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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 [...]

New Den Chief Online Training Available

By |2019-01-18T10:15:42-04:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Program Updates, Scouts BSA, Training|

Announcing the new online Den Chief Training. The new online Den Chief training is now available for Scouts who are registered in Troops, Crews and Ships. The new online course identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks along with describing the den chief’s relationship with supporting Den Leaders and how it relates to the den chief’s activities [...]

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training

By |2018-12-05T18:39:22-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the [...]

Scouts BSA Recruitment Resources

By |2018-11-13T11:44:35-04:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

Looking for recruitment assets for Scouts BSA?  Good news -- we have gathered all the material and put it one easy to find place.  Check out all the resources to help you promote and recruit for your Scouts BSA troop.  https://michiganscouting.org/scoutsbsa-recruitment-resources/

Video Statement by Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive

By |2018-11-12T10:18:12-04:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Membership, Scouts BSA|

A statement on the recent announcement of a federal lawsuit by Girl Scouts of the USA against the Boy Scouts of America on the grounds of using the term "Scout" in their marketing of the soon-coming, co-ed "Scouts BSA" program. "We are fans of any organization that builds character in children. We all [...]

Scouts BSA Branding Do’s and Don’ts

By |2018-11-09T10:21:11-04:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Marketing, Scouts BSA|

In an effort to ensure consistent branding and messaging, we are asking that any promotional materials or communications created by units, districts and council volunteers and staff for external and internal distribution be sent to the MCC Marketing Team for review before being distributed. If you have materials to be reviewed, please contact Jane Parikh, [...]

KAPVIK Pilot Program

By |2018-11-06T06:06:04-04:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouts BSA, Training, Venturing|

The Kapvik pilot program is an official Northern Tier program aimed at bringing world class winter camping opportunities to more scouts than ever before. Kapvik will be held at Gerber Scout Reservation and Owasippe Scout Reservation near Muskegon Michigan over four weekends including: Holiday Stay Dec 27, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 Session 1 Jan [...]

What is Scouts BSA?

By |2018-11-02T06:06:57-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Family Scouting, Scouts BSA|

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version [...]

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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.