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What is Scouts BSA?

By | 2018-11-02T06:06:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Scouts BSA|

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version [...]

Support Michigan Scouting with Amazon Smile

By | 2018-10-29T23:01:28+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting|

Did you know — You can support #MichiganScouting while shopping at Amazon? In fact, it’s easy to support the Michigan Crossroads Council when you shop at Be sure to select or search for Michigan Crossroads Council as your Amazon Smile Charity.

Who gets Scouting magazine?

By | 2018-10-23T11:57:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Council News|

When Scouting — back then more newsletter than actual magazine — sent out its first issue in 1913, readers were told that they’d receive the publication at no additional cost. This essential resource for BSA news, inspiration and ideas, Scouting wrote, would be included in a volunteer’s registration fee. But there was a caveat: the offer was only “for [...]

World Jamboree Scholarships

By | 2018-10-18T06:35:46+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates|

Want to attend the #ScoutJamboree, but need some financial assistance?We have opened a second round of scholarships to help get YOU there! These scholarships are open to scouts age 14-26 that applied after July 31st. For more details and to apply go to:

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 [...]

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.