Welcome to Troop 157!

Boy Scout Troop 157 in Round Rock, TX carries a long tradition of providing a quality scouting program for area youths. As part of the Chisholm Trail District, Troop 157 is active in the promotion and participation of many area scouting events including summer/winter camps, Webelos Woods, High Adventure, Cavalcade, Jamborees and many more.

Our troop stresses the importance of the camping experience with planned monthly camp outs during the fall, winter and spring. Every camp out includes a program that's geared towards the growth and personal development of our scouts. Not only do they learn skills which will help them throughout their lives, they have a whole lot of fun too!

Lastly, we are a youth led troop, so our scouts begin to develop leadership skills early on. Many earn the rank of Eagle; most go on to complete their college education; all of them develop friendships and positive memories that last a lifetime.

We meet at 7:00 PM most Mondays at:

First United Methodist Church
Family Life Center (near the west-most parking lot)
1004 N. Mays
Round Rock, TX 78680

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Backpacking at Lost Maples Recap & Flyover Video

Posted by bmoran on Jan 5 2020 - 12:08am

The December Backpacking Campout at Lost Maples State Natural Area was a blast! The Troop went 11.25 miles total, along with 2,600 total feet of elevation change.

Troop Election Results (Jan - Jun Term)

Posted by bmoran on Jan 5 2020 - 12:08am

First, thanks to SPL Jack Saeger and the rest of the PLC for the work they've done since July. It's been a busy and memorable fall led by our scout leaders. Their efforts are what makes it possible for Troop 157 to truly be "boy led." Below are the scouts taking over leadership roles for the next six months starting in January. If you have a troop job or are a Patrol Leader, put January 24-25 on your calendar for our bi-annual Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops training and planning retreat. This year's overnight will be at Camp Mabry. See the calendar for more info.

Troop Elections Meeting - Dec 9

Posted by bmoran on Dec 5 2019 - 6:53am

Troop elections are an important part of our troop operations. Twice a year we hold elections for troop and patrol positions. Scouts working on Star, Life and Eagle ranks need either four (Star) or six months (Life & Eagle) in a qualified leadership position in order to complete the next rank. All troop-wide positions count toward rank requirements as well as Patrol Leader. The patrol-level positions of Assistant Patrol Leader and Patrol Quartermaster, while important, do not qualify for the leadership requirements.

Dec Campout Details & Backpacking Tips

Posted by bmoran on Dec 5 2019 - 6:53am

WHERE: Lost Maples State Natural Area (driving map)
WHEN: December 6-8 (sign-up form)

Bamboo Farm & Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted by bmoran on Dec 1 2019 - 11:36am

The Bamboo Farms Campout was a blast. On Friday night, the trailer's key was left at the church, so we used the host's bolt-cutters to unlock the trailer. While this was going on, some scouts made a campfire.

Burgess Ranch Capture The Flag Campout

Posted by bmoran on Oct 27 2019 - 8:53pm

On the Capture The Flag Campout, we did many things other than Capture The Flag. In the morning, a group went out to help fill the deer feeders. We had to walk through a few thorny bushes, but most people escaped the thorns. Miguel Perez ended up with about 30 thorns in his leg though. The other group went on a 5-mile hike and got requirements signed off. Later In the day, after lunch, we played a hour and a half game of Capture The Flag. The campfire was well run by MCs Ryan Good and Brody Parks. The campout was really fun and relaxing.

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