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Michigan Coordinating Council

Greater Michigan CouncilNovember 1, 2011 will be remembered as a significant date in the history of the BSA. That was the day that nine councils in the lower peninsula of Michigan voted to take a courageous leap into the second hundred years of Scouting.

Volunteer Scouters have been watching our units and our membership decline over the past twenty years. The last five years have been even more severe as we have witnessed the outmigration of Michigan workers. Recognizing this negative membership trend, a group of over 100 volunteer Scout leaders and select professionals from Area 2 of the Central Region set out to find a better method of delivering the Scouting program to the youth of Michigan and Ohio. The result of their efforts was the Crossroads Recommendation. Last night, the voting members in nine of the eleven councils in Area 2 passed this forward looking recommendation by a significant margin. This will result in the formation of a new “Coordinating Council” that will lead the Scouting program in Michigan’s lower peninsula. We acknowledge the efforts of everyone who worked toward this recommendation. Your commitment to Scouting is the force that has driven this program for the past century.

With the establishment of the Michigan Crossroads Council, the next phase of our journey begins. As updates are made available, they will be posted on this page. Please check back often to keep abreast of what is happening within Michigan and the new Michigan Crossroads Council.

Greater Michigan Council Information & Updates

Crossroads Information MCC News

MCC Charter {Presentation & Scout Shop Opening
The Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Flint National Scout Shop and the Michigan Crossroads Council charter presentation will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at 507 West Atherton Road in Flint. Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca will be attending the festivities and we encourage all Scouts and Scouters to attend this special occasion.
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MCC President Announced
MCC Scout Executive John Reesor has announced that J. Joseph Diederich has been named the new Michigan Crossroads Council President. A Distinguished Military Graduate, Mr. Diederich served in the Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, from 1969 to 1978, and has since spent his entire career in healthcare. He recently retired from his position as Chief Operating Officer of Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
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