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 first though because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way!

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

Ski/Snowboard Trip

Posted by jrbancroft on Feb 16 2015 - 9:29pm

Venturing Crew Openhouse Ski Trip - The Venture Crew is organizing a ski/snowboard day trip at SKI Butternut this coming Saturday, Feb 21. The trip is open to all Scouts and their families.

Upcoming Venture Crew Trips

Posted by jrbancroft on Feb 16 2015 - 9:29pm

The Venture Crew has a number of upcoming activities planned, including:

  • Ski/Snowboard Trip: Feb 21, 2015
  • Dude Ranch Weekend: Mar 6–8, 2015
  • Fin Fur & Feather: Apr 10–12, 2015
  • Area 2 Apex: May 1–3, 2015

For more information on these trips, visit the troop calendar!

Venture Crew activities are available to scouts 13 years of age and older, who have completed the eighth grade. The maximum age for participation as a youth is 21 years of age.

Patrick Ramsey Eagle Project needs helpers this coming Sunday 11a - 1:30p - Building wooden flower beds at his house - Pizza!

Posted by rcrudolph on Jan 12 2015 - 11:42pm

Hi everyone this is Patrick Ramsey. My eagle scout project is to create and plant flower beds out of wood for Buttonball School. I have cut the wood and need help assembling 5 more boxes. This will happen at my house at 143 Heritage Drive on Sunday the 18th of January 11- about 1:30. I will provide tools and a pizza lunch. Please email me (Pramz567@gmail.com) if you have any questions or would like to help out. I need about 2-6 scouts. You can also call or text me at 860 338 9174. This will be a fun project and that Sunday consists of only working with power tools and hands on work. Thank you,

-Patrick Ramsey

Merit Badge Counselors needed - Citizenship in the Nation and Personal Management.

Posted by gjohnson2 on Dec 3 2014 - 12:06pm

Hi Everyone,

The year is going by fast, and now we are entering the Christmas season. Can you believe it?  Thank you to the volunteers who are currently working as Merit Badge counselors.  Many scouts are working hard on their Citizenship in the Community or Communication merit badges, hopefully completing them in the next few weeks.
In January, for the Spring semester, the troop will be offering two more Eagle required badges - Citizenship in the Nation (6th, 7th grade scouts) and Personal Management(8th, 9th grade and older scouts).

The requirement links are attached.(you may need to copy and paste)

AT Hike Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 17 2014 - 9:21pm

Scouts and Parents left South Church Friday evening for a fun filled backpacking adventure on the Appalachian trail. They braved the cold, testing their skills in extreme conditions, while taking on 7+ miles of trail and 1000 feet of elevation change. The scouts started their adventure at Mohawk St Forest Friday evening with snow covered ground and “Blue nose” camping temperatures. The next morning the team moved to Falls Village, CT as they prepared for their AT experience. With fully loaded packs and plenty of warm weather gear they headed out across the “Iron Bridge” and up to Prospect MT. The climb was steady and deliberate as they marched up the trail, taking lunch at 1PM, just prior to the Peak. With full bellies and the afternoon upon them, they headed for the top of Prospect Mt. and it’s open views to the north providing glimpses of Bear Mt and the Twin lakes. Next was a gradual descent to “Limestone Spring Shelter”. Everyone rolled into camp by 3:30PM and set camp. The camp was complete with a lean-to, a privy, a Bear box , and a spring from a limestone cave, hence the name. Dinner was uneventful with the usual fare, but the “no fires” campfire program was hilarious. Lots of jokes, skits, a few songs, and a spooky story from Jason(SPL) as he read the Barrel of Monkeys story and chief Jubakafeejokado. Another “Blue nose” night ensued, as scouts benefited from their new found skill of wearing dry socks.

Morning brought a flurry of activity as the scouts prepared for a steep accent out of camp and onto the end of our journey. The first highlight was Rand’s view (considered one of the best AT views in CT) as it showcased the ridgeline towards Bear and Everett Mt to the North. Next up was Giant’s thumb (an eroded 9 ft rock monolith) standing alongside the trail. The trail kept going with one more viewing point(Billy’s view) followed by a series of ups and downs towards our exit point. In the end scouts all left with a feeling of accomplishment with many asking about the next trip into the Adirondacks, Green Mountains or White Mountains.

Special thanks to Mr. Kattman, Mr. DiTomasso, and Mr. Reverendo for their time and company of this wonderful trip.

Bill Vincelette

Venturing Crew Meeting, Wed., Oct. 22

Posted by jrbancroft on Oct 20 2014 - 10:39pm

The Venturing Crew will meet during the second half of the Oct. 22 Troop meeting to continue planning its trip to the Albany Indoor Rockgym on Nov. 8-9.