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

Winter Trek Re Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Jan 10 2016 - 8:56pm

Our Troop enjoy relatively warm weather, and enjoyed a day of activities, including Rifle & Shot Gun shooting, Tomahawk throwing as well as Cross Country Sking, Fire Building, and Rope Weaving.  The dutch oven smorgasbord was fantastic. On the way back, we visted the Ben & Jerry's Factory Store.

And yes... he did make it to the top!!!

AT Recap

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 16 2015 - 9:54pm

10 of our hard core scouts demonstrated their abilities by getting up and out by 8 am each morning and climbing 1500 ft with a full back, and climbing another 1000 ft to reach the top of Mt. Greylock... the tallest peak in Massachusetts, and 400 ft taller than Monadnock!! which was easily visable in distance.  The Silver Spatula was awarded to the Bulldog Patrol, for a fine Chicken Stir Fry, with the Blue Patrol coming in a close 2nd for an excellent Chicken Quesadilla.

Mt. Greylock - 2015

Special Guest - State Rep Prasad Srinivasan

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 2 2015 - 10:26pm

Glastonbury State Rep Prasad Srinivasan will be coming to this Wednesday's (11/4) Troop Meeting.   He will be discussing Consitutional Rights and Obligations as a US Citizen, which will fulfill the First Class Requirement F5, and will be available to discuss questions prepared by Scouts seeking Cit Comm.   Below is the specific Cit Comm Requirement:

4. Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of your community; then do the following:

  1. Find out which branch of local government is responsible for this issue.
  2. With your counselor’s and a parent’s approval, interview one person from the branch of government you identified in requirement 4a. Ask what is being done about this issue and how young people can help.

Parents Meeting - Religious Emblems

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 2 2015 - 10:24pm

Mr. Moore is planning on a 15 min discussion on Religious Emblems at this week's (11/4) Troop Meeting.  Those interested in aquiring them should come to this short meeting. 

Winter Trek & Statue of Liberty

Posted by jditomasso on Oct 11 2015 - 12:33am

Winter Trek

  • Date Changed -again- We will be going the weekend of Jan 8th - As our preferred date was sold out. 
  • The cost will be $105 per person.  Drivers will be reimbursed.
  • Registration is closing on Oct 15th.  Register here
  • Still need a Trip Coordinator.

Statue of Liberty

  • Cost has not been determined, but is estimated to be $40.
  • Registration is closing on Oct 15th.  Register here.

Troop Meeting at Neipsic Campground

Posted by jditomasso on Oct 3 2015 - 12:22pm

This week, we are trying something different... We are having our Troop Meeting at Neipsic Campground, across from Eastbury School.  Park in the Eastbury lot, and we will walk in.  We are meeting an hour early (6 pm), due to the light.  We will be walking out in the dark, so bring headlamps. In case of rain, we will be meeting at Buckingham Church.