For the last year. approximately 100 volunteers (myself included) from around the state of Michigan have worked to develop a new model for the Boy Scouts of America in our state. The Area 2 Project brought together a diverse group of Scouters with one goal: to improve Scouting for the current and future generations of Scouts.
Last night, nine councils in Michigan, including Tall Pine Council in Flint, voted overwhelmingly to support changes that are geared at increasing the number of units and Scouts. It's been a tough road, one that has been emotional and tense, at times, but always focused on ways to improve the Scouting experience.
I have enjoyed my tenure with the project team, helping where I can in the area of marketing and communications. As a parent of two Scouts and Scout den leader, this change will benefit my boys and open up new opportunities for them.
For more on the Area 2 Project and the Crossroads Recommendations that resulted from our work, check out: