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Popcorn Sale in Full Swing

By | 2018-09-15T07:40:27+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Popcorn Sale|

The Trail's End Popcorn Sale is in full swing!  The annual popcorn sale helps Scouts and units to fund their Scouting adventures and experiences.  With lots of ways to sell you can fund your entire Scouting program. For more sales information visit: Scouts and Parents   >>  michiganscouting.org/popcorn2018/parents-scouts/ Kernels and Leaders >>  michiganscouting.org/popcorn2018/kernels

Updated Guide to Safe Scouting

By | 2018-09-14T07:26:06+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The online version of the Guide to Safe Scouting in now updated. Note the effective date for the new leader policy: October 1, 2018. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/toc/ Download the print-friendly version here.  This is the full PDF version that contains updates as of May 2018. Please refer to the online version for the most updated information. [...]

Letter to LDS Families and Friends

By | 2018-09-12T09:50:52+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Membership|Tags: , , , , |

Dear LDS Scouting Families and Friends Thank you for your participation in the Boy Scouts of America! Recently the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made an important announcement about the future partnership with the BSA. After December 31, 2019, the Church won’t be a charter partner for Scout units. The following is a [...]

Free Handbooks for New Scouts

By | 2018-09-09T07:01:22+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Membership|

New Scouts joining this fall with a completed membership application will receive a New Scout Handbook for their rank.  Application and membership fees must be submitted to the Unit Serving Executive or Field Service Council to be eligible for the free handbook.

Family Scouting Video Launched

By | 2018-09-06T14:42:25+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Marketing, Membership, Program Updates|Tags: , , , |

Michigan Crossroads Council “Scout Me In” Family Scouting Program video Production Credits Produced by: Michigan Crossroads Council Visual Ronin Media LLC Executive Producer: Christopher Hopkins Writers: Jane Parikh Michael Kuentz Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Michael Kuentz Field Audio Production: Whetstone Productions Professional Narration: Dr. Shawne Duperon Scout Narrators: Holly Branson Courtney Ehnis Emma [...]

Scoutbook free for everyone beginning Jan. 1, 2019

By | 2018-09-06T07:30:48+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|Tags: , , |

The BSA announced today that it will make Scoutbook subscriptions free to all BSA units beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Units that already use Scoutbook won’t be charged when they renew their subscription on or after Sept. 1, 2018. Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone [...]

Youth Protection Training Completed by October 1, 2018

By | 2018-08-17T14:25:25+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Training|Tags: |

All registered Scouters (volunteers and professionals), including any adult who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 total hours or more.  The updated course debuted in February 2018; if you took Youth Protection training prior to that, you’ll need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.  For more information visit scouting.org/youthprotection.  [...]

“BSA Today” Video Series

By | 2018-08-08T06:51:15+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Featured, Marketing, Program Updates|Tags: , , |

We’ve just debuted BSA Today – a new series of short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each installment will provide you with news you can use.  Be sure to visit the BSA Today homepage often for new videos on other key Scouting topics! This month we are sharing a great video from Heart of America Council on welcoming [...]

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.