WELCOME TO THE MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE!
The Michigan International Camporee (MIC) is the largest council-run multinational Scout activity in North America. Once every four years, contingents of Scouts and leaders and volunteer staff members from more than 20 countries come to Michigan for a week of home stays with Michigan Scout families and then a week camping together with Scouts, leaders, and staff members from Michigan and from other U.S. states in a miniature World Scout Jamboree.
The next Michigan International Camporee will be held from July 19 to July 26, 2020, at Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, 6278 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009. For detailed information on Rota-Kiwan and the reasons the Site Selection Committee felt Rota-Kiwan was the best choice, link on the left at "Planning for the Future." Home Stay Week for MIC 2020 international contingents with Michigan Scout families will be July 11/12 to July 19, 2020. MIC 2016 international contingent leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico (Queretaro), Mexico (Tabasco), Switzerland, and United Kingdom (Essex) have already made commitments to return with contingents in 2020.
The most recent Michigan International Camporee took place in the summer of 2016 with 25 countries represented. To see photos and videos of MIC 2016 and download the MIC 2016 Looney Times daily newspapers, link at "MIC 2016."
The first Michigan International Camporees were run by the Chief Okemos Council BSA. In 2012, the Chief Okemos Council joined six other Michigan councils in merging to form the Michigan Crossroads Council BSA. Since that merger, the Michigan International Camporee has been run by the Michigan Crossroads Council.
For opportunties for Michigan troops and crews to interact with Scouts from other countries, link here to the International Scouting section of the Michigan Crossroads Council web site.
Northwoods Scout Reservation, the site of the first six Michigan International Camporees is now closed. We are delighted that the Michigan Crossroads Council has made the commitment to continue the Michigan International Camporee in 2020 at a new site!
Because of all the extra work that will be required to hold the Michigan International Camporee at a new site, planning for the 2020 Michigan International Camporee has already begun. Volunteers are needed! Link at "Planning for the Future" to see how you can become involved.