Southern Shores Field Service Council

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Southern Shores Field Service Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Country United States
Founded August 14, 2012
Scout Executive Dan Busby
Website
http://www.michiganscouting.org/
 Scouting portal

Southern Shores Field Service Council is a field service council of the Michigan Crossroads Council.

History[edit]

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 out-migration 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. As a result, in 2012, four field service councils were created consisting of former councils.

The Southern Shores Field Service Council is the result of a merger between the Great Sauk Trail Council and Southwest Michigan Council.[1]

Organization[edit]

BSA Councils in Michigan. The Southern Shores FSC serves scouts in southeastern and southwestern portions of Michigan.
Michigan Boy Scout Councils prior to the Michigan Coordinating Councill

The council is administratively divided into districts:

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Kishatek Lodge serves as the Field Service Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge. The name is translated as "Northern Lights" in Lenne Lenape, and the totem is the wolverine.

Similar to the Field Service Council, the lodge is divided into chapters, which correspond within district boundaries

  • Lenape Chapter in the Lenape District
  • Munhacke Chapter in the Three Fires District. This name comes from a prior lodge which served Livingston County
  • Tecumseh Chapter in the Running Waters District. This name comes from a prior lodge which served Monroe County
  • Allohak Chapter in the Huron Trails District. This name comes from a prior lodge which served the Ann Arbor area.
  • Carcajou Chapter in the Wabano District
  • Wakazoo Chapter in the Pathfinder District
  • Mandoka Chapter in the Nottawa Trails District
  • Teetonkah Chapter in the Cascades District. This name comes from a prior lodge which served Jackson County

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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