The Michigan Crossroads Council hosts a number of special events throughout the year to fund various Scouting programs and the future of our youth.  Consider supporting the future by attending an event near you.

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Thursday, February 27, 2025

Warren, MI

DETROIT REGION

GEORGE MEANY DINNER

Proceeds from this dinner will help fund delivery of our youth career exploration program “Exploring” to young men and women in Michigan interested in union careers. Your consideration of support for these critical youth programs is truly appreciated.

Spring 2024

Saginaw, MI

GREAT LAKES BAY REGION

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATION

The Saginaw Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Presentation is the premier event of Saginaw County and honors area leaders who influence the professional community while also serving as exemplary role models for greater Saginaw-area youth.

Your participation in this event directly impacts a community inclusion program for high-risk youth in the Saginaw area called ScoutReach.  This program serves Saginaw’s vulnerable youth to share in the merits of traditional Scouting.  Mentors prepare their Scouts to be responsible citizens while learning about principles and causes beyond themselves.  Your support helps build self-esteem, core values, and character development in our children, and makes possible high quality outdoor adventures for area youth.

March 21, 2024

Grand Rapids, MI

GRAND RAPIDS REGION

BUILDING CHARACTER CELEBRATION – SOUTH

The Building Character Celebration was born from decades of annual recognition events honoring the highest youth achievers in the Scouting program, Eagle Scout and Summit Award recipients.   This gala style dinner event honors and recognizes the 2023 Class of Eagle Scouts and Summit Award Recipients. The evening is capped with our honored guest and Keynote Speaker, still to be determined, who will share a message for our Scouting Family.

Event costs are provided for our 2023 Eagle Scouts and Venturing Summit Award Recipients through the generosity of our Sponsors.

April 11, 2024

Troy, MI

METRO DETROIT REGION

ON MY HONOR GALA

The On My Honor Gala is a formal community-facing special event and serves as an annual highlight of Scouting programs for the public each year.  The 2024 event will feature Executive Partners and Principals from nationwide professional services firms engaged in a panel discussion on leadership, community stewardship, and building our future. The event will further feature a local Scout conveying their Scouting story and the impact the program has had.

VENUE: The event will take place at the Troy Marriott: 200 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

Doors and reception are at 6:00pm, with the formal dinner event beginning at  6:45pm.

Business Attire encouraged.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Novi, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

EAGLE RECOGNITION DINNER

The Eagle Recognition Dinner is capstone annual youth recognition event that honors the accomplishments of one of our most important groups: our young men and women who have achieved Scouting’s highest ranks and awards, the Eagle Scout Rank, Venturing Summit Award, and Sea Scouting Quartermaster. Scouts and their families are invited to this touching banquet on the evening of May 29, 2024 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, where they will hear
from a successful Scouting Alumnus. A unique feature of this dinner is that Scouts will be paired with an adult mentor who shares a similar vocation within the Scouts’ future career interests. They have time throughout the night to discuss their hope for the future and gain guidance to someone who has proven themselves within the industry.

September 19, 2024

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

ANNUAL BUILDING CONNECTIONS NETWORKING EVENT

Building Connections, a networking event for construction professionals, is the largest annual gathering of the construction community in Southeast Michigan, providing a unique opportunity for informal business and social interaction while supporting the Scouting program for area youth and their families. In conjunction with the Construction Association of Michigan, the Executive Committee of Building Connections is pleased to offer this opportunity to network, socialize, and support a worthy cause with all members of the industry from general contractors, subcontractors, and developers to architects, designers, engineers, and a multitude of vendors.

Fall 2024

Detroit, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD DINNER

The award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America in their daily lives as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

This marquee event recognizes individuals of extraordinary character who embody the ideals of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their everyday lives while making significant contributions to the communities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

October 2024

Grand Rapids, MI

GRAND RAPIDS REGION

THE LEADERSHIP DINNER

Leadership is a lifelong quest. For decades strong caring leadership has been at the core of our wonderful region’s growth and quality of life. Enhancing a culture of leadership among our citizens will enrich our communities in multiple ways. Join us for our annual community gathering to celebrate, recognize, and learn about leadership. Our evening begins with a social reception, followed by dinner and program. Each year we will celebrate, meet new friends, and network with other leaders from all corners of our community. During dinner we will recognize local leaders for their great impact, showcasing leadership in action in our community today. Together, we will learn from a distinguished guest on their insights on leadership. Proceeds from the event will help all children in our community gain access to the leadership programs of the Boy Scouts of America here in Michigan, and the leadership programs for all children K-12 at Adventure Point.

September 10, 2024

Ann Arbor, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD DINNER

Please join us for the Annual Huron Trails Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner. This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of giving back to the local Ann Arbor community through community service and selflessness. Each year, we select one citizen and one business.

