Welcome to Troop 156

Boy Scout Troop 156 meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM usually in the Gideon Welles School cafeteria. Boys from 10 to 17 are always welcome to join. Just come by and see us on most Wednesdays. Please check our Calendar first though because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way!

Module #2 AT Hike 2014

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 In front of the George Washing Bridge on the '14 Urban Hike



Our chartering organization is
The Congregational Church
in South Glastonbury.

Scouts of all Faiths
in our Troop

Upcoming Ski/Snowboard Venture Crew Trip

Posted by NickReverendo on Dec 14 2014 - 3:29pm

The Venture Crew is organizing a skiing/snowboarding day trip to Mohawk Mountain on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels are welcome to attend. Rentals and lessons will be available. Check out the event on the troop calendar for more details! 

Merit Badge Counselors needed - Citizenship in the Nation and Personal Management.

Posted by gjohnson2 on Dec 3 2014 - 12:06pm

Hi Everyone,

The year is going by fast, and now we are entering the Christmas season. Can you believe it?  Thank you to the volunteers who are currently working as Merit Badge counselors.  Many scouts are working hard on their Citizenship in the Community or Communication merit badges, hopefully completing them in the next few weeks.
In January, for the Spring semester, the troop will be offering two more Eagle required badges - Citizenship in the Nation (6th, 7th grade scouts) and Personal Management(8th, 9th grade and older scouts).

The requirement links are attached.(you may need to copy and paste)

AT Hike Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 17 2014 - 9:21pm

Scouts and Parents left South Church Friday evening for a fun filled backpacking adventure on the Appalachian trail. They braved the cold, testing their skills in extreme conditions, while taking on 7+ miles of trail and 1000 feet of elevation change. The scouts started their adventure at Mohawk St Forest Friday evening with snow covered ground and “Blue nose” camping temperatures. The next morning the team moved to Falls Village, CT as they prepared for their AT experience. With fully loaded packs and plenty of warm weather gear they headed out across the “Iron Bridge” and up to Prospect MT. The climb was steady and deliberate as they marched up the trail, taking lunch at 1PM, just prior to the Peak. With full bellies and the afternoon upon them, they headed for the top of Prospect Mt. and it’s open views to the north providing glimpses of Bear Mt and the Twin lakes. Next was a gradual descent to “Limestone Spring Shelter”. Everyone rolled into camp by 3:30PM and set camp. The camp was complete with a lean-to, a privy, a Bear box , and a spring from a limestone cave, hence the name. Dinner was uneventful with the usual fare, but the “no fires” campfire program was hilarious. Lots of jokes, skits, a few songs, and a spooky story from Jason(SPL) as he read the Barrel of Monkeys story and chief Jubakafeejokado. Another “Blue nose” night ensued, as scouts benefited from their new found skill of wearing dry socks.

Morning brought a flurry of activity as the scouts prepared for a steep accent out of camp and onto the end of our journey. The first highlight was Rand’s view (considered one of the best AT views in CT) as it showcased the ridgeline towards Bear and Everett Mt to the North. Next up was Giant’s thumb (an eroded 9 ft rock monolith) standing alongside the trail. The trail kept going with one more viewing point(Billy’s view) followed by a series of ups and downs towards our exit point. In the end scouts all left with a feeling of accomplishment with many asking about the next trip into the Adirondacks, Green Mountains or White Mountains.

Special thanks to Mr. Kattman, Mr. DiTomasso, and Mr. Reverendo for their time and company of this wonderful trip.

Bill Vincelette

Venturing Crew Meeting, Wed., Oct. 22

Posted by jrbancroft on Oct 20 2014 - 10:39pm

The Venturing Crew will meet during the second half of the Oct. 22 Troop meeting to continue planning its trip to the Albany Indoor Rockgym on Nov. 8-9.

Ski Butternut scout discount for any group containing troop 156 member

Posted by ejohnson1 on Oct 19 2014 - 5:03pm

I have registered our troop (by last name only) with Ski Butternut in the Berkshires for discounts throughout the 2014-2015 season.  Anyone in a the group (family, friend, etc) is entitled to the discount.  The discount is good all the time except the 3 day MLK and 3-day presidents weekends.


Posted by cspencer on Oct 15 2014 - 5:27pm

Remider To ALL

Please Remember to sign up as soon as possible for the Gay City Campout, as it will make it easier to arange cars and equipment needed for the scouts thankyou