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Welcome to Troop 457

Troop 457 is an active, Scout-led troop chartered with St. Patrick’s Church in Rockville, MD, and is part of the National Capital Area Council. Meetings are held Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Parish Hall Center at St. Patrick’s Church.

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Upcoming Open House Nights

Attention Cub Packs, Webelo II and other 5th graders:

Troop 457 will hold two Open House nights in 2017: January 19 and February 2 –from 730pm-9pm at the St. Patricks Parish center.  Please come and learn about the troop.  Pick up application to join at that time.  All new scouts in 5th grade will form a Patrol as of the March 2 Troop meeting.  Parent orientation to the troop will be March 2, during the 730-9pm meeting.  Troop dues will be $30 (half dues) and collected at that time (or before). Full dues will be $60 in the Fall with the rest of the Troop.  The first camping obligation will be our Tot N Chip weekend May 5-7. There will be other scout activities prior, to join in, but all new scouts should attend this special weekend of scout skills training.  The Troop will attend Bowman Camp at Goshen Scout Reservation the week of July 15-22. Please mark your calendars for these important Troop activities.

If you have any questions, please contact our Scoutmaster Ralph Acevedo or the Troop Committee Chair, Sarah Vittone at


Attention Cub scout Packs: Troop 457 invites all Webelo II trying to meet the Webelo II requirement from the Cub Scouting Adventure that calls for participating in a boy scout troop meeting, to our meeting on Oct 6 at 730pm in the St Patricks Parish Center, 4101 Norbeck Road. Email to confirm

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Eagle Projects

6 projects in 7 weeks!

Troop 457 held a record number of six Eagle projects in seven weeks. Many hours went into these projects. The scouts thank the Troop 457 family for helping them.

On April 2, 2016, Mickey P. planted trees at Our House. On April 16, 2016, Dev S. built a commercial grade fire pit as the Isaak Walton League in Poolesville. On April 23, 2016, Chase E. built benches for the Lab School. On April 30, 2016, Michael J. built benches for St. Patrick’s Church. On May 14, 2016, Harrison M. removed plastic tubing from trees at Seneca Park. On May 20&22, 2016, Michael J. made rain gardens at St. Francis.

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Removing tree tubing. Photo by Robin Mesnard


Digging rain gardens at St. Francis Photo by Michael Jacobsen


Planting trees at Our House. Photo by Bill White.


Building benches at the Lab School in DC. Photo by S. Williams


Building a fire pit at the Isaak Walton League in Poolesville, MD. Photo by Thomas Surprenant

Source: Pioneer Press by Jonik Surprenaut


The Camporee was a wet weekend on April 22nd-24th. Our troop competed against five other troops . Our small crew had a few challenges including missing uniforms. They borrowed clothes from each other and beat out the Badgers by 4 points to win first place! Our crew were six scouts: Ben K, Ethan R, William S, Sean S, Dev S, and Ben Y. Thanks to adult leaders, Mr. Acevedo, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Surprenant.


1st Place Pioneers
2nd Place Badgers
3rd Place Honey Badgers


Source: Pioneer Press by Jonik Surprenaut


On January 9, 2016, Troop 457 Pioneer scouts set out on an adventure to explore the history of America. First, they toured the U.S. Capitol. Then, they went on the James E. West HOST hike. They went to 21 different spots in DC and hiked 10 miles. Led by Mr. Kushner and other adults, they visited the US Supreme Court, White House, and answered challenge questions at all 21 sites. The hardest challenges were at the Einstein statue and the World War II memorial. Pioneers worked together to solve all the challenges. For more, go to http:// activitiesevents/host-hike/.




Source: Pioneer Press by Jonik Surprenaut