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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!

In front of the George Washing Bridge on the '14 Urban Hike

Resting on the Summit of Mt. Monadnock at 3165 feet, Usually a Yearly Event.
It Never Rains on Our Troop, Note Blue Sky!

 

A Week of Pure Fun Every July at
Camp Yawgoog on the Connecticut/Rhode Island border

 

Yawgoog Troop Picture 2012 

Our chartering organization is
The Congregational Church
in South Glastonbury.

Scouts of all Faiths
in our Troop

Merit Badge Councelors needed - Citizenship in the Community and Communications.

Posted by jditomasso on Jul 21 2014 - 8:07pm

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer, and the scouts have finished upacking from Camp Yawgoog.  In a few weeks, the Fall troop meetings will resume.  In the spirit of 'being prepared', we are planning ahead for merit badge activity.  In the Fall semester, the troop will offer Citizenship in the Community (6th, 7th grade scouts) and Communications (8th, 9th grade and older scouts) Eagle Required merit badges. 

The requirement links are attached.

http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb002.asp

http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb005.asp

We will have the scouts sign up during the first few meetings.  We are looking for parent volunteers to serve as councelors for one of the badges.  We expect to need 2 or 3 councelors per badge.  We have some parents with merit badge experience who are welcome to help again, or train new councelors.

We recommend the scouts only work on one Eagle required merit badge per semester.  Troop website shows the timeline for earning Eagle badges throughout a 3 or 4 year program, plus summer camp.  Also, Cooking merit badge councelors are needed to help monitor and complete requirements throughout the year. (http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb038.asp)

Please email Glenn Johnson if you are interested and willing to help.  

Yawgoog Recap

Posted by jditomasso on Jul 16 2014 - 10:35pm

52 Scouts and 15 Adults enjoyed a gorgeous week at camp.  The Scouts earned approximately 145 merit badges, and we had approximately 20 Scouts advance ranks, including at least 1 Scout whom gained 2 ranks.  Highlights include:

  • Named an Honor Troop
  • Earned double medallions in:
    • the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
    • the Bake-Off
    • the Scavenger Hunt
  • Earned single medallions in:
    • Trina Contest
    • Water Carnival
  • 1st year in memory where we passed inspection every day

In short.... a good time was had by all.

Last Call for Camp Sikorsky!

Posted by jditomasso on Jul 16 2014 - 10:33pm

The Camp Sikorsky sign up deadline is coming up soon.  Don't be disappointed, sign up now!  This event offers scouts an opportunity to camp at and see the incredible, and incredibly large, Sikorsky helicopter facility, home of the Black Hawk helicopter. Scouts also work toward merit badges under the guidance of employee experts who volunteer to teach them. Scouts get to camp on the front lawn, eat all of their meals in Sikorsky’s cafeteria, hear from experienced professional pilots and engineers, and participate in an exciting plant tour on Sunday.  The event offers Scouts the opportunity to attend 2 (of 18) different merit badge classes, including American Business, Computers, Electricity, Engineering, and of course, Aviation.   

Open to scouts eighth grade or higher and First Class or higher, plus 2 adults. Cost is $50.00 per person.  Scouts who meet only one of the requirements may be allowed to attend if there is room, contact Mrs. Canning (marycannin@aol.com).  Scouts are to be in full Class A uniform for the weekend.

The following Merit Badges are planned:  

1. Aviation
2. Chemistry
3. Crime Prevention
4. Digital Technology
5. Drafting
6. Electronics
7. Energy
8. Engineering
9. Fire Safety
10. Geocaching
11. Inventing
12. Model Design & Building
13. Public Speaking
14. Robotics
15 Search & Rescue
16. Space Exploration
17. Truck Transportation
18. Weather

Click here to sign up:

Free Scouting opportunity

Posted by jditomasso on Jun 20 2014 - 8:35pm

Hello Troop, we have an opportunity to have our very own Troop trailer.

We have a supporter who has graciously donated a trailer to our troop. 

The troop would like to accept the donation and now we are in need of somewhere to park it.

If there is a family that would like to store the troop trailer on their property for the troop, the troop will be happy to use this as payment for the Troop scouting fee for the year.  The scout family will save the signup fees that are due in September at the start of the scouting signup year.  The trailer is in very good condition and we are getting it mechanically inspected and repaired as needed and the body will also be sanded and repainted for a clean long lasting life.  We are not planning on making it look like a billboard advertising BSA but, we are planning on having a small logo on it.  We will be asking for donations for these repairs.  Troop family Contributors will also be allowed to use the trailer to move items if they are in need of a trailer.

Interior space for 2 Klondike Sleds 1 on each side = 98” long x 33” wide

Basic floor space 8’ x 5’-9”

Thank you for supporting our troop.

Camp Sikorsky 2014

Posted by mcanning on Jun 12 2014 - 7:18pm

Camp Sikorsky offers scouts an opportunity to camp at and see the incredible, and incredibly large, Sikorsky helicopter facility, home of the Black Hawk helicopter. Scouts also work toward merit badges under the guidance of employee experts who volunteer to teach them. Scouts get to camp on the front lawn, eat all of their meals in Sikorsky’s cafeteria, hear from experienced professional pilots and engineers, and participate in an exciting plant tour on Sunday.  The event offers Scouts the opportunity to attend 2 (of 13) different merit badge classes, including American Business, Computers, Electricity, Engineering, and of course, Aviation.   

Help Needed at Elks Flag Ceremony this Saturday

Posted by abyram on Jun 12 2014 - 4:47pm

Hello Scouts, We could really use some help this Saturday with the flag ceremony at the Elks. So far we only have one scout signed up and need at least 4 more to help perform this important patriotic duty.