About Us

Hello!  Troop 312 was established on June 14, 1911 with C.H. Johnson as Scoutmaster. The Chief scout was Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the founders of Boy Scouts of America.

This troop is sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Michigan. The church has been the sponsoring organization most of the time since 1918.  We are a non denominational troop, welcoming all.

We are the oldest troop in Michigan and the 15th oldest in the nation. Theodore Roosevelt was the honorary vice president of the troop at its beginning.

One of the primary focuses of the troop is the outdoor program. Paddling, hiking, biking and backpacking, we are a high adventure troop!

We camp nearly every month of the year, and typically go on a high adventure trip every other year. Our most recent high adventure trip was in 2023, expedition canoe paddling in the Ozark Mountains. Previous trips include backpacking on Isle Royale, a backpacking trip near Mt. Rushmore. and an adventure trip through Colorado. 

Recent activities include Sumer Camp at Cole Canoe Base, overnight paddle trips on the Au Sable and Kalamazoo Rivers, Dorchester DIBC in Ontario Canada, volunteering at the Jackson Civil War Muster, and annual winter fellowship cabin weekend.

We have had the honor of guiding over 130 Eagle scouts along their journey from Scout to Eagle.   Please reach out to learn more.