berklich's blog


Hey Scouts

Changes to Rank Requirements are here. All Ranks have changes and new requirements.

If you are in the 7th Grade or older you have to switch to the NEW 2016 Rank requirements. ALL Scoutmaster Conferences going forward will be checking to make sure that you have the new pages in your book or have a new book and that you have completed all of the New Requirements too.

You can download the pages in PDF Format from the Troop Website under the file tab at the top - File Downloads>Forms>New Rank Requirements.


Mr. Berklich



CONGRATULATIONS!! You are all are now running the Troop. I know, hard to believe but Troop operations fall to you now and I am expecting great things starting TOMORROW at the Leadership Conference at Oak Arbor Church

You all have a big responsibility this term. It starts with Leadership Training tomorrow, THEN - Officer inductions and OA Elections on Tuesday and our Winter Experience Camp Out next weekend followed by your first PLC Meeting in just over a week. During your Term of Office we will have 5 camp outs, will have 8-12 New Scouts join, have 2 High Adventure Treks and 2 Middle Adventure Treks, 4 service Projects, 5 PLCs, 9 Troop Meetings, an OA Call Out, Jamboree, several Eagle Projects, and Summer Camp at Pioneer. A busy 6 Months and you are leading us through all of it.

Court of Honor this Sunday!

Good morning all!!!


Rare event in our Troop - We are having a January Court of Honor. We have a lot of boys that have recently received Rank and Merit Badges and will be call out on Sunday

AND... we have two (2) New Eagle to honor #143 Matthew J Wells and #144 Kyle S Terryn. 

See everyone at Oak Arbor Church at 1PM for set-up and Flags go promptly at 2PM

Oh - and bring your checkbook!


Yours in Scouting

Bill Berklich 


Troop 125

Rochester MI


YES - we are having a Troop Meeting tonight!!

Yep, Troop Meeting tonight.

First congratulations to any/all of our Scouts that somehow managed to get school cancelled :-)

But the Troop meeting is on for tonight. Weather is clearing, Temperatures warming (up to 46F), and salt trucks are busy. Even the side roads should be clear by 6:30 tonight. (Just be careful on your door step)

Scouts - be sure you have, upload or bring your Scout Video for tonight!!

See everyone tonight
Mr. Berklich
Troop 125
Rochester MI


Due to inclement weather tomorrow (17 Dec) the WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA event has been moved to 7 JANUARY 2017.

Sign up here>

Please sign up if you are not going to the Ski Weekend. We need a minimum of 8, Seven (7) to carry the flags US, State, Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard. And One (1) Color Guard Patrol Leader. I need to know by tomorrow if we will have enough Scout to carry the flags.