MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE 2020
CANADIAN TROOP/COMPANY INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
There will be a very limited number of spaces at MIC 2020 for contingents of Scouts and/or Venturer Scouts from Canada. All Canadian youth and adults participating in MIC 2020 must be members of WOSM-affiliated Scouts Canadaor Association des Scouts du Canada and must follow all policies and rules for travel to the USA of their Scout association. Each MIC 2020 contingent from a Canadian troop or company will consist of 8 Scouts and/or Venturers and 2 adult leaders. The youth may be all boys, all girls, or mixed boys and girls. Additional adults traveling with a contingent can apply to be members of our MIC staff. Canadian contingents must bring their own tents and personal camping equipment. All contingents participating in the Michigan International Camporee must follow travel rules of their Scout Association.
AGE AND RANK REQUIREMENTS - All MIC 2020 youth participants must be at least 12 years old or at least 11½ years old and have completed the sixth grade in school by July 19, 2020. U.S. Scouts must be at least First Class by that date. Other participants must have similar camping experience. All youth participants must be under 18 years of age on July 19, 2020, or behigh school seniors during the 2019-2020 school year who turn 18 during that school year.
Each Canadian contingent of 8 Scouts/Venturer Scouts and 2 adults will be placed in an MIC 2020 campsite troop together with 16 Scouts/Venturers and 2-4 adult leaders from Michigan Crossroads Council host troop(s) or crew(s) and 16 Scouts and 4 adult leaders from outside the U.S. and Canada, either one large contingent or several small contingents. This will result in a total of 40 youth and 8-10 adult leaders in each campsite. The campsite adult leaders will divide the 40 youth into four 10-member campsite patrols, each containing 4 host unit Scouts/Venturers, 4 international contingent Scouts, and 2 Scouts/Venturers from the Canadian contingent. One of the campsite adult leaders from Michigan will serve as the campsite Scoutmaster. The other 7-9 adult leaders in the campsite will serve as campsite assistant Scoutmasters.
Canadian contingents are welcome to arrive at Rota-Kiwan on Saturday evening, July 18, to set up and get ready for the camporee. However, food service from the commissary will begin with the evening meal on Sunday, July 19, and will end with breakfast on Sunday, July 26. Contingents arriving early are responsible for providing their own meals until the evening meal on July 19. Departure will be on Sunday morning, July 26. Canadian contingents with long travel distances will be given priority for early departure times.
For Canadian contingents planning to drive to Rota-Kiwan, the address is 6278 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Those traveling from east of Michigan should consider the Sarnia-Port Huron and Windsor-Detroit border crossings. Rota-Kiwan is a 15 minute drive from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and a 55 minute drive from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids You can also fly to O’Hare Airport in Chicago and take a passenger train to and from Kalamazoo. There are 4 trains a day in each direction between Chicago’s Union Station and Kalamazoo. The schedule is at https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Michigan-Services-Schedule-071618.pdf
MIC 2020 POLICIES & RULES on Youth Protection, Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Pets, Visitors, and Health and Accident Insurance – Follow this link to the MIC 2020 POLICIES & RULES on Youth Protection, Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Pets, Visitors, and Health and Accident Insurance. All youth and adults participating in MIC 2020 must agree to abide by these policies and rules.
If your troop or company would like to form a contingent to participate in MIC 2020, your first step is to follow this link to the CANADIAN CONTINGENT APPLICATION FORM, complete the form, and submit it electronically. Applications from troops and companies that participated in MIC 2016 and are endorsed by the MIC 2016 Commissioners Staff will have priority for a space at MIC 2020 if received before January 1, 2019. All other out-of-state and Canadian applications received before January 1, 2019, will be considered as a group. In considering those applications, our first priority will be to enable our international guests to meet Scouts and Venturer Scouts from as many different parts of the U.S. and Canada as possible by accepting only one contingent from each state and province represented in the applications. We will then fill the rest of the spaces for contingents from other BSA councils and Canada. Any spaces left after January 1, 2019 will be filled on a first come first served basis.
After approving your application form, we will reply confirming that there is a space available for your contingent and that we will hold that space for one month while you complete the next step of the registration process which is submitting a deposit of U.S. $25 per youth participant for a total of U.S. $200 by credit or debit card to Michigan Crossroads Council BSA For us to continue to hold your unit’s space, we must receive your deposit within one month after you receive our confirmation message. Deposits are not refundable and are transferable only to an out-of-council or Canadian contingent. that replaces your contingent.
POSSIBILITY OF BEING AN MIC 2020 HOST UNIT - Youth, adult leaders, and family members of an MIC 2020 host unit have a unique two-week experience, hosting international Scouts and leaders in their homes the first week and camping at MIC with the international Scouts and leaders they host the second week. MIC 2020 has a capacity of 24 host contingents of 8 Scouts/Venturers and 2 leaders. Because MIC 2020 is a Michigan Crossroads Council (mcc) event, preference will be given to host unit applications received by December 31, 2018, from MCC units. Scouts Canada troops and companies that are located in communities near enough to Michigan to transport international contingents to MIC 2020 home stay week activities and to Rota-Kiwan for MIC 2020 may apply to be MIC 2020 host units at any time. If there are host unit spaces left on January 1, 2019, their applications will be considered for those spaces. To learn more and submit a host unit application, go to MIC 2020 HOST UNIT INFORMATON AND APPLICATION.