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Migisi Opawgan Chapter

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Serving the Mahican, Renaissance and Sunset Districts
of the Michigan Crossroads Council

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Congratulations Mia!

In s special election at our January chapter meeting, Mia M. became our new Vice-Chief of Administration.
Submitted by: on January 28, 2022. Runs January 28, 2022 through February 28, 2022

New Brotherhood Members

On Saturday, December 4 our chapter had an In-Town Brotherhood ceremony where 11 members sealed their membership in our Order. Congratulations to Annabelle B, Erin B, Gavin B, Jayce E, Amaya G, Logan L, Gwendolynne P, Joshua P, Valerie P, Rico R, and Evan T.
Submitted by: Steve D. on December 6, 2021. Runs December 6, 2021 through January 6, 2022

Cheerful Service Done Right!

Members of Migisi Opawgan Chapter held a project at First United Methodist Church on Monday, June 15. The kitchen at the church hadn't been used in about a year due to Covid restrictions and the chapter provided some deep-cleaning to get things going. There were about 25 Scouts on hand and they provided a total of 38 hours of service.
Submitted by: Connor J on June 15, 2021. Runs June 15, 2021 through July 15, 2021

New Chapter Officers Elected!

On June 3, our chapter met for an outdoor meeting and held elections for our new chapter officers. There were quite a few youth on hand and the elections were run smoothly by outgoing chief Alex Czajka. Our new officers are:
ChiefMichael B
Vice Chief of AdministrationIan K
Vice Chief of ActivitiesIsabel A
Vice Chief of Unit RelationsConnor J
TreasurerGwen P
SecretaryLindsay A

Submitted by: Steve Donohue on June 3, 2021. Runs June 3, 2021 through July 31, 2021

Eagle Project Help Needed.

Gavin Bottorff will be installing 5 benches at Champaign Park in Allen Park (corner of Pelham and Champaign) on April 24 and 25, and he could use some help with the labor; he's already raised the funds.
Work will start at 10:00 am both days. Refreshments will be provided.
Submitted by: Steve Donohue on March 23, 2021. Runs March 23, 2021 through April 26, 2021

MigEEster at the March Chapter Meeting

The meeting will feature a celebration of MigEEster and all that entails from a MigEEster egg hunt and other exciting activities.
The meeting will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly.
Submitted by: Michael Bristol on March 9, 2021. Runs March 9, 2021 through March 31, 2021

Short Term Camp Administration Training

Adult leaders are invited to attend a new training offered by National Camp School. Short Term Camp Administrator Training is required for at least one adult attending any overnight camping trip for a group larger than a single unit.
This means your troop can go, but Chapter, Lodge, District, and Council events will all requires a Short Term Camp Administrator.
Training is offered in two virtual classes, each of which will be 4 90 minute sessions. Dates are March 22, 23, 29, and 30 or April 19, 20, 26, and 27.
We are asking that a few adults from the chapter attend so we we can host chapter camping events.
Submitted by: Mr. Hanna on March 8, 2021. Runs March 8, 2021 through April 8, 2021

Chief Pontiac Trail

We are currently gauging interest in an Order of the Arrow excursion to Chief Pontiac Trail this winter.
If you're interested, please email the contact listed below. If you just want to learn more about the trail, click on the link.
Submitted by: Darren Hanna on January 20, 2021. Runs January 20, 2021 through February 28, 2021

Congratulations Brian!

Congratulations to Brian M. Maghran newly minted as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He'll be reporting for duty at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri for training
Submitted by: Ethan R. on November 30, . Runs August 26, 2021 through September 26, 2021

Congratulations Carlos

Our own Carlos Acosta appears in this month's Scout Life in cartoon form as the star of Scouts in Action! The issue commemorates Carlos' heroic efforts to save his family from a house fire.
Submitted by: Michelle M on November 30, . Runs August 26, 2021 through September 26, 2021

Super Spooky Opawgan!

Our chapter meeting this month is on October 28 at 7:00 pm. Apart from the usual business, we'll have an escape room, mummy wrap trivia, and a costume contest. We'll also have a few surprised and some bags of candy.

