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

AT Hike Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Nov 17 2014 - 9:21pm

Scouts and Parents left South Church Friday evening for a fun filled backpacking adventure on the Appalachian trail. They braved the cold, testing their skills in extreme conditions, while taking on 7+ miles of trail and 1000 feet of elevation change. The scouts started their adventure at Mohawk St Forest Friday evening with snow covered ground and “Blue nose” camping temperatures. The next morning the team moved to Falls Village, CT as they prepared for their AT experience. With fully loaded packs and plenty of warm weather gear they headed out across the “Iron Bridge” and up to Prospect MT. The climb was steady and deliberate as they marched up the trail, taking lunch at 1PM, just prior to the Peak. With full bellies and the afternoon upon them, they headed for the top of Prospect Mt. and it’s open views to the north providing glimpses of Bear Mt and the Twin lakes. Next was a gradual descent to “Limestone Spring Shelter”. Everyone rolled into camp by 3:30PM and set camp. The camp was complete with a lean-to, a privy, a Bear box , and a spring from a limestone cave, hence the name. Dinner was uneventful with the usual fare, but the “no fires” campfire program was hilarious. Lots of jokes, skits, a few songs, and a spooky story from Jason(SPL) as he read the Barrel of Monkeys story and chief Jubakafeejokado. Another “Blue nose” night ensued, as scouts benefited from their new found skill of wearing dry socks.

Morning brought a flurry of activity as the scouts prepared for a steep accent out of camp and onto the end of our journey. The first highlight was Rand’s view (considered one of the best AT views in CT) as it showcased the ridgeline towards Bear and Everett Mt to the North. Next up was Giant’s thumb (an eroded 9 ft rock monolith) standing alongside the trail. The trail kept going with one more viewing point(Billy’s view) followed by a series of ups and downs towards our exit point. In the end scouts all left with a feeling of accomplishment with many asking about the next trip into the Adirondacks, Green Mountains or White Mountains.

Special thanks to Mr. Kattman, Mr. DiTomasso, and Mr. Reverendo for their time and company of this wonderful trip.

Bill Vincelette

Venturing Crew Meeting, Wed., Oct. 22

Posted by jrbancroft on Oct 20 2014 - 10:39pm

The Venturing Crew will meet during the second half of the Oct. 22 Troop meeting to continue planning its trip to the Albany Indoor Rockgym on Nov. 8-9.

Ski Butternut scout discount for any group containing troop 156 member

Posted by ejohnson1 on Oct 19 2014 - 5:03pm

I have registered our troop (by last name only) with Ski Butternut in the Berkshires for discounts throughout the 2014-2015 season.  Anyone in a the group (family, friend, etc) is entitled to the discount.  The discount is good all the time except the 3 day MLK and 3-day presidents weekends.


Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 5:27pm

Remider To ALL

Please Remember to sign up as soon as possible for the Gay City Campout, as it will make it easier to arange cars and equipment needed for the scouts thankyou

South Park Inn Soup Kitchen Re-Cap

Posted by jditomasso on Sep 30 2014 - 9:47pm

Hello everyone!
Volunteering for the Soup Kitchen was a great experience for all involved!  The boys, Derek Mitlehner, Noah & Leo Dittenhoffer, John Purdy and John Arborio all did a fantastic job at South Park Inn serving the women, children and men with respect, enthusiasm, focus, generosity and joy.  They showed pride in their service and in the boy scout Troop 156.  Thank you to the adult hands who went into organizing and contributing.  Alison Arborio for the shopping and carting and her shopper and son John, Marion Zanyk for tireless energy, cooking, cleaning and guidance/inspiration for the boys, Joseph Arborio for coming to transport food, serve and support the boys.  Jim Spencer and JaneMarie Galiette for coordination, guidance and support. And a final thanks to Reverend Dick Allen, it's always a joy to see you-and to be impacted by your inspirational words.

We will plan for our next Troop 156 serving at South Park Inn this coming April.

Thanks to all,
Shea Mitlehner

Path to Eagle Meeting - Wed., October 8, 2013, 7pm to 8:30pm

Posted on Sep 29 2014 - 2:47pm

Eagle Scout Candidates and Their Parents - 

mandatory "Path to Eagle" Presentation/Information Session is planned for all Scouts at the rank of STAR and above along with their parent, at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center on October 8, 2014 from 7 to 8:30pm. 

This is an extremly important meeting for those Scouts interested in, or currently pursuing the rank of Eagle, and is designed to help provide better insight and clarity to the seemingly confusing Eagle Scout Process.  We will be reviewing the Troop 156 and BSA Council requirements and policies and will be discuss the necessary forms and paperwork process that must be used along with answering any questions that people might have.

Scouts and Parents - Please read through and familiarize yourselves with the Eagle Scout Process Information provided under Menu/Eagle Scout Process and under Menu/Files/Eagle Documents on the Troops Website and bring any questions that you might have to the meeting. 

This meeting is scheduled in lieu of the Troop Meeting which has been cancelled due to Teacher Recognition Day.

Jim Spencer/Bob Rudolph
Troop 156 Eagle Coordinators 

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