Michigan Blood Partners With Boy Scouts
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:59AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Michigan Blood’s Partnership with Boy Scouts Supports Motto of Helping Others

Summer Step Up Blood Drives to Raise Money for Scout Camp Improvements

As Boy Scouts progress from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts, they master plenty of skills and teach others what they have learned.  At the core of their development is service to others. Consequently, it is this focus that fostered the partnership with Michigan Blood and three Boy Scout camps this summer. Camp Rotary in Clare, Cole Canoe Base in Alger, and Gerber Scout Reservation in Twin Lake will be teaching their young scouts about the importance of donating blood to save lives in their communities. Each camp will host weekend blood drives, and campers 16 years and older as well as staff members will be encouraged to donate (16 year olds must have written permission from a parent or guardian). Younger scouts will be encouraged to recruit family and friends who are 16 years and older to donate.  In support of their efforts, Michigan Blood will make a $10 donation to the hosting camp on behalf of everyone who attempts to donate. The proceeds will be used for camp improvements and future community service projects.

The dates and times for the participating camps are as follows:




    Camp Rotary
    3201 S. Clare Avenue
    Clare MI 48617

     Every Thursday
     June 27-August 1, 2013
     1:00 – 5:00 pm
     (Except July 4, 2013)


Basement of Central
Dining Hall

    Cole Canoe Base
    1356 Greenwood Rd
    Alger, MI 48610


     Every Friday
     June 28-August 2, 2013
     9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     (Except July 5, 2013)


Vehicle building on
the blood bus


    Gerber Scout Reservation
    1733 Owasippe Rd
    Twin Lake, MI 49457

     Every Friday
     June 21-August 2, 2013
     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Centennial Lodge on the Blood Bus



Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood every 56 days. Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). For additional information on donating blood, check out www.miblood.org.

Alison DeBoer, the Donor Relations Specialist coordinating the drives for Michigan Blood, notes: “This is a terrific partnership with the Scouts as donating blood to help save a life is an ideal way to fulfill their scout motto of serving others and teaching what they have learned. It is also a win-win as Michigan Blood will be donating $10 to the hosting camp for every person who attempts to donate.”

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