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Scouts BSA Recruitment Resources

By | 2018-11-13T11:44:35+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

Looking for recruitment assets for Scouts BSA?  Good news -- we have gathered all the material and put it one easy to find place.  Check out all the resources to help you promote and recruit for your Scouts BSA troop.

Video Statement by Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive

By | 2018-11-12T10:18:12+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

A statement on the recent announcement of a federal lawsuit by Girl Scouts of the USA against the Boy Scouts of America on the grounds of using the term "Scout" in their marketing of the soon-coming, co-ed "Scouts BSA" program. "We are fans of any organization that builds character in children. We all [...]


By | 2018-11-11T15:22:34+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Fundraising, Support Scouting|

Showing your support and encouraging others to support Scouting on #GivingTuesday is easy. Just follow these simple instructions below. With your help and support this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign can go viral and provide increased support for Michigan Scouting.

Scouts BSA Branding Do’s and Don’ts

By | 2018-11-09T10:21:11+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

In an effort to ensure consistent branding and messaging, we are asking that any promotional materials or communications created by units, districts and council volunteers and staff for external and internal distribution be sent to the MCC Marketing Team for review before being distributed. If you have materials to be reviewed, please contact Jane Parikh, [...]

Online Registration Update

By | 2018-11-08T07:22:48+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Membership, Unit Management Tools|

A new version of online registration is now available. Navigate to Application Manager or Invitation Manager to reach the updated dashboards. To navigate back, click on my.scouting in the upper left corner.  All applications in Completed or In Progress status were converted for a seamless integration into the new system. The updated Unit Guidebook for Online [...]

New Water and Wood Field Service Council Scout Executive

By | 2018-11-08T16:22:50+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: Council News|

We are pleased to announce the selection of Sean Henneman as Scout Executive of the Water and Woods Field Service Council, Flint Michigan effective January 1, 2019. Sean began his Scouting career as District Executive at the Erie Shores Council in Toledo Ohio and later served as Field Director. He was promoted to Director of [...]

Youth Protection Training

By | 2018-11-08T06:43:06+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Training|

Did Your Know?  Youth Protection Training is required for all registered adult Scouting volunteers.  Youth Protection Training (YPT) must be completed every two (2) years.   You can complete YPT Training online or in-person.  To take the online course, please visit

Holiday Giving Tree

By | 2018-11-07T17:46:34+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: Council News|

The Michigan Scout Shops are providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items.  This help will be done through The Holiday Giving Tree program starting November 17 through December 20, 2018. The Holiday Giving Tree program works on a donation basis. [...]

KAPVIK Pilot Program

By | 2018-11-06T06:06:04+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouts BSA, Training, Venturing|

The Kapvik pilot program is an official Northern Tier program aimed at bringing world class winter camping opportunities to more scouts than ever before. Kapvik will be held at Gerber Scout Reservation and Owasippe Scout Reservation near Muskegon Michigan over four weekends including: Holiday Stay Dec 27, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 Session 1 Jan [...]

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.