Welcome !

Welcome to Troop 303's website ! 

This website has some new features for our troop.

Troop communications:

  • All communications will use a standard list - no more ad-hoc email addresses
  • There will be a monthly e-blast of current information


  • You can sign-up and pay for events (via PayPal) on the website
  • You can see who has already signed-up for the event


 NEIC website:  www.neic.org



Merit Badge classes

Posted on Dec 3 2023 - 5:56pm
--December 2 the Burpee Museum in Rockford is hosting Mining in Society from 10-12 and Archeology from 2-4. $15 each, registration was hard to find on the website, but here's the info: https://burpee.org/events/. They are also offering a few virtual options on different dates. Feel free to check them out at the same link. (Two listed above and also Bird Study). 

-- Further out, (and away), but Ski Brule in Iron River, MI (Upper Peninsula) will be hosting two Snow Sports Merit Badge Clinic Days in 2024: January 27 and April 6. You are only required to attend one session.

Scout Shop running a limited time sale on T303 troop apparel

Posted on Nov 1 2023 - 4:48pm

As you start to think about what to get that scout in your life for Christmas?  The Scout Store via the NEIC now has the Troop 303 collection.  Now you can represent Troop 303 with unique designs for apparel and merchandise.

Merit Badge Counselors within Troop 303

Posted on Oct 18 2023 - 2:11pm

Looking to finish up a merit badge started at camp, or needing to get going on those Eagle-required merit badges? The list below shows mbc within our troop to help you out. As always, your first step for starting a merit badge is checking in with Mr. Coffey.

OKPIK Training for Cold Weather Camping

Posted on Aug 21 2023 - 11:50am

At Sunday's meeting Mr. Coffey talked about OKPIK Training.  This is something that scouts would need to sign up for individually here:  https://scoutingevent.com/129-69476

NEIC again changes their fee structure for 2024

Posted on Aug 2 2023 - 9:08pm

The NEIC just reached out to the troop's key 3 this week to inform us that the council will once again be changing how the annual enrollment fee for scouts is collected and aligning with the National BSA fee collection schedule.  In December, when the Troop re-charters, scouts will be assessed the $80 council fee if they plan on participating in scouting in 2024.  Their $80 BSA national fee was collected in this year's AYR.  Also, in 2024, the council will no longer be assessing the AYR.  Then in December of 2024, scouts will need to pay both the annual BSA and Council fees which are expected to be slightly higher than their current $160/yr amount if they wish to participate in scouting in 2025.  I have attached the flyer we were provided about this policy change to this post.   

Are you interested in joining the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Staff in 2024?

Posted on Aug 2 2023 - 6:39pm

Did you have a great time at summer camp this year?  How about spending a whole (or part) summer at Ma Ka Ja Wan while working on staff?

If you are interested in applying for a position, please fill out the application found online here:  https://airtable.com/shrNsNAMvLzGDDpNZ 

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