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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 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

Year End Update

Posted by jditomasso on May 25 2020 - 7:44am

Latest schedule:

  • Year end Court of Honor, will now be the year kick-off Court of Honor, tentatively scheduled for Sept 9th, hopefully, still at JB Williams
  • Planning a mid-summer advancement day on Saturday July 11th, tentatively at Camp Niepsic.   This is planned to be a day event. 
    • The agenda is pure speculation at this point, but:
      • New Scouts
        • Review many of the requirements for Scout & Tenderfoot, such as:
          • Picking campsites - setting up tents
          • Using liquid fueled stoves
          • Firem'n Chit
          • Totin Chip
      • Exisiting Scouts
        • Whatever you need... Great opportunity for those whom need cooking
      • Hike to JB Williams
        • Orientering - 1st Class
      • Flag retirement ceromony in the evening
  • We are planning to cook 2- 3 meals.  Scouts to bring their own food, since we may not have an opportunity to plan.  For the new Scouts, we will provide food, and an older Scout will cook it, and help train the new scouts in cooking (the new scouts may participate in the cooking). 

    Camp Neipsic is a great 'first' campout for new Scouts who have recently joined the Troop from Webelos or transfers.  

Coronavirus & Troop 156

Posted by jditomasso on Apr 29 2020 - 7:01pm

Sadly, no in person Troop events, until schools re-open... currently planned for May 20th.  Note that some more Eagle Scout hikes have been added. 

We are planning for an online Troop Meeting on April 8th, so that we can have a conversation about what we CAN do, rather than what we cannot.

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

Virtual Scouting Information

NEW Add your photos of doing "Scouty" things onto our "While we were away"  Google Photo Album

NEW Advancement

  • Link to requirements, and which ones can be done at home, or with a parent.
    • Note that the page numbers go with an edition of the book that doesn’t have them.  Newer additions have the page numbers, and they may be different.

Yawgoog

  • 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

Hikes:

Information:

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
Scoutmaster

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