The Adventure Plan (TAP) is a tool to guide unit leaders—Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts— through all stages of Adventure planning. Outdoor adventure is a key element of youth development in the Boy Scouts of America programs. Just as young people grow, learn and mature in a continuing progression of experience so, too, do the [...]
The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live. This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to [...]
Do you know that the highest Google Search term is "Find ______[BLANK]_____ near me?" If someone was looking for a Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop or Venturing Crew near them, would they find you and would your unit appear in the Google Search? Check out this video tutorial to help your unit appear in [...]
Taking your Pack or Troop Camping? How prepared are you for the weather? Take this safety quiz and find out. Every leader should complete Hazardous Weather training at my.scouting.org https://scoutingmagazine.org/2019/03/safetyquiz
Many school districts are beginning to use digital communications platforms like Peachjar for delivering items like activity fliers to parents. For Scouting, that means learning how to follow some basic guidelines to optimize communications items for that platform. Here, we explain more about what Peachjar is, how to follow their guidelines, and their expert design tips! How [...]
It may be winter time -- but it's time to start thinking about summer and all the adventures ahead this summer for your Cub Scouts and families. Order the 2019 Cub Scout Camp placemats to help you promote all of the fun and adventure that the Michigan Crossroads Council camps have in store for you. Order [...]
Get ready for the Pinewood Derby. One of the biggest highlights in Cub Scouting. Whether you are an amateur or expert, be sure to visit our Pinewood Derby Champ Camps hosted by our Scout Shops across Michigan. See below for dates and locations.
New to Scouting? Be sure to check out the specials at the Scout Shops across Michigan. Save 25% on a Cub Scout Uniform Shirt with the Purchase of a Cub Scout Uniform Bottom* (Switchback Pants, Girls' Roll-Up Pants, Skorts and Shorts) *Must be purchased together. Effective 8/1/2018 to 10/31/2018. May not be combined with any [...]
Welcome to Scouting! We are thrilled you and your family has joined the premier youth-serving organization in Michigan. As a new family to the Scouting family we invite your join us for our New Scout Events. These events are an opportunity for you to experience the fun and adventures of Scouting. For more details and [...]
With recruitment season in high gear and the opportunity to invite more families to join the Scouting program, here are some recruitment tips your Scouts, parents and unit can use to help create awareness about Scouting in your local community. Check back as more Recruitment Tips are posted.