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Based at Glenview Community Church, Troop 156 has served its community for more than 65 years. As one of the largest and most active Boy Scout units in Northeast Illinois, Troop 156 has a proud tradition of excellence. In the past five years alone, the Troop has produced 35 Eagle Scouts.

We are a scout-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 proud of our diverse culture with many different races and religions represented.

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


Court of Honor - This week 9/29

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:57pm

We hope you will join us for the Court of Honor this coming Thurs., Sept. 29th. at 7:00pm at GCC in the Mayflower Room. For parents whose child is receiving a rank, please bring your parent ribbon to pin the new rank.

During the Court of Honor we will celebrate Scouts who have completed rank requirements and merit badges. We have Scouts moving up almost every rank in the ladder. This is also an opportunity to hear trip reports from our trips this summer. Parents are encouraged to join and recognize everyone's advancements.

For those Scouts unable to attend, but who have earned a rank or merit badge, please contact Mr. Bauerschmidt after the COH to arrange for pick-up. Thanks to Laura Olson for putting together the program!

2022 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:57pm

There are still plenty of shifts that need to be filled in order to make our Pancake Breakfast a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two. 

Sign up Genius found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA8A62DA3F58-troop

There is just 1 more week to sell your tickets. If you need additional tickets, let us know. 

All funds collected must be turned in no later than October 8th.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions:

Anne Warnsman & Rebecca Richards

Commando Campout - October 21-23

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:57pm
Hello, Scouts, Parents, and Leaders - 
With our first campout of the Fall now under our belts, I hope you're ready to turn your attention to our next campout, the ever-popular Commando Campout, taking place the weekend of October 21-23, 2022. 
The weekend will feature a full morning of Capture the Flag among the sand and gravel hills of Camp Crown, followed by an afternoon of activity choices (games, advancement work, axe yard, etc). 
We will be tent camping both nights (no cardboard this year). Boys who wish to cook for advancement should be sure to enter their desired meals on the registration form and turn in a menu to Mrs. Barnas using the meal planning guide (found at the link on the flyer) by Thursday, 9/13, at the latest.
Flyer and Hold Harmless form:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zvzqanfifJR4WYDpefgItoK71McNFzvvBJfVKQGdfGA/edit?usp=sharing. Please turn in your signed Hold Harmless Form and Fee by 10/13. 
We are expecting large numbers of Scouts and Webelos guests, and will need plenty of drivers and adult leaders to join us on this trip. Please sign up if you are able to join us, and we'll happily put you to work!
Questions? Please contact trip leader, Jeanne Barnas, at jeanne.barnas@comcast.net or 847-308-1244.
Yours in Scouting,
Jeanne Barnas, ASM
Troop 156, Glenview

2022 Popcorn Sales

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:56pm
Dear Scouts, 
Thank you all for showing up this past weekend pulling for your troop while there's a campout. This is what makes our troop so successful! We cover each other and help out in different ways. 

What can you do to reach your suggested $200 popcorn merchandise and $100 on-line sales goal? 

1. Remember to create an Online Account with Trails End at https://www.trails-end.com/

2. To sign up for a site sale, click on Storefront Sale, choose your date and time. 


  Upcoming weekends Shifts
24-Sep Walgreens 1825 Willow Rd, Northfield 8-10, 10-12, 12-2
25-Sep Walgreens 2871 Pfingston, Glenview 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8
1-Oct Walgreens 1825 Willow Rd, Northfield 8-10, 10-12, 12-2
2-Oct REI Northbrook 10-12, 12-2
8-Oct Walgreens 2871 Pfingston, Glenview, LAST ONE 8-10, 10-12, 12-2

3. If you are doing wagon sale, please start taking orders and entering them on your Trails-End app

4. You can also email your scout code to friends and family near and far. They can shop at Trails-end.com using your scout code to support you. 

5. I will have popcorn for you starting 10/6. To avoid confusion and delay, please enter your wagon sales so I know how much products you need. 

Thank you for your help for making 2022 Popcorn Sales a success! 

Any questions, please contact Yvonne Wolf at yyliu1999@gmail.com or 847 877 0747

Outdoor Activities Update - Planning for Wnter

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 1:35pm

Hey Ho Scouts (and parents, too),

OK, so it is now officially fall.  So, what do I want to do?  That’s right, I want to write about winter.  Winter MaKaJaWan, specifically.  No, it is not time to register, but this is such a special event that it takes a bit of extra planning.

First, the deets (see, and you thought that I couldn’t be cool!).  As a troop, we like to head up to MaKaJaWan December 27th – 30th each year.  We stay in the family cabins near the health lodge.  The accommodations are basic, but each cabin does come with a wood-burning stove (and plenty of firewood).  Both are essential during a northern Wisconsin winter.

How cold is it?  Well, let’s just say that a highlight of Winter MaKaJaWan is usually hiking on (that’s right, I said on) Lake Killian to visit North Camp (which, of course, looks entirely different with all of the tents taken down and everything covered in snow).  Plus, if it doesn’t get too cold, there is the opportunity to camp outside for the final night of the three-night trip.

Now, here’s the thing.  In order to go on this trip, you must be First Class or above.  It takes a bit of experience to be prepared to enjoy this trip fully.  You know what that means, don’t you?  If you have your sights set on earning First Class, now is the time to put your plan in motion so that you can participate in Winter MaKaJaWan.  Need some help?  Ask your patrol leader or the Troop Guide (Paul Heggie).


I noticed that registration is open for the Commando Campout at Camp Crown the weekend of October 21-23.  I know that seems a long way away, but it is going to come up fast.  As you know, it is never too early to register.  Why wait?  If you are planning to go on the campout, now is a good time to register online, and turn in your check and hold harmless agreement.  Of course, you could also check to ensure that your gear is in good order and sit down to plan the menu for the meal that you plan to cook . . .


Star Scout: Do you have holes in your underwear?

Second Class Scout: No, of course not.

Star Scout: But then how do you put your feet through?


Sunlight: (1) The best disinfectant. (2) Visible light emanating from that distant orb we call the sun. (3) A great way to start a fire assuming one has a magnifying glass. (4) Soon to disappear.  As in: The Life Scout was a proud Midwesterner.  In fact, he was even prouder to have grown up around the Great Lakes.  Of course, there was that small matter of the sun disappearing for weeks on end during the winter.

Mr. Warnsman


(812) 639-3954

Orienteering Course - TODAY

Posted on Sep 17 2022 - 1:14am

1-Mile Orienteering Course Saturday, September 17

Saturday, September 17th, Troop 156 will hold a one-day event for boys to complete a 1-mile orienteering course to fulfill 1st Class requirement, #4. 

This will take place at Blue Star Woods starting at 3 pm.  

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