Scouting provides programs that build character, foster mental and physical fitness and teach citizenship. Whether it’s an adventure in the outdoors or learning about careers through hands-on experiences, Scouting is about spending quality time with peers, family, and other caring adults.

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Scouting relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.

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Scouting is about fun with your friends and your family and learning to live in the outdoors and working together. It’s about camping, hiking, and becoming a leader. Scouting is also about experiencing a career or business first hand.

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Thinking about becoming a Scout? Scouting promises you the great outdoors and instills character, fosters mental and physical fitness and teaches citizenship.

CUB SCOUTING (ages 7-10)
Cub Scouts make new friends and learn new things in an environment designed to help them succeed.
BOY SCOUTING (ages 11-17)
Boy Scouts dive into outdoor adventure relying on teamwork and character to guide the way.
VENTURING (ages 14-20)
Venturers travel to new places, meet new friends, and take adventure to new heights.
EXPLORING (ages 14-20)
Explorers discover potential careers and are equipped with the tools to succeed.

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Home of Brad Lichota
2010 National Chief
Home of Ian McKinnon
An Eagle Scout who earned all merit badges
50 Years Of Troop 156
T156 Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary
Webelos transition
Troop 156 welcomes Webelos at River Bends Park
Summer camp - camp cup
2019 Heritage Freedom Camp Cup Winners
T156 Proudly Wins Their 2nd Consecutive Camp Cup!
World Jamboree
2019 World Jamboree Visit
T156 Scouts get the opportunity to experience World Jamboree
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Mr. V
William P. Vasilides
In loving memory. June 6, 1931 - January 6, 2021