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Journey to Excellence

By |2018-12-09T09:11:23-04:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates|

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Journey to Excellence, often shortened to JTE, is a self-evaluation tool that lets unit leaders [...]

Don Shepard Interview – Michigan Business Network

By |2018-12-06T13:58:37-04:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Membership, Support Scouting|

The Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America is fortunate to have Don Shepard as their Scout Executive and CEO. The council geographically serves Michigan's Lower Peninsula and over 70,000 members. A chance encounter more than three decades ago ultimately led Shepard to his executive role with the Boy Scouts. Scouting has been [...]

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training

By |2018-12-05T18:39:22-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the [...]

Important Training Update

By |2018-11-29T19:57:30-04:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Training|

Please ensure any leaders who are currently working towards Position-Specific Training for any Cub Scout or Boy Scout/Scouts BSA positions complete their training as soon as possible (the end of the year may have system slowdowns, so earlier completion is urged). If any volunteers who are currently trained or training in these programs will be [...]

Cyber Week Deals – Trail’s End Popcorn

By |2018-11-25T18:45:40-04:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Fundraising, Popcorn Sale|

Check all the Cyber Week Deals happening all week.  Login and share with your family and friends to help fund your Scouting Adventures View Deals Here Login and Share - Trail's End Account

Scouts BSA Recruitment Resources

By |2018-11-13T11:44:35-04:00November 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.  https://michiganscouting.org/scoutsbsa-recruitment-resources/

Video Statement by Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive

By |2018-11-12T10:18:12-04:00November 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 [...]

#GivingTuesday

By |2018-11-11T15:22:34-04:00November 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.

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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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