Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 11 - Issue 11 November 2014

Upcoming Events

November 2014
1... ILST 12-5 pm
2... Committee Meeting
4... PLC Meeting
5... Roundtable
7-9... Creep-o-Ree
11... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
25... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

December 2014
2... PLC Meeting
3... Roundtable 7 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
13-14... Eagle Cave Outing
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
30... Movie & Game Night

January 2015
4... Committee Meeting
6... PLC Meeting
7... Roundtable
10... Cub-o-Ree
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
16... P163 Pinewood Derby
17... River Trails Klondike
18... Court of Honor
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
24... Ice Skating (TBA)
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

Eagle Cave
December 13-14, 2014

Our last planned outing for the year is a trip to Eagle Cave in Blue River, Wisconsin. Spend a fun night exploring the cave and sleeping in it! It is highly recommended that you visit Good Will and purchase used clothing -- two or three outfits -- as you will be getting muddy in the cave and you cannot wear any items from this cave into another cave.

Time: Meet at ETC at 8 am (NOTE Arrival Time Change) on December 13. Return around noon on December 14.

Cost: $60 / person.

Permission slips and money due November 25, 2014.

2015 Calendar

Planning was a rousing success and we have a calendar for 2015 (along with some fun events for 2016 already having been approved).

Parents, the calendar will be presented at the November 18 troop meeting. This is an important meeting to attend as this is your opportunity to tell us of any known conflicts (school schedules, etc) and to give your input on the boysí decisions. Also, itís your chance to be involved by helping a scout coordinate the outing (making reservations, etc).

The new calendar is up on the Troopís website. Please get the dates into your calendar now so we can get as many scouts as possible at the outings.

DUE: November 25, 2014

The recharter packets will be handed out at the November 11 troop meeting. Please stop and pick yours up (scouts & adults). Verify the information on the data sheet is correct, sign the Code of Conduct, and fill out the Class A&B medical form. Turn it in plus the dues (both troop and OA) on November 25 at the troop meeting.

Note: The Committee voted at the November meeting to increase dues $5. The 2015 dues are $50 per scout.

Chiliís Fundraiser
November 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Weíre having a Chiliís Fundraiser again this year. What do you have to do? Pass out the coupons (also available with the fall fundraiser) to anyone you know -- friends, family, coworkers. Thatís it! When they go to the Chiliís on Sunset and turn the coupon in, the Troop will get 10% of their bill!

Movie & Game Night
December 30, 2014

Itís a 5th Tuesday! Weíre going to have a movie & game night December 30th. From 6:30 - 8 pm. Weíll watch a movie and play board games. If youíre interested in suggesting movies or bringing a game, talk with the PLC.


Ed B
Eric D

January Activities

Rather than a single outing, the Troop decided to do day activities on several weekends.

January 10 -- Service Opportunity -- Helping at the Mukwanago Cub-O-Ree
January 17 -- Outdoor Fun! -- Participating in the River Trails Klondike
January 24 or 31 -- Ice Skating Fun! -- Spending a fun afternoon on the Ice.

The next Court of Honor will be January 18! The Court of Honor Committee is already coming up with the menu and looking for a scout interested in being the Emcee. Interested? Shoot Liz an email and sheíll pass it along.

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.

Novemberís Quiz

  1. Who is Batmanís butler and confidant?
  2. What is Batmanís secret lair beneath Wayne Manor?
  3. What German-born Oscar winner composed the scores for Christopher Nolanís Dark Knight trilogy?

Octoberís Answers: 1) False, the air vibrates. 2) Kinesiology. 3) The LA Lakers and the LA Clippers.

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 - Kameron A
ASPL - Jarod B
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Jimmy N
PL (Balzing Eagles) - Tyler V
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Jared O

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:
January 4, 2015

Committee Meetings have moved to the 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Next Round Table: December 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

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