Consumers Energy Hosts Cub Scout Day and Helps 150 Cub Scouts Become Energy Experts

 Consumers Energy Hosts Cub Scout Day and Helps 150 Cub Scouts Become Energy

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., March 9, 2013

JACKSON, Mich., March 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees in
four locations across the state today helped over 100 Cub Scouts earn the
brand new Energy Expert patch, designed exclusively by Consumers Energy for
Michigan Scouts.

To earn the patch, Scouts are required to complete a number of activities that
focus on electric and natural gas safety, energy use, sources of energy, and
careers in the energy industry. Utility employees led these activities at four
events hosted at Consumers Energy service centers in Battle Creek, Bay City,
Jackson, and Macomb.

"We thoroughly enjoy the experience getting to learn from Consumers Energy
employees," said Lorraine Diaz, Royal Oak troop leader. "It's very important
for Scouts to learn about natural gas and electric safety, various forms of
energy, and how it affects our community. There is no other scouting event
like it."

Consumers Energy has helped Girl Scouts throughout Michigan earn the Energy
Expert patch since 2006, but these events marked the first time Cub Scouts
have been able to earn their very own patch.

"We love having the opportunity to educate Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts about
energy," Megan Cary, education programs administrator, said. "These events
give Scouts the chance to learn about the energy industry from experts in the
field. The activities also help Scouts learn how to stay safe around
electricity and natural gas, and teach them about energy conservation so they
can help their families and make a difference in their communities."

Scouts always have the opportunity to earn the patch by visiting and downloading the appropriate program for
their level. Activities can usually be completed within two hours, making it a
great program for pack meetings.

For more information about other educational programs available through
Consumers Energy, or to learn more about energy in Michigan, visit

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), provides
natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents
in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

For more information about Consumers Energy, visit our Website at

SOURCE Consumers Energy

Contact: Debra Dodd, +1-586-918-0597
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