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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.


Holiday Bowling Party

Posted on Nov 25 2022 - 3:24pm

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Where: Bowlero, 7333 Milwaukee Ave, Niles

Cost: $20 per Scout for shoes, pizza and soda (Webelos and Arrow of light are free)

Flyer can be found here

Northfield Food Pantry Drive

Posted on Nov 25 2022 - 11:26am

Who: Liam's Star Project


  • pancake mix
  • coffee/tea
  • canned vegetables
  • canned salmon
  • canned fruit
  • condiments
  • shelf stable foods only

Where: Liam will pick up goods on November 26th. Additionally he will accept items at weekly Troop meetings.

When: Goods will be picked up from your doorstep on November 26th. If you need to drop them off later than that, place them on Liam's doorstep at 1696 Highland Ave., Northbrook. 

Deadline: December 1st

Winter MaKaJaWan

Posted on Nov 25 2022 - 11:26am

Imagine the beauty and fun of Camp MaKaJaWan in winter.  We will stay in wood stove-heated cabins or, as an alternative, spend a night or two outdoors in a tent or a snow shelter.  Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, exploring, snow shelter building and camaraderie in the cabins.  This is always a great event!

 When: December 19 - December 22

Who: Scouts First Class and above

Registration is due December 8th!

Registration found here

Flyer found here.

Lasagna Love Ingredient Drive

Posted on Nov 25 2022 - 11:26am

Who: Nico's Star Service Project

What: I’m collecting lasagna ingredients and grocery gift cards to help Lasagna Love volunteers feed more families this winter.

When: My goal is to collect 100 items by December 5th.

Why: Lasagna Love is a grassroots nonprofit that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery.

See attached flyer for requested flyer.

Outdoor Activities Update - Cooking Methods

Posted on Nov 25 2022 - 11:25am

Hey Ho Scouts (and parents, too),

10.  No, that is not a reference to the points of the Scout Law.  How many of those are there?  That’s right.  There are 12.  

The reference is to the number of cooking methods identified in Cooking merit badge.  Can you name them?  Let’s see.  There is baking, boiling, broiling, pan frying, simmering, steaming, microwaving, grilling, foil cooking, and, in a category all its own,  use of a Dutch oven.

Why does this matter?  Well, there are all sorts of delicious meals that you can cook using these methods, but to be more practical about it, you need to use five of these 10 methods to cook meals to satisfy requirement 4c of Cooking merit badge.

All of this is a long way of saying, be on the lookout for recipes that use different cooking methods.  And, of course, be sure to discuss your ideas with your merit badge counselor.


Last week in this space, you may have noticed reference to a five-letter word beginning in “s” and ending in “d.”  Of course, I should have referred to a six-letter word with such characteristics.  There are two possible explanations to this oversight.  First, it could be a matter of playing too much Wordle with the resulting fixation on five-letter words.  More likely, the oversight can be explained simply as: stupid is as stupid does.  Oh well.


Q: Did you hear about the giant who threw up?

A: It’s all over town.


Leftovers: (1) Food from a past meal. (2) Often stored in air-tight containers in the refrigerator. (3) Well-paired with a microwave. (4) A true Thanksgiving tradition.  As in: The Life Scout absolutely loved Thanksgiving.  While he often had to spend many minutes in front of the open refrigerator door looking for something to eat, after Thanksgiving he could be in and out of the refrigerator in no time as there was so many leftovers from which to choose.

[Editor’s question:  Will there ever come a day when a teenage boy’s concern for the environment extends to not standing in front of an open refrigerator door?]

Mr. Warnsman


(812) 639-3954

Volunteer Opportunity 11/19

Posted on Nov 18 2022 - 2:54pm

Please join Tyler Moon for his Life Service Project helping to beautify Glenview prior to Black Friday sales by cleaning up the Techny River Basin (West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River). This area is located South of Willow off of Ravine Way, East of the Target/Kohls shopping center. Winds sweep across this parking lot, attracting a large amount of trash, plus people drive by and use it as their personal trash can.

When: Meet Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10:00 am (for the morning shift) or noon (for the afternoon shift) in the Kohls/Aldi parking lot (2195 Willow Rd., Glenview).

What to Bring: Bring work gloves, wear water-proof boots and long pants, wear Class B Uniform

Shifts: Two Shifts – 10 AM to NOON, AND NOON to 2:00 PM or both

Food: There will be Donuts for the morning shift!
There will be Pizza for the afternoon shift!
And there will be snacks for all!

Sign up for a shift at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFAA23AAF49-boyscout

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