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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Jan. 9 Troop Meeting at City Hall

Posted by floydshort1 on Jan 6 2018 - 5:36pm

For our first meeting of the year, Jan. 9, we will attend the MI City Council Meeting. Meet at City Hall (9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA) at 6:50 pm for the 7 pm meeting. Wear your Class A uniforms!

Happy Holidays!

Posted by floydshort1 on Dec 23 2017 - 10:50pm

Enjoy your winter break. Troop meetings resume on Jan. 9, Patrol Leaders Council on Jan. 2. 

Santa Scouts!

Posted by floydshort1 on Dec 2 2017 - 8:36pm

Please be sure to welcome our guest Webelos at our meeting Tuesday. 

Upcoming meetings

Posted by floydshort1 on Nov 25 2017 - 12:05pm

I will be out of town on business for the Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 meetings but will be present on Dec. 12 to do Scoutmaster conferences and can arrange them the weekend of Dec. 9-10 also if needed.

No meeting on Halloween; Church Cleanup Nov. 4

Posted by floydshort1 on Oct 29 2017 - 12:00am

Please remember we have no troop meeting this Tuesday, Halloween night, but everyone should come out for the church cleanup on Saturday, Nov. 4, starting at 8 am.  

Parent Meeting on September 19

Posted by floydshort1 on Sep 16 2017 - 6:12pm

Please come to our parent meeting during the September 19 troop meeting. Plans discussed, volunteers recruited, questions answered!

BSA Troop # 457

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