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 originally 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 crelationship 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.

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

Hands on Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Life Skills (such as Fire Starting by Flint and steel, Rope making and splicing and more), Bead work, Weaving and Spinning and fiber arts, and Outdoor Cooking classes and more are being offered at our new training center.

Chief Pontiac Programs operates Kensington Living History Village in partnership with the Huron Clinton Metroparks. Located at the Farm Center, in Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan.

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.

Special programs

The Chief Pontiac Programs Committee will continuing to develop the 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.