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

Eagle Project Looking for Scout — Kestrel Nest Boxes

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 28 2016 - 10:05pm

American Kestrels, also known as sparrow hawks, are blue jay-sized falcons that eat everything from large insects to small rodents to house sparrows. Kestrels are found throughout the U.S. but their numbers are declining because of inadequate cavity nesting locations and competition from starlings.

The goal of this proposed Eagle Project would be to identify 6-8 potential nest box locations, obtain permission from land owners to erect boxes, fundraise, construct boxes and install them by the end of 2016. Ideally, the Scout would return to the boxes in the early spring of 2017 for starling management and to monitor the boxes by counting eggs, hatchlings and fledglings and, hopefully, to band birds (this portion is preferred but not required).

I’ll be at the March 30 to briefly explain the project and to answer questions. Please let me know if you might be interested: Jim Bancroft, jrbancroft@alumni.purdue.edu or 860-402-4650.

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Statue of Liberty Re-Cap

Posted on Mar 18 2016 - 12:02pm

Our Scouts fought the New York traffic, to enjoy a beautiful weekend visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  The views of the Manhattan skyline was fabulous, as many of us saw the Freedom Tower for the first time!! 

 Statue of Liberty

Merit Badge Madness

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 14 2016 - 9:09pm

Registration is now open for Merit Badge Madness on April 9th, at Xavier High School in Middletown.  If interested, register here.   Read more to see the badges that are offered.

Independent Merit Badges

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 14 2016 - 8:40pm

If you were ever interested in working on a Merit Badge that the Troop was not offering, you may contact any of the Consular's in the District.  Linked is the Council wide list.  You may be suprised to see Troop 156 Adults are Consulars for many of these badges.

Klondike Derby Re-Cap

Posted by dditomasso1 on Feb 11 2016 - 8:15pm

Our Scouts competed with over 200 other Scouts in the Klondike Derby, and won the 2nd place ribbon for our District!!  Highlights including demonstrating our cold weather know how, and James & Max's version of "Who's on First" at the campfire program. 

2016 Klondike Derby

Cooking Merit Badge

Posted on Jan 11 2016 - 10:04pm
Cooking Merit Badge will begin for scouts with partials and for those needing all of the requirements.  The first meetings will be:
Wed. 1/20 at 6pm prior to scout meeting -Scouts who need all requirements for Cooking