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Based at Glenview Community Church, Troop & Crew 156 has served its community for more than 50 years. As one of the largest and most active Boy Scout units in Northeast Illinois, T-156 has a proud tradition of excellence. In the past five years the Troop has produced 20 Eagle Scouts.

This is a "boy led" Troop with emphasis on developing leadership ability and other other important life skills and values. The patrol method is an important part of the program and outdoor adventures, service projects and special events are scheduled year-round. It's not uncommon to have as many as three different activities the boys can choose from each month. Troop 156 is also proud of it's diverse culture with many different races and religions represented.

In addition to the traditional Boy Scout Troop, there is also a Venturing Crew for high school age men and women. Many of the "V-crew's" activities involve high adventure skills such as rock climbing or wilderness camping.

Currently Mr. Paul Bauerschmidt serves as Scoutmaster, supported by a team of 35 trained adult volunteers serving as Committee Members and Assistant Scoutmasters. Mr. Mark Demsky is the unit's Committee Chair.


Last Chance to Register for Canoe Campout - June 9-11

Posted on May 25 2017 - 7:36am

Sign up now to join us as we paddle a total of 20 miles down the ‘crookedest river in North America’ as the Kickapoo River winds its way between Ontario and LaFarge in southwestern Wisconsin.


We will paddle 12.5 miles past sandstone cliffs and spectacular scenery between Ontario and Bridge #14 on Saturday, with an option to paddle an additional 7.5 miles on Sunday morning to the town of LaFarge. Scouts First Class and above may opt to kayak (singles) rather than canoe, for an additional $20 per person, but they must be ready and willing to paddle the entire distance on their own. We will camp Friday night at the outfitter in Ontario and on Saturday at the Bridge #14 backcountry campsite.

This is sure to be an exciting trip! Please complete and turn in the attached registration form and fees by the Court of Honor on May 25th. 

Welcome to the new Troop 156 Website!

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 8:10am

Welcome to our new website!  This new site is based on technology by a company named SOAR:

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