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Boy Scout Troop 248
(Clinton Twp, Michigan)
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Welcome to Troop 248 website.

Troop 248 is open to any boy who has earned the Arrow Of Light or is eleven years old or has completed the fifth grade, but is not yet 18 years old. No previous scouting experience is necessary.

This troop is "BOY RUN", the scouts plan the meetings (PLC) and outings with guidance from the Scoutmaster and help from their parents. Responsibility is given to the boys at this level of scouting, encouraging them to achieve rank advancement, complete merit badges, and participate in troop leadership.

We have scouts excelling academically and in extracurricular programs at Dakota and Chippewa Valley High Schools.

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Camp Outs / Outings

Our troop plans at least one outing each month. There are different kinds of campouts throughout the year. Sometimes we are in cabins, other times we use tents, and sometimes we will use a combination of cabins and tents. Every outing is fun. Some of our outings have been as far as West Virginia and some as close as Stony Creek Metro Park.

Every year we ask the scouts to give us recommendations on where they want to go—and no place is off limits. We have had ideas of going to Germany; Alaska; and Australia to name a few. We have also gone White water rafting in Virginia, Scuba diving in Florida, Hiking in New Mexico (Philmont), Dog sledding in Canada just to name a few. Special outings are planned far in advance and may have a rank or age requirements posted with them. A permission slip is sent home two weeks prior to an outing. It and any necessary fees and other paper work are due back to the TREK leader in advance of the trek.

Our scouts plan their meals and also buy their own food according to their menus. BUT, and a big but here, adults look over the menus and either agree to the menu or offer suggested changes. A meal of pop tarts; soda; and candy is definitely not going to be counted as a dinner meal.

Adults are welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all events. We need the leadership and knowledge of all adults to make the troop function. Troop 248 has all the equipment needed to have a safe and fun time when we go on a trek.