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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.


Greetings from the Caveman Campout!

Posted on Apr 22 2017 - 12:03am

25 Scouts and adult leaders have arrived safely at Maquoketa Caves State Park, after enjoying miles and mikes of wide open farm fields and the stimulating scent of cow manure, one of my favorite smells. Somehow I'm not so sure that anyone else agreed with me.

Tents are set up, fewer and fewer voices are heard as they settle down and drop off to sleep, tree frogs are chirruping, and everyone is excited to start exploring the caves in the morning. 

Good night!

Save the Date - May 21st

Posted on Apr 22 2017 - 12:02am

In addition to the Eagle ceremony for the Bienko brothers on April 30th, you are each invited to help celebrate the accomplishments of 3 additional Scouts recently achieving the Eagle rank. 

David Rugen's Eagle ceremony will take place on May 21st at 10:00 am at the Schram Memorial Chapel, while a double ceremony for both Dan Martin and Connor Quirk will take place at the same location at 2:00 pm on the same day.

We hope you'll join them to show your support.

Bienko Brothers' Eagle Ceremony

Posted on Apr 21 2017 - 11:42pm

All Scouts, Scouters and their families are invited to help Marcus and Victor Bienko celebrate their achievements as they receive their Eagle Awards.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Glenview Park Center - Lakeview Room

RSVP: by April 24th by calling Jennifer Bienko at 847-894-1997 or by e-mailing her at jennbienko@gmail.com.

Summer Camp Registration Still Available

Posted on Mar 24 2017 - 10:09pm

If you missed the initial deadline for registering your Scout for Summer Camp MaKaJaWan, you can still do so by completing the attached form, and turning it in to Scoutmaster Bauerschmidt along with a $75 deposit/per week as soon as possible. There is still room in both weeks, July 23-29 and July 30-Aug 5. 

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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