Troop 248

Troop 248 Mission: To run an organized, Scout-Led troop which uses Scouting fundamentals
to balance fun, learning, and advancement while working as a team to support each other and the community.

Troop 248 is chartered by St Stephens Lutheran Church 
and meets every Monday night at 7p at
1575 Charlton St in West St Paul, MN

Announcements

Troop 248 Fall Registration has started – completed registration forms and troop dues requested by Oct 16download or fill-in and print to complete your 2018 registration forms – Questions – please contact Amy Elskamp (amelskamp@msn.com)
Just a reminder you need to submit the following forms for your Scout:

  • Scout Registration
  • Scout Behavior Agreement
  • Scout Permission
  • Health Form A and B
  • Copy of Insurance cards
  • FORM C (due by Tomahawk) – tip bring this form with you the next time you go to the doctor with your child and life before Tomahawk will be a little easier!!

If you are planning on attending any campouts we need the following:

  • Adult Registration form
  • Health Forms A and B
  • Copy of Insurance cards
  • Copy of car insurance card (if you are driving Scouts)
  • FORM C  bring this form with you then next time you go to the doctor.

Mon Sep 18 – T248 Fall Kickoff – Garlough Park Picnic Shelter – 6p — Dinner provided for all scouts, family members and new Cub Scout Webelos 2 scouts and their families.  After dinner, Webelos 2s will rotate through scouting skills demonstrations delivered by T248 scouts.  Orientation by adult leaders to all parents and review of upcoming year.

Mon Sep 25 – PLC – 6p – this is an extremely important PLC kickoff for the new scouting year.  All youth leaders are expected to attend and will be planning the next 1.5 months of activities and requests of adult leadership.
Mon Sep 25 – Regular Troop Meeting – 7p

Mon Oct 2 – NO regular troop Meeting – but full PLC will meet at 7p and Parents/Committee members at 7:30p.  This is part of a new monthly planning meeting on the first Monday of each month to provide youth and adult leaders with more time to plan troop meetings and activities.

Youth LeadersRoles and Responsibilities


Updated Boy Scout Rank Requirements – for scouts who join Troop 248 prior to 2016
  • For 2017 and beyond: All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

Comparison between old rank requirements and new
Printable insert with new requirements – designed to fit in your existing pre-2016 Scout Handbook. Print 2-sided.


Eagle Palm Requirements Changes – starting Aug 1, 2017

Have an ambitious Eagle Scout or about to be Eagle Scout?  Requirements for earning Eagle Palms have changed to better meet the needs of scouts have earned more merit badges than the 21 needed for Eagle.  Read more.


Calendar

Key: Troop Events / District Events

Troop 248 WSP
September 10, 2017, 2:41 pm

The troop's August 13-21, 2018 Northern Tier crew has a Scout opening as someone recently dropped out. Contact Thomas C, Max H, Trae V, Andrew G, Will M or Mr. Gotham and Mr. Chandler if interested.

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September 9, 2017, 4:47 pm
Photos from Douglas Fromm's post

Gabe's service project going very well.

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September 8, 2017, 2:53 pm

Just posting here Gabe's e-mail that Eric sent out last night:

Gabriel Fromm's Eagle Scout Project will take place this Saturday (9/9) at Garlough Park from 10 am to 2 pm. The project will be making wooden boxes to help prevent erosion around the bases of some of the Disc Golf Baskets.

Please bring gloves, shovels, and cordless drills if you can. Please email Gabriel if you are bringing a shovel or drill.

Lunch is provided (most likely Jimmy Johns' subs).

If you intend on helping out either part of the time or for the entire time please send Gabriel an email at gabrielfromm@gmail.com.

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September 4, 2017, 11:13 pm

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September 4, 2017, 11:11 pm

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September 4, 2017, 10:58 pm

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September 4, 2017, 10:53 pm

FB site for Troop 248 - West St Paul, MN. Troop 248 is a large, very active troop charted by St Stephens Lutheran Church in West St Paul, MN

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August 30, 2017, 8:10 pm

Have you heard about the troop's Philmont experience this month? The troop's next Philmont crew might not occur until 2019 but no reason to wait that long. Next summer's Philmont contingent with the council still has 20 spots. Contact Jennifer Nutter (jnutter@nsbsa.org) to reserve your space. $150 deposit due at time of reservation.

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August 22, 2017, 12:09 am

The Tradin' Table is restocked and ready for action. Your gently used gear and uniforms are very welcome.

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August 19, 2017, 2:01 pm
Power of Positivity

Doing this every day makes a big difference...

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2016-2017 Annual Scout Registration

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Other Important Troop 248 Announcements

Oceanography and Environmental Science Merit Badge program at Mall of America Sealife Aquarium –  (details) Cost: $25/scout & Program length: 4 hours.  Call or email at least 2 weeks in advance – 952-853-0631 or sales@sealifeus.com

Parent / Teen Digital Technology Contract – Required for your son to earn the BSA Cyber Chip (needed for Digital Technology & Programming Merit Badge). You can edit this Word version (or print out this PDF version) – you and your son should sign & he should return to Bryson H at the Monday troop meeting.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships (NESA) Information – Eagle Scouts in their senior year in high school can apply for $3,000 to $50,000 in competitive academic scholarships and Eagle Scouts graduating from high school through their junior year in undergraduate studies may apply for a competitive $2,000 to $5,000 merit scholarships. You do need to join the NESA to apply ($35 for a 5 year membership). Scholarship detail. Application deadline is October 31.