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Detroit Parade Company, 9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, Detroit, MI 48211 (map)

13th Annual Building Connections Networking Event

in conjunction with the Construction Association of Michigan.

A construction industry networking event to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council.

The event will take place at the Detroit Parade Company - don't miss this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of this fantastic location.

Building Connections is the largest annual gathering of the construction community in southeast Michigan, providing a unique opportunity for informal business and social interaction while supporting the Scouting program for area youth and their families. In conjunction with the Construction Association of Michigan, the Executive Committee of Building Connections is pleased to offer this opportunity to network, socialize and support a worthy cause with all members of the industry, from general contractors, subcontractors and developers, to architects, designers, engineers and a multitude of vendors.

Mixing business with fun is our goal. Enjoy gourmet food stations, open bar, exhibits, and, of course, fellowship throughout the evening. At Building Connections, everyone receives VIP treatment!


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5:30 p.m. Doors Open
6:00 p.m. Brief Scout Ceremony and Presentation
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Raffles and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. Evening Concludes

For more information call or e-mail Jaime Hayes at 313.897.1965 or or visit the Boy Scouts of America site here.

Scouting in Southeast Michigan

The Great Lakes Field Service Council was formed in October 2009 through the consolidation of the Clinton Valley and Detroit Area Councils. This consolidation resulted in a council that serves all of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties and ranks as one of the ten largest councils in the country.

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the Scout Oath and Law.


• The Great Lakes Council serves over 29,000 youth members through the traditional and LFL programs.
• Over 15,000 adult volunteers provided programs to the Scouts through nearly 1,000 packs, troops & crews.


• Cub Scout Day Camps are held in 14 locations and attended by over 3,000 Cub Scouts.
• Over 4,000 Boy Scouts attended summer camp at one of the council’s three summer camps.


• Scouts in Great Lakes Council provide over 72,000 hours of service time to the community each year.
• More than 240 tons of food is collected annually for the needy during Scouting for Food in collaboration with Gleaners Food Bank.


• About 500 Boy Scouts in southeastern Michigan will achieve Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout each year.