Unlike some BSA troops, Troop 47 is truly scout run. with guidance and oversight from the many adults that volunteer their time and talents. Each year our scouts decide the events and calendar for the year. The boys run meetings, plan the events, hold fundraisers, go on adventurous outings and still have energy to give back to the community.
We believe in High adventure all year, not just a special trip to an expensive base. Do you crave whitewater? or climbing cliffs? Maybe wilderness kayaking, cave spelunking or a houseboat adventure on the Mississippi is more your style? The boys of Troop 47 crave adventure! Those are just a few outings in the past months. If you look on our outings and activities page you will see plans for the next 6-9 months.
The boys learn and love to give back to the community in various forms of service. Roadside cleanup's, assisting the Merton Fire Dept, hosting games at National Night out, and even cutting edge events like running the Midwest's only Outdoor Adventure Camp for Webelos.
Our scouts are from all over. While we work closely with Merton School Pack 47, Richmond School(31) and Swallow School(296), you will find that our scouts come from more than Merton, but several nearby communities: Erin, Sullivan, Hartland, North Lake, Sussex and Lisbon, WI. Our chartered organization is the Merton Community Fire Department. Our Young men hone their skills and leadership with gentle encouragement to advance to the next rank. We believe: Boy Scouts is "The First Step from Boy to Man".
If you would like more information please click on the Contact Us link on the left. Our Scoutmaster Dave Mason, or Committee Chairman Joe Renner will get in contact with you.
Scouting had early roots in Merton, evidenced in papers dated as old as 1920. Troop 47's charter began in 1947.
It has a history of creating great young leaders. You can see from our Eagle Honor Roll link on the left that we pride ourselves in graduating Eagle Scouts.
A Big Welcome to our newest Member!
Carson A.! Welcome to BSA Scout Troop 47! Carson shows that a scout can Join at any time!
Posted Nov 17, 2015, 9:34 AM by Troop 47
A Fantastically Successful Summer Camp! Troop 47 visits Tomahawk Scout Reservation
Weather was great! (it only rained 1 day), few Mosquitoes, no ticks and NO BEARS! 28 was a record number of T47 Boy scouts whom attended Summer Camp. Among the ...
Posted Sep 2, 2015, 10:10 AM by Troop 47
Busy crossover season! Welcome new Scouts!
This spring of 2015 we are seeing the greatest number of crossovers!Welcome from Pack 47 Merton: Mitchell, Nathaniel, Ethan, Tyler, Max, Nicholas, Eric, Dylan and Michael!Welcome to those ...
Posted Apr 8, 2015, 12:09 PM by Troop 47