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A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Religious Observances

By |2019-01-06T07:21:06+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Council News|

When is Scout Sunday 2019? The BSA’s Calendar of Religious Dates lists Feb. 10, 2019, as “Scout Sunday, interfaith.” It lists Feb. 17, 2019, as “Scout Sunday, United Methodist.” But those are just guidelines. The BSA says a local church may celebrate “on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.” So check with your chartered organization representative or faith [...]

A Message from the WWFSC Scout Executive

By |2018-12-31T15:21:41+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Council News, Newsletter|

December 31, 2018 Dear Volunteers and Staff of the Water and Woods Field Service Council, I am incredibly excited to begin my journey as the new Water and Woods Field Service Council Scout Executive. I look forward to working hand in hand with you to promote the values of Scouting while continuing to increase membership participation within [...]

BSA Safety Moments

By |2018-12-28T12:53:40+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

It just takes a moment to make your pack, troop or crew a little bit safer. With its Safety Moments, covering a range of topics from acute mountain sickness to zip lines, the Boy Scouts of America’s Health and Safety team hopes to make Scouting an even safer place, one page at a time. “These are [...]

Scoutbook Single Sign On (SSO) FAQ’s

By |2018-12-21T07:17:14+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Q. What is Single Sign On (SSO)?   A. Single Sign On helps you to logon in one application and switch to another application with the same identity (the same username and password). With SSO, you can use one set of login credentials (username and password) to access multiple applications. The service authenticates the end user for all the [...]

A Message from the Council Leadership

By |2018-12-14T16:45:38+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Featured, Membership|

Dear Scouting friends, As we learn more about the financial discussions underway at our national organization, it’s important to note that Scouting in the Michigan Crossroads Council is as strong financially and programmatically today as it’s been in many years. As our council is a separate non-profit 501c3 corporation based in the state of Michigan, [...]

Journey to Excellence

By |2018-12-09T09:11:23+00:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates|

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Journey to Excellence, often shortened to JTE, is a self-evaluation tool that lets unit leaders [...]

Don Shepard Interview – Michigan Business Network

By |2018-12-06T13:58:37+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Membership, Support Scouting|

The Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America is fortunate to have Don Shepard as their Scout Executive and CEO. The council geographically serves Michigan's Lower Peninsula and over 70,000 members. A chance encounter more than three decades ago ultimately led Shepard to his executive role with the Boy Scouts. Scouting has been [...]

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training

By |2018-12-05T18:39:22+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the [...]

Important Training Update

By |2018-11-29T19:57:30+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Training|

Please ensure any leaders who are currently working towards Position-Specific Training for any Cub Scout or Boy Scout/Scouts BSA positions complete their training as soon as possible (the end of the year may have system slowdowns, so earlier completion is urged). If any volunteers who are currently trained or training in these programs will be [...]

Cyber Week Deals – Trail’s End Popcorn

By |2018-11-25T18:45:40+00:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Fundraising, Popcorn Sale|

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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.