Troop 157 has placed flag collection boxes at the city's fire departments and City Hall. Each year, Troop 157 retires more than 100 American flags in meaningful, reverent and moving ceremonies. Although there is not a specific retirement ceremony, Troop 157 has developed a standard ceremony and delivered it for the local VFW post as well as for residents at local assisted living communities. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Scoutmaster or Senior Patrol Leader presents each veteran with a star removed from a flag to be retired.
Each December, the Senior Patrol Leader organizes and leads a troop service project for a beneficiary of his choosing. In the past, Troop 157 scouts and leaders have cleaned a barn at a therapeutic equestrian facility, donated and maintained a shelter for a counseling center for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders, cleared and maintained trails for an outdoor chapel at a local church, and participated in "Room at the Inn".
Since 2000, Troop 157 has sent crews on High Adventure trips to the Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys four times. The two most recent trips were made in 2011 and 2015, where scouts and leaders camped for a week on Big Munson Island and enjoyed snorkeling on a coral reef, deep sea fishing, shark fishing from the beach, star gazing, fellowship and a trip to Historic Key West.
The most recent High Adventure trip was to Northern Tier where the scouts and leaders spent one week in Ely, Minnesota canoeing, fishing, camping and learning about different ecosystems and wildlife.