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Put Your Scout Unit on Google Search

By |2019-05-10T05:30:14-04:00May 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 appear in [...]

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 [...]

Scoutbook Update

By |2019-01-20T16:56:45-04:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Membership, Scoutbook, Unit Management Tools|

SSO (Single Sign On) Issues – Self Help The following is from BSA IT Scoutbook Developers: With some new changes to our SSO linking process, we made a few modifications that will help you manage your profiles a lot more easily. Here are some common scenarios we have seen and solutions for the same! 1) [...]

A Message from the Council Leadership

By |2018-12-14T16:45:38-04:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Featured, Membership|

Dear Scouting friends, As we learn more about the financial discussions underway at our national organization, it’s important to note that Scouting in the Michigan Crossroads Council is as strong financially and programmatically today as it’s been in many years. As our council is a separate non-profit 501c3 corporation based in the state of Michigan, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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