Philmont Updates

I received this message from Philmont Scout Ranch today and wanted to share this with everyone.  Short answer is there are no changes to the current plan.  Thanks for you patience and keep training.

Update 4/15/20 – 8:30 AM  

Status of summer 2020 operations

Summer Camp Update # 2

Summer Camp Planning and Preparations as still ongoing at this time.  EVERYTHING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


Michigan Crossroads Council has announced that on May 15th a decision will be announced about the status of summer camp operation.


HEALTH FORMS/PHYSICALS:  Keep your doctor appointment scheduled unless they cancel/reschedule with you. A valid medical form with doctor approval is still required to attend camp. Once health forms are complete, you need 3 copies. 

Troop 125 Game Night and Discord Reminder

Good Evening Troop 125 and Happy Easter! This Tuesday, April 14th, Troop 125 will be having a virtual game night from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We will be using a set of games called Jackbox, and we will be playing several games as patrols. Each patrol will play at a time, with the rest of the troop deciding the winner. Then, at the end of the meeting, each of the patrol winners will face off to decide one ultimate winner of the night! Information on how you can join and participate is attached in the document below and in the File Downloads under "General Information".

Cyber Security and Video Conferencing

Good afternoon, (BTW what happen to Spring),

I wanted to reach out to everyone and make you aware of potential security risk with Zoom.  On top of those risks, Zoom has many other cybersecurity problems (i.e. sharing private customers’ data with Facebook without permission).  I aware of companies and government agencies are removing Zoom from their platforms and denying connection to the system.  I understand that many schools will continue to use Zoom and I'm not telling you that you can't use it.  But if avoidable, the recommendation is do so.

Virtual Merit Badges

Good Morning Everyone,

As a Merit Badge Counselor, I will be conducting Virtual Merit Badges.  We will cover I have added the meeting notices on the calendar.

  • 9 April @ 7pm  Hiking (Req 1, 2)  Req to finish later 3-6 - Eagle Required or Swimming or Cycling
  • 16 April @ 7pm Personal Fitness  (Req 1-5, 9)  Req to finish later 6-8  Eagle Required 
  • 23 April @ 7pm Camping (Req 1,2, 6, 8) Req to finish later​ 3-5, 7, 9-10 Eagle Required 


This Week in Troop 125 4/5/20

Good Evening Troop 125,

We have decided to move the April PLC to this Tuesday, April 7th, at 7:00pm on Zoom. Reminder that scouts who were assigned to plan anything still have to have their plan and presented to the meeting, no matter if it was canceled or not. Also, scouts, please send your reports and plans to a scribe prior to the meeting. 

Topic: April PLC
Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)