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Community Partner Workshops & Programs

The Great Lakes Council Committee works with local companies and organizations through it's Community Partners Program to provide Advancement merit badge sessions, workshops and a variety of Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Programs.

If your company or organization is interested in working with the Council Advancement Committee and becoming a Community Partner, please contact the Great Lakes Council at

Meadowbrook Hall

MeadowBrook Hall

Visit Meadow Brook Hall and step back in time as you tour the mansion. Meadow Brook Hall inspires and educates through its various programs that offer Cub/Boy Scouts a chance to explore its great history, architectural detail, and interior design.
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Wayne County

Wayne County Parks

The Nankin Mills Link and Crosswinds Marsh Link programs offer opportunities for both Cub Scout and Boy Scout advancement. Specific badges offered and registration information may be found on the parks' web pages.

Michigan DNR

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

In honor of the 100th Anniversaries of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America, the Department of Natural Resources is announcing the implementation of the conservation stewardship award to recognize the accomplishments of scouts and encourage continued cooperation between the Department and scouting organizations. The Natural Resources Stewardship Award will be available to both Girl and Boy Scouts at multiple levels. The Stewardship award is designed to increase scouts awareness and knowledge about the state's natural resources and involving them in activities that help to protect and improve them.

Cub Scouts and Webelos will be eligible to receive the Natural Resources stewardship patch when they have met the activity requirements. Boy Scouts will be eligible to receive the ribbon and medal when they have completed the initial requirements.  Resource pins may be earned once the medal has been earned. To make it easier on the councils the Department will be the point of contact for applications. Once application are processed we will send a copy of the approved application to the appropriate council.

We are just completing the Department web pages for this award and as our tribute to partnership the Department has had with Scouts.

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Cranbrook Science

Cranbrook Institute of Science

At Cranbrook Institute of Science and earn a badge or pin with your scout group. Each Scouting in Science program is designed to teach Scouts about an area of science through interactive workshops that fulfill subject requirements.

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Michigan Fish Flying Club

MFFC offer Scouts the opportunity to learn about casting, rod-building, fly tying, conservation and, of course, fishing. Visit web site for more information Link

Mount Brighton

Mt Brighton Ski

Offer snow sports merit badge workshops and family ski day.
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Alpine Valley

Offer snow sports merit badge workshops.
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Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo

"Cubs, Boy Scouts and Ventures can earn badge requirements by visiting the Detroit Zoo! Cub Leaders, bring your group and choose one of our daytime adventures. Webelos can earn their Naturalist Pin and Bear Scouts can earn their Sharing Your World Badge. Programs consist of a guided tour through the Zoo and a hands-on bio-fact presentation. Boy Scouts and Ventures, Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge training is also available. Don’t forget to check out our Animals After Dark Overnight program for scouts of all ages!"
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