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Scouts BSA – Implementation Details

By | 2018-10-03T21:15:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their [...]

Youth Protection Training Completed by October 1, 2018

By | 2018-09-22T06:17:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Training|Tags: |

All registered Scouters (volunteers and professionals), including any adult who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 total hours or more.  The updated course debuted in February 2018; if you took Youth Protection training prior to that, you’ll need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.  For more information visit scouting.org/youthprotection.  [...]

Updated Guide to Safe Scouting

By | 2018-09-14T07:26:06+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The online version of the Guide to Safe Scouting in now updated. Note the effective date for the new leader policy: October 1, 2018. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/toc/ Download the print-friendly version here.  This is the full PDF version that contains updates as of May 2018. Please refer to the online version for the most updated information. [...]

Family Scouting Video Launched

By | 2018-09-06T14:42:25+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Marketing, Membership, Program Updates|Tags: , , , |

Michigan Crossroads Council “Scout Me In” Family Scouting Program video Production Credits Produced by: Michigan Crossroads Council Visual Ronin Media LLC Executive Producer: Christopher Hopkins Writers: Jane Parikh Michael Kuentz Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Michael Kuentz Field Audio Production: Whetstone Productions Professional Narration: Dr. Shawne Duperon Scout Narrators: Holly Branson Courtney Ehnis Emma [...]

Scoutbook free for everyone beginning Jan. 1, 2019

By | 2018-09-06T07:30:48+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|Tags: , , |

The BSA announced today that it will make Scoutbook subscriptions free to all BSA units beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Units that already use Scoutbook won’t be charged when they renew their subscription on or after Sept. 1, 2018. Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone [...]

“BSA Today” Video Series

By | 2018-08-08T06:51:15+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Featured, Marketing, Program Updates|Tags: , , |

We’ve just debuted BSA Today – a new series of short videos featuring information and updates on timely topics in Scouting. Each installment will provide you with news you can use.  Be sure to visit the BSA Today homepage often for new videos on other key Scouting topics! This month we are sharing a great video from Heart of America Council on welcoming [...]

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.