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

Bankruptcy? Not us!!

Posted by jditomasso on Feb 18 2020 - 9:58pm

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.  

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. 

Klondike Derby Debrief

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

Thanks to the Scouts that represnented the Troop at the District Klondike Derby.  They showed off (and brushed off) their orienteering, firebuilding, first aide and knots skills!!!.   Well done!!

Scout Sunday

Posted by jditomasso on Feb 3 2020 - 7:10am

A special thanks to scouts Jacob Johnson, Eion Shannon & Scout Emertius Christian Palacio for representing the Troop at S. Church this sunday. 

District Wide Eagle Recognition Dinner

Posted by jditomasso on Jan 29 2020 - 6:46am

The Eagle Scouts of 2019 were honnored at the 1st annual District Wide Eagle Recongnition Dinner.  The honorees in attendance from Troop 156 were Max Moore, Cole Tardif, Daniel Johnson & Ben Johnson.   The picture was taken with Congressman Joe Courtney, and we heard the stories of Mark Milewski, Scoutmater of Troop 25 in Manchester, whom has summitted the highest peak on every continent, including Antartica!!

Sign Ups for Yawgoog are open!!!

Posted by jditomasso on Jan 6 2020 - 11:08pm

Looking for adult volunteers, to enjoy the week, on a private pond, in the Rhode Island woods, with kayaking, sailing, archery, high ropes courses, and of course festive meal times!  Would like 4 adults for the entire week.  Any part week volunteers would be greatly appreciated as well. Sign up here.  Please use the notes to fill in the details.  

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