Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 11 - Issue 8 August 2014

Upcoming Events

August 2014
1-3... Tubing Outing
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
22-24... OA Fall Conference
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... Winter Cabin Sign-Up Night

September 2014
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
3... Round Table 7 pm
4... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
12-14... Webelos Jamoree
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
30... Highway X Clean U

October 2014
1... Roundtable 7 pm
2... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
17-19... Coed Camporee
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
30... Webelos Day Outing
30... Planning Lock-in

OA Fall Conference
August 22-24, 2014

Calling all Ordermen! The OA Fall Conference is August 22-24th at Camp Long Lake. This is also when those who are called out at Summer Camp can do their Ordeal. See the Councilís or OAís website for more information and to sign up.

Webelos Jamoree
September 12-14, 2014

Webelos Jamoree is right around the corner. This is a great opportunity for Troop 4 to get in front of cub scouts and show them how much fun we have!

Where: Menomonee Falls Park
Time: Meet at 4:30 pm at ETC on September 12. Retuning around 11 am on September 14
Cost: $15 / person

Do you know of a Webelos Den? Weíd love to invite them to dinner on Saturday night. Let Rob or Dean know which pack and the den leaderís name so we can make contact.

Planning Lock-In
October 30, 2014

Itís almost time to plan for 2015! Mr. Landquist and the PLC have some exciting new ideas to make the planning more interesting and go quicker so you can enjoy the rest of the evening having fun together.

Before that happens: we need to know what you want to do!

If you have suggestions for outings (and parents, youíre included in this), the suggestion box will be out and you can write those ideas down. The box will be out starting at the next troop meeting and will stay out through September.

November 7-9, 2014

This is a date change, when we put the calendar out last November, we guessed as to the date of Creep-o-Ree. The official date is out and it is the weekend of November 7-9. Watch in the next month or so for the permission slips.


Jagger L
Jarod B
Ethan P
Mikael H
Zach L

Troop 4 Portal

Want to know how much moneyís in your scout account? Canít remember if you signed up for an outing? You can find out on-line.

Check out the Troop 4 Portal -- Parents... You can now have your own logon. If you have more than one scout in the troop, you can associate all your scouts with one user name!

Email Liz with any questions.

Round Table Changes

Going into the fall, there are some changes to Round Table. For Boy Scouts, we will still be meeting the First Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 7 - 8 pm. Our new location is St. Johnís Lutheran Church on Davidson Road in Brookfield. OA chapter meetings have not been decided quite yet.

Please pass to cub scout leaders: There will be 2 cub scout Round Tables: the First Tuesday (at Trinity United Church of Christ in Brookfield) and the First Thursday (at St. John Northwestern Military Academy) from 7 - 8 pm. The program at both will be the same and they are encouraged to attend the one that works best for them.

Coed Camporee
October 17-19, 2014

Save the date! Watch for more information! The coed camporee is coming up in mid-October.

Webelos Day Outing
October 30, 2014

Much like Webelos Jamoree, this is the chance to show off the troop! Itís a non-school day -- who wants to sit at home and be bored... Come to Lapham Peak and hang out with Webelos! We would like ALL scouts to attend.

Augustís Quiz

  1. Besides Frank and Nancy Sinatra, who are the only other father and daughter who each had No. 1 solo hits?
  2. True or False: You save more energy if you leave the lights on all the time, instead of turning them on and off.
  3. True or False: You can ship a whole coconut through the mail just by putting the address and enough stamps on it.

Julyís Answers: 1) Vancouver. 2) Bail. 3) False. No man-made object is discernable to human eyes from that distance.

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
Rob Landquist - Pack Liaison
Bob Grubb - Charter Org. Rep
Jim Voigt
Randy Thomas
Jenny Landquist

Rob Landquist
- Scoutmaster

Rich Benkstein Asst. Scoutmaster
Fred Bomberg Asst. Scoutmaster
Tony Hwilka Asst. Scoutmaster
Joe Zomchek Asst. Scoutmaster

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Jarod B
ASPL - Kameron A
PL (Egyptian Jackal) - Riley J
PL (Bison Clan) - Zach L
PL (Rambunctious Racoons) - Tanner Z
PL (Shadow Ninjas) - Jared L

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:
September 4, 2014

Watch your email for information about the August Leader Picnic.

Next Round Table: September 3, 2014 at 7 pm. Location: St. John Lutheran Church on Davidson Road in Brookfield

Drop Offs

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

Mailing List

Keep up to date on what's happening in the troop! Subscribe to the Troop 4 mailing list. Send an email to Liz Danner with subscribe scout-troop4 in the body of the message.