Parango's blog

2018 Summer Camp Merit Badge

The final list of Merit Badges offered at Makajawan Scout Reservation for Summer Camp.  There are 55 Merit Badges and awards that a scout can earn as well as the Trailblazer Program that all of the new scouts will take part in.  The final schedule and prerequisites are not out yet but I'd like everyone to start thinking about your merit badges you want to take.  Scouts going on high adventure in the next year should keep that in mind when signing up: Canoeing/Kayaking for Northern  Tier and small boat sailing for Seabase.  All new scouts, along with trailblazer, will have a chance for 3 mer

New Scout & Pedro Trail hike details

Our New Scout Campout begins at 10am at MIGISI campsite D-A.  We’ll help start to scouts off toward their first rank, go for a short hike and have some good food   

There has been a lack of interest in the hike on the Pedro Trail so we are postponing the hike for a later date this spring.

Look forward to seeing everyone Saturday


Mr Arango  




I hear that the message might have been missed yesterday.  For all everyone going to Climb Kalamzoo, everyone needs to fill out the online waiver ( before you depart Friday.  Once completed, please contact me. 


Also, we are staying in the fort at Camp Rota-Kiwan.  The cabins are enclosed bunk houses but do not have heat or electricity.  The main lodge does have power and heat though.  Scouts will be sleeping in the bunk houses and should pack for the colder weather.

Climb Kzoo Waiver Form Needed

Good Evening Everyone,

For all my climbers, I need each of you to have a parent/guardian to fill out a waiver form.  This is a form for Climb Kalamazoo and not a boy scout form.  If you have filled one out before, it can't be more than one year old.  We went to Climb K-zoo over 2 years ago.

Here's the link

Please let me know once you've completed your waivers.


Mr. Arango

Great work with the Webelos!!


I’d like to thank you for showing your best side hosting so many Webelos last night at the troop meeting.  I have received some positive responses from the parents already for taking your time with the Webelos and welcoming to our meeting.  

We have a few more meeting where the Webelos will be visiting than they will start crossing over.  It’s a great time to remember what it was like you crossed over and how you can help these young scouts learn and grow to become great scouts like you guys are.



Mr Arango  



Make a Video/Movie Troop Meeting - Nov 28th

Troop 125,

November 28th Troop meeting's theme is Make a Video/Movie.  As most every Scout needs to update their cyber chip training for rank advancement, we will focus our video's on Internet safety rules, behavior, and “netiquette”.  Below is one of the requirements for the cyber chip.  Each patrol will create a video ~5 min long to meet the requirement below:

Patrols Screaming Eagles, Night Raptors & Knight Wing