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Recruitment Season is Here — Free Geofencing for Your Pack

By |2019-08-18T09:01:47-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership|

In partnership with the BSA’s National Service Center, the Michigan Crossroads Council will be supporting your pack with digital recruitment marketing this fall.  Through digital ads, we’ll ensure that families in your community understand the incredible benefits of Cub Scouting and know how to join. Layered on top of your pack’s recruitment efforts will be [...]

Scouts BSA Geofencing

By |2019-08-18T08:58:09-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Scouts BSA|

In partnership with the BSA’s National Service Center, the Michigan Crossroads Council will be supporting your Scouts BSA Troop with digital recruitment marketing this fall.  Through digital ads, we’ll ensure that families in your community understand the incredible benefits of Scouts BSA and know how to join. Layered on top of your troop’s recruitment efforts [...]

Tips and Tools for Preparing for Fall Recruitment

By |2019-08-09T19:39:49-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools|

In 1907, Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared. He wanted young people to have the tools to face challenges. With that in mind, our goal is to be able to help our fellow executives to be prepared for a successful membership campaign this fall. Councils refer to Join Scouting [...]

Free Geofencing for Cub Scout Packs this Fall

By |2019-07-24T10:44:33-04:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership|

In partnership with the BSA’s National Service Center, the Michigan Crossroads Council will be supporting your pack with digital recruitment marketing this fall. Through digital ads, we’ll ensure that families in your community understand the incredible benefits of Cub Scouting and know how to join. Layered on top of your pack’s [...]

An Update from the Michigan Crossroads Council

By |2019-07-09T19:29:49-04:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Family Scouting, Membership, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Youth Protection|

Dear Scouting Friends: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (the "National Council (BSA)") has confirmed that a Youth Protection oriented segment that was expected to run on the TODAY Show tomorrow (July 10th) has been postponed and that a new air date has yet to be confirmed.  As the nature of content could change in the interim, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Two essential Scouts BSA resources for new and longtime leaders

By |2019-05-06T14:40:43-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Membership, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|

Better make room on your bookmarks bar.  The BSA has refreshed and retooled a pair of online resources for Scouts BSA volunteers. The first is the Program Resources page. Think of it as your quick-start guide to Scouts BSA. Here, you’ll find a collection of links for starting a Scouts BSA troop, helping Scouts earn merit [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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