Welcome to Troop 156

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

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.  


AT Hike - Stratton Mountain - 2022

Posted by bvincelette on Nov 17 2022 - 4:51pm

 Troop 156 just missed the heavy rain from a fast moving hurricane and climbed 1700 feet to the top of Stratton Mountain. They learned about the birthplace of the Long Trail and the idea that sparked the Appalachian trail. Several scouts and the Scoutmaster braved a gusty wet trip up the historic firetower to enjoy "no views" and the perspective of being in a cloud. The trip back to the Stratton pond shelter was uneventful but much enjoyed after a long hard day of hiking. Dinner and a campfire program rounded out the evening, while the morning hike out brought some snow showers and some quiet level hiking. Lots of fond memories.





Troop 156 - Halloween

Posted by bvincelette on Oct 28 2022 - 1:51pm

Yawgoog in October

Posted by bvincelette on Oct 24 2022 - 12:27pm

Troop 156 returned to their favorite summer camp to enjoy the quiet solitude of Hidden Lake in the offseason. The weather was spectacular with amazing fall scenery. A few scouts braved the chilly waters of Hidden lake, while others explored Pioneer caves and the whole troop completed a 5+ mile hike around Camp Yawgoog. A fun filled campfire program with plenty of skeleton jokes(Michael Ferris) was enjoyed by many.