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

Klondike Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Feb 5 2018 - 8:31pm

Klondike Champions

With great pride, I introduce the reigning CHAMPIONS of the Hockanum District Klondike Derby.... The Ice Cube Patrol!!

To win the Derby, they needed to independant find the "cities", with nothing but a map, compass, and headings, build a fire to boil water in 10 min, demonstrate rescue skills, nature knowledge and Scout Trivia.... Well Done!!

Klondike Derby

Posted by jditomasso on Jan 29 2018 - 10:12pm

If you have not signed up for the Derby, please do so now, so that we may plan accordingly.  Details for the Klondike Derby are on the website..    Brief description is below:

The Klondike Derby will be a sled race through 5 Alaskan "Cities".  At each city, the scouts will need to perform a task to be revealed the day of the Klondike.  The tasks will be things along the "First Class Path", such as fire building, first aide, knots, etc.  The Scouts will be given an course map, and will need to use their orientering skills to stay on the course, and find the cities.  They will use a sled to carry the gear (snow willing).  There are two course options.... A long "overnight" course, and a short "day" course.  It is expected that we will do the day course only, but if a Patrol wishes to do the overnight course, we can make that happen. 

Note that the scouts will be doing this independantly.  Adults will NOT be sheparding the scouts on the course.  More details here

Deer Lake Recap

Posted by dditomasso1 on Jan 1 2018 - 9:26pm

Some of our scouts enjoyed Fat Man's Squeeze at Deer Lake!

Washington DC Trip is available for sign-ups.

Posted by jditomasso on Jan 1 2018 - 4:34pm

A preliminary agenda is available.  Looking for a person or two to help plan the details of the trip.  If you are interested, we will meet during Troop meeting.  As this trip is a bit longer than our traditional campout, it's even more important that we plan correctly. Contact john.ditomasso@cox.net if you can help.

AT Recap

Posted by dditomasso1 on Nov 20 2017 - 7:32pm

11 scouts climbed to the top of Caleb's Peak to enjoy beautiful views during the cold weekend. Temperatures dipped as low as 12 degrees, but a good time was had by all.

More photos are available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BfCJ970wOhC0XZYKeP62NulNfXMyxvFl  

Rest Stop Recap

Posted by dditomasso1 on Nov 20 2017 - 7:28pm

Thank you to all who made the rest stop fundraiser a huge success!!!

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