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 or contact us at scoutmaster@troop156.org, because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way!

 Signup night is Wednesday Sept 6th, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Gideon Welles School cafeteria

Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Klondike Derby 2016

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

Coronavirus & Troop 156

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 28 2020 - 12:25pm

As you are no doubt aware, Glastonbury Schools are closed for the next two weeks, and after school clubs are cancelled.   The reststop fundrasier is also cancelled.  Should schools reopen on schedule, the next Troop Meeting will be April 1st (no fool'n)

As the situation develops, we will keep this post updated.


  • The folks at Yawgoog are confidant that summer camp will go on as planned.  It is about 3 1/2 months away.  That being said, Yawgoog will offer a full refund for anyone that cancels due to illness.   
  • The theme this year is Midieval... think dragons and knights!!
  • 3 Point has a new dinning hall, and new showers.   While the hall is new, I'm sure the tables are the same... "These tables have lasted 103 years, and they need to last another 103 years.... :-) ".
  • Signup here

Merit Badges:

  • We are working on ways to keep the Merit Badges going, while we are all cooped up at home... Stay tuned



Trevor Brunette Earns his Eagle

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 23 2020 - 9:07pm

I'm happy to announce that Trevor Brunette passed his Eagle Board of Review.... Congratulations Trevor!!!

Reststop Fundraiser is cancelled

Posted by rmoy on Mar 17 2020 - 9:24pm

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling the reststop fundraiser.

Derek Earns his Eagle

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 2 2020 - 10:13pm

Derek DiTomasso earned his Eagle on Thursday 02/20/20


Bankruptcy? Not us!!

Posted by jditomasso on Feb 22 2020 - 10:20am

You may have seen in the news that BSA National has filed for bankruptcy, and may be wondering how it affects us.   It has little/no impact.   

BSA National is seperate from CT Rivers Council, which is seperate from Troop 156.  Technically, Troop 156 is a part of S. Church, which "leases" the program from BSA.   Our finances are seperate, and they are fine.  A portion of our dues does go to National, and that amount did increase this year, as it does every few years.  Other than that, we expect no changes.    Below is a letter from Council with some more information.

Yours in Scouting
John DiTomasso

Need extra adults for Board of Reviews

Posted by jditomasso on Feb 10 2020 - 10:21pm

The Febuary Court of Honor is only a week away.  We will need enough adults to run several Boards of Review at this week's Troop Meeting.   If parents can stay through the meeting, please do so.  If you (or your scout) will need a Board of Review, please email me at scoutmaster@troop156.org, so that we can better plan.  Thank you. 

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