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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

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 by bkapustka 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

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!!!

Ski Butternut scout discount for any group containing troop 156 member

Posted by ejohnson1 on Nov 17 2015 - 8:40pm

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.

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.

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