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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!

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

Resting on the Summit of Mt. Monadnock at 3165 feet, Usually a Yearly Event.
It Never Rains on Our Troop, Note Blue Sky!

 

A Week of Pure Fun Every July at
Camp Yawgoog on the Connecticut/Rhode Island border

 

Yawgoog Troop Picture 2012 

Our chartering organization is
The Congregational Church
in South Glastonbury.

Scouts of all Faiths
in our Troop

Welcome to a new Scout Year!!!!

Posted by jditomasso on Aug 25 2014 - 9:03pm

The first "eblast" of the year has many important announcements concerning the following.  Please scroll down for more details.

  • Troop Leadership Training - Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th.
  • SignUp Night & First Troop Meeting - Wednesday Sept 3rd - This will be a Troop Meeting, unlike prior years.
  • Sikorski -Sept 19
  • Soup Kitchen - Wednesday Sept 24
  • First Regular Campout- Sept 26

Merit Badge Councelors needed - Citizenship in the Community and Communications.

Posted by jditomasso on Aug 25 2014 - 8:56pm

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer, and the scouts have finished upacking from Camp Yawgoog.  In a few weeks, the Fall troop meetings will resume.  In the spirit of 'being prepared', we are planning ahead for merit badge activity.  In the Fall semester, the troop will offer Citizenship in the Community (6th, 7th grade scouts) and Communications (8th, 9th grade and older scouts) Eagle Required merit badges. 

The requirement links are attached.

http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb002.asp

http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb005.asp

We will have the scouts sign up during the first few meetings.  We are looking for parent volunteers to serve as councelors for one of the badges.  We expect to need 2 or 3 councelors per badge.  We have some parents with merit badge experience who are welcome to help again, or train new councelors.

We recommend the scouts only work on one Eagle required merit badge per semester.  Troop website shows the timeline for earning Eagle badges throughout a 3 or 4 year program, plus summer camp.  Also, Cooking merit badge councelors are needed to help monitor and complete requirements throughout the year. (http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb038.asp)

Please email Glenn Johnson if you are interested and willing to help.  

South Park Inn Soup Kitchen Community Service Project

Posted by jrspencer on Aug 22 2014 - 11:26am

The Troop has been asked to prepare and serve a meal at South Park Inn in Hartford by the South Congregational Church, our Chartering Organization.  We will be planning for, preparing, and serving a meal at South Park Inn in Hartford, CT on September 24th. This is a great way to give back to the community and to our Chartering Organization while also having the opportunity to earn Community Seriice hours towards merit badge or advancement requirements.  We will be preparing and cooking the food at the South Congregation Church kitchen and then will be transporting it to South Park Inn located in Hartford to serve roughly 130 people.  More event and meal details will follow as plans firm up.

The Troop needs an another adult to help coordinate the event.  Please contact John DiTomaso, Jim Spencer or Jane Marie Galliette with your interest.

Roberto Piotto - Eagle Project Fundraiser

Posted by jrspencer on Aug 21 2014 - 7:17am

This Saturday, August 23, 2014, between the hours of 3pm-7pm I will be selling chocolate bars in front of the Stop and Shop located on Oak Street in Glastonbury as a fundraiser for my Eagle Project.   Scouts are welcome to help out and earn service works at the same time.  Anyone interested in helping me out can just plan to showing up but you must be dressed in your Class A Uniform.

Yawgoog Recap

Posted by jditomasso on Jul 16 2014 - 10:35pm

52 Scouts and 15 Adults enjoyed a gorgeous week at camp.  The Scouts earned approximately 145 merit badges, and we had approximately 20 Scouts advance ranks, including at least 1 Scout whom gained 2 ranks.  Highlights include:

  • Named an Honor Troop
  • Earned double medallions in:
    • the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
    • the Bake-Off
    • the Scavenger Hunt
  • Earned single medallions in:
    • Trina Contest
    • Water Carnival
  • 1st year in memory where we passed inspection every day

In short.... a good time was had by all.

Last Call for Camp Sikorsky!

Posted by jditomasso on Jul 16 2014 - 10:33pm

The Camp Sikorsky sign up deadline is coming up soon.  Don't be disappointed, sign up now!  This event offers scouts an opportunity to camp at and see the incredible, and incredibly large, Sikorsky helicopter facility, home of the Black Hawk helicopter. Scouts also work toward merit badges under the guidance of employee experts who volunteer to teach them. Scouts get to camp on the front lawn, eat all of their meals in Sikorsky’s cafeteria, hear from experienced professional pilots and engineers, and participate in an exciting plant tour on Sunday.  The event offers Scouts the opportunity to attend 2 (of 18) different merit badge classes, including American Business, Computers, Electricity, Engineering, and of course, Aviation.   

Open to scouts eighth grade or higher and First Class or higher, plus 2 adults. Cost is $50.00 per person.  Scouts who meet only one of the requirements may be allowed to attend if there is room, contact Mrs. Canning (marycannin@aol.com).  Scouts are to be in full Class A uniform for the weekend.

The following Merit Badges are planned:  

1. Aviation
2. Chemistry
3. Crime Prevention
4. Digital Technology
5. Drafting
6. Electronics
7. Energy
8. Engineering
9. Fire Safety
10. Geocaching
11. Inventing
12. Model Design & Building
13. Public Speaking
14. Robotics
15 Search & Rescue
16. Space Exploration
17. Truck Transportation
18. Weather

Click here to sign up: