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

T156 Troop Meeting - Sep 7th 7pm

Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 10:57pm

Troop 156, Hope everyone had a nice summer.  Reminder that our first troop meeting is on Wednesday Sep 7th.  Have a great start to the school year and Labor Day.  See you all on the 7th!

Advancement Activity: Fall Merit Badge courses offered - Citizenship in the Community and Communication

Posted by gjohnson2 on Aug 23 2016 - 8:51pm

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Troop meetings start in a few weeks.  Leadership training for all First Class scouts and above is this Saturday.

South Park Inn Soup Kitchen

Posted on May 16 2016 - 10:43pm

In April, Troop 156 served dinner at the South Park Inn soup kitchen in Hartford. The scouts, Garrett Molinari, Harrison Krause, Jack Byram, Derek DiTomasso, Jordan Murphy and Thomas and Trevor Brunette had a part in shopping, cooking and serving for 125 people. The boys showed enthusiasm, respect and represented our troop in the best regard. I want to thank Joe Arborio for shopping with the scouts, Peggy Byram and Ray Murphy for assisting the scouts with the cooking and Karen Brunette and Ray Murphy for helping the scouts serve at South Park Inn. Our troop helps South Church with this mission twice a year. The next time we serve at South Park Inn will be in September. It is a wonderful and fulfilling experience for the scouts and the people they serve are incredibly appreciative. Thank you everyone that helped!  - Alison Arborio

West Point Recap

Posted by bjohnson on May 10 2016 - 7:25am

Troop 156 spent the weekend at West Point learning a little about what it takes to be a soldier.

                            It was a lot of hard work, but fun was had by all.

Camp Neipsic Re-Cap and VIDEO!

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 10:34am

The scouts had a great time at Camp Neipsic where they went on a 5-mile hike, identifying plants and wildlife, had an awesome campfire program with skits and jokes, learned how to properly carry out a flag retiring ceremony, and played a fun night time game called German Lookout. Also, many of the new scouts worked on requirements for the rank of Tenderfoot which include completing fitness tests, and learning aspects of souting like the Scout Oath and Law along with how the Troop leadership system operates. 


As Historian, not only did I take some pictures which will be posted at a later date (feel free to send additional pictures to jonathan_dumeer@watkinson.org) but I also took it upon myself to make a cool video that shows off all aspects of the trip. It is just about 15 minutes long and I'm sure you will all enjoy the cinematic banter of our wonderful troop. Be sure to check it out with the link below.


Thanks Everyone!

**Also I am still accepting group pictures from campouts for the posterboards so send those over**

Pictures for Poster Boards!!!

Posted on Apr 11 2016 - 1:54pm

Hey everyone, it's your friendly neighborhood Jonathan Dumeer

In Troop 156, I am honored to hold the prestigious position of Historian. This means it is my job to document campouts and other events on the troop website and in the town paper. Another task I am burdened with is making those beautiful poster boards, one for each campout, that we use to show the Webelos and their parents how awesome our troop is. Right now I am in the process of making a new set of boards for the past few campouts so.....


Please make sure that and and all pictures are HIGH QUALITY and make sure to say which campout it is, that's super important. Thanks to Mr.Bancroft for helping me put together the boards and thanks in advance for all the beautiful photos.