Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

Need a Laugh?

Hello Troop 407!

If you need a laugh, check out this link Click Here

As of today, there are some Halloween Jokes near the top.


Mr. Heil

Assistant Scoutmaster.

JOTA-JOTI 2020 [16 – 18 October 2020]

Hello Scouts and Scouters!

Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet is the world’s largest digital and radio Scout event promoting friendship and global citizenship!

This year it is 16 – 18 October 2020.

For more information, Click Here

If you do attend, please share your experiences at a future troop meeting!


Mr. Heil, ASM

September 2018 Campout Photos


Good times were had by all at the 2018 September “Bikefest”.   Click Here to see photos from the weekend.  Ariel Photographs courtesy of Aditya V !


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to Cullen K and Brian V for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016!

Our regular troop meeting schedule starts January 10, 2017..

For the most current schedule, check our Google Calendar.


New Cooking Merit Badge requirements

The Cooking merit badge becomes required for Eagle starting January 1, 2014. The requirements are being revised effective January 1, 2015 but are available now, and the revised merit badge pamphlet is due out in early 2014.

  • Scouts can complete the badge using the current requirements as long as they start prior to January 1, 2015, or they may use the new requirements. They must use all of the old, or all of the new, requirements. There’s no mixing-and-matching allowed.
  • Starting January 1, 2015, Scouts beginning the Cooking merit badge must use the new requirements.
  • Any Scout submitting an Eagle application after January 1, 2014 is required to have earned Cooking.
  • Scouts who have already earned Cooking do not need to earn it again to meet the Eagle requirement.

Here is an article from Scouting Magazine listing the new requirements.



Merit badge name change

moviemakingThe latest change to the merit badge system took place this week with a name change. The Cinematography merit badge will henceforth be known as Moviemaking.

The change was made to recognize the fact that cinematography is just one part, albeit an important one, in the process of making a movie. The badge covers the full range of cinematic expression, not just the camera and film part.

The requirements remain largely unchanged but have been updated slightly in light of the name change.

You can read more about the change here. Scouts wishing to earn the Moviemaking merit badge should follow the usual procedure – visit with the Scoutmaster to obtain a blue card and a referral to a counselor.

© 2024 Troop 407, Novi, Michigan - Boy Scouts of America
© 2024 Troop 407, Novi, Michigan - Boy Scouts of America