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National Scouts BSA Committee – LIVE OFFICE HOURS

By |2019-03-31T13:04:26-04:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to learn more about the Scouts BSA program on April 18, 2019 during our live office hours. Time:  Apr 18, 2019 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) This Q&A session is great for new Scouts BSA leaders to get answers to any question they have [...]

2019 Guide to Awards and Insignia

By |2019-03-17T18:30:47-04:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Council News, Program Updates|Tags: , , , |

Just released. Here is your resource for everything awards and insignia.  Download this resource guide for the latest information. Download Guide

Youth Protection Training Update – March 1

By |2019-03-01T12:56:02-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

Youth Protection Training Update: The updated online and facilitator-led (face to face) Y01 Youth Protection Training has been released. Updates include a new learning plan, as well as a Spanish-translated version of the training. If you HAVE already completed Y01 Youth Protection Training you DO NOT have to retake the training with the March 1, [...]

Summer Camp 2019

By |2019-02-17T06:56:29-04:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouts BSA|

Summer camp is just around the corner.  It's not too early to start thinking about your summer plans and adventures.  The Michigan Crossroads Council offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers. 2019 Summer Camp opportunities: Cub Scout Day Camp Cub Scout Resident Camp Webelos Resident Camp Scouts BSA [...]

Guide to Safe Scouting Updated

By |2019-02-11T10:10:35-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The Guide to Safe Scouting has been updated and is now live as both a pdf for download (dated January 2019), or the HTML version. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34416.pdf UPDATES - Updated language throughout to reference “Scouts BSA” rather than “Boy Scouts.” - Youth Protection and Adult Leadership Clarified language in the Adult Supervision and Accommodations sections. - [...]

IMPORTANT: Online Youth Protection Update

By |2019-02-09T06:38:37-04:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Training|

Information about online Youth Protection Training: At the end of February, the online Youth Protection Course will be replaced with an updated version. Please get the word out to all leaders that any courses in progress (completions of some but not all of the required four modules) will be lost when the course is updated. [...]

A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Religious Observances

By |2019-01-06T07:21:06-04:00January 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 |2018-12-31T15:21:41-04:00December 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 |2018-12-28T12:53:40-04:00December 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 |2018-12-21T07:17:14-04:00December 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 [...]

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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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