15th July to 31st July
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE - The Michigan International Camporee (MIC), hosted by the Michigan Crossroads Council BSA, is a unique event in North America.
Once every four years, contingents of Scouts from more than 20 countries all over the world travel to Michigan for two weeks of international friendship, fellowship, and fun. The first week is spent in home stays with Michigan Scout families and the second week camping together at MIC. Compared to some jamborees, an MIC is a relatively small event, with less than 1000 participants. That allows participants to get to know each other. However, over 1/3 of the youth participants at an MIC are from outside of North America. Participating Scouts and Venturers not only meet U.S. and Canadian Scouts, they meet and get to know Scouts from all over the world.
MIC 2016 WILL BE A TWO WEEK EXPERIENCE
Week 1 - July 15/17 to 24, 2016 - Michigan troops and crews will host international contingents of Scouts and leaders in their homes. Some of that week will be spent in activities that all MIC host units and international contingents participate in, some of it will be spent in activities planned by individual host units, and some of it will involve giving international Scouts and leaders an opportunity to experience life in Michigan, playing games, visiting shopping centers, and participating in family activities.
Week 2 - July 24 to 31, 2016 - Contingents from these Michigan troops and crews, the international contingents they host, and patrols from other states and provinces of Canada will camp together at Northwoods Scout Reservation northeast of West Branch in a miniature World Jamboree participating in fun waterfront, shooting sport, handicraft, and similar activities, some run by staff from other countries, and getting to know each other