About us

Scoutmaster, Don Gjestson


Assistant Scoutmaster,

Jim Moseley.

T-1701 2013


 Troop 1701, Scoutmaster Don Gjestson and Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Moseley welcome you!

Our troop is open to all boys 11-18 years of age. Our sponsor is the Veteran Center of Menomonie, Wisconsin.

 Scout meetings are boy led including event planning, fulfilling merit badge requirements, community service, and other boy scout activities. They are designed to improve technical skills and leadership abilities. It is a value oriented learning program specifically aimed at building good character, citizenship, moral responsibility along with physical and mental fitness. We follow methods that are tried and true as outlined by the Boy Scouts of America.

 We go camping , bicycling, canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, fishing. We teach dutch oven cooking, safety, knots and lashings, survivalist and campfire programs.  We offer winter camping opportunities whether your scout chooses the Troop shack, their tent, or build their own quinzee. We enjoy these activities in a safe and thoughtful manner. Troop 1701 enjoy family potluck gatherings from time to time. We are involved in Scout Sunday with local churches. 

We participate in district and out of district jamborees, merit badge clinics and other functions. 

 We encourage parents, grandparents and other family members to volunteer. Join our troop adults in the many positions which help our troop run smoothly, or perhaps your expertise would best be shared as a Merit Badge Counselor.


 We are serious about service. Service to others is one of the pillars of scouting, and Troop 1701 has embraced this belief.

 We volunteer at the High Ground Veteran Memorial Park in Neilsville quite often. We pick up garbage along the Red Cedar and Chippewa Rivers.

We agreed to and signed the "Lake Association Pledge to Conserve Water". 

Although we are active all year in giving back to our community, keeping our lakes and waterways clean are essential to life.


Troop 1701 assists when needed and "Doing Good Turns Daily" such as Christmas Caroling for the elderly, Food drives, Clothing drives, Toy drives, Veterans events, Trail Cleanup, public flag retirement ceremonies and much more.


We believe in strong values, strong leaders and character counts.


Troop 1701 believes in the Scout Oath:

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country

and obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.