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Policy On Office Closing

When our area is experiencing inclement weather, please check radio and television stations for school closings. When the Detroit Public Schools are closed, the Dauch Scout Center will not open at its normally scheduled time. When the Waterford Public Schools are closed, the Waterford Scout Center will not open at its normally scheduled time. Council staff will not be required to report to work as regularly scheduled. The weather conditions will be reviewed mid-morning by council leadership.

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Great Lakes Council Map Since the early days of the Scouting movement in the United States, Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America (GLC) has served the metropolitan Detroit area by shaping the lives and characters of young people. Having had multiple names over the years, GLC has had hundreds of thousands of families turn to the Scouting program to help instill in their children a code of moral and ethical conduct, a commitment to community service, leadership skills, duty to country, and a reverence toward God.

Geographically, Great Lakes Council covers all of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties, and is divided into eight districts. Officially organized into its present form in 2009 with the merger of the Clinton Valley and Detroit Area Councils, Great Lakes Council is one of the largest within the Boy Scouts of America. The council is a wholly-owned corporation owned by the local community and governed by an executive board of directors who are all Scouting volunteers. The council offices are staffed full-time in the form of BSA commissioned professionals who provide service to the council and districts and a support staff who give support to the professional staff while also maintaining the administrative and business functions needed for a council to operate.

The two offices for Great Lakes Council are located in Detroit and Waterford. In the heart of midtown Detroit, the Dick and Sandy Dauch Scout Center is part of the revitalization of Detroit. This building was built through the generous donations of Dick and Sandy Dauch, Irving Rose, Richard Marsh, and a host of Scouting supporters. The Waterford Scout Center is located on the campus of the offices for Oakland County. Both centers house not only the professional and support staff of the council, but also a National Scout Shop, offering everything that a Scout or a unit needs for a sucessful program.

Find out who's who at the GLC council offices, where the offices are located and more about the districts within the council.

Who Should I Call?

Unsure who you should call at the council office about an event? Listed below are many of the staff assignments for the professional staff as well as the member of the management staff who work with them on these projects. Contact information for both the professional staff and management staff can be found on the Staff Directory.

Assignment || Staff Advisor
Activities Committee
Advancement Committee
Chad Veeser
Annual Dinner
Anne Bessette
Boy Scout Training
Mike Vangelov
Chief Pontiac Programs
Anne Bessette
Cub Scout Day Camp
Keegan Springfield
Cub Scout Training
Tiffany Sims
Denver Laabs
Religious Activities
Mike Vangelov
Scouting for Food
William Griffin
University of Scouting
Leon Bell
Wood Badge
Denver Laabs