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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.

 

Troop Popcorn Sale Has Begun!

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 9:38pm

Popcorn sale order forms are now available - download the form attached here or pick up an order form from our Popcorn Colonel, Alexa Dickinson, at 2627 Independence Ave in Glenview between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. Pictures and pricing of this year's products are also attached.

Not only will Scouts earn money for their Scout Accounts, for the Troop, and for the Council, they can also earn extra prizes! Those who sell at least $700 in popcorn will receive 2 movie tickets (one Scout and one parent) to a December 16th screening of the new Star Wars movie. In addition, complete the Pre-Sale Photo Scavenger Hunt by September 15th and your name will be entered into a lottery drawing for a Nintendo Switch (one per Council). Flyers are attached for each of these extra opportunities. Finally, the Scout(s) with the most orders taken or the highest sales value will earn the opportunity to throw a cream pie in the face of our Popcorn Colonel or other willing Troop leader. 

Popcorn products will be available from Mrs. Dickinson, starting on September 15th through October 22nd, for distribution and direct sales. 

If you do not plan to sell popcorn, please notify Mrs. Dickinson at jcdawd@gmail.com, to save on phone calls trying to track down sales forms. 

Print/pick up your forms NOW and let the selling begin!!

Troop Fall/Early Winter Event Schedule

Posted on Aug 17 2017 - 4:07pm
Hey Ho Scouts (and parents, too) – greetings from your outdoor activities coordinator. 
 
It is time.  Yes, IT IS TIME to mark your calendars with this Fall’s (and early Winter's) line-up of the most bodacious campouts.  You will want to block out these dates now because, while you may be considering other worthy activities this Fall / Early Winter, I will guarantee (or your money back) that none will be as fun and exciting as these.  Here they are:
 
September 29th - October 1st: Devil's Lake
October 20th - 22nd: Commando Campout
November 17th - 19th: Pioneering / Rocketry Campout
December 26th - 29th: Winter MaKaJaWan
 
There are also a number of other special activites planned including:
 
September 16th: United Airlines Operations Center (Willis Tower)
November 11th: Flag Service (Northwestern / Purdue Football Game)
December 14th: Bowling (Brunswick Lanes)
 
And, of course, there are the regularly scheduled Troop meetings on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at GCC (with the exception of the hot dog cookout which will start at 6:30pm on August 31st).
 
So . . . . Do not hesitate . . . . Do not prevaricate . . . . Do not pontificate(?) . . . . Put these on your calendars now!
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
Mr. Warnsman
(812) 639-3954

Troop Kickoff Meeting and Hot Dog Cookout

Posted on Aug 17 2017 - 4:07pm

To welcome you back from your summer adventures, please join us on August 31st for the first Troop meeting of the 2017-2018 program year. We will start early at 6:30 pm with a hot dog cookout in the GCC parking lot, then move inside for the Troop meeting, ending at 8:00 pm. 

Scholarship Opportunities for Eagle Scouts - October 31st Deadline

Posted on Aug 11 2017 - 11:02pm

2017 NESA Scholarship Applications 

The 2017 National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarship cycle opened on August 1, 2017, with a deadline of October 31, 2017. Recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2018.

All NESA scholarship applications must be submitted online. Paper copies from previous years are out of date and will not be accepted.

These scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies, because at these academies expenses covered by NESA scholarships are already paid by the United States government.

You may access the NESA scholarship application by copying and pasting this URL into your web browser: https://nesa.academicworks.com/

The Scholarship FAQ has been compiled to answer the most common questions.

New Photos Have Been Uploaded

Posted on Jul 7 2017 - 11:32pm

New photos have been uploaded to the Flickr website from the May Court of Honor, the June Canoe Campout, and the Troop's participation in the 4th of July parade. Click on the "Photos" link to check out the new additions.

   

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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