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MiScouter Weekly – October 5

By |2019-10-05T09:33:26-04:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Council News, Cub Scouts, News, Newsletter, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Youth Protection|

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

How the Boy Scouts of America Keeps Kids Safe Today

By |2019-08-17T07:39:43-04:00August 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 |2019-08-17T07:53:14-04:00August 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 [...]

An Update from the Michigan Crossroads Council

By |2019-07-09T19:29:49-04:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Districts, Family Scouting, Membership, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Youth Protection|

Dear Scouting Friends: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (the "National Council (BSA)") has confirmed that a Youth Protection oriented segment that was expected to run on the TODAY Show tomorrow (July 10th) has been postponed and that a new air date has yet to be confirmed.  As the nature of content could change in the interim, [...]

Scouting Safely Resources

By |2019-07-02T06:39:00-04:00July 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 |2019-07-01T19:02:02-04:00July 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 [...]

New Youth Protection Animated Videos

By |2019-06-24T06:15:38-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

Have you seen the new youth protection animated shorts? A special thanks to the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for this new interactive experience for over 1.2 million Cub Scouts and their families across the nation. The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with subject-matter experts from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to present the [...]

A Message from The Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-04-25T10:58:31-04:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCOUTING FAMILY MUST BE ADVOCATES FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS Fellow Scouters, The tragedy of child abuse, be it physical, sexual, or emotional is one that is truly heartbreaking. Painfully, there have been incidents of abuse that occurred in our program, and we sincerely apologize that some [...]

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.