Chief Pontiac Programs, Great Lakes Council, BSA

Chief Pontiac Programs Committee

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Chief Pontiac TrailThe Chief Pontiac Programs Committee is a volunteer group of scouters operating a hiking trail and other programs with outdoor experiences for all age groups. These programs are available for all school age groups and although primarily focused to groups related to the Boy Scouts of America (Tiger Cubs, Cubs, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers), all youth groups are welcome to participate. The Chief Pontiac Trail Program is administered through the Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America. located in Pontiac, Michigan.

There is a backpacking program offered for Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and other youth groups in the 13 and up age bracket. The Little Brave Program is specifically designed for younger groups.

The CPP also hosts events each year that are designed to support the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs as well as providing a training session called "Lookout Training" for adults interested in learning more about how to use this exciting program to enhance their unit activities.

It should be noted that these programs, while administered by members of the Boy Scouts of America are open and available to other youth groups such as Girl Scouts USA, Guides, Pathfinders, etc.

Fort Pontiac

Fort Pontiac

The CPP Committee has built a living history theme area at Camp Agawam called Fort Pontiac.
It is located south of Outpost Camp Site.

There is a blacksmith shelter with a traditional overhead, 3 board bellows. There is also a carpentry shoppe, weaving and sewing shoppe and Outdoor cooking area with a Brick Bake Oven.

The fort is available to rent like any other camp site or building, except on the weekends that the CPT is hosting themed events there. At those times the fort will be a center of living history activity and units can camp outside it and visit to take part in the activities.

If a unit would like to use any of these facilities during their stay at Fort Pontiac, and they do not have a leader trained to use them, they must make arrangements with the Fort Pontiac Staff, well in advance, so a member of the staff can be scheduled to work with the unit at the Fort.

Future Plans

The Chief Pontiac Programs Committee plans to continue development inside and around the Fort to create a unique living history themed campsite.

Scheduled Events

The CPP Committee hosts occasional themed events at the Fort. These events typically are scheduled on the 3rd weekend of the month. Check the Fort Calendar.