WELCOME TO THE MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE!
The Michigan International Camporee (MIC) is the largest council-run multinational Scout activity in North America. Once every four years, contingents of Scouts and leaders and volunteer staff members from more than 20 countries come to Michigan for a week of home stays with Michigan Scout families and then a week camping together with Scouts, leaders, and staff members from Michigan and from other U.S. states in a miniature World Scout Jamboree. Scroll down to see the countries that participated in the first 6 MICs, their flags, and the years they participated. Link here for a .pdf file showing the countries, the years, and their flags.
All youth participants in a Michigan International Camporee become part of international troops and international patrols. Each MIC campsite troop is composed of 16 youth and 4 adults from Michigan Crossroads Council host unit(s), 16 youth and 4 adults from contingent(s) from outside the U.S. and Canada, and 8 youth and 2 adults from a contingent from another state or a province of Canada. These campsite troops are divided into 4 campsite patrols, each containing 4 host unit youth, 4 international contingent youth, and 2 out-of-state/Canadian youth. These international troops and international patrols provide a unique experience that is not available anywhere else.
The next Michigan International Camporee will be held in July 10-24, 2022, with hosting week from July 10-16 at various places in Michigan and Camp from July 16-24 at Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, 6278 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009.
The most recent Michigan International Camporee took place in the summer of 2016 with 25 countries represented. To see photos and videos of MIC 2016 and download the MIC 2016 Looney Times daily newspapers, link at "MIC 2016." MIC 2020 had to be postponed due to a change in National BSA Policy regarding home stays. The next Michigan International Camporee will take place in 2022.
The first Michigan International Camporees were run by the Chief Okemos Council BSA. In 2012, the Chief Okemos Council joined six other Michigan councils in merging to form the Michigan Crossroads Council BSA. Since that merger, the Michigan International Camporee has been run by the Michigan Crossroads Council.
For opportunties for Michigan troops and crews to interact with Scouts from other countries,
Link at "Planning for the Future" to see how you can become involved in planning and organizing the 2022 Michigan International Camporee.
The Michigan International Camporee has been featured in Boy's Life and American Scouting Digest Magazines
The Michigan Internatinonal Camporee has been recognized by the Governor of Michigan for promoting International Friendships and World Peace!