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

Camp Neipsic Re-Cap and VIDEO!

Posted by jadumeer 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 by jadumeer 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.

Soup Kitchen Volunteers All Set

Posted by jditomasso on Apr 3 2016 - 6:36pm

Thank you to the Arborios, Murphys, Byrams & Brunettes!!!!  For those Scout whom would still like to volunteer, please sign up.  It's on Wednesday April 27th,  More information can be found here

Car Wash Tickets

Posted by jditomasso on Mar 28 2016 - 10:06pm

Now that the snow has cleared, it's the perfect time to use the Car Wash Tickets for Sparkle Car Wash on Main St.  Books of 5 can be purchased from our Treasurer, Byran Palacio (duckiedal@aol.com), for $45/book ($9/ticket).  Each one is good for a regular wash ($9 value), and counts towards the fundraising obligation (50% of value goes back to the 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 by jadumeer 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

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