MIC 2022 PLANNING - updated March 23, 2019

MIC 2020 has been moved until 2022 due to National BSA Policy changes regarding homestays. 

We have attached a letter from Adam Dutkiewicz, Chairman of the next Michigan International Camporee in which he wrote: 

                The Michigan International Camporee Planning Committee has come to the difficult decision that the next MIC should be held in 2022 instead of the previously promoted 2020.  Planning an event of the size and nature of a MIC brings with it plenty of challenges.  In addition to a change in host camps and a transition in some key leadership roles, there has been a change in national BSA policy regarding hosting scouts in private homes.  This change in policy has eliminated the traditional home stay week that has previously been part of the MIC experience and led the Planning Committee to restructure what the overall MIC experience will be going forward.  It will also result in some changes to the host unit responsibilities.  

                The Michigan International Camporee Planning Committee is fully committed to providing the best possible experience for both our international visitors as well as our national units and hosts.  With that goal in mind, we believe that changing the date will give us the best possible opportunity to deliver on that goal.  The extra time will allow the committee to fully prepare for the changes in the schedule and the logistics of restructuring the MIC model.  We feel very confident that MIC 2022 will be one of the best ever and still be the outstanding experience it has always been.

                We felt it was important to get this information out to everyone as quickly as possible but there will definitely be much more information to follow.  As more decisions are made and more details become available, more communication will be shared.  We will update our website www.micamporee.org and Facebook page with the most up to date information we have available so please continue to visit the sites regularly to stay in the know.  We will also be suspending the collection of applications and interest forms on the website while we rework the information and the fact that the event is now over three and a half years away.  Rest assured that if you have previously filled out an interest form, application or have attended a past MIC that we have your information and will contact you when we turn the application system on for MIC 2022.

PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING PLANS FOR MIC HOSTING WEEK THAT DO NOT INVOLVE HOME STAYS IN PRIVATE HOMES FOR MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL CONTINGENTS.

At the January 2019 MIC Planning Meeting, the decision was made to retain MIC hosting week but to have international contingents spend overnights during hosting week in facilities that are located near the communities where their host troops and crews meet but are not private homes.  At the March 2019 MIC Planning Meeting, a detailed draft was presented of how this arrangement would satisfy BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting.  Please follow the links below to to the most recent drafts of two documents explaining the current proposal.

PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE MIC EXPERIENCE

THE NEW HOSTING WEEK PLAN AND BSA'S GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING

MIC 2022 PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULE

MIC 2022 Planning Meetings will be held on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm on months we have meetings scheduled, initially at the Lansing Scout Office,137 S. Marketplace Blvd, Lansing MI with teleconferencing available and then moving to a larger location as more staff and host unit leaders are recruited. We will meet every other month for the next year and then slide into monthly meetings in the fall of 2019.  The May 2019 meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 2.  Please contact us to receive detailed information on participating in meetings by teleconference 

LOCATION FOR FUTURE MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREES - Northwoods Scout Reservation, the site of the first 6 MICs has been closed.  A camp needed to be located that has the Facilities and Equipment necessary to run an MIC and is available during the time period required. 

Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, 6278 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, has been selected as the site of the 2022 Michigan International Camporee.  There is detailed information about the reasons the Site Selection Committee felt Rota-Kiwan was the best choice in MIC 2020 Site Visit Checklist with Rota-Kiwan Comments.  Follow this link to the Rota-Kiwan Camp Map.  Follow this link to the Rota-Kiwan Weekend Rental Rates that lists the cabins and campsites.

SELECTION OF MIC 2022 CAMPOREE CHIEF

Adam Portrait

We are very excited to announce the 2022 Michigan International Camporee Chief will be Adam Dutkiewicz! 

Adam's enthusiasm and experience have made him a perfect choice to lead the Camporee.  

He started in Lake Huron Area Council in 1989 as a Cub Scout then later a Boy Scout.  As a youth he served as Order of the Arrow Lodge Chief for MISCHIGONONG Lodge, on Camp Staff for two summers, and on NYLT Staff. 

His adult positions have included Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, and Skipper.  He has staffed two Powderhorn Courses and a National Scout Jamboree and served as Venturing Officers Association Advisor.  He currently serves as Vice President of Program Impact for the Water and Woods Field Service Council.

Adam is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and has been presented with the District Award of Merit

Adam has his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and works as a Clinical IT Pharmacist.  He lives in Essexville, Michigan, with his wife and daughter. His daughter is currently a Cub Scout and plans to cross over into a Scout troop in February 2019.

DECISIONS THAT ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING MADE 

1. DETERMINING THE MIC 2022 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

A few key volunteers each filled a number of important behind-the-scenes positions necessary to plan and organize MIC 2016.  We need to make sure each of these positions is filled with a different qualified volunteer for future MICs.  The first step in this process is to develop an ideal MIC staff organizational chart with two deep leadership in all key positions.  A team of MIC 2016 volunteers developed the proposed organizational structure for different staff areas you can reach by following the links below.  Except for the position descriptions for Camporee Chief and Deputy Camporee Chief that has just ben added, this proposed organizational structure has ben posted for several months and some of the proposed organizational structures have ben updated several times.  We are getting close to the final version.  However, we still appreciate suggestions and comments, especially for the position descriptions for Camporee Chief and Deputy Camporee Chief .

2. FILLING KEY MIC 2022 POSITIONS

We have begun the process of filling key MIC 2022 positions.  Unfortunately, the Scouter who had planned to serve as Camporee Chief will not be available.  We have an immediate need to fill the DEPUTY CAMPOREE CHIEF position, key positions in ADMINISTRATION including ASSISTANT CAMPOREE CHIEF FOR ADMINISTRATION, and all the positions in PROMOTION/RECRUITING to keep MIC 2022 planning on schedule. Please let us know of there are any positions there that you are interested in filling.

PROPOSED ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (These files are labeled MIC 2020, but they will serve for our model for MIC 2022 too.

pdfMIC 2020 CAMPOREE CHIEF AND DEPUTY CAMPOREE CHIEF- updated April 29, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 ADMINISTRATION - updated Sept. 19, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 DAILY PROGRAM - updated April 29, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 EVENING AND WEEKEND PROGRAM -updated April 29, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 MARKETING - updated Nov.. 29, 2017

pdf MIC 2020 MEDIA - updated April 29, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 PROMOTION/RECRUITING- updated Jan. 19, 2018

pdfMIC 2020 SUPPORT SERVICES -updated August 7, 2017

pdfMIC 2020 TROOP OPERATIONS AND COMMISSIONERS - updated June 3, 2018