Our Troop 248 2018 Friends of Scouting (FOS) donation website is live! 

Make an online donation towards our $8950 Troop 248 FOS Campaign goal.  Our Troop 248 FOS Donations page will keep a running tally of individual online donations.

Q: Does my name and pledge amount automatically show? You can elect to have you online donation display as any of the following: Your name and amount donated; You as "Anonymous" and amount donated; or have your donation remain unlisted (but it still counts towards our goal).
Q: Can I spread out my payments to make up my full 2018 pledge? You can make automatically recurring, smaller installment payments until you reach your full pledge amount.

Any donations by check or other means will be added in regularly to the donations total as we aim towards finishing our goal by Feb 1.  Please consider donating NOW for potential charitable tax deduction before the end of 2017!

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

»We need Merit Badge Counselors!  Please see the list and sign up to be a MB counselor at any Monday meeting

Mon Nov 27 – Troop Meeting – Trivia Fest! Come feast on trivia as only scouts can serve it up.
Youth leaders: Derek D, Aiden G and Thomas C /  Adult coaches: Dan H & Patrick W

Mon Dec 4 – NO regular troop Meeting – but full PLC will meet at 7p and Parents/Committee members at 7p.  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.

Mon Dec 11 – Regular Troop Meeting

Mon Dec 18 – Troop Meeting – potential alumni night 

Mon Dec 25 – Christmas! No Meeting

Mon Jan 1 – New Years Day! No Meeting

Fri Jan 5 – Sun Jan 7 – Winter Camping – Camp Phillippo


Youth LeadersRoles and Responsibilities

Potential Merit Badges for Troop Meeting Teach-Outs – see MBs for Troop Meetings tab

Merit Badges Needing New/Additional Merit Badge Counselors – see MBs Needing Counselors tab


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
November 23, 2017, 8:32 pm

For food. For raiment. For life. For opportunity. For friendship and fellowship, we thank thee oh Lord. Amen.
- The Wilderness Grace (aka. The Philmont Grace)

Happy Thanksgiving.

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November 21, 2017, 1:45 am
Photos from Dan Halsey's post

It’s Chess Fest! It’s also very (((quiet)))

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November 18, 2017, 4:06 pm

Wreath pick-up until noon! Check your orders carefully ...

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November 17, 2017, 9:57 pm

Evergreen will be dropping off at the Watson’s at 4:15. We could use some help unloading if anyone has a spare 20 minutes.

1327 Delaware Ave, MH.

651.800.1060

Thanks!
Pat

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November 16, 2017, 12:56 pm

I had asked for an E-Blast to go out to the Troop -- but we could REALLY use help tomorrow evening to help unload and sort the wreath delivery. Delivery is scheduled for some time between 4-7pm.

If you could respond to me at watsffl@gmail.com with a phone number and your availability - we'd appreciate it. I'll give you a call when the truck arrives.

It's a large order, and there are only 4 Watsons.

I'll bribe you with cocoa, snacks, and possibly a beverage afterwards for the grown-ups.

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November 16, 2017, 12:45 pm
Karen

VERY good info as we get into cold weather season for all of you going to Spearhead.

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November 16, 2017, 3:38 am
Wreath Pickup - Watson House

Wreath Pickup - Watson House

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November 14, 2017, 5:35 am

Joe’s last meeting as a Boy Scout...bitter sweet

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November 14, 2017, 4:20 am

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
www.troop248wsp.org

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November 14, 2017, 3:03 am
Photos from Dan Halsey's post

Our newest SPL Charlie steps into the role as Jon finishes up his year in the SPL ranks. Our newest ASPL Spencer takes the oath and joins Charlie on-stage at the end of tonight’s Court of Honor.

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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.