BSA Troop 53
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Potawatomi Area Council
Troop 53 is part of the
South East Unit Service Area
Serving youth in the school
Troop 53 is chartered to Forest Park Presbyterian Church in New Berlin. Our meetings changed to every Monday this year, and we began continuing meetings during the summer. Meetings are held at Forest Park Presbyterian Church, in the lower level community room, entering from the lower rear door. The meetings run from 6:45 PM until about 8 PM. This year we completed our 46th year as a Troop, and have earned the Journey to Excellence Gold Award for 2016.
Adult leadership in the troop is as follows:
Any adults who would like to know more about the Scouting program and how it is designed to work, are encouraged to enroll in New Leader Basic Training. There are separate training sessions for Leaders or Committee Members. Please see Rick Ryan for information or Click Here for the next available training sessions.
The Troop is very active in community service, and has become a regular service provider for New Berlin SAYES (Senior Advocate Youth Exchange Service). We have also been active in collecting items for organizations sending personal items to our military units overseas. For those Scouts who participated in this activity, we recently received a "Thank You" from Bostik Findley Adhesives Inc, a local company coordinating one of these efforts.
We are a very active troop, going on an outing every month and to summer camp at Long Lake in July. We had been meeting at Lost Arrow Campsite since the 1970's. In 2014 we switched to Trail View. In 2003 our high adventure group became certified as Open Water Scuba Divers, and now as Venture Crew 53 members, have performed more dives.
In the summer of 2005, we sent our first crew to the Scuba Adventure at Sea Base, and attended again in the summers of 2007, 2009 and 2011. In the summer 2008, we had 2 crews canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. The summer of 2012, we conducted a High Adventure Trip to Colorado, including a stop at Yellowstone Park. In June of 2013 we spent 10 days hiking the trails at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for the first time since 1996. The summer of 2014, we again attended Sea Base, and in 2015 had 2 crews canoeing the Boundary Waters.
Click Here for Camp Long
November 7-9, 2014
Badger Trails Devils Lake Campout and Hike
October 3-5, 2014
January 17, 2014
The Troop taught Cub Scouts to assemble the Chairs, which they got to keep.
September 17-19, 2010
May 14-16, 2010
In the summer of 2013 we sent a crew to Philmont
Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
In the summer of 2011 we sent a crew to Sea Base in the Florida Keys.
Adult Leader Training
Adult leader basic training and supplementary sessions are designed to help adults learn the basics and advanced skills needed to effectively lead a Scout Troop. District sessions are over for the season, but many courses will be held weekly at Camp Long Lake during the summer. Check the Camp Long Lake Web Site for information.
For a complete training schedule for the year, visit the Training Page
Last Updated 10-20-17