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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.

 

March Campout - Pioneering

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 9:15pm

Don't get tied up in knots! Join us for the March Pioneering campout, March 17-19, 2017, at nearby Camp Crown. Using knots and lashings, planks and spars, we'll do our best to build the biggest tower possible! Top that off with opportunities for advancement and just plain ole' fun, and it's a campout not to be missed. 

Completed registration forms (attached) and campout fees are due by the March 2nd meeting. Contact trip leader, Scoutmaster Bauerschmidt, with questions.

Pancake Breakfast - All Hands on Deck!

Posted on Feb 12 2017 - 10:24am

The Troop's annual Pancake Breakfast is coming up soon on SUNDAY, March 12th. It is one of the 3 annual fundraisers in which our Troop takes part, and it helps us provide the program and resources your Scouts enjoy throughout the year.

The Pancake Breakfast, in particular, is one in which the majority of the profits earned from the tickets your Scout sells goes directly into his Scout account to be used to offset the costs associated with campouts or Summer Camp. Tickets were distributed at the last Troop meeting - please check in with your Scout about selling them. If your Scout has not yet received a supply of tickets to sell, they will be available again at this week's meeting. 
 
As much as we need the Scouts to sell tickets so that we have customers, we also need Scouts and parents alike to work at the breakfast to take care of all of those customers. We have a variety of jobs, both in the kitchen and out. Please sign up for one of three time slots (or more, if you need even more pancake fun in your life) by visiting our online registration page through SignUpGenius at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45aaa723a20-pancake. We appreciate any amount of time you can give.
 
If you have any questions, please contact ASM Charlie Kuhn at chasjkuhn@sbcglobal.net.

Competitors Needed for the District First Aid Meet

Posted on Feb 10 2017 - 10:17pm

Scouts are needed to compete in the 2017 Potawatomi First Aid Meet as a member of a T156 First Aid team.Learn and apply first aid skills in scenarios that challenge Scout patrols to provide emergency care in crisis situations. Learn how to save lives!

The meet will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scouts must attend two training sessions on Feburary 19th and on March 1st. They will also help deliver first aid training to T156 Scouts diuring the Troop meeting on February 23, in preparation for a Troop first aid meet on March 2nd.

To sign up to be part of the First Aid team, please send an e-mail to Daniel Fogarty at: jjfogarty5@gmail.com. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Troop Meetings Have Started!

Posted on Sep 2 2016 - 10:12am

Our Scouting year kicked off last night with a hot dog and brat BBQ in the GCC parking lot, thanks to the grilling skills of ASM Greg McWilliams. The boys also spent some time learning how to put together the big canopy so that when they arrive at a campsite after dark, they'll be experts at it. (Well, maybe not quite experts, but at least they'll know what it is.)

Troop meetings continue next week, Thursday, September 8th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Mayflower Room. Please bring your Scout handbooks to update the advancement board and to retrieve any necessary signatures. 

We hope to see you there!

A Taste of Summer

Posted on Aug 12 2016 - 10:58am

We all know the saying, "A picture is worth 1,000 words." If that holds true here, I'd say our Scouts had a great time at Summer Camp at MaKaJaWan, canoeing in the Flambeau Flowage, and marching in the 4th of July Parade! For more photos of these activities, click on the Photos link at the left.

    

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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