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Detroit Area Council and Clinton Valley Council to Merge

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Detroit Area Council and Clinton Valley Council to Merge

Posted on 07 August 2009 by Dan

Southeast MichiganOn August 4, 2009, Clinton Valley and Detroit Area Council independently approved a proposal to consolidate their Councils. According to the Southeast Michigan Consolidation Study Group, the consolidation will create a robust, new Boy Scout council serving all of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.

Voting results were as follows:

Clinton Valley Council:
– Proposal 1 (Merge Councils) 188 Yes / 41 No
– Proposal 2 (Change Name) 192 Yes / 32 No
– Proposal 3 (Executive Board) 194 Yes / 35 No

All proposals received the necessary majority of those eligible to vote. All proposals were approved by Clinton Valley Council.

Detroit Area Council:
– Proposal 1 (Merge Councils) 322 Yes / 2 No
– Proposal 2 (Change Name) 316 Yes / 7 No
– Proposal 3 (Executive Board) 317 Yes / 4 No

All proposals received the necessary majority of those eligible to vote. All proposals were approved by Detroit Area Council.

The Way Forward:
– A new Scout Executive will be selected. The Process has already begun, with an announcement expected by mid August.
– Formal Press Release about consolidation and Scout Executive selection planned for mid August.
– A consolidation date will be set for late September / early October. Until then both councils will operate as normal.

Hat Tip: CSP Corner

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Friday Funny: Cub Scout Without His Uniform

Posted on 30 January 2009 by admin

Welcome to Friday Funny! Every Friday, Scouting News will share a Scouting related joke with our readers. Hopefully you find it just as funny as we did!

Today’s Friday Funny comes from the Boy’s Life Joke Archives, and was originally submitted by Ed L. from Deerfield, Michigan.

Ed: What is a Cub Scout without his uniform?

Ned: What?

Ed: A Bare Scout!

Do you have a Scouting related joke? Would you like to see it featured on a future Friday Funny? If so please use the contact us page to send it to us. If you include your Unit and / or website address it will be included with the joke.

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Council Plans to Go Bigger After Dining Hall Collapse

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Council Plans to Go Bigger After Dining Hall Collapse

Posted on 28 December 2008 by Dan

Camp Gerber Dining Hall CollapseGerald R. Ford Council is able to thank the heavy snow in Michigan for making a tough property decision easier. The Council was debating whether or not they should expand the main dining hall at their Boy Scout Camp, Gerber Scout Camp.

On Wednesday morning, the dining hall collapsed under the weight of the heavy snow. No one was in the building when it collapsed. The only portion that is still standing is the kitchen area.

The current dining hall was build in 1997 and could seat 480 people. The new dining hall, which the Council plans to have finished by June will seat approximately 600 people.

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