Wreaths Across America - There's always room for one more

There's always room for one more.

"But Mr. Arango, I didn't sign up"  There's always room for one more.

"I can't get a ride" Call/text me, there's always room for one more.

"I don't need service hours"  There's no such thing, there's always room for one more.

There are 12,000 wreaths that need to be laid honoring the veterans at Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Come and make an impact and truly thank someone and their family for their service.

I'll be at the parking lot at 11am with the troop flag posted by my van.

See Everyone tomorrow.

OA Meeting Thursday!

Hello OA Brothers,

I hope you all had a good weekend. I just want to remind you that we have an OA meeting this Thursday. The address for the meeting is (21051 21 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48044).  We are having a white elephant gift exchange, just like our troop does! The gift should be around $15-$20 and needs to be wrapped or packed in a way, so nobody can see inside. We are also having an ugly sweater contest during the meeting, and the winner gets to pick last (which means you can choose whatever prize you want).

This Week in Troop 125

Hey everyone!

This last weekend we had a blast at EMU, hope all the boys got enough sleep Sunday night.

This week we have a few events upcoming.

Tomorrow we will be having a PLC at my house (3746 Merriweather Ln) starting at 1900 hours (7:00 pm). Please bring something besides your phones to take notes in.

This weekend we have a service project! Wreaths Across America is a wonderful use of your time that I, personally, have been to for the past few years. Please come out to pay your respects. More details can be found here -> 

Wreaths Across America Details (updated Map)

Wreaths Across America

Below is the agenda.  Please arrive on time.  The cemetery will be busy and arriving on 11am allows the troop to be organized, everyone will get their assignments and be ready to support.

Uniform:  Class A's and try to layer up and wear your Troop 125 Fleece.  Watch the weather and be prepared.

Cost: No Cost


11:00 Arrive at Great Lakes National Cemetery at parking lot just south of Belford Rd.  Police will direct you (See Map)

Discount Camping Gear for Scouts: "Hiker Direct"

Christmas and the holiday season is coming and T125 would like to make our newer members aware of a discount outlet for scout camping gear.  "Hiker Direct" is an outlet for ALPS brands camping gear that's made available to scouting organizations.  It's not affiliated with the national BSA in any way, but it's nice that they offer some deals on sturdy, scout-overnight-worthy camping gear that can be found on their website.  All you need to do is register your email to receive an infrequent email on gear deals. 

Female BSA Troop 456 Informational Meeting

For all scouting families that have a daughter interested in a BSA Troop, there is a female troop starting up in the Rochester Area.  Troop 456 is based out of St Paul United Methodist Church and is having an informational meeting this Sunday at 4pm.

My wife and I plan to attend with our daughter.   I know very little about the program other than what I've learned from BSA National.


St Paul United Methodist Church

620 Romeo Rd

Rochester, MI 48307



Mr. Arango

This Week in Troop 125

Good morning Troop 125!

We have a fun week this week including activities such as a troop meeting on Tuesday and EMU!

Troop Meeting: We will begin flags at 7:30 sharp, flag patrol please be prepared, if you don’t know whether or not you patrol is in charge of flags, check the PLC minutes. We’re working on winter camping and knots tonight.

EMU: On Saturday, we will be stepping off for our Lock-in. At 1:00 pm we will meet at the medical building to leave. Please arrive early.

I look forward to seeing you guys tonight.

Dylan Blackmer, SPL