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An Important Message from the Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-09-19T11:51:55-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools, Venturing|

From the Office of the Chief Scout Executive — As we evaluate the growing cost of delivering the Scouting program, a vision team of volunteers and staff from across the country is considering the best way forward that will likely require us to implement a national membership fee increase for youth members and adult leaders as [...]

An Important Message from the Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-09-19T11:25:39-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Membership, News, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

From the Office of the Chief Scout Executive -- As we evaluate the growing cost of delivering the Scouting program, a vision team of volunteers and staff from across the country is considering the best way forward that will likely require us to implement a national membership fee increase for youth members and adult leaders as [...]

Save 25% – All Official Uniforms — READ MORE

By |2019-09-07T03:27:45-04:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scout Shops|

New Scouting adventures deserves a new uniform. Outfit a Scout with this #ScoutShopBSA deal! Shop online and in-store to get 25% off all uniform tops when your buy the matching uniform bottom. Build your uniform using the Uniform Builder *Uniform top and bottom must be from the same program and purchased together. Offer valid online and [...]

New District Committee Training Online

By |2019-09-07T03:29:55-04:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: Districts, Training|

NEW! – District Committee Basic Training available online! District Committee Training has been taught the same way for many years with a very dated course. Today the National BSA Training committee is very happy to announce that by leveraging the BSA Learn Center we are providing the district committee a learning environment that provides them [...]

Got a Cool Outing Planned? Boys’ Life Wants to Know!

By |2019-09-01T16:32:08-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

If you have any cool outings planned this fall, Boys' Life magazine wants to know! You can tell us what's in the works here: https://boyslife.org/contact-us/outings Is your unit going on a great fishing trip? Or maybe you’re taking an awesome trek in the mountains or a cool dive under the sea? Whatever your adventure, Boys’ Life might want to [...]

Recruitment Season is Here — Free Geofencing for Your Pack

By |2019-08-18T09:01:47-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership|

In partnership with the BSA’s National Service Center, the Michigan Crossroads Council will be supporting your pack with digital recruitment marketing this fall.  Through digital ads, we’ll ensure that families in your community understand the incredible benefits of Cub Scouting and know how to join. Layered on top of your pack’s recruitment efforts will be [...]

Scouts BSA Geofencing

By |2019-08-18T08:58:09-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Scouts BSA|

In partnership with the BSA’s National Service Center, the Michigan Crossroads Council will be supporting your Scouts BSA Troop with digital recruitment marketing this fall.  Through digital ads, we’ll ensure that families in your community understand the incredible benefits of Scouts BSA and know how to join. Layered on top of your troop’s recruitment efforts [...]

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:39:43-04:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the utmost [...]

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:53:14-04:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Council News, News, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the utmost [...]

Update: Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation

By |2019-08-17T18:30:27-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

At a recent board meeting, the Executive Board of the Michigan Crossroads Council voted unanimously to accept a purchase offer for Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation property located in Rose City, Michigan.  The sale of this property which has been on the market for a few years, will also bring the council closer to eliminating annual property taxes [...]

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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.