Who Are We?
Troop 156 is located in Disco, Michigan (Disco is the old name for part of Shelby Township). Our Troop is one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in the area and has a 54-year history of excellence and service. To date, the Troop has 151 Scouts who have earned the Rank of Eagle. The excellence continues today.
We are a boy-led troop, offering a Scouting program with emphasis on camping and outdoor skills. Our Scouts actively practice the leadership skills they'll use as adults.
What Can We Offer?
Troop 156 is a member of the Chippewa District within the Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America. Our chartering organization is the North Macomb Sportsman Club in Shelby Township, Michigan. We are an active Troop with a busy schedule of camp-outs, outdoor activities, special events, and community service projects. Our current calendar provides an idea of the Scout’s diverse interests and their energy! All boys ages 11 to 17, in grades 6 or higher, are welcome to join or visit us at a meeting. Check out our upcoming activities and our annual calendar on our Calendar link on the left. Besides having a good time, Scouting can prepare you with life skills that you won’t get in school. Canoeing, fire building, wilderness survival, fixing a car, blasting clays with a shotgun..... there’s over 125 life skills that you can learn about as you earn merit badges. If you like fun, challenge and adventure, and making friends for life, we invite you to join us in the Adventures of Scouting!
Troop 156 has a year-round outings program, with an overnight outing every month planned by the Scouts themselves. During the summer, we offer a week long summer camp experience. We also offer an opportunity to attend a high adventure program for the youth 1st class and above at least every other year. Our current calendar provides an idea of the Scouts' diverse interests and their energy!
The Troop outings program is designed to provide Scouts with fun, new skills, and advancement. In addition to meeting requirements for advancing in rank, outings provide opportunities for earning merit badges, including Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Backpacking, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and many others.
At weekly troop meetings, the Scouts plan upcoming camp-outs or service projects, or work together on rank advancement or merit badges. Throughout the year, the Scouts organize weekend camping trips. Our current calendar provides an idea of the activities that the Scouts will be planning.
Troop members also can participate in several service activities during the year. These programs are oriented to good citizenship in the community, and include Scouting for Food, Shelby Township Clean-up Day, other troop selected services, and Eagle service projects.
The troop also participates in a number of inter-troop activities each year, including the Chippewa District’s fall and spring Camp-O-Rees.
Parents can help the troop flourish in many different ways: as adult leaders, by serving on the troop committee, by offering their knowledge as merit badge counselors, or by helping with transportation and other needs to support for our weekend activities.
Please feel free to visit us at anytime to learn more about our exciting journey through Scouting and how Troop 156 operates. Visitors are welcome to any of our Troop meetings, camp-outs, or activities. If you are interested in attending any of the troop’s activities or would like more information, contact our Scoutmaster at Scoutmaster@Troop156BSA.com