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

AT Hike Wrap-up

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 16 2016 - 9:21pm

This past weekend the troop camped out near Straton Mountain in southern Vermont. Two adults and Eight scouts enjoyed their time hiking a total of twelve miles and enjoying the view from the fire tower. On the second night the troop slept in lean-to's, it was a cold night with some snow, on Grout pond.

You may be able to view the full set of photos from the campout using the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9OtFJjCadm4UjVjOXozS2c3SVU?usp=sharing

2017 Scouts Night

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 16 2016 - 10:05am

The Bees just announced our schedule for next season, and they have two Scout Nights planned, each with a camp out at New Britain Stadium after the game. The dates are May 13, 2017 and August 19, 2017, with both of the games starting at 6:35, and the camp out concluding at 7:30 am the next morning. Last year, over 50 scouts enjoyed a night in the New Britain Stadium outfield, complete with a movie on the video board. If the troop is interested send (Zuhayr Khan) an email at zuhayr.khan@yahoo.com and i will bring it up at the next meeting.

Ski Butternut scout discount for any group containing troop 156 member

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 16 2016 - 10:05am

I have again registered our troop (by last name only) with Ski Butternut in the Berkshires for discounts throughout this winter season. Anyone in a the group (family, friend, etc) is entitled to the discount. The discount is good all the time (including Christmas week) EXCEPT the 3 day MLK and 3-day presidents weekends.  Simply show up at the group booth and identify yourself with Glastonbury Troop 156.   

Coast Guard Academy Hosting Merit Badge College

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 16 2016 - 10:04am

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London is hosting seven merit badges on November 19th as part of the Council's Merit Badge Day events. These merit badges will open for registration at 10am on Thursday, October 27. Cadets, Academy faculty, and Scouting volunteers will lead these sessions.

Devil's Hopyard Wrapup

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 16 2016 - 10:04am

The troop camped at Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam on the weekend of October 21. Thirteen scouts and 5 adults had a great time. In addition to the park's hiking, stream fishing, bird watching and bicycling, we also put up the Troop 156 Monkey Bridge, "launched" apples, built and launched bottle rockets, played German lookout after dark and had a great campfire program. The weather was beautiful, the waterfalls too. A great time was had by all. 

You may be able to view the full set of photos from the campout using the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9OtFJjCadm4dk1INE1sYl94MFE?usp=sharing

AT Hike

Posted by rcrudolph on Nov 7 2016 - 9:33am

For those going on the AT Hike, please bring your backpack fully packed, for a weigh in at this Wednesday's troop meeting.