Welcome to Troop 457

Welcome to Mercer Island Troop 457's Website!

History and Goals Founded in 1952 as a troop dedicated to helping boys develop into well-rounded citizens with a love for nature, country, and a sense of commitment to serving their fellow man. To achieve these goals, Troop 457 strives to maintain an active program that emphasizes citizenship, service to the community, outdoor activities, physical fitness, leadership skills, camraderie and fun.

Joining Requirements Boys must be 11 years old, or 10 1/2 and have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light. Submit a completed Boy Scout application and signed health history. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan and Outdoor Code.

Meetings The troop meets every Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island (4400 86th Ave SE).

Adult Leadership The Troop's adult leaders are all parents and volunteers. The Troop adheres strictly to the BSA guidelines for youth protection. The Troop continues to grow and thrive from the involvement of new parents. Just ask any of the current Troop leaders how you can get involved.

Scout Advancement and Leadership The advancement program of scouting reinforces the goals of the Troop and BSA. Along with advancement comes the opportunity and expectation that a scout will assume a leadership role within the Troop.

Outdoor Program It has been said that 2/3 of scouting is Outing and if you ask the boys what they enjoy the most about Scouts, they universally will say "the campouts!" The Troop has an active program which strives to keep activities exciting for Scouts of all ages. Summer camp is one of the highlights of any boy's adolescence, a tremendous opportunity for fun, fellowship and outdoor skills building.

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Blake Island Planning

Posted by floydshort1 on May 15 2018 - 2:47pm

Please RSVP no later than Sunday, May 20, in<> for the Blake Island trip. Please pay $45 for each attendee (adult or Scout) by 5/22/2018 at .The latest trip plan and logistics details are in the following document:

May meetings and Blake Island Campout!

Posted by floydshort1 on May 5 2018 - 6:16pm

We have three troop meetings in May, leading up to our Memorial Day weekend campout on Blake Island. I am back in town after missing a few meetings because of work travel; here is my May schedule: (1) May 8 meeting - I will arrive early (6:30 pm) for Scoutmaster conferences for anyone who needs them, as I have to leave the troop meeting early; (2) May 15 meeting - I will be there as we begin preparations for Blake Island; (3) May 22 meeting - I will miss this meeting because of a business trip; (4) Blake Island - I will arrive one day late, on Sunday morning.

Pancake Breakfast

Posted by floydshort1 on Apr 14 2018 - 7:00pm

Today (April 15) is the Day - Pancake Breakfast! Hope to see everyone there.

No Troop Meeting on April 10; Pancake Breakfast on April 15

Posted by floydshort1 on Apr 7 2018 - 11:18pm

Enjoy your Spring Break and we''ll see you at the Pancake Breakfast.

Pancake Breakfast signup

Posted by admin on Apr 6 2018 - 9:18pm

Parents and Scouts, 


Please signup for the pancake breakfast shifts

Patrol Leader Council

Posted by floydshort1 on Mar 31 2018 - 9:52pm

Our monthly PLC meets at 6:30 pm this Tuesday, April 3. It is mandatory for all scout leaders to attend, including especially the SPL, ASPL, Scribe, Patrol Leaders, and Troop Guides. If you are a Patrol Leader and cannot attend, then make sure your Assistant Patrol Leader attends.

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