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An Update from the Michigan Crossroads Council

By |2019-07-09T19:29:49-04:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Family Scouting, Membership, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Youth Protection|

Dear Scouting Friends: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (the "National Council (BSA)") has confirmed that a Youth Protection oriented segment that was expected to run on the TODAY Show tomorrow (July 10th) has been postponed and that a new air date has yet to be confirmed.  As the nature of content could change in the interim, [...]

Scouting Safely Resources

By |2019-07-02T06:39:00-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience. Youth develop traits of citizenship, character, fitness, and leadership during age-appropriate events when challenged to move beyond their normal comfort level, and discover their abilities. This is appropriate when risks are identified [...]

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

By |2019-07-01T19:02:02-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements. To better enable this, - https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-016_fillable.pdf, and a new online form have been put in place at the national level [...]

Nationally Accredited Camp – Camp Rotary

By |2019-07-01T07:15:36-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures|

Congratulations to Andrew Wright and the Camp Rotary Staff on achieving their NCAP accreditation.  Andrew and his team did an awesome job and are off to great start to the summer! Special thanks to NCAP Team Leader Jeff Neal and the SS FSC visitation team for their dedicated effort in helping to make sure our [...]

Nationally Accredited Camp – Cole Canoe Base

By |2019-06-30T14:30:27-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures|

Congratulations to Gus Chutorash and the Cole Canoe Base Staff on achieving their NCAP accreditation [Boy Scout Resident & High Adventure].  Gus and his team did an awesome job and are off to great summer! Special thanks to NCAP Team Leaders Jay Sherwood and Dick Hewitt and the SS FSC visitation team for their dedicated [...]

Upgrades to Internet Advancement

By |2019-06-30T14:25:49-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail. The BSA has introduced an array of upgrades designed to make your life easier. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history in a snap and give Scouters more control over printable [...]

Nationally Accredited Camp – Gerber Scout Reservation

By |2019-07-01T07:16:47-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures|

Congratulations to Reservation Director Ryan Kriesch, Scouts BSA Camp Director Joe Singerling, Cub Scout Camp Director Andrew Brown and the Gerber Scouts BSA and Cub Scout Resident staffs on achieving their NCAP accreditation [Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Resident].  Ryan and his team did an awesome job and are off to great summer! Special thanks [...]

The Cub Scouter Newsletter

By |2019-06-30T07:49:59-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Check out The Cub Scouter newsletter for everything Cub Scouting in the Michigan Crossroads Council.  This newsletter contains important and valuable information for Cub Scout leaders and families.   Each monthly edition will be delivered to your inbox.  You can also receive it to your phone by texting MCCSCOUTS to 555888

Popcorn Sale Kickoffs – Register Today

By |2019-06-27T04:48:15-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Fundraising, Marketing|

Attending your District or FSC Popcorn Sale is an important step in having a successful sale for your unit.   Learn all about the sale including sales tips, ordering, using the Trail's End App for your Scouts and managing your unit sale.   Register here >> michiganscouting.org/pocporn

New Cub Scout Preview Adventures

By |2019-06-25T14:44:29-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Cub Scouts, Program Updates|

Adventures await Cub Scouts — not only can they find them in their handbooks, but now they can find adventures online. You can find brand-new, online-only Cub Scout adventures, called Preview Adventures, on the Cub Scouting program page. You won’t find these adventures in a handbook, at least, not yet. Preview Adventures are limited-time, experimental adventures your Scouts [...]

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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.

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