The Kalamazoo Marine Corps League sends our compliments to the Scouts BSA and supports their goals and activities.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Marine Corps League have agreed to initiate a plan of mutual support to foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism among America’s youth. We encourage Councils to expand their involvement of support for causes specific to the Marine Corps League and our nation’s veterans at large. The Marine Corps League will encourage and expand their involvement of Detachments in support of BSA programs toward our mutual goals for a better and more patriotic America.
The Marine Corps League believes strongly that our youth are our future and that it is our responsibility to prepare them for that future. The Scout Oath and Law that the BSA instills in youth is a strong foundation for future success. The Boy Scouts of America and Marine Corps League are excited about formalizing and strengthening our relationship and the future opportunities for us to work together to support America’s youth!
Eagle and Service Projects
Marine Corps League, Detachment 879 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1527, have constructed a list of projects that various Veteran Service Organizations, based in Kalamazoo County, require assistance with. These projects will directly benefit local veterans’ groups, organizations, and individual veterans in need.
This list will contain a brief project description, project location, whether it is for service hours or is a potential Eagle Project, funded or the Scout needs to raise funds (if applicable), desired completion date and/or time, point of contact (POC), and project status (available, assigned, in process, or completed). If a unit or scout is interested in a project, please contact the listed POC. Once a project has been assigned or completed the POC will notify the list administrator to change the status of the project.
If the project can’t be completed by the scout as agreed upon, he or she needs to notify the project POC ASAP so that the project can be reclassified as available.
• It is the Scout’s responsibility to keep the POC appraised of the project status and progress on a weekly basis.
• All projects must be approved by your unit leader!
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for a service or Eagle project, please contact the Detachment Scouts BSA Coordinator below
Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award
On behalf of the Marine Corps League, we would like to congratulate you on your impressive achievement! The Marine Corps League takes great pride and pleasure in recognizing those Scouts who have earned Scouting’s highest achievement by presenting them with a Certificate, Warrant, and a Personal Letter from the Department Commandant at their Eagle Court of Honor.
We look forward to presenting your award during your upcoming Eagle Court of Honor.
Click on the title below for the link to the Department of Michigan – Marine Corps League site for the application.
BSA Community Organization Award
The Community Organization Award is designed to recognize Marine Corps League members (including associate members) who are actively involved in the Scouting program. This award is not meant to be a selective or limited award, but one that is available to any Marine Corps League member who completes the requirements for the award. The award is meant to recognize the dedication and work required by a Marine Corps League member to assist in furthering the Scouting program in the Marine Corps League.
This is the link to National’s site for the application https://www.mclnational.org/uploads/1/0/3/1/103183322/program_qualificiations_square_knot.pdf