Barton Hills Country Club

November 7, 2024

Monroe, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

RUNNING WATERS DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS DINNER

December 5,  2024

Grand Blanc, MI

FLINT/GENESSEE REGION

BOY SCOUT BISTRO

Goyette Mechanical and the volunteers of the Boy Scout Bistro Committee cordially invite you to join us for an evening of fun to kick off the Holiday Season, all while helping at-risk youth in the inner city of Flint enjoy the experience of Scouting. There will be a glorious dinner, wine tasting, socializing, photo booth, silent auction, and much more!

The Urban Scouting Program is designed to give a Scouting experience to young men considered at-risk with the goals to improve school performance, personal behavior, and communication skills.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Ada, MI

GRAND RAPIDS REGION

SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC – WEST

Please join us for the sporting clays classic, the premier shooting event in West Michigan, at the Kent County Conservation League. Join us for a day of shooting games, lunch, ammunition and gun cleaning. Following the shooting sports fun, guests will have an opportunity to enter a silent auction and raffle during a social hour. This social hour will offer hor d’oeuvres, premium beverages and cigars followed by dinner. All proceeds from this event will benefit the over 12,000 young men and women in President Ford Division.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Thompsonville, MI

NORTHERN MICHIGAN REGION

TERRE K LORENZEN MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

Friday, May 9, 2025

Detroit, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

GREAT LAKES SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC

The Michigan Crossroads Council, Great Lakes Division, invites you to attend the Scouting America Sporting Clays Classic. Proceeds from the Sporting Clays Classic are used to benefit youth development through Scouting programs that serve Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. This year’s invitational will take place on Friday, May 9, 2025 at Bald Mountain Shooting Range, a premier sporting club located in Lake Orion, MI.

Friday, August 9, 2024

Metamora, MI

FLINT/GENESSEE REGION

FLINT SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

The Michigan Crossroads Council invites you to attend the 28th Anniversary of the Annual BSA Sporting Clays Tournament. Proceeds from this unique event benefits youth development in Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee Counties. The Sporting Clays Tournament will take place at the beautiful Hunter’s Creek Club in Metamora, Michigan. This venue is a sportsman’s paradise and will offer you a day of fun in the beautiful out-of-doors with friends and colleagues.

August 23, 2024

Linwood, MI

GREAT LAKES BAY REGION

GLBR ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

Celebrating it’s tenth year, this event welcomes all shooters no mater their experience. Men, women and youth are welcome to form squads of five to join us at the Bay County Conservation and Gun Club for a 100-clay shoot. This event supports the continued delivery of quality Scouting programs in Northeast Michigan. Can’t attend the event? Consider sponsoring a 5-person squad and we’ll organize Scouts and volunteers to participate on your behalf!

Saturday, September 14 2024

Port Huron, MI

GREAT LAKES BAY REGION

PORT HURON SPORTING CLAYS

More information to come.

Thursday, September 26, 2024

Walled Lake, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

ANNUAL SHOOTING STARS

The Shooting Stars Sporting Clays Invitational is an annual 100-clay tournament held at the Detroit Gun Club. Hundreds of participants gather for fun and shooting at one of the largest one-day charity shoots in the country. All the shells needed for sporting clays, trap, skeet, and 5-stand are provided. The event includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception following the day’s competition featuring an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. The reception will conclude with the awards presentation and a raffle.

October 3, 2024

Lansing, MI

LANSING

CAPITAL AREA SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

The Michigan Crossroads Council, President Ford Division, invites you to attend the very first Capital Area Sporting Clays Tournament. Proceeds from the Sporting Clays Tournament are used to benefit youth development through Scouting programs that serve Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties, along with the communities of Portland and Laingsburg. Our ongoing mission is to encourage the positive development of our young people through Scouting programs that help instill our youth with values and prepare them to make ethical choices that will allow them to achieve their full potential throughout their lifetime.

October 30, 2024

Metamora, MI

FLINT/GENESSEE REGION

AUTUMN ADVENTURE

Load up your gear for the 23rd annual Autumn Adventure. It’s one of SE Michigan’s premier European pheasant hunts to benefit Scouting in Michigan. Enjoy a splendid fall day with your guests. Join us for lunch and the hunt, then close the day with a reception and auction at the Hunters Creek Clubhouse.  Your hunt package includes: guides, dogs, ammo, meals and refreshments along with cleaned birds to take home!  This exclusive event is limited to only 48 people at Hunters Creek, membership only club.  This outing is the perfect event for any outdoor enthusiast looking for an exclusive high-end experience.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Ypsilanti, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

MULLIGANS FOR EAGLES

Mulligans for Eagles Golf Tournament 100% of proceeds will support youth in the Michigan Scouting Program 18 Teams (4 players per team) Includes Dinner after 18 holes in addition to snack at turn. All-inclusive Golf Package Price per Player to include: 18 holes of Golf with Cart, Hot Dog, Pop and chip at the turn, 2 Drink tickets good for Beer, Pop, or Water, Picnic Grill, Unlimited use of the Driving Range & Practice Putting Green prior to the Event. Bag Drop, Men’s and Women’s Locker Room Access, Cart Signs, and Scoring of Event. Games Offered: Longest Drive, Closes to the Pin, Straight Line, Silent Auction, and
50/50.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Grand Blanc, MI

FLINT/GENESSEE REGION

ANNUAL BSA GOLF TOURNAMENT & ROTARY CLUB OF BURTON GOOD SCOUT BRUNCH

Our ongoing mission is to encourage the positive development of our young people through Scouting programs that help instill values, and prepare them to make ethical choices that allow them to achieve their full potential throughout their lifetime. Joining us for a day of golf helps us not only cover costs associated with the Scouting program, but serves as your personal promise to our Scouts today and our community tomorrow. We appreciate your effort to participate at any level and look forward to seeing you this summer for a great golfing event.

