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 Butternut scout discount for any group containing troop 156 member

Posted by ejohnson1 on Oct 19 2014 - 5:03pm

I have registered our troop (by last name only) with Ski Butternut in the Berkshires for discounts throughout the 2014-2015 season.  Anyone in a the group (family, friend, etc) is entitled to the discount.  The discount is good all the time except the 3 day MLK and 3-day presidents weekends.


Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 5:27pm

Remider To ALL

Please Remember to sign up as soon as possible for the Gay City Campout, as it will make it easier to arange cars and equipment needed for the scouts thankyou

South Park Inn Soup Kitchen Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Sep 30 2014 - 9:47pm

Hello everyone!
Volunteering for the Soup Kitchen was a great experience for all involved!  The boys, Derek Mitlehner, Noah & Leo Dittenhoffer, John Purdy and John Arborio all did a fantastic job at South Park Inn serving the women, children and men with respect, enthusiasm, focus, generosity and joy.  They showed pride in their service and in the boy scout Troop 156.  Thank you to the adult hands who went into organizing and contributing.  Alison Arborio for the shopping and carting and her shopper and son John, Marion Zanyk for tireless energy, cooking, cleaning and guidance/inspiration for the boys, Joseph Arborio for coming to transport food, serve and support the boys.  Jim Spencer and JaneMarie Galiette for coordination, guidance and support. And a final thanks to Reverend Dick Allen, it's always a joy to see you-and to be impacted by your inspirational words.

We will plan for our next Troop 156 serving at South Park Inn this coming April.

Thanks to all,
Shea Mitlehner

Path to Eagle Meeting - Wed., October 8, 2013, 7pm to 8:30pm

Posted on Sep 29 2014 - 2:47pm

Eagle Scout Candidates and Their Parents - 

mandatory "Path to Eagle" Presentation/Information Session is planned for all Scouts at the rank of STAR and above along with their parent, at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center on October 8, 2014 from 7 to 8:30pm. 

This is an extremly important meeting for those Scouts interested in, or currently pursuing the rank of Eagle, and is designed to help provide better insight and clarity to the seemingly confusing Eagle Scout Process.  We will be reviewing the Troop 156 and BSA Council requirements and policies and will be discuss the necessary forms and paperwork process that must be used along with answering any questions that people might have.

Scouts and Parents - Please read through and familiarize yourselves with the Eagle Scout Process Information provided under Menu/Eagle Scout Process and under Menu/Files/Eagle Documents on the Troops Website and bring any questions that you might have to the meeting. 

This meeting is scheduled in lieu of the Troop Meeting which has been cancelled due to Teacher Recognition Day.

Jim Spencer/Bob Rudolph
Troop 156 Eagle Coordinators 

Roberto Piotto's Eagle Projedt

Posted by mcanning on Sep 23 2014 - 8:12pm

Hello everyone. My eagle scout project will take place this Thursday September 25th at Wickham Park from 9:30am to 3:30pm near the front gate. The gates to the park open at 9:30 AM.  
We will be taking down invasive plants by the front entrance. 
Be sure to wear a long sleeved shirt and pants. Bring work gloves and safety glasses, loppers, and a small hand held saw, if you have them. There will be permission/ release forms to be signed by parents at the park. 
Please park at the first lot on the right . Tell the park guard that you are here to work at the park and parking will be free. 
For any questions you can my mom's cell Kathy Abbott (860) 798-7402 or me at cell # (860) 918-4356

Please email me at rpiotto124@gmail.com to let me know if you can come—even an hour is OK. It is OK to just show up.  For younger scouts it is best to have an adult to monitor for safety.
I hope you can come. We will have pizza for lunch.

Thank you 
Roberto Piotto

Uniform Exchange

Posted by mcanning on Sep 22 2014 - 9:13pm

If anyone has old uniform shirts or pants that you have out grown and would like to pass on to another scout, please bring them to the meeting on Wednesday.  If you have friends who has left the troop please ask if they would like to recycle their old uniforms as well.  Mrs. Canning will collect the items.