220

701 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland
P 443.573.2530  
|  F 443.573.2630

Chesapeake District Training Dates

We need Scouters to help train others. Please contact Glen Scanlon and let him know what you would like to help or run!!!


Council Sponsored Training Dates

The first Saturday session will be on August 22nd  at 8:30am check-in at the Baltimore Area Council Service Center.

9 am – 2 pm          Tiger, Wolf, & Bear Den Leader Specific Training 
9 am – 2 pm         Webelos Den Leader Specific Training
9 am – 2 pm         Cubmaster Specific Training
9 am – 4:30 pm    Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training
9 am – 4:30 pm    Venture Leader Specific Training & Venture Committee Training
9 am – 11:00 am   Committee Chairman Training ( All units – Pack, Troop & Crew)
9 am - 11:00 am   Charter Organization Representative Training
9 am - 12Noon      Leave No Trace 101 – get certified to run LNT programs in your unit

REGISTER NOW for a Specific Saturday Training - http://www.baltimorebsa.org/specific-Saturday-trainings

District Training Dates

Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific September 26.

October 2-3-4 BALOO and Outdoor Webelos (and the new Den level of Arrow of Light) Leader (OWL) training can  take place, also in October.The OWL course is an overnighter; BALOO can be completed in a single day.

IOLS Oct 15-16-17 (it can be done in a long day (roughly 8:00 AM  registration and program to run 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM)

Megatraining, to include Cubmaster Specific, Den Leader Specific, Committee Specific, and COR Specific, and Youth Protection, Merit Badge Counselor Nov 14.

Please watch your email and the Chesapeake District Website for more details. 

CD Boy Scout Camporee

2015 Chesapeake District Camporee

October 23-25, 2015

Location: Camp Spencer or Saffran

More information to come

Ron Tydings- Event Chairman ron.tydings@verizon.net
CD Boy Scout Klondike

2015 Chesapeake District Klondike

January 17-19, 2016

Location: Camp Saffran

Cabin Reservation Deadline November 15, 2015

More information to come

The 4th Bengies Drive-in Camp-in

The 4th Bengies Drive-in Camp-in

September 12, 2015  (Hurry, very few spots left!!!)

Tickets $5,00 per person plus Admission to Movie ($10.00 per person last year)

$10.00 Food Permit per car.  NO Outside food withouy food permit!!!  (Bengies' Rules)

Tickets will Open to Public Sale.

CHESAPEAKE THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to get your tickets this year... no pay at door.

Tickets available at:4th Annual Bengies Drive-in Camp-in

District Roundtable

Come out for our first District Roundtable


August 12, 2015

7:30 pm


Zion United Church of Christ
7140 Golden Ring Road
Essex, Md 21221

This month's topic will be Membership.

Please come out and meet our new Roundtable Staff


Friends of Scouting


It is that time of year that we need to start working on Friends of Scouting.

All Units should verify their 2015 Friends of Scouting presentation date with Ron Tydings (410-608-4860 // email:Ronald.tydings@verizon.net) at least 1 week before the scheduled date to make sure your presenter is locked in.  It would be helpful, if you could give an estimate of adult attendees, as well.


Have you signed up to sell popcorn??




Financially supporting local Scouting programs!



Click here to SIGN UP for the

2015 Popcorn Sale! 


2015 Kernel's Challenge Form

Popcorn Resources



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
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, John Heuchan 443-983-1161 or Tyler Korpisz 443-573-2530