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MiScouter Weekly

By |2019-11-15T06:50:35-05:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Marketing, Membership, Newsletter, Program Updates, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

Get all the latest news, updates and event information for Scouting leaders and families.   Be sure to check you inbox for this weekly newsletter.  Also, don't forget to encourage others to sign up to receive this important communication. E-Mail List Sign Up View Latest Edition

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

By |2019-10-08T06:19:45-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

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 |2019-10-05T13:20:07-05:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

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. http://bit.ly/MiScouterWeekly View Past Issues

Hazardous Weather Training: Required for all Direct Contact Leaders

By |2019-09-26T05:33:00-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Training|

Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. And here is one story about why this is so important. Imagine as a leader with a group of excited Scouts you arrive at a council camp for a camporee on a rainy Friday afternoon. Saturday morning [...]

Scouting Safely Resources

By |2019-07-02T06:39:00-05:00July 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 |2019-07-01T19:02:02-05:00July 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, - https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-016_fillable.pdf, and a new online form have been put in place at the national level [...]

Upgrades to Internet Advancement

By |2019-06-30T14:25:49-05:00June 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 |2019-06-30T07:49:59-05:00June 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 |2019-06-25T14:44:29-05:00June 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 |2019-06-16T03:29:41-05:00June 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 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.