You might even get a sticker!
Submitted by: Michael B on November 30, . Runs October 7, 2021 through November 12, 2021

In-Town Brotherhood

If you've been an`Ordeal member for 6 months or longer, you're now eligible for Brotherhood. No extra work, must cool bars for your sash. Please come to the church at 6:00 pm on Saturday December 2. In addition to those who'd like to get the bars, we could use an audience to congratulate everyone.
Submitted by: Chapter on November 30, . Runs November 14, 2021 through December 5, 2021

December 2nd Chapter Meeting: How the Grinch Stole Shawummus

Our December 2 meeting is themed “How the Grinch Stole Shawummus”. Be there to help stop him in his tracks! In addition to the normal business meeting, we’ll have the final schedule for Winter Camp and some themed activities to help stop the Grinch.

First, the Christmas Tree contest where we compete to see who can wear the most medals, patches, and more on their uniform. They have to be in the right place, but the normal rules of decorum don’t apply (so you can wear 8 or 10 or 15 medals if you have them.) Whoever shows up with the most decorated uniform wins.

Second, the White Elephant Exchange. Bring a Scout-appropriate wrapped gift worth about $10. We’ll have a gift exchange as part of the meeting. Don’t worry, there will be extra gifts if you can’t afford or forget to bring one.

Third, there will be more activities, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise!

We’ll also have hummus and pita as well as chicken shawarma and more.

It should be a great night.
Submitted by: Sabra on November 30, . Runs November 15, 2021 through December 3, 2021

Winter Camp Succeeds!

Winter Camp was once again an amazing event with 30 full-time attendees and 11 guests. We have a great time and ate some great food.
Four campers earned the prestigious Participation Award: Annabelle B, Gwen P., Michael B, and Connor J.
Michael B will be next year's youth leader and Matt Grimble will be his adviser.
Submitted by: Steve D. on November 30, . Runs December 31, 2021 through January 31, 2022

Service Recognized

At today's Mishigami Banquet, several members of our chapter were recognized for their contributions to our Lodge. Congratulations to Lindsay A., Chris A., Carlos A., Matthew G., Darren Hanna, Eric Stockwell, Ethan Rein, and Brian Mann who were all part of the inaugural class of the Mastodon Award. Matt G and Eric Stockwell also received the newly minted Silver Tuak award. Finally, Matt G., Alex C., and Eric Stockwell who received the Founder's Award for their service.
Submitted by: Steve D. on November 30, . Runs January 8, 2022 through February 8, 2022

Adventurers Assemble!

If you're planning to come to the February chapter meeting and do some heroic gaming, please be sure to hit the Make Reservation link in the calendar so we can get a good head count.
Submitted by: Michael B on November 30, . Runs February 23, 2022 through February 25, 2022

MigEEster is back!

Are you ready for the chapter meeting that celebrates all things MigEEster? There will be candy, games, candy, an egg race, and more candy! It's on March 24 at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Dearborn.
Submitted by: Michael B on November 30, . Runs March 15, 2022 through March 25, 2022

Big Announcement!

We are happy to announce that Migisi Opawgan Chapter is now as of today (April 1st) merging with Ottawa Chapter and will be renamed as Achowalogen Chapter as per the 2018 Treaty of Achowalogen. Yesterday our boards came together and we have elected a new Chapter Chief to oversee the new future of our combined chapters. Congratulations to Chris Adams on being our new Chapter Chief. He has stated that despite distance, he will make the best effort in leading the chapter and is excited to serve for the rest of the board year.
Submitted by: on November 30, . Runs March 31, 2022 through April 2, 2022

Michael Bristol Elected South Area Chief

At the induction on June 12, our area had it's first ever officer elections. Our own Michael Bristol was elected to serve as the new Chief of the Southern Area. Congratulations Michael!
Submitted by: News on November 30, . Runs June 12, 2022 through July 12, 2022

August Chapter Meeting Cancelled

The chapter meeting planned for August 25 has been cancelled. We'll see everyone at the picnic!
Submitted by: on November 30, . Runs August 17, 2022 through August 29, 2022


At the chapter picnic today, we had a short business meeting and presented awards to deserving members. Michael B., Isabel A., Conner J., and Ryan S. were all recognized as members of our election team this year and received a certificate and a commemorative patch. Michael B. was named as Migisi Ceremonialist of the year and Annabelle B. was recognized as the New Arrowman of the Year.
Submitted by: News Team on November 30, . Runs August 28, 2022 through September 28, 2022

Unit Elections Training

The lodge will be offering Unit Elections training onlien on December 4 at 3:00pm. If you want to help us get new members, this is your chance to learn the procedures.
Submitted by: Brad A on November 30, . Runs November 20, 2022 through December 14, 2022