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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.

 

Troop 156 Marching in the 4th of July Parade

Posted on Jun 28 2016 - 7:35pm

 

Join Troop 156 as we march in the Glenview 4th of July Parade. We are planning to ride Mr. Lynch's classic fire truck and pass out candy to onlookers. We will be joined by both Pack 156 and Pack 559. After reading the details below, please contact ASM Dan Grant to sign up (312-304-1558).

 

Glenview Parade Information 

WHEN: Monday, JULY 4, 2016; Scouts should arrive at the staging area no later at 11:00 am. Our line up position is #31. The parade kicks off at 11:15 am.

WHERE: The parade route begins at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road; travels south on Harlem; turns right (west) onto Central Road and ends at John’s Park. The staging area is on Lehigh Avenue just north of Glenview Road in the commuter parking lot. Look for #31 and/or the fire truck. Porta-Potties will be available near the start of the parade route for your convenience.

WHAT: In order to ride the fire truck, Scouts must be wearing the proper Class A uniform. Scouts will rotate sitting on the truck and walking in the parade. One adult will ride tailboard at all times. Scouts may bring candy to hand out as they walk along the red line at the side of the road. Candy may NOT be thrown.
 
WHAT TO BRING:  All Scouts should bring a water bottle
 
PARENT PICK UP: The parade finishes at Johns Park on Central Road. Scouts must be picked up their by their parents.

Please RSVP your participation to Dan Grant at 312-304-1558 or dgngrant@msn.com by July 3rd. 

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!

OA Workers Weekend Honors

Posted on Jun 10 2016 - 9:18pm

With the help of 22 Troop 156 Scouts and adults, we were able to successfully install 5 docks on Lake Killian, paint the Health Lodge, and help to clean out the fire bowl. Best of all, 4 of our Scouts are our newest Brotherhood members - congratulations to Aidan Celner, Gavin Dickinson, Daniel Fogarty and David Rugen!

At the June 9th Court of Honor, Jim Fogarty awarded the first annual "Troop 156 Outstanding Worker's Weekend Workers Awards". Award winners included:

Ralph Shepstone, Gabby Barnas and Jeanne Barnas, who stood in the water, oftentimes up to their necks, and helped install each of the 5 docks; and to

David Barnas, Paul Bauerschmidt and Mark Bauerschmidt, who painted the Health Lodge, oftentimes in the pouring rain.

Congratulations to the 2016 award winners! 

    

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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