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Scouting Safely Resources

By |2019-07-02T06:39:00-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience. Youth develop traits of citizenship, character, fitness, and leadership during age-appropriate events when challenged to move beyond their normal comfort level, and discover their abilities. This is appropriate when risks are identified [...]

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

By |2019-07-01T19:02:02-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements. To better enable this, -, and a new online form have been put in place at the national level [...]

Upgrades to Internet Advancement

By |2019-06-30T14:25:49-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail. The BSA has introduced an array of upgrades designed to make your life easier. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history in a snap and give Scouters more control over printable [...]

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

New Cub Scout Preview Adventures

By |2019-06-25T14:44:29-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Cub Scouts, Program Updates|

Adventures await Cub Scouts — not only can they find them in their handbooks, but now they can find adventures online. You can find brand-new, online-only Cub Scout adventures, called Preview Adventures, on the Cub Scouting program page. You won’t find these adventures in a handbook, at least, not yet. Preview Adventures are limited-time, experimental adventures your Scouts [...]

Michigan Crossroads Council Receives National Charter

By |2019-06-16T03:29:41-04:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Districts, Program Updates, Support Scouting|

The Michigan Crossroads Council received it National Charter today from the Boy Scouts of America. Pictured (left to right): Al Lambert, Dick Northup, Raymond Davis, Mike Melinn, Brad Arbuckle,  Mike Yost, Don Shepard, and Fred Wallace.

The Adventure Plan (TAP) Resource

By |2019-05-30T21:08:06-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Outdoor Adventures, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Training, Venturing|

The Adventure Plan (TAP) is a tool to guide unit leaders—Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts— through all stages of Adventure planning. Outdoor adventure is a key element of youth development in the Boy Scouts of America programs. Just as young people grow, learn and mature in a continuing progression of experience so, too, do the [...]

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 [...]

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Update

By |2019-04-09T11:42:31-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Training|

BALOO’s online modules have been updated! As part of a two-part blended learning format, these online modules are the first step to become BALOO trained. The online training modules contain introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training that is completed during an in-person, council instructed course. The in-person syllabus [...]

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. [...]


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.