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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 [...]

Tips and Tools for Preparing for Fall Recruitment

By |2019-08-09T19:39:49-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools|

In 1907, Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared. He wanted young people to have the tools to face challenges. With that in mind, our goal is to be able to help our fellow executives to be prepared for a successful membership campaign this fall. Councils refer to Join Scouting [...]

New Scoutbook features for Den Leaders Now Available

By |2019-07-30T15:28:22-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Unit Management Tools|

Scoutbook is making it easier than ever to prepare for den meetings and ensure consistent program delivery through new features for den leaders! These tools streamline content and advancement processes so den leaders can focus on making Scouting come to life for Cub Scouts. https://help.scoutbook.com/article-categories/cubs/

Free Geofencing for Cub Scout Packs this Fall

By |2019-07-24T10:44:33-04:00July 20th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.