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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Update

By |2019-04-09T11:42:31-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Training|

BALOO’s online modules have been updated! As part of a two-part blended learning format, these online modules are the first step to become BALOO trained. The online training modules contain introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training that is completed during an in-person, council instructed course. The in-person syllabus [...]

The ABC’s about the Annual Health & Medical Record

By |2019-04-07T11:24:51-04:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouting Safely|

From the Annual Health and Medial Record website, a pre-participation physical is needed for resident campers (at summer or winter camps) and for Scouts and adult leaders attending events that last 72 hours or more. Why is an Annual Health and Medical Record required? Since at least the 1930s, the BSA has required the use of standardized health [...]

Scoutify your Commute with Scouting Podcasts

By |2019-04-01T18:35:13-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Program Updates|

With CubCast and ScoutCast, the BSA’s pair of monthly podcasts, you’ll become a more-informed Scouting volunteer as you drive to work, empty the dishwasher or walk your dog. Each month’s topic is so expertly timed to give you helpful information, you’ll think the team behind CubCast and ScoutCast can read your mind. [...]

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 [...]

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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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