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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.

 

2021 Popcorn Sales

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:25pm

Scouts, 

Site Sales are doing extremely well. 

If you can make it today, you will help our Troop shine. Our neighborhood and community really LOVE us! 

We are adding one more site sale for Sat. 10/16  at Jewel Osco. Please sign up on the Trails End App.

  1. Wear your Class A uniform and sell your entire “kit” in 2 hours.  We belong to a very supportive neighborhood and community. At every shift, I meet teachers, grandparents, parents, former scouts, who donate to our Troop.
  2. Come and give people something to smile about! 
  3. The tables, banners, and the popcorn products will be at Jewel-Osco on Patriot.

There are 4 remaining slots available on Sat. 10/16: 10 am-12 pm, 12-2 pm (taken), 2-4 pm.

To Sign up, Go to the Trails End App, go to Storefront, click on 10/16 on the calendar, and choose 1 of the 4 slots. If you have already had a chance at site sales, please let other scouts have a try. 

BSA has really made Trails-End a powerful tool. The best thing we can do is use this tool to avoid problems with payment, inventory, and sale goals.   

  1. Please use the app to put in your each of your sales. If you attended a site sale, go ahead and put in the cash sales as 1 transaction, like Jacob Boshes. 
  2. If you are making wagon sales, the best advice is to match your sales amount with checks paid from your customers. The cash sales can be lumped together as 1 transaction. 
  3. If you are taking credit card sales, using the app clearly marks your sales vs. inventory. 
  4. You can use the app to track cash sales as well.
  5. As Holiday Greens sale has rolled out, if you are closing your popcorn sales for the season, please write: 
    1. a check amount = [the cash total of your sales + cash donations]- checks received
    2. to: BSA Troop 156
    3. memo: Scout name, popcorn
    4. turn it in an envelope to Yvonne Wolf at the next scout meeting. 

Contact me at yyliu1999@gmail.com or 847 877 0747 so I can help you reach your popcorn sales goal.

Thank you for your help for making 2021 Popcorn Sales a success!

Service Hours Opportunity

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:25pm
Hey Scouts,
We're closing in on the end of my project and you guys have been doing great to help out. This weekend we will be painting and finishing the building of the boxes on both Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the last days of my project so it would be great if you guys could help me out here. There will be hourly times blocked off from 2-5 pm on both dates. If you want to sign up please use the link below to go to my sign up sheet.
 
Thank you,
Ethan  
 

Northwestern Color Guard

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:25pm
Big time football is back.  Or, at least Northwestern is playing Minnesota on October 30th at Ryan Field in Evanston.  It should be a thrilling and entertaining game.
 
Present the colors with the Northwestern University Navy ROTC color guard on the field prior to the game.  Stay to watch the Wildcats take on the Golden Gophers!
 
Tickets are $25 per person. Family members are welcome. Complete the online registration form and submit your check and hold harmless agreement (if a parent is not attending) by Thursday, October 21st.
 
Questions? Please contact Mr. Bauerschmidt at paul@bauerschmidt.com or Mr. Warnsman at mwarnsman@yahoo.com.
 
Click below for links to the Flyer and Registration form:
 
 

Holiday Greens 2021

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:24pm
Hello Scouts and Families,  
 
It’s that time of year again to sell our Holiday Greens to Friends, Neighbors and Family. It’s a great way to add funds to your Scout account.  
 
You should have received your packet this past Thursday at the Troop meeting. If you did not get a packet you can pick one up at my house (1341 Greenwillow Lane Unit E).  Please text me if you would like to pick up a packet. (847) 254-2470. 
 
Note:  There is one new product, the Reindeer & Sleigh Gift set.   
 
You will notice two pages have a green border - these are the prices for the greens you will deliver to your customer once they arrive in early December. The red border page contains the Direct Ship gift prices. These products are the ones that your customers can send to friends and family that don’t live in the immediate area. They make a really great gift and smell great!   
 
