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

Please 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.

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


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

»Merit Badges currently underway or being offered soon: Family Life, Personal Management (starts Jan 8), Aviation (starts Jan 8), Citizenship in the World (start date TBD)



Mon Feb 19 – Troop Meeting

Sat Feb 24 – Kaposia Merit Badge Day – RegisterOffered badges

Mon Feb 26 – Paper/Paracord Construction – Scouts Finn G, Quin H; Adults Mrs Elskamp, MRT

Sat Mar 3 – Toro Merit Badge Day – (Merit Badges offered & Sign up link TBD)

Mon Mar 19 – Court of Honor – 6:15p setup; 6:30p start

Sat Apr 7 – 9a-1p – Trades Day & Construction Tours – Base Camp.  Complete the Architecture MB and tour an active building construction site.  Sign Up

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.


Key: Troop Events / District Events

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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.