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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 16 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. Tom Tuten 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.


Bittersweet Endings and New Beginnings

Posted on Jun 10 2016 - 10:52pm

At the June 9th Court of Honor, Troop families turned out in force to say thank you to Scoutmaster Tom Tuten as he stepped down after 4 years of stellar service.With a major focus on reinforcing the concept of a boy-led Troop, Tom has led the charge in creating opportunities for success for our Scouts, holding them to high expectations under the guidance of a team of dedicated adult leaders to support them.His tenure leaves behind a roster of youth leaders who are better prepared to lead their peers in weekly meetings, monthly campouts, and merit badge and rank advancement work. As Tom moves into other support roles with the Troop, we say a hearty THANK YOU!


As Tom steps down, we are pleased to welcome Paul Bauerschmidt to the role of Scoutmaster, who we are confident will provide strong leadership for our Troop going forward. 

Along with the change in Scoutmasters, we also witnessed the swearing in of our new Senior (SPL) and Assistant Senior (ASPL) Patrol Leaders. Aidan Celner (SPL) and Daniel Fogarty (ASPL) will provide leadership to the Scouts from now through December, 2016. A big thank you to Connor Quirk, outgoing SPL, for his extraordinary efforts over the past 6 months. 

Congratulations to all!

Welcome to the new Troop 156 Website!

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 8:10am

Welcome to our new website!  This new site is based on technology by a company named SOAR:

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