The order sheet is also color coordinated for taking these orders. The direct ship orders also have a two part carbon form that needs to be filled out and turned in with your checks made out to BSA Troop 156.  No Cash Please 
 
The greens come from the Sherwood Forest Farms in Washington.  If you know of anyone who has a business, you might want to ask them if they need gifts for their clients. The Wreaths and Door Swags make a great holiday gift. 
 
The Holiday Greens Turn In Sales Sheet, the top copy of the Direct Ship Forms, and checks are Due OCTOBER 30th.  
 
If you are done selling before then please turn them in early. 
 
Once we know when the wreaths are going to be delivered, we will schedule a pick up date at the GCC garage  We are targeting the first week of December.  
 
Direct Ship orders will deliver in the two weeks following Thanksgiving. 
 
Please contact me with any questions at ctp116@sbcglobal.net
 
Happy Selling!! 
 
 
Christine and Jack Piontek
 
1341 Greenwillow Ln Unit E
 
847-254-2470
 

Outdoor Activities Update - Climbing Campout

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:24pm

Hey Ho Scouts (and parents, too),

Have you heard?  The perennially popular Climbing Campout is back.  In fact, it is new and improved.  Thanks to Mr. Covid, we are going to be staying right here in the Great State of Illinois.

But really, that’s a good thing.  We are headed to Upper Limits in Bloomington, IL.  There will be climbing, climbing, climbing, but this time inside decommissioned grain silos. 

There are some other twists and turns as well.  We are going to depart from GCC on Saturday morning, November 20th (sorry, no Culver’s stop . . . again) and return at about 7pm on Sunday evening, November 21st just in time to get ready for school.  Hooray!

And, to add to the newness of this trip, we are going to stay in cabins (yes, cabins!) at the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL on Saturday night.

I almost forgot to mention, the centerpiece of this trip is the opportunity to earn the Climbing merit badge.  That’s right, two days, one merit badge.  (Or, if you have already earned the merit badge, or choose not to, there is the climbing, climbing, climbing).

Don’t forget to register prior to the November 11th deadline.

Climbing Flyer 

Climbing Registration 

QUESTION TIME

Q: Why do bees hum during the national anthem?

A: They don’t know the words.

BY DEFINITION

Sunshine: (1) That which comes after the rain. (2) Originating from the radiant, gaseous ball at the center of our solar system. (3) A source of energy. (4) Not always fully appreciated.  As in: The Tenderfoot Scout was disappointed when the sun came out after the storm.  He had been far more impressed when the rain was thrumming against his tent. And, he had loved finding excuses to go splashing through the center of camp between the shelter and his tent.

Mr. Warnsman

mwarnsman@yahoo.com

(812) 639-3954

2021 Popcorn Sales

Posted on Oct 8 2021 - 10:18pm

Scouts,

Come meet us at the site sale today on 10/9, at Ace Hardware on Waukegan. 

Wear your Class A uniform and sell your entire “kit” in 2 hours.  

To Sign up, Go to the Trails End App, go to Storefront, click on 10/9 on the calendar, and choose 1 of the 5 slots. If you have already had a chance at site sales, please let other scouts have a try. 

BSA has really made Trails-End a powerful tool. The best thing we can do is use this tool to prevent problems with payment, inventory, and sale goals.  

  1. Please use the app to put in each of your sales. If you attended a site sale, go ahead and put in the cash sales as 1 transaction, like Jacob Boshes. 
  2. If you are making wagon sales, the best advice is to match your sales amount with checks paid from your customers. The cash sales can be lumped together as 1 transaction. 
  1. If you are taking credit card sales, using the app clearly marks your sales vs. inventory. 
  2. You can use the app to track cash sales as well.
  3.  If you made a mistake, contact me. 
  4. As Holiday Greens sale has rolled out, if you are closing your popcorn sales for the season, please write: 
    1. a check amount = the cash total of your sales + cash donations
    2. to: BSA Troop 156
    3. memo: Scout name, popcorn
    4. turn it in an envelope to Yvonne Wolf at the next scout meeting. 

I’m here to help you reach your popcorn sales goal.

Thank you for your help for making 2021 Popcorn Sales a success!

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

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