Welcome to our Troop 457 website.  Please feel free to look around the site and learn more about our Troop.  Check here for more information About Us, and check here to see some of our photos.  If you are interested in learning more about Troop 457, please click here.  Please email Troop 457 for more information, or please go to our Contact Us page. 

Summer Camp 2015

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 9:05am
  • Camp Merz:  Please fill out the merit badge sign-up sheet and hand in to me asap. (Info on merit badge offerings can be found on the Summer Camp page.) I'd like to thank all Merz scouts on paying on time.
  • Camp Gorton: It is not to late to sign up! I am also looking for one more adult leader.
  • All: Remember to get your med forms in to Mr. Kulwanoski!

Thanks, Tom Spengler

Upcoming Troop Events!

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 8:50am
Upcoming Troop events to put on your calendars!
Celebrate Scouting: Adult Mixer -- please come and join us for our 2nd Annual Adult Mixer. Contact Mrs. Fuller if you are planning to attend and/or if you can help out!
April Campout - Alternative Campout - Camp Scouthaven - Whitetail Lean to
The campout where anything goes!
Want to sleep under the stars? OK, but watch out for raindrops!
Want to cook all your meals in aluminum foil or a Dutch oven? OK, just ask Mr. Wilson or Mr. Fuller or even Mr. Piosenka
Want to eat freeze dried beef stew or beef stroganoff? Maybe Chili Mac? OK
Want to build a wilderness shelter and sleep in it? OK
Want to improvise a bed roll out of a couple of blankets, or a hammock out of a tarp? OK
The Sky's the limit!
May Campout - Fishing Derby - Schoellkopf Scout Reservation - Baden Powell Campsite
The time tested Fishing Derby, the day we catch all the fish in Schoellkopf's Lake (and we release them, of course)
We caught so many fish last year we quit counting
Never fished before? This is the day to learn and have some fun!
Prizes: Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish, Most Fish, Ugliest Fish, Ugliest Fisherman!
Memorial Day Flag Planting for American Legion Troop I 
Sunday May 24 -Setting Flags at Forest Lawn Cemetery
Saturday May 30 - picking up flags
Stay tuned at Troop meetings for more information as we get closer to these events, and remember, the Adult Committee meeting is the second Tuesday of every month: March 3, April 14 (Easter Break the week before), May 5.
Yours in Scouting
Mr. Wilson
Kirk Wilson
Troop 457 Scoutmaster


March Campout

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 8:41am

 <Campout Recap> Hello Troop 457! We had a great camp out this past weekend!   Friday night started off with a short hike to the camp site up  a very slippery road to the Baden Powell parking area which was as far as the trailer could go. The boys had to carry all the gear down to the cabin at the bottom of the hill where we were staying in a cabin and a lean to. After getting everything set up for the weekend and getting the stoves fired up it was time for our Friday night snack. Thanks to Mr. Spengler and Mr. Fuller who had frozen all the left over cup cakes and cookies from the fish fry the boys had a nice dessert/snack .  

Fish Fry on March 20th

Posted on Mar 17 2015 - 9:23am
<3/17 update> We are close but are still 150 dinners shy of our goal - please try to sell your tickets! I still have not heard from everyone.  I have to call in our orders on Tues (3/17) at 12pm. I would like to thank all the scouts that have sold tickets.  A special thanks to the scouts that sold beyond the 10 tickets.  You are doing an awesome job.  As of right now Taigan has sold 26 dinners and still going.  I know there are a lot more that have stepped up and I will recognize you shortly in a final email with the totals.  Here are the sales totals: Fish-199 Shrimp-40 Chicken-52 Total dinners=291 
As you know we are hosting a fish fry on Friday March 20th.  Some important information you need to know: 
  • Ticket Sales: You should have received your tickets by now. If you have not, please contact me so we can get them over to you.  We are asking every scout to try and sell at least 10 tickets. We have extras that can be sold too. I need to have all tickets back Sunday night March 15th We will also be selling at both church services on Sunday. Please let me know if you are interested in selling.  Please sell to your neighbors family members and friends. If we are able to do this it will offset our popcorn loss and allow us to continue keeping our cost under control. 
  • Help on the day of the Fish Fry: We would like to have the scouts start at 3pm on Friday the 20th.  Please note that if you are in Band at Williamsville South They are planning a makeup concert that night.  Please pick the early shift to work.  I will have signups at Wed meeting.
  • Desserts for the bake sale: Please let me know if your family is able to supply Brownies, Cookies, cupcakes or pies.

If you have any questions, please contact me. YIS, Mr. Fuller

T457 Summer Camp Merz & Gorton Med Forms Request

Posted on Mar 12 2015 - 8:51am

To the parents of Troop 457 SCOUTS and ADULTS attending Summer Camp:  I'll be collecting your medical forms for summer camp between now and the last Troop meeting in June. We'll need all three parts of the BSA form, as well as the Merz camp form. As always, these will need the signatures from the doctors office in all the right places. The date on the forms must be within one year from the last day of camp. Here are the details of what is required: 

Help needed: Service hour or Emergency Prep Drill Requirement!

Posted on Mar 12 2015 - 8:35am

I need your help on Friday March 13th.  Erie County is running a drill to practice delivering antibiotics to all residents. We need to show we can process 2000 people per hour! This is open to everyone, bring your fellow scouts, venture crew, friends, family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, anyone with a pulse!  There are two tasks:

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