Boy Scout Troop 157
Weston, Massachusetts

About Troop 157

Troop History

Troop 157 was formed on May 13, 1965 and chartered by St. Julia's Church, Old Boston Post Road, Weston, Massachusetts.  We continue to thank St Julia’s for their generous sponsorship.

From our origin, we’ve provided an active and rigorous outdoor program through monthly treks, promoted active participation in our community through community service, and offered a complete advancement program through Troop meetings, Patrol meetings and our outdoor programs.

The Troop’s active outdoor program typically involves a weekend outing once per month from September to June, a longer outing in July, and a week at a BSA summer camp.  Through our years we have done many treks in the White Mountains of NH, the Green Mountains of VT, and peaks in ME, including Mt Katahdin, Baxter State Park.  We have white-water rafted on the Kennebec River, kayaked sections of the Damariscotta River, and around Penobscot Bay, and winter-camped in Acadia National Park, all in Maine.  When we decide to stay close to Weston, we head out to our Troop Cabin at Knox Trail Council’s Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury.

Our summer activities have included week-long treks along the Appalachian Trail (AT) in ME, NH, or VT.  These have been enjoyed by many scouts and adults over the last 10 years.  In mid-August, for many years, we have spent 1 week at Camp Yawgoog, in Rockville, RI, where we enjoy a week of fun and advancement at our shoreline camp site, Netop.

We have also offered many superb expeditions at BSA’s High Adventure Philmont Scout Reservation, Double H Ranch, and Florida’s SeaBase.  These expeditions have all created once-in-a-lifetime memories for scouts and parents.  And, we have even created our own adventures, like when we hiked through Canyonlands National Park, in Utah.

We recognize the importance of our members participating within our community and becoming a part of its vibrancy.  Our scouts participate in our annual Scouting for Food Drive, thereby providing much needed food to a local food pantry.  In particular, our Eagle Scout candidates have executed significant community service projects to achieve their rank of Eagle Scout.  Troop 157 is proud of our 96 Eagle Scouts.

Troop 157 has prospered for decades through the commitment and generosity of its leadership and members.  We celebrate all of our Alumni Adult Leaders, Committee members, and parents that have orchestrated our Troop History and Character.  Today our Troop is very strong (largest in decades), possessing a very strong and seasoned adult leadership team and Committee.  Our future is looking very bright and we will look forward to offering the best possible scouting program for years to come.