Michigan Crossroads Council

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Michigan Crossroads Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Country United States
Founded August 14, 2012
Scout Executive John Reesor
Website
http://www.michiganscouting.org/
 Scouting portal

The Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves the youth of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The council was formed in 2012 by the merger of nine councils.

Organization[edit]

BSA Councils in Michigan, including the four Field Service Councils of the Michigan Crossroads Council.

The Organization of the Boy Scouts of America councils in Area 2 of the Central Region is unique to Michigan. The Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) was created by the merger of nine councils in the lower peninsula of Michigan. It is a coordinating council that oversees properties, personnel, and program. This MCC is then split into four sub-councils or "Field Service Councils" which are then divided into districts.

History[edit]

BSA Councils in Michigan prior to the Area 2 project and the Michigan Crossroads Council.

The Scouting program in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan saw drastic drop in membership beginning in the early 2000s. The decrease in population was due to the economy in Michigan and the resulting outmigration of population, jobs and industry. The Area 2 Project was created in 2010 and studied the impact on Scouting and presented the Crossroads Recommendation, which proposed that the ten councils in Michigan merge into one large council.[1] As a result, in 2012, four field service councils were created consisting of former councils:

Erie Shores Council in northwest Ohio voted not to join Area 2 project. Hiawathaland Council on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, voted against merging into MCC and later merged with the Bay-Lakes Council in Wisconsin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSA Area Project". Boy Scouts of America. Archived from the original on 2011-12-27.