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New Eagle Scout Project Workbook Released

By |2019-01-04T20:41:04-04:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Program Updates|

Advancement Update:  A revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook for 2019 has been posted and is available from http://bit.ly/2QlFjN3 under the Rank Advancement category. The content is basically unchanged and revised to reflect gender-neutrality.

BSA Safety Moments

By |2018-12-28T12:53:40-04:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

It just takes a moment to make your pack, troop or crew a little bit safer. With its Safety Moments, covering a range of topics from acute mountain sickness to zip lines, the Boy Scouts of America’s Health and Safety team hopes to make Scouting an even safer place, one page at a time. “These are [...]

Scoutbook Single Sign On (SSO) FAQ’s

By |2018-12-21T07:17:14-04:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Unit Management Tools|

Q. What is Single Sign On (SSO)?   A. Single Sign On helps you to logon in one application and switch to another application with the same identity (the same username and password). With SSO, you can use one set of login credentials (username and password) to access multiple applications. The service authenticates the end user for all the [...]

Journey to Excellence

By |2018-12-09T09:11:23-04:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates|

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Journey to Excellence, often shortened to JTE, is a self-evaluation tool that lets unit leaders [...]

World Jamboree Scholarships

By |2018-10-18T06:35:46-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates|

Want to attend the #ScoutJamboree, but need some financial assistance?We have opened a second round of scholarships to help get YOU there! These scholarships are open to scouts age 14-26 that applied after July 31st. For more details and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/2Evs240

Scouts BSA – Implementation Details

By |2018-10-03T21:15:17-04:00October 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 |2018-09-22T06:17:00-04:00September 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 |2018-09-14T07:26:06-04:00September 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 |2018-09-06T14:42:25-04:00September 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 |2018-09-06T07:30:48-04:00September 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 [...]

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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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