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:
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.
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.
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: