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Welcome to BSA Troop 153 in Fremont CA!

We meet from 7:00pm - 8:30pm every Monday when Fremont Unified School District is in Session.  

We meet at Mission Valley Elementary School in the Multi Use Room in the back of the school located at 41400 Denise Street, Fremont, CA  

Boy Scout Troop 153 has served boys in Fremont, CA for over 60 years.

Any boy between the ages of 11 and 18 is welcome to join us. We emphasize a strong program of camping and outdoor activities.

Troop 153's newest Eagle Scouts (Yes Scouts plural!)

Posted by rhertel on Apr 8 2021 - 12:46am

I am pleased to announce that as 2021 proceeds, Troop 153 has not one but 3 more new Eagle Scouts since the start of the year.

 

Please take a moment to congratulate:
Ansh Gandhi, who sat his Eagle Board of Review January 15, 2021, and was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout.
Raj Patel, who sat his Eagle Board of Review February 18, 2021, and was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout.
Ankith Bacchu, who sat his Eagle Board of Review March 26, 2021, and was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout.

Congratulations each of you on your achievement.

Troop 153's newest Eagle Scout

Posted by rhertel on Mar 27 2021 - 12:31am

I am pleased to announce Troop 153's latest Eagle Scout.

 

Please take a moment to congratulate Tushar Dalmia, who sat his Eagle Board of Review March 26, 2021, 
and was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout.

Summer Camp and Medical forms for 2021 Camps

Posted by rhertel on Mar 15 2021 - 8:19pm

Summer Camp 2021 appears to be happening, assuming the continued trend of infection remains downward. To prepare for this, Scouts and parents are reminded that they need to get their annual physical before camp and get the current medical form filled out and signed by their physician. Any camp participant must have a medical checkup to attend more than 2 days of camp, adult or Scout. If you plan on attending summer camp or are a parent who is interested in helping supervise the Troop at camp, please start the process to get your annual physical scheduled so you have plenty of time to get your forms signed. Some doctors offices have long lead times for physicals due to the additional overhead from social distancing, so don't delay scheduling your appointment. Even if you aren't going to camp, you do still need to fill out Part A and B for normal Scout activities, which also should resume soon.

Current medical forms for camp (2019 version is current) can be found via a link here <https://ggacbsa.org/summercamp/> for youth and adult participants. Part A and B are required for any Scout outing, and Part C is needed for summer camp. 

Mandatory Meeting for Troop 153 Parents (FOS)

Posted by prdoddabele on Mar 8 2021 - 10:48am

Hi All Parents

Please join the mandatory meeting on Monday (03/08/2021) evening between 7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM PST where Brian & Michael will walk us through the Presentation on FOS.
Here is the meeting link 
 
Message from the District

As we begin this new year, Mission Peak is embarking on our annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign to solicit donations from supporters of Scouting.   Our objective, as it has been in prior years, is to give all Scouters and parents an opportunity to donate to Scouting and the Council.   Attached is a presentation that was given to some units at our FOS Kick-off meeting on February 10.   It includes a link on the last slide to a video of 2.5 minutes about Scouting.

NYLT 2021 Course Announcement - Signups available via GGAC

Posted by rhertel on Feb 15 2021 - 11:37pm
NYLT is the next level of  training for Scouts interested in leadership skills. Operated by the GGAC, Scouts are put in patrols with peers across the Council and will learn and exercise leadership skills applicable to Scouting as well as small group settings often found in group and team activities like sports, school, and work. NYLT experience is not required for Troop leadership, but most who seek to become SPL or lead in other ways find NYLT highly beneficial to them personally.
 
There are two NYLT courses, open for registration for 1st Class and above Scouts who are at least 13 years old as of the course date, and for all Venturers.  Each youth applying must have Scoutmaster approval. Scouts taking this course will also be expected to hold a leadership position during the Spring/Summer term with the Troop, which will allow them to more easily complete the take-home portion of NYLT (which is a personal leadership project designed to reinforce learning from the NYLT sessions.) See more after the break.

Merit Badge Voting

Posted by agandhi1 on Feb 12 2021 - 3:48pm

Here is an interest form for the possible merit badges. 

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