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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 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 9th, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the JB Williams Pavilion

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

South Church Spring Cleanup - May 1

Posted by rmoy on May 3 2021 - 2:23pm

Thanks to the following 8 scouts who spent their Saturday morning helping South Church at the annual spring cleanup:  Brady M, Evan G, James P, Michael F, Nathan Z, Ryan P, Spencer M and Tiago B - the church is much appreciative of all the help!

April 2021 Campout - Neipsic

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 28 2021 - 1:53pm

What a great weather day on Saturday. Scouts were busy building and learning how to lash poles together, while building a signal tower.

And, a few fathers were using the most difficult method to make fire. Rubbing two sticks together.

Although not successful in lighting their fire we have video evidence of a hot ember looking for a birds nest to get the fire going.

Awesome effort all around for Scouts and Dads, which will lead to big improvements during our next attempts.

We finished up the weekend learning how to time getting out of our tents and packing up in the shortest amount of time.

Love the rain!

 

 

 

Urban Hike - Hartford

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 28 2021 - 1:53pm

30 scouts and parents enjoyed a beautiful day hiking our capital city of Hartford. Covering 5+ miles these scouts learned about the history and viewed many sites including: The Colt building, Charter oak tree memorial, Hartford's ancient burial ground, Bushnell park, Soldiers and Sailors arch, Old State House and the Riverwalk to name a few. 

Shenipsit Trail Hike - South

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 28 2021 - 1:53pm

Troop 156 braved a chilly day to hike 10 miles and 1000 feet of elevation gain. The sun was out and the scouts enjoyed a number of points of interest. A spectacular lookout over the Connecticut river valley, a hand dug Quarry, a waterfall and the remains of an old fire tower. The scouts had fun finding cool ice formations and hanging out with their friends.

 

Cross Country Skiing at Winding Trails - Farmington, CT

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 28 2021 - 1:53pm

Troop 156 enjoyed an active day of cross country skiing on Feb 6th at Winding Trails in Farmington, CT

Lots of snow, many miles traveled and a snow ball fight or two.

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Shenipsit Trail Hike - North

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 28 2021 - 1:52pm

Troop 156 set out to explore part of the 50 mile Shenipsit Trail. One group spent time identifying local wildlife, while covering 6 miles and about 1000 feet of elevation. The other group covered 12 miles and 1500 feet of elevation, while exploring a couple of troop Eagle projects. Great weather for January with some tired legs at the end.

 
 
Link to Trail Map.  
Link to All Trails (can get directions & more)
  

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