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 districts of
New Berlin and Muskego

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:
Institutional Head: Maureen Wise
Chartered Organization Representative: Tracey Pomeroy
Troop Committee Chair: Rick Pomeroy
Troop Committee Members: Tim Buban

Sue Burtch

George Christenson (Advancement)

Pat Cliff

Donna Fisher

Paige Flanagan

Bill Giese (Fundraising)

Tony Goldner

Kevin Haass

Kevin Key

Ben Koenig

Suzie Koenig

Steve Kohel

Gina Koney

John Koney

Mike Miller

Tracey Pomeroy (Secretary)

Darren Rausch

Rick Ryan (Training)

Greg Schmidt

Mary Schmidt (Treasurer)

Clive Wells (Outdoor Activities)

Scoutmaster: Brian Uhan
Assistant Scoutmasters: Roger Englund

Duane Fisher

Josh Fisher

Brian Nelson

Jim Pomeroy

Bill Ryan
  Aaron Schmidt

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. 

   Scout Sunday at our New Chartered Organization
February 7, 2016

Last year we changed charter partners and are now chartered by Forest Park Presbyterian Church on Sunny Slope Road in New Berlin.   On Mondays, we meet in the basement community room at Forest Park.  Enter from the rear of the building, on the lower level.   

Forest Park Presbyterian ChurchThe
                    Troop at Scout Sunday Service

Forest Park Presbyterian Church
The Troop at Scout Sunday Service

Community Service

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.
To Boy Scout Troop 53
       On behalf of the employees of Bostik Findley, I would like to thank you for your recent contributions to our "Support our Troops" drive.  With the help of your donations, we were able to ship 340 pounds of items in 11 boxes to an Army support unit located in Iraq. 
       The unit consists of 110 men and women who are serving their time just north of Baghdad.  They are responsible for the fuel supply for the area.  They love receiving items from home, especially from those they do not know.  Knowing that people are thinking of them gives them the encouragement to keep doing their jobs. 
       We at Bostik Findley are pleased to know that you care enough to assist us in our efforts.  Out thanks to you.
Nancy Baker - Project Support

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.

Camp Long Lake - 2016
The Troop at Camp Long Lake - July 12, 2016

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Point Beach State Forest Campout
November 7-9, 2014

Point Beach State ForestRanger Station
Point Beach State Forest
The Ranger Station

The Campsites

Rawley Point MarkerRawley Point Lighthouse
The Rawley Point Lighthouse

BoardwalkThe Beach
The Beach

More Beach

King of the CircleKing of the Circle
"King of the Circle"

The Bowl
"The Beach Bowl"

Snow Sunday MorningSnowball Anyone?
We Awoke Sunday Morning to Snow!
Snowball Anyone?

The Troop at Point Beach
The Troop at Point Beach
 Badger Trails Devils Lake Campout and Hike
October 3-5, 2014

Devil's Lake Park EntranceDevil's Lake
Park Entrance Devil's Lake

The Campsite
The "Color"
The Hike
Heading to the Hike

                  Kitchen TentPreparing
                  the Meal
The Kitchen Tent
Preparing the Meal

Meal Time

The Dance
Mukwonago Cub-O-Ree Day Camp
January 17, 2014

The Troop taught Cub Scouts to assemble the Chairs, which they got to keep.

The Troop Sets Up at the Cub-O-Ree



Mauthe Lake
September 17-19, 2010

Mauthe Lake EntranceOne Campsite
Mauthe Lake Entrance
One Campsite

The Peshtigo River
The Troop in Camp

Around the CampfireRoasting Marshmallows
Around the Campfire
Roasting Marshmallows

The KitchenThe Kitchen
The Kitchen

Some Help CookWhile Others Help Clean
Some Help Cook...
... While Others Help Clean

The Trail Around the LakeThe Hike
The Trail Around the Lake
The Hike

The White CedarMauthe Lake
"The White Cedar"
Mauthe Lake

"Camp Seton"
June 25-27, 2010

Wisconsin River Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010





Wisconsin River Canoeing
May 14-16, 2010

Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010


Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010


Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010


Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010


Wisconsin River
                    Canoeing-May 14-16, 2010



High Adventure
June 2013

In the summer of 2013 we sent a crew to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Ready to Travel
Ready to Travel

On the TrailFabulous Scenery
On the Trail
Fabulous Scenery

Trail PointResting for the Climb

Trail Point
Resting for the Climb


                      All Made It!
We All Made It!

High Adventure

July-August 2011

In the summer of 2011 we sent a crew to Sea Base in the Florida Keys. 

Florida Sea Base
Florida Sea Base       The "Fleet"  

The Crew 
 Dive Training

Sting Ray

French Grunts on Davis Reef

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

Upcoming Events & Special Meetings:
Oct 16
Troop Committee Meeting - 6:00 pm
Troop Meeting - 6:45 pm
     Forest Park
Oct 23
Troop Fall Court of Honor - 6:00 pm
     Forest Park
Oct 30
Troop Meeting - 6:45 pm
     Forest Park
Nov 3-5
Camping Outing - 5:00 pm at Forest Park
Kohler/Andrae State Park
Nov 4
OA OA Lodge Executive Committee Meeting - 9:15 am
      Chapter Meetings - 10:30 am
Scout Service Center Training Room
Nov 6
Troop Meeting - 6:45 pm
     Forest Park

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Last Updated 10-20-17