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Theme and logo for 2021 National Jamboree Revealed

By |2019-06-01T05:00:01-04:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Activities, National Jamboree, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

Scouting instills confidence, helping young people discover they can achieve more than they thought possible. That’s the uplifting message behind the logo and theme for the 2021 National Jamboree, which the BSA announced today. Using Scouting’s highest-profile gathering to deliver a distinct thematic message signals a bold new approach for National Jamborees. It ensures that [...]

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 [...]

Internet Advancement 2.0 is Here

By |2019-05-25T08:26:50-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Council News, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools, Venturing|

The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite) is now live. This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired (for all programs except Exploring) on June 10, 2019. Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to [...]

Put Your Scout Unit on Google Search

By |2019-05-10T05:30:14-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA, Unit Management Tools, Venturing|Tags: , |

Do you know that the highest Google Search term is "Find ______[BLANK]_____ near me?" If someone was looking for a Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop or Venturing Crew near them, would they find you and would your unit appear in the Google Search? Check out this video tutorial to help your unit appear in [...]

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 [...]

Take the Weather Safety Quiz

By |2019-04-30T06:24:53-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

Taking your Pack or Troop Camping?  How prepared are you for the weather? Take this safety quiz and find out.  Every leader should complete Hazardous Weather training at my.scouting.org https://scoutingmagazine.org/2019/03/safetyquiz

Tips for working with school digital communications platform Peachjar

By |2019-04-18T22:24:42-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

Many school districts are beginning to use digital communications platforms like Peachjar for delivering items like activity fliers to parents. For Scouting, that means learning how to follow some basic guidelines to optimize communications items for that platform. Here, we explain more about what Peachjar is, how to follow their guidelines, and their expert design tips! How [...]

National Scouts BSA Committee – LIVE OFFICE HOURS

By |2019-03-31T13:04:26-04:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to learn more about the Scouts BSA program on April 18, 2019 during our live office hours. Time:  Apr 18, 2019 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) This Q&A session is great for new Scouts BSA leaders to get answers to any question they have [...]

Summer Camp 2019

By |2019-02-17T06:56:29-04:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouts BSA|

Summer camp is just around the corner.  It's not too early to start thinking about your summer plans and adventures.  The Michigan Crossroads Council offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers. 2019 Summer Camp opportunities: Cub Scout Day Camp Cub Scout Resident Camp Webelos Resident Camp Scouts BSA [...]

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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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