Article submitted by Lawrence “Ty” Washington, Jr., Central Region Growth Coach at the National Service Center.

The National Service Center is committed to supporting local councils. Part of this commitment is to host Scoutreach Conferences. The Central Region Scoutreach Conference takes place October 8-10. The Western Region conference took place earlier this year). In 2020, the intention is for the Northeast Region and the Southern Region to host conferences.

What is Scoutreach? Scoutreach units are those for which the council provides leadership and/or funding resources. This program helps ensure that all youth, regardless of circumstances or background, have an opportunity to join and experience Scouting. 

What will I experience at a Scoutreach Conference? You will learn the latest and greatest resources to support your local program, as well as learn some of the best practices from the leading councils across the region and the nation. You will also get to spend time and network with Scoutreach professionals from across the region and the nation to build up your support system. 

Topics to be covered include: How to create and sustain quality Scouting programs in hard-to-serve areas. How to provide consistent Scouting programs for communities where socioeconomic challenges may exist. How to diversify your district through community partnerships. And best practices from all over the country! Additionally, you learn about program delivery, funding/financing your council Scoutreach program, and staffing your Scoutreach programs. 

Who should attend?  Scoutreach professionals, after-school professionals, program aides, paraprofessionals, managers of Scoutreach professionals, development professionals who support Scoutreach and any unit serving executives who are interested in diversifying their districts. 


Central Region Scoutreach Conference

October 8 – 10, 2019

Michigan Crossroads Council

Great Lakes Field Service Council

Detroit, MI

Register Here


Hotel Accommodations:

A block of rooms have been reserved at

The Motor City Casino Hotel $99/Night

Group/Corp Code: 100819RESC

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For more information, review the event brochure here. For questions, please email [email protected]


Details on the Western Region Scoutreach Conference will be provided in the future. 


Scouting Wire would like to thank Ty for submitting this article.

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