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The Cub Scouter Newsletter

By |2019-06-30T07:49:59-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Check out The Cub Scouter newsletter for everything Cub Scouting in the Michigan Crossroads Council.  This newsletter contains important and valuable information for Cub Scout leaders and families.   Each monthly edition will be delivered to your inbox.  You can also receive it to your phone by texting MCCSCOUTS to 555888

Popcorn Sale Kickoffs – Register Today

By |2019-06-27T04:48:15-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Fundraising, Marketing|

Attending your District or FSC Popcorn Sale is an important step in having a successful sale for your unit.   Learn all about the sale including sales tips, ordering, using the Trail's End App for your Scouts and managing your unit sale.   Register here >> michiganscouting.org/pocporn

Where is the best location for a joining event? The data may surprise you.

By |2019-06-21T05:59:45-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership|

Article contributed by Michael Ramsey, BSA Director of Marketing and Brand Management As part of the National Service Center’s 2018 fall Cub Scout digital media buy, we learned just how important it is to hold joining events in locations that are familiar to parents. Those marketing efforts, which included recruiting messages delivered via paid search, [...]

Scouts BSA Video Contest – Deadline June 28

By |2019-06-20T09:13:07-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Featured, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

Do you want to be a part of history? As a member of Scouts BSA, you can! On June 3rd we kicked off our first ever Scouts BSA Video Contest and we want to hear from you, the members of Scouts BSA. We want to know things like: What are you and your troop doing? [...]

Put Your Scout Unit on Google Search

By |2019-06-30T07:34:40-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools, Venturing|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Tips for working with school digital communications platform Peachjar

By |2019-04-18T22:24:42-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

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 [...]

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. [...]

FREE Cub Scout Camp Placemats

By |2019-01-17T21:28:08-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Outdoor Adventures|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

AN UPDATE FROM THE COUNCILREAD MORE