Chief Pontiac Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Chief Pontiac TrailThe Chief Pontiac Programs Committee is a group of volunteers who operate 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 retains a close relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council in Michigan, participating on a number of council level committees and activities.

There is a backpacking program offered for youth groups including Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and others 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 youth 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 group's activities.

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

Living History Programs

KLHV SmithyEarly American Skills Experience

Since 1990 the CPP Committee has sponsored living history themed events in various locations.

The living history programs have moved to Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan. Our new facility is called Kensington Living History Village. It is now open for classes.

See the Early American Skills Experience web page for details or go directly to the
Early American Skills Experience Schedule to see when this exciting program is offered.

Hands on blacksmith, Woodworking, Life Skills, Weaving and Spinning, and Outdoor Cooking classes are being offered at our new training center.

Future Plans

The Chief Pontiac Programs Committee is continuing to develop a revised Early American Skills Experience, at Kensington Living History Village. We are committed to continue creating unique living history themed educational programs for youth and adults. The FORT Pontiac Challenge patch program, for youth and adults, is once again being offered, at the new facility.

Scheduled Events

The CPP Committee also supports some of the Kensington Metropark Farm Center Activities by demonstrating Early American Skills in the Village. Check the Early American Skills Experience Schedule.