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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.


OA Memorial Day Workers Weekend

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 9:54pm

Join us May 27-29 for a weekend of cheerful service at Camp MaKaJaWan in order to prepare Camp for the summer season. This weekend is not just for members of the OA, but for anyone who would like to come and help. Hearty meals will be prepared by the kitchen staff and participants may either pitch a tent or stay in one of the cabins we have reserved in Family Camp.

If you are an Ordeal Member of the OA, and have been so since July 2015, this is a terrific opportunity to seal your membership in the order by accepting the Brotherhood Honor. Make sure to note on the registration form your intent to go for Brotherhood.


Earn $75 Off Camp MaKaJaWan Fees - Twilight Camp Service Hours

Posted on Apr 13 2016 - 9:21am

Earn service hours and help run stations at Twilight Camp!!

Twilight Camp is held annually at Crow Island Woods in Winnetka for local Cub Scout packs.  This year the camp will run the evenings of Wed, June 1 through Friday, June 3.  Boy Scout volunteers are needed to help run various outdoor stations such as archery, sling shot, zip lines and much more.    

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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