Serving young people between 6 and 20 years of age and adult volunteers in 66 counties throughout the Lower Peninsula, the Michigan Crossroads Council is America’s largest Boy Scout Council with a mission to provide one of the nation’s foremost youth programs focused on character development and values-based leadership training. Scouting offers youth, regardless of financial circumstances, opportunities to reach their fullest potential and become leaders in all areas of their lives through a variety of activities, including service to their communities. Each year Scouts engage in thousands of hours of impactful community service, such as clothing and food drives, which improve the quality of life for Michigan’s residents.
who we serve
Scouts do things. They build, they play with purpose, they make friends and work together. They set goals and clear them. They go places—physically, mentally, and spiritually. These life-changing experiences—and the confidence they provide—become bricks in the wall of childhood. Bricks that eventually form a foundation that a Scout can stand on to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles. For the parents watching in awe, it’s not a question of where their Scout will go, but where won’t he or she go.
366 NOVA Awards
The mission of the Michigan Crossroads Council STEM Initiative is to insure that every youth has an opportunity to be creative, develop leadership skills, and engage in problem-solving through teamwork in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
249,817 SERVICE HOURS
Scouting prepares young people for lives of service by providing opportunities for them to help their communities through service to others.