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Troop 308 Fishing Outing

One of the most popular Troop 308 outings this year was the fishing outing on Harsens Island.  Special thanks to CMac's family for hosting us at their beautiful home on the South Channel facing Canada.  13 Scouts and 5 adults caught small mouth bass, rock bass, perch, pike, and huge catfish.  We have put together a slide show of all the fun.

If you don't have much experience with watching You Tube videos here are the instructions to watch it in full 720p High Def resolution and full screen on your computer.

1) Double click on link below and it will launch the You Tube video.
2) In the You Tube black video screen, click on the pause "II" button, on the lower left side, and it will pause the video while you change the play back settings.
3) On the right bottom of the You Tube video click on the small gear icon and it will give you the play back options and select 720p HD
4) To the right of the gear icon at the bottom right is a small box.  Click on that and it will make the You Tube video full computer screen.
5) Click on the play button, triangle facing right, again at the lower left of the You Tube screen and it will play in full 720P HD full computer screen.
6) After watching the video press the ESC key on your keyboard which should be upper left and it will return to the small size video to exit.

To view the slide show on our Troop 308 You Tube site please click on:


Watch all the fun Troop 308 scouts have camping

Troop 308 has a new You Tube site with videos from our outings.

We would recommend watching the “New Scout Skills Outing” video first.  It shows what the new scouts learn, on their first Boy Scout outing, from the older scouts.  Then I’d watch the “Troop 308 Chopped” video.  This was rated by our scouts as one of our best Troop 308 outings.  The summary of the videos are below:


Come see all the fun Boy Scout Troop 308 has on all of their boy led outings.  Here are some great videos to enjoy on our Troop You Tube site:


1.      New Scout Skills Outing - BSA Troop 308 - Walled Lake, MI -


Boy Scout Troop 308, Walled Lake, MI, has a "New Scout Skills Outing" every April.  This video shows how Baden-Powell's "boy led" process really works in teaching skills to new scouts.  Watch all the fun of your first Boy Scout outing... knives, hatchets, fire…


2.      Troop 308 Chopped - BSA Troop 308 - Walled Lake, MI -


If you are a fan of the Food Network TV show "Chopped" you will enjoy this video. "Troop 308 Chops" was our mystery meal outing.  Our Boy Scout Troop camped at High Ridge Orchard on the south side of Lake Charlevoix, Michigan.  The scouts were divided into two patrols.  Just like the TV show "Chopped" each patrol was given a list of ingredients and they had to use all the ingredients to create a unique meal.  Each meal was voted on by our Senior Patrol Leader and three adult leaders.  After cooking two breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner the vote count was down to one vote out of 16 over four meals.  And the winner is...


Troop 308 Backpacking - BSA Troop 308 - Walled Lake, MI -


            Boy Scout Troop 308, Walled Lake, MI, has a back packing outing every year. Watch all the fun of back packing and cooking back packing meals.

 Boy Scout Troop  

Established in 1969 and chartered by the Walled Lake United Methodist Church Troop 308 meets every Monday at Clifford Smart Middle School in Walled Lake, Mi.

Troop 308 provides a strong Boy led program where every scout has many opportunities to learn and experience leading and leadership in the many troop positions.

Troop 308 currently has 32 scouts in 3 patrols.

Troop 308 is one of the few troops in our Great Lakes Council that earned the Centennial Unit Quality award for the years, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.

Bayden Powell said of Scoutmasters,  "Never do anything a boy can do".

 Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

 Scout Law

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to -

  • Be clean in my outdoor manners
  • Be careful with fire
  • Be considerate in the outdoors, and
  • Be conservation minded.


                             7/8 of scouting is outing!  

Troop  has at least one outing a month and camps eight times a year totaling over 20 nights of sleeping under the stars.

The outings are voted on and selected by the scouts prior to the start of a new scout year.

                               Past Outings  


  • Winter Cabin Campout at the Waterloo State Park
  • Race night at the Fridge in Waterford, MI
  • Lock-in All Sports night at Eastern Michigan University
  • New Scout outing "Spring camping" at camp D Bar A
  • Backpacking in May
  • Family outing at Mackinaw Island
  • Summer camp at D Bar A, Cole Canoe Base, Camp Pioneer (IN), Camp Frontier (OH) 
  • August "Mystery Outing" up to Charlavoix and the Avalanch Bay Water Park at Boyne Mountain
  • September Unity Camporee
  • October Canoe trip to Proud Lake
  • November rock climbing and high ropes course overnight in Albion
  • December is the all electronics and games all night lock in at the Church











 Scoutmaster’s Vision of Success for Troop 308



  • A strong Boy Led Troop.
    • Empower boys to be leaders
    • Scouts learn by doing – lead your patrol and troop
    • Our scouts will develop their own program, take responsibility for figuring
      out how to achieve their goals, and make it happen!
  • Give every scout in Troop 308 the opportunity to earn First Class
    in 18 months.
    • Develop a fun program to get hands on the skills to complete the requirements
    • Develop a troop calendar with the meetings and outings in place to deliver
      on the goal
  • Have FUN!
    • Make learning fun by using games and inter-patrol competition in learning
    • Create a lifetime of special memories and friendships
    • Get out of your box. Try something you have never done before in activities
      and merit badges

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about Troop 308 please contact:

Scoutmaster - Bob Berkheiser (







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