Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 15 - Issue 2 February 2018

Upcoming Events

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
15... P13 Crossover
16... P63 Crossover
17... P30 Pinewood Derby
17... Rotary Pancake Festival
18... Court of Honor & FOS
18... P73 Crossover
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
15... P22 Crossover
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

April 2018
3... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
10... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
11... Roundtable 7 pm
17... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
24... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
27-29... Troop Shoot

Court of Honor & Friends of Scouting
February 18, 2018

Mark your calendars! Itís 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 ďpre-campaignĒ. If we can reach our FOS goal before the Court of Honor, we wonít have the presentation! More information will be coming.

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

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

Cost: $30 / person ($35 after March 9)
Permission slips are available.

Troop Shoot
April 27-29, 2018

Itís the Councilís 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.

Summer Camp
June 24-30, 2018

No, itís not too early to be thinking about this summerís Summer Camp! Spend a week at Camp Long Lake earning advancement, working on merit badges, and having fun!

Early-bird price is $305 -- but you have to sign up by February 27th. (Price goes up to $330 until April 24, After April 24 itís $355.) Scouts who just crossed over, you get the early bird price until May 16.

Attending NYLT and Summer Camp? You get a second-week discount on summer camp -- your price: $255 until April 24.

Permission slips are out. Sign up today!


Ice Cream Social: March 4, 2018
Course: June 10-15, 2018

Want to learn more about being a leader? Looking to be SPL or ASPL? NYLT is for you! Itís a week of learning about and putting into practice leadership skills while camping. The course is the week after schoolís out: June 10-15th.

Want to know more? Ready to sign up? Head to the Ice Cream Social at St. Dominicís (in Brookfield) on March 4, 2018. Theyíre opening a full course -- no wait lists. Registrations are not taken in advance of the Ice Cream Social.

Participant Paperwork is here:


Jacob W
Grant N
Christopher K
Oliver K
Ben C

Service Opportunities

Rotary Pancake Festival - February 17
Scouting for Food (collection day) - March 17
Highway Clean Up: May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Pinewood Derbies start this month! There are 9 derbies this year weíre running. There are still opportunities to help! See the sign-up sheets on the table at Troop Meetings.

Crossovers are starting -- weíve got 3 in February at 1 in March. 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 Troopís account.

What does this mean? You can edit yours or your scoutís 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.

Donít have access? Canít find the invitation email? See Liz.

Got Advancement?

Looking to have requirements signed off? Remember, itís up to you to seek out an scout First Class or Above to test and sign off on your requirements. Once theyíve 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 doesnít 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. Heíll also help you find merit badge counselors. Having issues contacting a counselor? Let Mr. Landquist know so he can help find another counselor.

Februaryís Quiz

  1. In what decade was Hong Kong returned to China?
  2. In which decade were the first Olympic Games hosted in Asia (in Tokyo)?
  3. How many instruments accompany someone when they are singing a cappella?

Januaryís Answers: 1) Alexander Graham Bell. 2) Seattle, Washington. 3) Jackie Robinson.

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:
March 11, 2018

Next Round Table:
March 7, 2018

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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