August 2016
A Michigan Crossroads Council newsletter for volunteers, alumni and donors
highlighting great stories about Scouting in Michigan.

Don't miss these upcoming events!
Michigan Sea Scouts competed in the 2016 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Regatta 
Two of the five Sea Scout from Michigan competing in the Regatta

Four of the eight Central Region teams were invited to compete in the 2016 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Regatta are from Michigan! Please help us congratulate the following Scouts for a job well done!

  • Collin C & Olivia K from Ship 109 - Water & Woods FSC - Michigan Crossroads Council
  • Brian F & Abby H from Ship 1148 - Great Lakes FSC - Michigan Crossroads Council
  • Rory L & Tess DW-K from Ship 320 - Water & Woods FSC - Michigan Crossroads Council
  • Gloria C & Jillian L from Ship 1148 - Great Lakes FSC - Michigan Crossroads Council
The Port Huron Time Herald wrote an amazing write up on Collin C and Olivia from Ship 109 (pictured above)! Click here to read complete article. Click here to see the final results of the 2016 Koch Results.
Scouts participate in parade...

Pack 135 of the Port Huron Masonic Lodge, #58 partnered with Lake Huron Medical Center in the International Rotary Parade on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The Scouts designed a float, Hungry Hungry Hippos , and with assistance from the hospital achieved second place in the parade. The Scouts had a great time building the float and participating in the parade.
Gleaner Insurance in Adrian Supports Our Scouts

Melissa Stricherz, Scout Executive for the Southern Shores Field Service Council, poses with Kevin Marti, President and CEO of Gleaner Insurance in Adrian.

Melissa said the insurance agency has made a commitment to support Scouts in the Adrian area.

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Nearly $40,000 Raised Through Dodge for Detroit Dodgeball Tournament

The 2016 Dodge for Detroit Dodgeball Tournament raised nearly $40,000 to support Boy Scouts of America programming in the inner city! Because of our Scouting supporters, at least 150 underprivileged youth will have the opportunity to experience the Scouting program which helps build character, leadership and essential life skills! You are making an enormous impact!
A HUGE thank you to all of our event sponsors, in-kind donors and individual teams!
The official photos are here!! Take a look at them HERE

Tom Kellogg's Support of Scouting Benefits Kids attending Camp in Kalkaska

Tom Kellogg, who owns a dental practice in Howell, said Scouting helped him overcome challenges he faced as a child and helped him to achieve what once seemed beyond his reach.

Kellogg continues the legacy of giving he learned from his late parents, Edward and June.
Their dedication to Scouting is visible at Camp Kellogg in Kalkaska which ensures that financially challenged youth have the opportunity to attend camp and experience the outdoors in a safe place where they can be themselves and be adventurous.

Click on this link to learn more:

Cub Scouts Decorate Quilts to Provide Comfort

CSI (Cub Scout Investigation) was the theme for the Three Fires District Annual Day Camp and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office was very supportive in assisting with the program. The Scouts Camp Service Project involved decorating quilt squares that were then sewn into quilts and knotted and finished by the Cubs.  This year a total of 8 quilts were created and have been donated to support individuals in need of comforting.  Quilts will be carried in Sheriff Deputy patrol vehicles and will be distributed as needed.  Pictured in the photo are Livingston County Undersheriff Mike Murphy, Sergeant Cory Rosenbergh, and Boy Scout Day Camp Staff Member Paul Corder.
Approximately 100 Cub Scouts, representing Packs 3309, 3315, 3330, 3336, 3357, 3362, 3363, 3365, 3371, 3384, 3385, and 3395, worked together as a team on the project.
Scouts Make MakerFaire a Success...

With a total of 54 volunteers over the two day event, Maker Faire highly attended by Scouts!

Our first appearance at Maker Faire was a great success with over 165 Scouts and families pre-registered. Scouts constructed LED circuits as the "Make" and anchoring the Young Makerspace. 

We also were pleasantly surprised to have other Scouts from Pennsylvania, Florida, New Orleans, Wisconsin and Ohio deciding to work on their NOVA while they were on vacation at Maker Faire and purchased either the "Make" or register on site to attend!
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:

Seed to Life Open House
Thursday, September 1 at Rota- Kiwan

Please join us for an Open House from  6-9 p.m  to see how our Seed to Life program is planting the seeds of innovation.  Music will be provided by Grammy award-winning artist Peter Madcat Ruth and food will be available for purchase at the Organic Gypsy food truck.  There also will be awesome vendors. This event is free and open to the public!  For additional information contact Megan Yankee at Megan.Yankee or at (269) 779-2848.

Camp DeKam
Thursday, September 15 at Camp DeKam

You are invited to join us for an evening of camp fun, fellowship and food as we gather from 5:30-9 p.m. to support our local Scouts. This year, camp will be hosted at the home of Steve and Carrie Morrow, 5174 South 6th Street in Kalamazoo, and you are invited to join the fun with Scouting activities like; horseback riding, leather-work, branding, archery, dutch-oven cooking, and hatchet throwing.  As in past years, this evening specifically focuses on raising money to offset the cost of Scouting for our youth that otherwise may not have the opportunity to participate.  The suggested donation is $250 per couple.  Through this "camp-like" atmosphere you will "become a Scout" and gain a better understanding of the values and skills that the Boy Scout program has delivered for over 100 years.
Last year, over $10,000 was raised to support Scouts in our community! Become part of our Camp DeKam tradition and  RSVP   now!
Annual Building Connections Networking Event
Thursday, September 15th at Automotive Hall of Fame

The Networking Event for Construction Professionals, Building Connections 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.
For more information, contact Jaime Hayes at 313.361.1291 or at
Blue Water Annual Sporting Clays      

Saturday, September 24

Your support of the Annual Sporting Clays Event will help the Blue Water District, Boy Scouts of America serve more youth by teaching them values of the Scout Law and the values of shooting straight, discipline and responsibility.  You can sign up as an individual or a team. Groups of 5 will travel from station to station together. It's $100 per shooter which includes a 75 bird round of sporting clays, shells (12 or 20 guages), dinner and a beverage.
For more information or to reserve your spot contact Jack McLiver today at or 810-294-0265.
Shooting Stars Sporting Clays Invitational
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at Detroit Gun Club

Join us at the Detroit Gun Club for our "Shooting Stars" Sporting Clays Invitational.  This 100-clay tournament is one of the largest one-day charity shoots in the country.Ford Motor Company has stepped up again, providing its leadership toward our primary goal of supporting Scouting in Southeast Michigan. All the shells needed for sporting clays, trap, skeet, and 5-stands are provided.  There will be shooter awards based on a Lewis Class breakdown as well as a variety of other recognition's including "Hot  Shot" and "Star of the Day."  The event includes breakfast, lunch, and reception.Following the day's competition, there will be a reception featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. The reception will conclude with the awards presentation and the grand raffle.

For more information, contact Jaime Hayes at 313.361.1291 or at or register here:
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