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. 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! 


Boston Urban Hike 2023

Gettysburg - 2022 (Picket's charge)


Mt. Marcy - High Adventure Trip

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

South Park Inn

Posted by bvincelette on Sep 28 2023 - 8:50am

Zach, Brady, Tiago and Ryan served 30 residents at the South Park Inn in Hartford on Wednesday.

Thank you Mr. Moy, Mr. Lopez, Mrs. Banhon and Mrs. Krane for your support.

Additional thanks to Alex, Evan and Mr Glynn for food shopping as well as Ryan, Evan Tierney, Mrs. Krane and Mrs. Tierney for food prep.

Awesome team event to help those in need and make this happen.


Mt Monadnock - 2023

Posted by bvincelette on Sep 25 2023 - 11:17am

The weather was kind and fun to watch on top of this beautiful mountain as the clouds moved around us sharing expanding views for moments at a time. 6 scouts and 5 adults scampered up 1800 feet of elevation change to reach the top of the 3200 foot mountain. We enjoyed lunch as we sheltered from the wind and enjoyed the views. Rock climbing on the way up and down was rewarded with a fresh mountain spring to top of our water bottles at the bottom. Traditional camping and meal planning was livened up with some dutch oven peach cobler and an enjoyable campfire program and flag retirement ceremony.


Summer food drive

Posted by bvincelette on Aug 7 2023 - 1:51pm

Troop 156 accepted the call to service! The Hands on Hartford food pantry was getting low with a steady increase in families asking for help.

With short notice the troop mobilized in a week to collect and donate over 1400 lbs of food. A special thanks to Sandy Oullette who helped coordinate, the scouts

and the Glastonbury community who is always so generous.


Boston - Urban Hike

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 20 2023 - 10:57am

Troop 156 traveled to Boston Mass to hike the Freedom Trail. 12 scouts and 6 adults hiked from the Boston Commons to the Bunker Hill Monument to learn about Boston's early American history. Some of the highlights were touring several old graveyards, watching musket firing and reloading on "Old Ironsides", enjoying lunch at Quincy market and running up the steps of the Bunker Hill monument. Scouts also had great camping weather at camp Sayre south of the city with a lively campfire program.



Nathan Zimbelman achieves the rank of Eagle

Posted by bvincelette on Feb 10 2023 - 2:16pm

Congratulations to our newest Eagle scout Nathan Zimbelman. Nathan has been in scouting since the second grade with many highlights including: Summer camp at Yawgoog, Maine high adventure, Climbing Mt Marcy, Gettysburg and countless campouts. Nathan was also an outstanding Senior patrol leader for our troop during his junior year in HS. Finally, as a culmination of all of his skill and leadership development Nathan planned, developed and constructed with the help of volunteers a number of raised planting beds for the Riverfront community center. Truly an outstanding achievement.


Scout Sunday

Posted by rmoy on Feb 6 2023 - 1:07pm

Thanks to Graham, Dylan, and Brady for volunteering in this year's Scout Sunday at South Congregational Church.  They assisted the congregation by greeting, ushering, handing out worship bulletins, and collecting the offerings.  Great job in supporting our Chartered Organization!