This Week in Troop 125 3/8/20

Good Evening Troop 125,

This Monday, March 9th and Thursday, March 12th, all philmont scouts have training at Clinton River Trailhead, Letica Road, at 7:00pm. Please bring your packs and the appropriate amount of weight.

This Tuesday, March 10th, we have a PLC meeting at 7:00pm at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (1550 Walton Blvd).

This Saturday, March 14th, all scouts are welcome to join the philmont crews for a day hike in Detroit. We will be meeting at the University Medical Building at 7:00am.

Charlie Borus Eagle Scout #157

Congratulations to Charlie Borus, Troop 125's newest Eagle Scout!  Charlie designed and constructed play structures for dogs to be installed in the City of Utica's brand new dog park.  His work included two up-and-down stairways, two hurdles, two sets of weave poles and three benches.  The project cost $495.00, involved 112  man hours and required Charlie to seek approval from Utica's DDA and the Utica City Council.  Charlie's accomplishment also comes with a second awesome recognition.  Charlie and his dad Mike, are the first father AND son to both earn Eagle Scout inside Troop 125!

Detroit HIke Details 14 March - Open to All Scouts

Good Morning Scouts,

The long awaited Urban Hike will be 14 March 2020.  We will go on 10 Mile Hike through Detroit and see sight like the Riverfront, Hart Plaza, McMillian State Park, Dequindre Cut, Easter Market, Detroit Institute of Art, Comerica Park and Ford Field to name a few.  Upon finishing we'll  have a great Detroit Style Lunch at American Coney.  It's a great chance to see the city and it's rebirth as well as unique training. 

This is open to all scouts and adults.


STEM tear down meeting

Tonight we will have the STEM Teardown and discovery meeting. The goal is to open up and learn about different items we use every day.

Please bring safety glasses and protective gear such as gloves.

Some suggestions of tools to bring to do the tear down.

Philips Screw driver

Standard Screw driver

Needle nose pliers


Small computer drivers


Please do not bring pounding tools like hammers. Also leave the power tools at home.

See everyone tonight!

ASM Sims

Summer Camp Merit Badge Selections Due Tonight!

Reminder that Summer Camp Merit Badge selections need to be turned in at the Troop meeting tonight!  Instructions were sent out last week, duplicated below. All referenced documents can be found in the "Summer Camp Related" section on the Troop website.

Mr. G


Attention all Summer Camp Scouts and Parents!  Merit Badge registration is almost here!  The process to pick your Merit Badges was briefed at the Troop meeting last week and necessary materials handed out.  Here is a summary:

Summer Camp Payment #2 Due Tuesday

Just a friendly reminder that Summer Camp payment #2 for $155 per Scout is due no later than TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 3.

Scouts that have not had the second payment made will NOT be registered for any merit badges until payment is made. This is a camp policy, so please be timely in your payment so your Scout gets in to the badges he wants to take.

Payments can be made using credit card using the online troop store here:

This Week in Troop 125 3/1/20

Good Morning Troop 125,

This Monday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 5th, all Philmont scouts have training at 7:00pm at Clinton River Trailhead, Letica Road. Please bring your packs with 30lbs of weight.

This Tuesday, March 3rd is the STEM Teardown! Bring any items you would like to be ripped apart (with your parent's approval of course). Also this Tuesday, scouts need to have their summer camp schedule complete to be reviewed at the troop meeting.


Andrew Romanski