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

Shenipsit Trail Hike

Posted by bvincelette on Jan 18 2021 - 10:02am

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.

Congrats to Clayton, Xander & Leo!!

Posted by jditomasso on Dec 28 2020 - 8:42pm

Congratulations to Clayton, Xander and Leo for passing their Eagle Board of Review, and becoming an Eagle Scout!!!

Camp Neipsic

Posted by wkrause on Oct 21 2020 - 8:05pm

Camp Neipsic October 2020

Popcorn Kick-Off Meeting

Posted by dshannon on Aug 30 2020 - 9:27am

Please join us for a virtual popcorn fundraiser kickoff meeting at 7 pm on Thursday 9/3. It is time to start setting our popcorn fundraiser goals! Both parents and scouts are invited. Remember that scout rewards are given out as Amazon gift cards this year which means you can get whatever you want!

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.


  • 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



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