November 2016
A monthly newsletter for volunteers, alumni and donors, 
highlighting the positive effects of their support of Scouting in Michigan.

Don't miss these upcoming events!
Ypsilanti-area Webelos Earn Their Supernova Awards

Back row, left to right: Will Edwards - Den Chief;  Dylan Humbarger - new Webelos Scout this fall;  Sam Read;  Abraham Diawara;  Reed Maes.
Front row, left to right: Lake Foster;  Miles Heddle;  Brenden Smith;  Dominic Bent;  Toren Clouse.

YPSILANTI - Science is cool, according to eight area Webelos II Cub Scouts who each received the Supernova Award - the highest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) award given in Cub Scouts - during a ceremony on Wednesday at Estabrook Elementary School.
The Boy Scouts of America introduced the STEM initiative in 2012.  The Supernova Award is the first major new award for the BSA in the 21st century, said Rod Foster,
BSA Supernova Mentor Webelos II Assistant Leader for Pack 283.  He said the boys began working towards the Supernova Award two years ago.

Wayman Britt Receives Winthrop Rockefeller Award

Wayman Britt, second from left, poses with his wife, Dinah Britt, far left, Mike Mellin, third from left, and Kevin Nichols.

On October 27 the President Ford Field Service Council celebrated leadership in Scouting. The President of their Board, Wayman Britt, received the Winthrop Rockefeller award for his leadership and financial guidance over the past three years.

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Norton Shores Cub Scout Breaks 13-state Popcorn Sales Record

Mason Schlafer, doing his best, selling popcorn,with his father, Matt Schlafer.

Mason was honored for selling more than $22,000 worth of Popcorn and breaking the current 13-state Central Region Popcorn Sales record.

But, he didn't do it for himself, he did it to help others.

His goal-busting efforts began on October 3 when he broke last year's state Popcorn sales record, which was  $14,450, by $25.  He then sold more than $22,000 worth of Popcorn, toppling the regional record which was $18,730.
"I just want to help out my Pack," said Mason.

To read more about Mason and his record-breaking year, click on:

194,304 Pounds of Food Collected During "Scouting For Food" Initiative

Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council and Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) joined forces to collect 194,304 pounds of food for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
This was the second consecutive year that the two organizations partnered on Scouting for Food, a region wide service project Boy Scouts of America have spearheaded locally since 1988. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts collected the food donations during the week of November 5-12.
Upcoming Events

The Michigan Crossroads Council hosts a number of special events throughout the year to fund various Scouting programs and to recognize the outstanding individuals that provide those programs. Here are some events coming up this year:


A tasty and entertaining way to fund successful futures for youth in Flint's urban core happens on December 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club.
The Boy Scout Holiday Bistro Fundraiser, hosted by the Water and Woods Field Service Council, will feature food stations, including a made-to-order pasta station; wine tastings; live music; and a silent auction.  There also will be a pair of ¾ carat diamond earrings, donated by J. Thomas Jewelers, up for grabs during a "Bling Off".

Proceeds from the Bistro will fund the Urban Scouting Program in Flint which currently serves more than 1,200 boys in the city of Flint free of charge.  The initiative provides an opportunity for at-risk youth to be Boy Scouts and learn leadership and life skills that will prepare them for future success in all areas of their lives.

Tickets for the Bistro, which is sponsored by Koegel Meats, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Smithwick, Elga Credit Union, American Solutions for Business and Sallie Sweet Treats are $75 per person.  Tables of eight are available for $500.  All members of the public are encouraged and welcome to attend.
To register click on:  For more information, contact Costigan at or at (810) 691-3361.

Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner
Wednesday, December 7th DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City - Riverfront

Honoring Matt Felan: President & CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Allience  and Dominic Monastiere: President - DM Consulting Services, LCC.  Matthew Felan is the President & CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. Prior to joining the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Matt served as the Director of the McLaren Bay Medical Foundation from 2013-2014 and as the Chief Development Officer at Special Olympics Michigan from 2011- 2012.  Dominic was President of Chemical Bank in Bay City from 1987 to 2007 at which time he was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Management Officer for the entire company at corporate headquarters in Midland. For more information or reserve your spot contact Marilyn Costigan at .
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