About Us

Troop 157 is an active Boy Scout troop of over 50 boys in grades 6-12 who attend school or reside in Weston and surrounding towns. The troop has enjoyed outdoor adventures, summer camp, and high adventure treks since May 13, 1965.


We generally meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm at the Weston Scout House. No experience required. All are welcome!

History

 

Troop 157 was formed on May 13, 1965 and was chartered by St. Julia's Church, Old Boston Post Road, Weston, Massachusetts from 1965-2021.  Beginning in 2022, the troop was chartered by the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland. 

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 May, a longer outing in July, and two weeks at a BSA summer camp.  

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 many 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. Our future is looking very bright and we will continue to offer the best possible Scouting program we can for years to come.

Scout House

 

Troop 157 very much enjoys its meeting place: the historic Weston Scout House, School Street, Weston, MA.  In 1938, the Weston Girl Scout Council began fundraising to purchase the land and build the Scout House they envisioned.  The House sits on its original site at the junction of Wellesley Street and School Street and was generously donated to the Weston Girl Scout Council by the prominent Misses Louisa and Marion Case. We are very thankful for the efforts of our Weston Scout leaders to create this unique Town asset.  Mr. Red Travis is recognized for his extraordinary roles in making the Scout House a reality and was named an Honorary Trustee of Weston Scouts, Inc, 2 months before he passed away.  A plague commemorating his contributions to Weston scouting proudly hangs on prominently in the Scout House.

 

Today the Weston Scout House serves many Girl Scout, Cub Scout groups, and town organizations in Weston, but also in our surrounding communities.  And of course, it’s where Weston BSA Troop 157 calls home.