Posted by Ansel Dooley on Jan 14, 2019

Today we met at the Scrambler in Canton Michigan and our Guest Speaker was Janssen Lemley of the Scouts.


President Sue Kowalski started us on time again today in the back room of the Scrambler in Canton off Ford Rd.  First, a few short announcements:

  • Our next meeting on Jan 21st is planned to be at the new Canton L.A. Bistro.  The link will take you to their facebook page for maps,features,  and menus.  Bigger back room and new Italian eats.

  • A tentative Jan. 28th Meeting will be at Zukins as a joint meeting with the Livonia Club.  More details will follow.

  • Feb. 16th is our 5th Youth Exchange Bowling event from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Plymouth Plaza Lanes.  Members are certainly welcome.  Save a spot in your Winter weekend for some easy going bowling, pizza, and fun.  Please see John K. or Ansel if you need some info.

  • Please keep May 10th-12th of 2019 on your Radar - The Next District Conference is in Windsor at Caesars - Friday (night) / Saturday / return Sunday.  Again at popular request this is super affordable for 2 at $1050 for this location right across the Detroit river in Windsor.

  • Again, note our 2019-2020 Board is Lisa Kennedy (President), Sue Kowalski (Treasurer), Bill Tesen (Secretary), Marlette Anquetil (Director), Nathaniel Houghton (Director), Dean Clemons (Director), and Sarah Maiga (Director).

  • Our nominations for the Canton Foundation for 2019-2020 are: Ken, Ansel, Bill B., Bill S. Larry O., John K. and Sarah.  Our current president Ken Beardsley is planning a quick info meeting next week after the Rotary Club meeting, so Foundation members please be ready for stay for a few minutes.

Our guest speaker today was Janssen Lemley, the Field Director of the Boy Scouts Michigan Crossroads Council.  He gave the club a very visual multimedia presentation today such as the Foundations of Scouting including the mission (same as back in 1914), family status and changes there, and LDS (Latter Day Saints) association changes for 2019.

He also reviewed the 12 principles of Scout Law, aims of Scouting (3 examples), a review of the 4 major programs, practical requirements of Scouting, and a breakdown of the Michigan and local organization down to practical considerations for today's local and family driven Packs and Dens.

We thanked Janssen for coming to speak to us today and certainly hope he will join us for an easy lunch and conversation in the near future.
No win on the 50/50 for lucky Ken, but the jackpot will be bigger next week.