The Good Scout Award was developed by the Burton Rotary Club in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. The event has taken place for many years to award an outstanding citizen in our community who has provided distinguished service to community and/or country. While honoring the inspiring efforts of
the recipient, this award has been combined with our Annual Golf Tournament to support Scouting in Genesee County.

July 22, 2024

Washington, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

SCOUT-AM GOLF CLASSIC

The Scout-Am Golf Classic is an annual event held at the Greystone Golf Club for golf enthusiasts to enjoy a day of golf, fellowship and fun while benefitting The Michigan Crossroads Council. Each team will have the opportunity to play a hole with a Scout to enhance the day’s experience.

Your Sponsorship in this fabulous day of golf, great food and fellowship will support the many Scout programs that enrich the lives of over 25,000 youth being served through 627 communities, civic and religious organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb.

August 15, 2024

Detroit, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

DODGE FOR DETROIT

The Annual Dodge for Detroit Dodgeball Tournament is one of the most exciting and competitive fundraisers for the council. This event will provide much-needed funding for our programming that supports under privileged youth. Held in the heart of downtown Detroit, Dodge for Detroit is guaranteed to draw a crowd. Join us with nine of your closest coworkers and friends for an evening of intense round-robin style dodgeball where only the strong survive!

August 19, 2024

Ada, MI

GRAND RAPIDS REGION

FULFILLING THE DREAM CELEBRITY OPEN

The Fulfilling the Dream Celebrity Open has been established to directly address the needs of our youth and community. The Open is inspired by Wayman Britt and business leaders throughout West Michigan, and will feature PGA Professionals, local and national celebrities, as well as the best local food, games, and fun that can be had on a golf course.

Bringing together our community in an immersive way will lead to better understanding, learning, networking, friendships, business partners and more. Celebrating diversity while creating an environment that breeds true inclusion leads to growth for us all. Proceeds from the Open will help increase the capacity of youth serving organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, that are dedicated to our most vulnerable minority youth. In addition to golf, the event will feature a recognition dinner to highlight exemplary community leaders who have lifted up youth of color in the Grand Rapids area.

Saturday, October 5, 2024

St. Clair Shores, MI

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

SUNRISE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Join us for a beautiful Fall day on the green at the St. Clair Shores Country Club as we support Scouting in the Sunrise District.  Enjoy an 18 hole scramble, on course games, coney dog lunch and prize drawings.

April 11, 2024

East Lansing, MI

 CAPITAL AREA REGION

CAPITAL AREA SHUCK COMMUNITY IMPACT BREAKFAST

Please join us at our Annual Community Impact Breakfast, where we will gather to celebrate Scouting in the Capital Area and honor our Shuck Community Impact Award Recipient. We would be honored to have your presence and support, as we execute our largest fundraiser of the year.

April 25, 2024

Mt. Pleasant, MI

 CENTRAL MICHIGAN REGION

BOY SCOUT LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

Please save the date for the annual Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast. With your support we can ensure that the youth in Clare, Gratiot and Isabella counties have the opportunity to be a part of the Scouting movement.

For more information or to support this event, please contact Eric Curtis eric.curtis@scouting.org.

May 15, 2024

Howell, MI

 SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGION

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN BREAKFAST

The award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America in their daily lives as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

This marquee event recognizes individuals of extraordinary character who embody the ideals of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their everyday lives while making significant contributions to the communities in Livingston County.

October 10, 2024

Jackson, MI

 SOUTHERN MICHIGAN REGION

JACKSON COUNTY BE PREPARED BREAKFAST

Community members from across Jackson County are invited to hear about the good works of local Scouting and providing an opportunity to support the important mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

Funds raised at the Prepared for Life Breakfast will stay locally in Jackson County supporting the youth in local Scouting programs. Reservations are required to attend. Tickets are no cost, but there will be an ask for support of Scouting near the conclusion of the event.

December 2024

Marshall, MI

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN REGION

W.D. BOYCE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

The Community Leadership Award is named after W.D. Boyce, the founder of Scouting, and Marshall summer home owner. This annual award recognizes individuals who have improved our community through outstanding leadership and service to youth.

Through your support, exceptional volunteers and a program like non-other, the Michigan Crossroads Council have been able to change the lives of our youth.