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A Message from the Council Leadership – October 20

By |2019-10-21T04:37:43-04:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Outdoor Adventures|

October 20, 2019 Dear Scouting Families and Leaders: At a recent Executive Board Meeting of the Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC), volunteer board members representing the state-wide Council and its four Field Service Councils voted and approved the restructuring and relocation of the Cub Scout summer camp programs previously conducted at Camp Munhacke and Rota-Kiwan Scout [...]

UPDATE: FAQ’s – Background Check Authorization Form

By |2019-10-10T05:37:38-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Membership, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

We have received several calls and emails about the message sent yesterday regarding the authorizations for criminal background checks.  Thanks to all who have offered feedback and suggestions.   Please visit our FAQ's regarding the Background Check Authorization Form and Disclosures. Frequently Asked Questions

#IAMASCOUT Photo Contest

By |2019-09-25T20:28:53-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

Submit your best Scouting photos and stories. I am a Scout. Four simple, yet powerful words that say to world “I love this program and am proud to be in it”. Maybe it’s the friends you made, the skills you’ve learned, the adventures you’ve been on, or the challenges you’ve overcome that helped you find your [...]

An Important Message from the Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-09-19T11:51:55-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools, Venturing|

From the Office of the Chief Scout Executive — As we evaluate the growing cost of delivering the Scouting program, a vision team of volunteers and staff from across the country is considering the best way forward that will likely require us to implement a national membership fee increase for youth members and adult leaders as [...]

An Important Message from the Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-09-19T11:25:39-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Membership, News, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

From the Office of the Chief Scout Executive -- As we evaluate the growing cost of delivering the Scouting program, a vision team of volunteers and staff from across the country is considering the best way forward that will likely require us to implement a national membership fee increase for youth members and adult leaders as [...]

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, [...]

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.