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.

Fall 2020 SPL Election

Posted by rhertel on Oct 19 2020 - 7:56pm

The Fall SPL election is the start of the leadership change cycle for the next term. The schedule is as follows:
October 26 - SPL Election (candidate information below.)
Week around November 2 - Patrol Leader elections
November 9 - SPL announces appointed leadership positions
November 22 - Troop Leader Training (mandatory for all youth leaders)

Those interested in running for the SPL position must contact the current SPL (Ishan) and the Scoutmaster for more information. More after the break: 

For First class scouts or below- TTFC this Saturday, Oct 17 at 9 AM- 10 AM

Posted by schatterjee1 on Oct 14 2020 - 10:24pm
Hello everyone! The instructors will be holding at TTFC (Trail to First Class) this Saturday, October 17th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMThis is a great opportunity for all you younger scouts to get your requirements for first class or below signed off, so make sure to join! In addition, if there are any specific requirements that you need signed off (as long as they're not over first class), please come and we can help you out!

JOTA/JOTI - Jamboree on the Air/ Jamboree on the Internet

Posted by rhertel on Oct 2 2020 - 8:53pm

The International Scouting Organization sponsors an annual event called Jamboree on the Air, a get together of Scouts and Scouters over the Amateur Radio bands that has been happening for decades. In the recent past, JOTI, or Jamboree on the Internet, has been added to allow more participation options for youth interested in radio and/or interacting with Scouts from around the world.  During the current GGAC reorganization the JOTA team is taking a break, but if you are interested there is an opportunity to participate via the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. Links after the break.

Troop 153's newest Eagle Scout

Posted by rhertel on Sep 18 2020 - 1:26am


I am pleased to announce Troop 153 has a new Eagle Scout.

Please take a moment to congratulate Eric Xu, who sat his Eagle Board of Review September 17, 2020, and was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout.

Congratulations to you on your achievement.



Adult involvement in the troop, upcoming Scoutmaster's meeting

Posted by rhertel on Sep 5 2020 - 1:24am

In Scouting, youth run the Troop, but adults are critical to support the Troop's operation and make Scout leadership possible. As youth age out, we have a need to refill our ranks of adults in all sorts of positions. Merit Badge Counselors help youth learn and earn Merit Badges, Assistant Scoutmasters to support outings and meetings, and all matter of positions on the Committee side that support operations from advancement to finance. Please contact the Committee Chair Doddabele, Prakash and The Scoutmaster Hertel, Gene if you are interested.

The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters meet monthly, usually on the second Sunday of the month at 7pm. Next meeting is on September 13. If you are interested in attending, contact Hertel, Gene

Merit Badge Signup

Posted by rhertel on Sep 5 2020 - 1:23am

Start: Sept 01, 2020

BSA Troop # 153