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Based at Glenview Community Church, Troop 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 alone, the Troop has produced 35 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.

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.

 

2021-2022 Lineup of Events

Posted on Jun 11 2021 - 4:30pm

Last Saturday, our Troop's Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) met to plan out a schedule of the monthly campouts/activities for the coming year. While many great ideas were put forward for consideration, the group  settled on the following roster of exciting events (details to be further developed).

  • September - Caving Campout, Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA
  • October - Cardboard Commando, Camp Crown (tenting Friday night, Scouts build cardboard deluxe structures to sleep in Saturday night)
  • November - Climbing Lockin
  • December - Winter MaKaJaWan
  • January - Cabin Campout
  • February - Winter Carnival Cabin Campout
  • March - Marchmanship (Shooting Sports)
  • April -Devil's Lake Campout
  • May - Trainpacking (Metra to downtown, backpack across to downtown to the South Shore Line, train to Indiana Dunes State Park, backpack 1 mile to campground)
  • June - Beach Campout

A full 21-22 meeting and activity schedule will be further developed and distributed later this summer. 

Court of Honor Photos

Posted on Jun 11 2021 - 4:12pm

What a wonderful turnout for at our final Court of Honor of the year last weekend, celebrating our Scouts who persevered through the challenges of the pandemic to achieve new ranks and earn merit badges! We especially congratulate Scoutmaster Paul Bauerschmidt on 5 years leading the charge and Warren Fellingham on 42 years as our fearless Unit Commissioner! Well done, gentlemen!

Please click on the link below to explore photos from the 6/6 Court of Honor:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aeREPt6V4QvdsVC39

Outdoor Activities Update - Miniature Rank Parent Recognition Pin

Posted on Jun 9 2021 - 7:35am
 
If your son has received a rank for which you did not receive (or need a replacement for) a miniature rank parent recognition pin (pins that are presented to a parent by his / her son at the Court of Honor as thanks for his / her contribution to his rank advancement), please send an email to Mark Warnsman (mwarnsman@yahoo.com) and he will see that you get one. 

Upcoming Meeting and Event Details

Posted on Jun 3 2021 - 8:18pm

 

  • Saturday, June 5 - PLC Annual Planning Pow Wow  2:00 - 5:00 pm, Swenson Park (for all Troop 156 boy leaders)
  • Sunday, June 6 - Outdoor In Person Court of Honor -  2:00 - 3:30 pm, Sleepy Hollow Park (Note: no access to restrooms)
  • Thursday, June 10 - Cliffside Campers Meeting - short meeting for those going on the campout only
  • Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13 - Cliffside Park Campout

Court of Honor - Sunday, June 6

Posted on Jun 3 2021 - 9:31am

 Reminder to attend the Spring Court of Honor this Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 pm at Sleepy Hollow Park. Please bring your own chair(s) and a water bottle as we will gather around the fire pit for the ceremony. Even though we will be outdoors masks will be required as well as social distancing. Please note that we will not have access to the field house or restrooms within. 

During the Court of Honor we will celebrate Scouts who have completed rank requirements and merit badges, announce and swear in our newly elected Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL), recognize all of our adult volunteers, and enjoy special presentations. In particular, we want to celebrate the contributions of Warren Fellingham, who is stepping down as Unit Commissioner after serving for an undisclosed number of years (but at least for 35 years). 

For those Scouts unable to attend, but who have earned a rank or merit badge, please contact Scoutmaster Bauerschmidt after the COH to arrange for pick up.

Cliffside Park Campout - June 11-13

Posted on Jun 3 2021 - 9:22am

We have great confidence that you have put the Cliffside Park campout on your calendar for the weekend of June 11-13.  Now, it is the time for the next step, if you haven't already.  The trip flyer and the registration form can be found at the links below.  Please work with a parent to review the flyer (printing out the “hold harmless” page for signature) and completing the online registration form.  That online registration form is key as it will allow planning to get underway. All registrations MUST be received by Sunday's Court of Honor. 

 

Cliffside Park Campout Flyer https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YsEQBl5-RRzEOU8AdwLeQHqPG0eWg3WWrchgwsqwO84/edit?usp=sharing

Cliffside Park Campout Registrationhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8ZQJIB6ThUVpHXQRTYPfZPDX5g_J6BpzYiLPzBSWh90mGsg/viewform

 

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