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District Committee/Commissioners Meeting

First Wednesday of the Month

Dinner at 6:00 – Meeting Starts at 7:00

Walled Lake Big Boy RestaurantExternal Link

Located at the corner of 15 Mile and Pontiac Trail

District Roundtable Meetings

Second Thursday of the Month

(What is Roundtable? Click hereExternal Link)

Fellowship Starts at 7:00 – Meeting Starts at 7:30

Walled Lake Church of ChristExternal Link

1367 N Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI ‎

 Click Here for Chief Pontiac Programs!

Click Here for the 2014 Ottawa Commissioners Campership Application

District Headlines

Ottawa Honors District Award of Merit Scouters

Last Friday at the District Dinner Ottawa District recognized its 2014 recipients of the District Award of Merit. Select this article to read about this years recipients.

Ottawa District Recognizes Unit Leaders with the Trail Blazer Award

At the Ottawa District Dinner last Friday we recognized unit Scouters with the Ottawa Trailblazer Award. Click on story to read about the 2013 Trailblazers.

Announcing the 2014 Ottawa Commissioners Camperships

The Commissioner's Staff of The Mighty Ottawa District is pleased to announce that we are once again offering camperships to Ottawa District Scouts. We believe that every scout should have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent camp experience. click on headline to get application and learn more.

Service Project Workers Needed at Gleaner Food Bank Garden

A series of gardens throughout metro Detroit that raise organic produce for Gleaners Food Bank need volunteers for preparing the soil, planting, and harvesting. We mostly need help April - October.

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Cooking merit badge Will Be Required for Eagle
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking merit badge will be required to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working toward Eagle, unless he fulfills all the rank requirements--with the exception of his board of review--before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.

Scouting Resource at the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center offers a full array of scouting programs and overnight adventures for both boys and girls from fall through spring.

Our 2013 – 2014 programs include hands-on activities and themed educational programs designed to fulfill badge/pin requirements while providing scouts with a unique experience.

Follow this link to find out about their programs: Link.

Put Your Unit in the News

Any Scout related news items will be posted here on the Ottawa District Home Page. To submit articles all you need do is write the article and add any pictures. Email completed articles to Ottawa Webmaster, Chuck Williams. Tout activities you've done. Recognize a special Scout in your unit. Let others know of a new resource you found useful.

And even more resources for leaders…..Scoutcast: Download some great info (this month, it's about Troop discipline issues; January was "Bullying") to listen to during your commute or workout.   Click hereExternal Link for more info.   Cub leaders - your podcasts can be found hereExternal Link.

Scouting - a great "backup plan"….. (they'll thank you when they're 40!)

Chances of becoming a professional athlete?  EXTRAORDINARILY SMALL.  A college athlete?  SMALL.  Scouts is a great "Backup Plan"!  Find more info hereExternal Link.   Fifty-nine percent of the millions of high school athletes in America believe that they will get a college sports scholarship, according to statistics from the University of Georgia, but only two out of a hundred will even play in college, and less than one in a hundred will end up on the field for a high-profile Division 1 team. Sell Scouts to your athletes (and their parents) - they need a backup plan!

Eagle Project News ….

The enhanced Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook has arrived! The new workbook was recently posted on the BSA websiteExternal Link and provides added functionality for the Eagle Scout candidate. The candidate now has the ability to insert pictures (JPG/JPEG, GIF, TIF, and PNG formats) and add captions to these pictures. Expandable text boxes have also been included along with the ability to add rows to project phases, materials, supplies, tools, jobs, and hazards. Before you download the new workbook, however, be sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The new functionality may not work in older versions.  


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