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UPDATE: FAQ’s – Background Check Authorization Form

By |2019-10-10T05:37:38-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Membership, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

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 |2019-10-08T06:19:45-05:00October 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 [...]

UPDATED SAFETY MOMENT: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

By |2019-09-24T04:51:05-05:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, 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. [...]

UPDATED SAFETY MOMENT: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

By |2019-09-24T04:50:29-05:00September 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. [...]

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:39:43-05:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Council 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 [...]

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:53:14-05:00August 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.