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SAFETY MOMENT – October is Fire Safety Month

By | 2018-10-11T17:29:11+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely|

October is Fire Safety Month. Take time for a safety moment and reflect on how you can use charcoal and other cooking methods without the burn. Link:

International Day of the Girl

By | 2018-10-11T17:30:29+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Membership|

Today, October 11, is the International Day of the Girl – a day to highlight, support and celebrate girls and young women. The day was established by the U.N. in 2011 and continues to gain momentum.  #DayOfTheGirl #ScoutMeIn

Scouts BSA – Implementation Details

By | 2018-10-03T21:15:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their [...]

Membership Growth

By | 2018-10-03T06:18:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership|

Congratulations to the Michigan Crossroads Council unit, district and council volunteers and professionals for achieving September membership growth in Cub Scouting and traditional membership growth. Together we are delivering the Scouting program to more families across Michigan and providing experiences and adventure you cannot get any where else. Cub Scouts Traditional Overall FSC 2017 2018 [...]

Cub Scout Uniform Discount

By | 2018-10-02T11:26:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts|

New to Scouting? Be sure to check out the specials at the Scout Shops across Michigan.  Save 25% on a Cub Scout Uniform Shirt with the Purchase of a Cub Scout Uniform Bottom* (Switchback Pants, Girls' Roll-Up Pants, Skorts and Shorts) *Must be purchased together. Effective 8/1/2018 to 10/31/2018. May not be combined with any [...]

Popcorn Sale in Full Swing

By | 2018-10-02T11:29:52+00:00 October 2nd, 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   >> Kernels and Leaders >>

BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides

By | 2018-10-02T06:01:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely|

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the yellow Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at About 110,000 slides are [...]

Free Handbooks for New Scouts

By | 2018-10-02T11:28:19+00:00 October 1st, 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.

Youth Protection Training Completed by October 1, 2018

By | 2018-09-22T06:17:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, 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  [...]

Disaster Relief: Scouts helping Scouts

By | 2018-09-20T07:23:34+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting|

Doing a good turn and lending a helping hand is at the heart of Scouting. In fact, our ability to work together to support our communities during difficult times is what makes Scouts and Scouters extraordinary. Here are a few ways you can make an immediate impact to support disaster relief efforts. Donate to the [...]

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.