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Based at Glenview Community Church, Troop 156 has served its community for more than 65 years. As one of the largest and most active Boy Scout units in Northeast Illinois, Troop 156 has a proud tradition of excellence. In the past five years alone, the Troop has produced 35 Eagle Scouts.

We are a scout-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 proud of our 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. Bob Blackwell is the unit's Committee Chair.


Troop Treasurer Update

Posted on Oct 2 2022 - 6:59pm

We would like to welcome Larissa Gesicki as the Troop's new treasurer. If you have any questions or need to submit expenses, please reach out to Larissa at risandglen@yahoo.com. I am also attaching an updated Troop Reimbursement Form. This form will also be available under Menu, then Files, then Financial.

Thank you so much to John Desmond for his 7 (!!!) years of volunteering as Treasurer. We wish you the best in retirement!

Pancake Breakfast is TOMORROW!

Posted on Sep 30 2022 - 12:55pm

Here are some helpful tips for our Pancake Breakfast tomorrow:

  • Please arrive on time for your shift
  • the kitchen can get warm, so dress accordingly
  • Scouts should wear Class A uniform
  • Tickets will be available for purchase at the door
  • All money collected is due at the next Troop meeting on 10/6

There is still time to volunteer:


Commando Campout - October 21-23

Posted on Sep 30 2022 - 12:27pm
Hello, Scouts, Parents, and Leaders - 
With our first campout of the Fall now under our belts, I hope you're ready to turn your attention to our next campout, the ever-popular Commando Campout, taking place the weekend of October 21-23, 2022. 
The weekend will feature a full morning of Capture the Flag among the sand and gravel hills of Camp Crown, followed by an afternoon of activity choices (games, advancement work, axe yard, etc). 
We will be tent camping both nights (no cardboard this year). Boys who wish to cook for advancement should be sure to enter their desired meals on the registration form and turn in a menu to Mrs. Barnas using the meal planning guide (found at the link on the flyer) by Thursday, 9/13, at the latest.
Flyer and Hold Harmless form:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zvzqanfifJR4WYDpefgItoK71McNFzvvBJfVKQGdfGA/edit?usp=sharing. Please turn in your signed Hold Harmless Form and Fee by 10/13. 
We are expecting large numbers of Scouts and Webelos guests, and will need plenty of drivers and adult leaders to join us on this trip. Please sign up if you are able to join us, and we'll happily put you to work!
Questions? Please contact trip leader, Jeanne Barnas, at jeanne.barnas@comcast.net or 847-308-1244.
Yours in Scouting,
Jeanne Barnas, ASM
Troop 156, Glenview

Outdoor Activities Update - Do a Good Turn Daily

Posted on Sep 30 2022 - 12:27pm

Hey Ho Scouts (and parents, too),

Quick.  What is the Scout slogan?  Yep, that’s right, you got it: Do a Good Turn Daily.  Why, you ask, does the Scout slogan come to mind.  Well, every day is a new day, so there is always the opportunity to do a good turn . . . daily.  However, fall presents the perfect opportunity to do a good turn.

Why is the fall such a good time to do a good turn?  One word: leaves.  Here we are, out in the leafy suburbs north of Chicago.  By all measures, a great place to live.  Lots of trees providing shade, and producing lots of leaves.

That’s where you come in.  As we all know, those leaves drop to the ground in the fall and, I am sure that we can all agree, raking leaves is one of the premier means for a Scout to do a good turn.  It’s outdoors.  There are no power tools involved.  You can make a visible difference.  You can help others – whether your family or a neighbor.  And, its fun.

This is all a long way of saying, enjoy the leaves as they change color, but stand ready to do your part.  Rake, rake, rake.  


As I watched all of the ranks and merit badges being awarded at Thursday’s court of honor, I was reminded of how many blank or, shall we say, outdated left pockets of uniform shirts I have been seeing of late.  That’s right, I am referring to the left pocket where your badge of rank goes.  I would like to encourage you to work with an adult to get your latest rank either sewn or “badge magic’d” onto your uniform.  After all, you earned it, why not wear it proudly?


Q: What is the most curious letter?

A: Y

[Editor’s note: I must say, subtle, but clever.]


Rake: (1) A long-handled implement used to move leaves from one area to another. (2) most often comprised of a wood handle and plastic tines, but also constructed of metal. (3) Usually stored in the garage for long months before being taken out for a spurt of intense activity in the fall. (4) The source of a good workout. As in: The Star Scout strode out into the middle of the leaf-strewn lawn and began to rake vigorously.  He soon paused to take a break and resolved to proceed at a more measured pace until the job was done.

Mr. Warnsman


(812) 639-3954

Court of Honor - This week 9/29

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:57pm

We hope you will join us for the Court of Honor this coming Thurs., Sept. 29th. at 7:00pm at GCC in the Mayflower Room. For parents whose child is receiving a rank, please bring your parent ribbon to pin the new rank.

During the Court of Honor we will celebrate Scouts who have completed rank requirements and merit badges. We have Scouts moving up almost every rank in the ladder. This is also an opportunity to hear trip reports from our trips this summer. Parents are encouraged to join and recognize everyone's advancements.

For those Scouts unable to attend, but who have earned a rank or merit badge, please contact Mr. Bauerschmidt after the COH to arrange for pick-up. Thanks to Laura Olson for putting together the program!

2022 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 4:57pm

There are still plenty of shifts that need to be filled in order to make our Pancake Breakfast a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two. 

Sign up Genius found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA8A62DA3F58-troop

There is just 1 more week to sell your tickets. If you need additional tickets, let us know. 

All funds collected must be turned in no later than October 8th.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions:

Anne Warnsman & Rebecca Richards

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