Other than the amazing benefits of Scouting, such as:

  • Opportunities to try new things
  • Provide service to others
  • Build self-confidence
  • Reinforce ethical standards,

Scouts and their families also receive some tangible benefits!  This page will list some of the opportunities that Scouts receive.

NOTE: If you know of an opportunity not listed, please let us know at communications@michiganscouting.org.

Program Fee Benefits

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Effective August 1, 2023, all registered youth, adults and their respective units will receive the following:

  • Free tent campsites for unit camping in MCC camps.  Reserve your spot at the MCC Facility Rental page.
  • Free Signature Events (specified day at camp with all typical camp activities) for all families
  • Free Basic training for all leaders
  • Discounted rates on various sporting and cultural events through our Program Partners
  • NEW! 10% one-time discount (one time per family) at the Eagle Scout Shop or at the Online MCC Scout Shop for all members.  Coupon code member23 will be valid August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024.
  • NEW! $20 per Scout camper discount on 2024 MCC Scouts BSA Summer Camp
  • NEW! Scout Camp: Two leaders FREE OR FREE t-shirts for your campers/leaders attending if you register by December 1, 2023.
  • NEW! Cub Camp: One FREE Cub Leader for 5 or more and 2 FREE for 10 or more Cubs OR FREE t-shirts for your campers/leaders attending if registered by May 1, 2024.
  • NEW! Free cloth Badges of Rank for all programs (including Eagle, Summit and Quartermaster cloth badges) at your local Scout Shop, the MCC Online Shop (rank badge page) or MCC Scout Shop at Eagle
  • NEW! Free Eagle Kits and Summit and Quartermaster Medals at the MCC Online Shop (rank badge page) or MCC Scout Shop at Eagle *

* – Eagle Kits, and Summit and Quartermaster medals are not available “FREE” at any of the shops other than the council store in Eagle.  The other local shops (Troy, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids/Walker, etc.) are all run by the national organization.

Program Partners

Did you know that many of our Michigan sports teams have special “Scout Days” with discounted rates for Scouts and their families?  Lions, Tigers, Loons, Whitecaps, and more?!  313Presents also has Scout dates/rates for many of their productions (Circus, Bluey, The Grinch, Nutcracker, etc.).  Check out our Program Partners page for more information.

Other Perks

Hiker Direct

Hiker Direct is a program that provides discount camping and backpacking gear such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and other great camping products to members of various scouting organizations in the United States. If you are a member of such an organization, you can register for our program to browse the camping gear that we offer at discounted prices exclusive to scouting organizations.

After you register with Hiker direct, you can purchase from 4 different other sites:

all at deep discounts.

Gerald R. Ford Museum

Did you know that Gerald R. Ford was an Eagle Scout?  Scouts and leaders in uniform receive free admission to the museum!