A Message from the Council Leadership – October 20

By |2019-10-21T04:36:34-04:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

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 |2019-10-10T05:37:27-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

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

Please Read: Background Check Disclosure and Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization

By |2019-10-08T06:26:41-04:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Dear Scouting Leaders: You were to have received an email recently from the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America regarding the Background Check Disclosure and Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization documents. The Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization form must be completed and turned in to your unit leadership to be turned in with the unit's annual recharter. As a registered adult [...]

MiScouter Weekly – October 5

By |2019-10-05T09:33:26-04:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Council News, Cub Scouts, News, Newsletter, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Youth Protection|

This week's issue of MiScouter Weekly is here. Check it out for all the latest news and program happenings across the Michigan Crossroads Council. Like and share this with your Scouts, parents, and leaders. View Past Issues

UPDATED SAFETY MOMENT: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

By |2019-09-24T04:50:29-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, News, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

UPDATED SAFETY MOMENT:  Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in an adult resident of Calhoun County. Eight cases of EEE have now been confirmed in residents of Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties, including three deaths. [...]

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 [...]

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:53:14-04:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Council News, News, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the utmost [...]

Update: Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation

By |2019-08-17T18:30:27-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

At a recent board meeting, the Executive Board of the Michigan Crossroads Council voted unanimously to accept a purchase offer for Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation property located in Rose City, Michigan.  The sale of this property which has been on the market for a few years, will also bring the council closer to eliminating annual property taxes [...]

Council Purchases Residence for Ranger

By |2019-08-17T18:34:57-04:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Executive Board of the Michigan Crossroads Council recently unanimously voted to purchase a home, adjacent to the Rotary Scout Camp for the purpose of housing the Ranger. The properties team conducted extensive research on the cost of placing a home on the Camp Rotary property, and it was determined that this was the best [...]

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.