Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 12 - Issue 4 April 2015

Upcoming Events

April 2015
1... Roundtable 7 pm
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
12... ILST 2-6 pm
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... P4 Pinewood Derby
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Parent Orientation at Troop Meeting
18... Highway Clean Up 2-5 pm
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
24-26... Troop Shoot Weekend
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

May 2015
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
8-10... Spring Backpacking Outing
10... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
15-17... Baraboo Circus Outing
15-17... OA Spring Conference
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
30-31... SJN Parish Festival

June 2015
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14-19... NYLT Course
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26-28... Kayak Outing
30... Highway Clean Up

Troop Election Results

Congratulations to the new elected leadership!

SPL = Ethan P ASPL = Sean W  
Bionic Ninjas: PL = Jared L APL = Zach T
Blazing Eagles: PL = Zach L APL = Jacob W
Rambunctious Raccoons: PL = Kameron A APL = Tanner Z
Ballistic Bison: PL = Christopher P APL = Phillip B

Also, congratulations to the appointed positions!

Bugler = Jimmy N Den Chiefs = Jacob W & Tanner Z Historian = Mikael H
Librarian = Lucan M Quartermaster = Josh B Quartermaster-Food = Hunter H
Scribe = Dylan S Troop Guides = Sam D & Tanner Z Webmaster = Tyler V

ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) will be rescheduled. Keep an eye out for information.

Summer Camp 2015
July 5-11, 2014

Sign up now! Pricing goes up after the April 28 troop meeting. New Scouts that just crossed over, you can still get the Early Bird Price! Permission slips are out.

Merit Badges: Sign up as soon as possible to get the badges you want. Space in some badges is limited.

Summer Camp Trailer Pack
July 3, 2015

Packing the trailer for Summer Camp is going to happen on July 3 from 3-5 pm. Not sure what gear you’ll need? There’s a packing list on the troop website.

April Outing - Troop Shoot & Scout Skills
April 24-26, 2015

Older scouts? This is almost FULL! Come to the Troop Shoot. Cost: $78 includes all your ammunition!

Younger scouts? Not old enough for the Troop Shoot? We’re going to be working on early rank requirements -- possibly knocking out the 5-mile hike before the hot July weather of Summer Camp. Cost: $30 / person

Permission slips are out! Sign up now -- Troop Shoot space is limited by the Council.

Baraboo Circus Heritage Outing
May 15-17, 2015

Watch for permission slips coming out in April. Spend a fun weekend in Baraboo and enjoy the Baraboo Circus World Museum.

St. John Neumann Festival
May 30-31, 2015

We’ll be running the flush tank at the St. John Neumann Festival again this year. Sign up for shifts will be out in May. This is service to our charter organization and we’d like to see as many scouts participate as possible.


Jimmy N
Zach T
Branigan M

OA Spring Conference
May 15-17, 2015

Didn’t get a chance to complete your Ordeal last fall? You can do it this weekend. OA Members who want to give service to Camp Long Lake? This is the weekend to get the camp ready for the Summer Camp season. Sign up directly with the Council through the Council Website.

Leave No Trace - Trainer Course
May 30-31, 2015 @ Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington, WI

This 16-hour course is for adults and scouts over 14. Successfully complete the course and you’ll have your Leave No Trace Trainer certificate and be qualified to teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics to all levels of scouting. Sign Up and more information on the Council Website.

Cub Scout Day Camp Help Needed

Interested in helping out at a Cub Scout Day Camp this summer? The Council is looking for Boy Scouts to help run program areas and complete tasks. You can get service hours!

See the flyer at the troop meeting or the Council’s website for more information

Philmont 2016
August 7, 2016 for 12-Days!

Watch for information on practice hikes and fundraising.

A parent meeting was held in January. If you didn’t attend, contact Rob.

2015 Calendar

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

If you’d like to be involved by helping a scout coordinate the outing (making reservations, etc) let Jim Anderson know.

Troop 4 Portal

Want to know how much money’s in your scout account? Can’t 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.

April’s Quiz

  1. Why is a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History?
  2. Instead of chocolate Easter bunnies, many Australians have switched to chocolate Easter bilbies. What are bilbies?
  3. What color were the first berets worn by members of a U.S. military unit?

March’s Answers: 1) Three. 2) The mimic octopus. 3) Because an hour is lost when Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2:00 a.m. and clocks "spring ahead" an hour. That means no births will be officially recorded between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m.

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

Rob Landquist
- Scoutmaster - 262-290-3291

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

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Ethan P
ASPL - Sean W
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Jared L
PL (Balzing Eagles) - Zach L
PL (Ballistic Bison) - Christopher P
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Kamreon A

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:
May 10, 2015

Committee Meetings have moved to the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Next Round Table: May 6, 2015 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.