New BSA Council Named – Great Lakes Council

Brother Andrew sends along a link with news about the new BSA council in Michigan which has now chosen its new name.

Two local Boy Scouts of America councils have merged and are now operating as the Great Lakes Council.

The former Detroit Area Council in Detroit and the Waterford Township -based Clinton Valley Council, which served Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, announced their Oct. 1 merger and new name today.

There is a bit more on the Council web site:

The New Michigan Council has a New Name!

There were 300 names submitted for consideration for our New Michigan Council which were reviewed by the Naming the Council committee. After careful consideration, that list was decreased to 39 and placed on the website for selection by Scouts and Scouters. Approximately 9,530 selections were made from over 3,000 people and the overwhelming response reveals the name of the New Michigan Council: Great Lakes Council.

It ends with:

Coming soon! Your chance to help design the Great Lakes Council CSP!

No word on the status of the OA Lodges.


“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.” –George Washington


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