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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 Pioneering Campout - March 2nd Registration Deadline

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 10:35pm

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.

Troop First Aid Meet - March 2nd

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 10:33pm

We hope that you'll be able to join us at the March 2nd Troop meeting for our annual Troop First Aid Meet. Boys will compete with their Patrols in two scenarios to treat patients with multiple medical conditions. Our team that will compete at the March 4th District First Aid Meet provided training for the rest of the Troop at this past week's meeting, so we look forward to seeing how much of this knowledge the boys have retained. 

OA Election - March 9th

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 10:25pm

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Election of Scouts to be inducted into the Order of the Arrow (OA) will take place on March 9th. To be eligible, Scouts must be First Class and have camped a minimum of 15 nights within the last two years (a maximum of 5 nights is counted for long-term camps, like Summer Camp). 

In order for our election to be valid, at least 50% of our active registered Scouts must be present for the election. We ask that you make every effort to attend this meeting, even if it is to stay just long enough to participate in the election.

Pancake Breakfast - Your Help Needed!

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 10:11pm

The Troop's annual Pancake Breakfast is only two weeks away on SUNDAY, March 12th, and it's more important than ever to make sure that both Scouts and parents have signed up to work a shift. This is our first year serving breakfast around the Sunday church services at GCC, and we are anticipating higher numbers than ever. 

If you or your Scout haven't already signed up for a work shift, please do so today by visiting our easy online registration through SignUpGenius at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45aaa723a20-pancake. We do appreciate any amount of time you are able to participate. 

Scouts should continue to sell tickets. Any Scout selling at least 40 tickets will receive a $15 iTunes gift card. Additional tickets can be requested by contacting ASM Charlie Kuhn at chasjkuhn@sbcglobal.net.

Summer Camp and Philmont 2018 Registrations Available

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 10:10pm

PHILMONT 2018: Troop 156 has been awarded two backpacking treks for the Summer of 2018. Scouts must be First Class and age 14 (or 13 and have graduated 8th grade) by the time of the trip. To save your spot, a $100 deposit must be submitted by March 9th, only 3 weeks from now. Scoutmaster Bauerschmidt will lead a meeting for both parents and Scouts to discuss this spectacular opportunity on March 9th. Deposits will be due by the end of the meeting. Refer to the e-mail you should have received from Paul Bauerschmidt on February 22nd for more details.

SUMMER CAMP MAKAJAWAN 2017: Registration forms are also available now for this year's Summer Camp MaKaJaWan. A deposit of $75 per week of camp is due by March 9th, just two weeks from today. Week 1 will run from July 23-29 and Week 2 from July 30 - August 5th. Additional details are available on the attached flyer. 

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.


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