Troop 125 has a long history in the Rochester area and is quite active in community service and youth adventures, with no shortage of fun! Scout families are from the greater Rochester area and attend a mix of public and private schools.
Currently, there are 50 Scouts active in the troop. Scoutmaster John Grundhofer is supported by capable Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs) with a broad range of experience, a busy troop committee, and many active parents. Over one hundred and sixty Scouts from Troop 125 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout since the troop’s initial charter in 1957.
The troop is organized into patrols and is Scout led; however we have many adults to mentor the Scouts. Behind the scenes there are many more adults in various roles that support the troop to help maintain a varied program geared to keep the Scout’s interest.
A regular month consists of two to three troop meetings, a patrol meeting, a Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) and a weekend camping event. Additional events include Service Projects and Troop activities/outings. In addition, we are able to hold a very successful High Adventure program. The High Adventure program is generally open to Scouts 14 years of age or older, and have achieved the rank of First Class. High Adventure are events that are more challenging, and geared toward the older Scouts.
Any boy can join Troop 125 who has earned the Arrow of Light rank and is at least 10 years old, or has completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
The boys who join Troop 125 come from many different Cub Scout Packs, schools, and faiths. Our troop is a cross section of the area, which includes most middle and high schools in the Rochester Community School district as well as Avondale and Macomb. We look at the diversity of the troop as a strength.
If you are a Cub Scout Den leader, Troop 125 is ready to assist your Pack’s Webelos with their Arrow of Light requirements and Crossover ceremonies. Cub Scouts are always welcome at our troop meetings and we host a special overnight campout each Fall that is focused on introducing Webelos to Troop 125. This event is also a great opportunity for parents to meet and get to know the adult leaders of Troop 125.
To learn more, contact our Scoutmaster or Recruitment Chairperson, using the email form on our contact page.