All OA MEMBERS: Mark your calendars…….. August 3-8, 2015 is the next National Order of the Arrow Conference, (NOAC), to be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. Every OA member should try to attend at least 1 NOAC during their scouting career. Jamboree’s are cool and I highly recommend them, but, NOAC’s outdo the Jambo hands down !!!!!!!!!! A week-long event of fun, competitions, sports events, OA lodge –vs.- OA lodge in head to head contests to see what lodge is # 1 in the nation on lodge events, evening shows, Founder’s Day Carnival, OA Day Parade, training, COPE Area, skills challenge, swimming events, sports events 5k OA run, special guests, great food, and did I mention……. FUN…. FUN…. FUN !!!!!!!!! This is also the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Order of the Arrow. Every OA member who attends NOAC will be given a 100th Anniversary OA Sash…. Only those in attendance will receive this award, along with 100th anniversary lodge flaps and clothing !!!!!!! I have attended 7 NOAC’ s…. I WILL BE AT THE 100th Anniversary !!!!!!! I hope most, if not all, the OA guys from our troop decide to join me at NOAC 2015…… mark it on your calendar, come join the fun.

Attention OA Brothers! Robbie Cortese is the newly appointed chairman for the Allohak Menewi Lodge Drum and Dance Committee. They are currently looking for youth members to help us form (at minimum) one dance team and one drum/singing team. A goal that was expressed at Summer Social was to send a Dance team to compete at NOAC 2015. This is an attainable goal, BUT ONLY WITH YOUR HELP! A team can consist of 6 or more people, and they can form as many teams as they need. In order to send a team to NOAC, they need to start practicing NOW. There is no experience necessary, and most of the brothers that have already showed interest have never danced before. They will teach you everything you need to know. If any of you are interested in joining, have questions, concerns, or suggestions please email Robbie at rcortese211@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support of this newly formed Allohak Menewi Lodge Dance and Drum Committee!

Troop 248 had been a part of Scouting for over 75 years and we have been providing Boys Scouts with an atmosphere where the boys have fun while learning more about themselves and the world in which they live, through meaningful and challenging adventures. We provide a strong foundation for physical fitness, citizenship, character building, spiritual growth, friendship and personal achievement

Troop 248 provides year round activities to keep the spirit of Scouting alive in all of the Boy Scouts. Camping, field trips, community and service projects are just a few of the activities we explore. All of our leaders are trained and develop programs that comply with BSA policies.

If our program sounds fun, exciting and something you want to be a part of, feel free to Contact Us. We are always open for new Boy Scouts and adult volunteers. We meet every Monday evening at the Boy Scout Cabin on Clinton Avenue. The Meetings start at 6:30 PM and end at 8 PM.

We thank you for your interest in Troop 248.