Boy Scouts of America
Troop 507 Kenosha, WI
What can you expect?
We participate in weekly meetings and monthly outdoor activities which have included camping, hiking, skiing, canoeing, biking, and community service projects.
How can you join?
If you are a boy, eleven to seventeen years old and live in or around Kenosha, we invite you to come and visit Troop 507. If you are an Arrow of Light Scout, we invite you to visit our troop and consider joining us when you crossover.
How Troop 507 came to be
Kenosha and Scouting
The first Boy Scout Troop in Kenosha was the Otter Patrol of the First Congregational Church which was organized on January 5, 1911. This Troop was later assigned the title Troop 7 when in 1917, the Kenosha Council was formed and later changed to 507 when the Kenosha Council merged with the Racine Council.
By December of 1917, there were 9 Boy Scout Troops in Kenosha:
Troop 1 chartered to Frank School
Troop 2 chartered to St. James Church
Troop 3 chartered to Frank School
Troop 4 chartered to Bain School
Troop 5 chartered to Lincoln School
Troop 6 chartered to the Chamber of Commerce (also called the Southport Troop)
Troop 7 chartered to the First Congregational Church
Troop 8 chartered to Columbus School
Troop 9 chartered to Wieskopf School
Camp Oh-da-ko-ta was a gift of Charles Nash. In 1929, Nash purchased 73 acres on Dyer lake and placed it in trust for the Kenosha Council. Oh-da-ko-ta is a Sioux indian name meaning "Friendly", which had been the camp site named at previous rented camps. The dining hall, pump house and 9 sleeping cabins were built the first year.
For more history of the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 507 see here