Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 15 - Issue 1 January 2018

Upcoming Events

January 2018
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
3... Roundtable 7 pm
7... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Winter Blast Service
13-14... Adventure Rock
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
19... P163 Pinewood Derby
20... P79 Pinewood Derby
20... Sean Eagle COH
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
27... P212 Pinewood Derby

February 2018
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
9-11... Cabin Camp
10... P91 Pinewood Derby
11... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
17... P30 Pinewood Derby
17... Rotary Pancake Festival
18... Court of Honor & FOS
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
24... P7 Pinewood Derby
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

March 2018
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
11... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
16-18... SFF & Swim Test Outing
18... P13 Pinewood Derby
20... P1 Pinewood Derby
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

Winter Blast Service Day
January 13, 2018

We have signed up to teach various cub scout skills to help them reach their rank achievements. We’ll be at the Sussex Winter Blast on January 13 at Sussex/Hamilton High School. There is a sign up at the troop meeting.

Adventure Rock
January 13-14, 2018

We’re locking ourselves in at Adventure Rock for a night of climbing fun! Meet at the Pewaukee Adventure Rock. We’ll get an introduction lesson to using their equipment starting at 8 pm and when the gym closes we have it all to ourselves.

Cost: $40 / person
Time: Meet at Adventure Rock at 7:45 pm and get picked up from Adventure Rock at 8 am

Permission slips are available.

February Cabin Camp
February 9-11, 2018

We’re camping at IMR the weekend of February 9-11. Space is limited, sign up early!

P163 is also having their winter campout at IMR that weekend and we’ll be working with them on some of our activities.

Cost: $35 / person

Permission slips are out, sign up now.

Court of Honor & Friends of Scouting
February 18, 2018

Mark your calendars! It’s time to recognize those scouts that have earned ranks and merit badges since Summer Camp.

This is also the Court of Honor where we do our Friends of Scouting presentation. Watch in January for the “pre-campaign”. If we can reach our FOS goal before the Court of Honor, we won’t have the presentation! More information will be coming.

Scouting for Food & Swim Test Outing
March 16-18, 2018

It’s a weekend of service and swimming. It’s a backyard campout - camping at ETC. Saturday will have Scouting for Food in the morning. Sunday we’ll do the Summer Camp swim tests.

Cost: $30 / person ($35 after March 9)

Permission slips are available.

Troop Shoot
April 27-29, 2018

It’s the Council’s annual Troop Shoot! Scouts ages 12 and up can compete in shooting competitions, there are individual and patrol events. New Scouts? You can come and get more camping experience while working on scouting skills before Summer Camp.

Cost: $63 / shooter; $18 / adult ($73 & $28 after March 27); $20 / non-shooting scout

Sign up fast! Space is limited to 150 scouts. Permission slips are available.


Paul V

Scout Sunday
February 4, 2018

A scout is REVERENT. Scout Sunday is an opportunity to live this point of the scout law. Attend your church’s services in uniform.

Let Mr. Landquist know if you did to work towards getting the patch for this year.

Service Opportunities

Sussex Winter Blast - January 13
Rotary Pancake Festival - February 17
Scouting for Food (collection day) - March 17

Pinewood Derbies start this month! There are 8 derbies this year we’re running. See the sign-up sheets on the table at Troop Meetings.

Crossovers will also be starting soon. Sign up to welcome new scouts into our troop.

Scoutbook - Have You Logged In?

The troop transitioned to Scoutbook last year. You should have received an invitation from Scoutbook about accessing the Troop’s account.

What does this mean? You can edit yours or your scout’s profile information (address, phone numbers, school & grade) inside Scoutbook! You can also see where your scout is in his advancement and what he needs to work on.

Don’t have access? Can’t find the invitation email? See Liz.

Got Advancement?

Looking to have requirements signed off? Remember, it’s up to you to seek out an scout First Class or Above to test and sign off on your requirements. Once they’ve dated and initialed your advancement sheet, drop it in the box and it will get recorded in Scoutbook. Not in the box or without the initials of whoever signed it off? It doesn’t get recorded.

What about Merit Badges? Once you decide you want to work on a badge, fill out a Blue Card and take it to Mr. Landquist to sign off. He’ll also help you find merit badge counselors. Having issues contacting a counselor? Let Mr. Landquist know so he can help find another counselor.

January’s Quiz

  1. Who failed to convince people to answer the telephone by saying “Hoy, Hoy” or “Ahoy”?
  2. Where is’s headquarters located?
  3. What player was the first to have his number retired across the entire major league?

December’s Answers: 1) The Miss America Organization. 2) Egg nog. 3) Boxing Day.

Troop Leadership

Committee - Chair
Boni Danner - Chairperson - 542-7002
Liz Danner - Treasurer / Secretary / Web - 574-1140
Jim Anderson - ASM Outings
Matt Danner - ASM Equipment
Karen Anderson - Fundraising
Dean Danner - ASM Advancement
Brian Hagerstrand - Pack Liaison
Jim Voigt

Rob Landquist
- Scoutmaster - 262-290-3291

Marie Hagerstrand Asst. Scoutmaster
Tony Hwilka Asst. Scoutmaster
Joe Zomchek Asst. Scoutmaster

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Sean W
ASPL - Jimmy N
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Artie K
PL (Bison Clan) - Tyler V
PL (Radioactive Squirrels) - Dylan S
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Josh N

Charter Organizations
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
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Please contact Liz Danner with items and/or corrections for the newsletter.

Committee Meeting

Next Committee Meeting:
February 11, 2018

Next Round Table:
February 7, 2018 - 7 pm @ St. John Lutheran, Brookfield

Drop Offs

Anything that is due to the Troop can be dropped off at ETC to Liz or Boni Danner's attention weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Mailing List

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