Welcome to Troop 156

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Boy Scout Troop 156 meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM usually at the JB Williams Pavilion (outdoors) or in the Gideon Welles School cafeteria. Youth ages 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, because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way! 


Deer Lake 2021

Mt. Monadnock 2021


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

Boston - Urban Hike

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 20 2023 - 10:57am

Troop 156 traveled to Boston Mass to hike the Freedom Trail. 12 scouts and 6 adults hiked from the Boston Commons to the Bunker Hill Monument to learn about Boston's early American history. Some of the highlights were touring several old graveyards, watching musket firing and reloading on "Old Ironsides", enjoying lunch at Quincy market and running up the steps of the Bunker Hill monument. Scouts also had great camping weather at camp Sayre south of the city with a lively campfire program.



Nathan Zimbelman achieves the rank of Eagle

Posted by bvincelette on Feb 10 2023 - 2:16pm

Congratulations to our newest Eagle scout Nathan Zimbelman. Nathan has been in scouting since the second grade with many highlights including: Summer camp at Yawgoog, Maine high adventure, Climbing Mt Marcy, Gettysburg and countless campouts. Nathan was also an outstanding Senior patrol leader for our troop during his junior year in HS. Finally, as a culmination of all of his skill and leadership development Nathan planned, developed and constructed with the help of volunteers a number of raised planting beds for the Riverfront community center. Truly an outstanding achievement.


Scout Sunday

Posted by rmoy on Feb 6 2023 - 1:07pm

Thanks to Graham, Dylan, and Brady for volunteering in this year's Scout Sunday at South Congregational Church.  They assisted the congregation by greeting, ushering, handing out worship bulletins, and collecting the offerings.  Great job in supporting our Chartered Organization!


Scouting for Food

Posted by bvincelette on Dec 20 2022 - 8:10am

Troop 156 had it's best year ever as we collected 4100 lbs of food throughout Glastonbury. Hands on hartford was extremely grateful and Scouts should be proud of supporting this effort and the families that will benefit.

Thank you to all the parents who helped with bag placement, pickup and sorting, especially those that helped coordinate. Troop 156 rocks!!


Deer Lake - 2022

Posted by bvincelette on Dec 12 2022 - 5:10pm

What a great weekend! 14 scouts and 8 Adults enjoyed a traditional trash can turkey, while braving the rain and wind, and a magical hike to fat man’s squeeze, along with a wonderful campfire program led by Ryan P.  A few scouts and adults braved the cold and slept outside, while others enjoyed the warm cabin.



Eagle court of honor for Deven Vincelette

Posted by bvincelette on Nov 29 2022 - 4:45pm

Troop 156 had an Eagle court of honor for Deven Vincelette over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Deven returned from the University of Connecticut where he is studying Electrical Engineering to receive this prestigious honor after a Covid delay. Over a lengthy scouting career, which began in the 1st grade, Deven developed his leadership skills while earning 46 merit badges, resulting in 5 Eagle palms. For his Eagle project he worked closely with the town to blaze 3.5 miles of trails in JB Williams park, in addition to creating a park brochure and trail map, which highlighted the GHS cross-country course.  


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