BSA Troop 156 - Simon Kenton Council - Darby Creek District

Proudly sponsored by Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43235
Troop 156 meets every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Linworth United Methodist Church. We are centrally located between Worthington, Dublin, Upper Arlington and North Columbus. We draw families from all of these communities.

Since 1943, Boy Scouts of America Troop 156 has been following the traditions of scouting by presenting a traditional program that fulfills the Scouting Aims of character development, citizenship, mental, and physical training.  We achieve these aims by emphasizing the fundamentals of Scouting, including:

Boy Leadership

We train our boys to lead themselves. Every boy is provided the opportunity to assume a leadership position allowing them to gain valuable experience planning troop activities, running meetings and organizing adventures around the needs and interests of the troop. With scoutmasters as coaches and guides, the boys take control of the program and acquire important leadership skills and growth in self-esteem.

Challenge and Reward

Since 1943, Troop 156 has promoted over 50 scouts to the rank of Eagle. While achieving the rank of Eagle is a worthwhile goal, it is not for every boy. Every scout however, has the opportunity to set challenges and achieve them in Scouting, regardless of their rank. Our program is based on a series of goals that each boy works to achieve, with rewards and celebrations along the way.

We Have FUN

With training and leadership as the foundation, we offer a program where boys are challenged to excel, and when they excel, they can’t help but have fun. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout movement said, “Scouting is a game with a purpose. All of the leadership training and challenges are built around fun activities. Our boys develop their skills through planning and preparing for fun activities like:

  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Rock climbing & caving
  • Mountain biking
  • Competing in scout skills challenges
  • Community service

Annual Heath and Medical Record

BSA has a new Medical Form for 2011. They are for both youth & adults, and it are valid for one year. Read the Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Annual Health and Medical Record.