Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 12 - Issue 5 May 2015

Upcoming Events

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

July 2015
3... Summer Camp Trailer Pack
3... Committee Meeting & Cookout
5-11... Summer Camp
14... SJN Clean Up Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... Summer Picnic and Court of Honor
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

Baraboo Circus Heritage Outing
May 15-17, 2015

Permission Slips are out -- You can quick sign up at the May 12 Troop Meeting. Spend a fun weekend in Baraboo and enjoy the Baraboo Circus World Museum. This is a great first outing for the new scouts!

Troop 4’s Pinewood Derby
May 26, 2015

We ran all those Pinewood Derbies for Packs... Now it’s our turn to race! Bring in a car you’ve already made or purchase a car kit through the troop. We’ll race during the May 26 troop meeting.

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.

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.

June Kayak & Canoe Outing
June 26-28, 2015

Kayak or Canoe on the Kickapoo River -- there will be an opportunity to kayak or canoe on Saturday and Sunday morning. We’ll be staying at Wildcat Mountain State Park. Scouts need to have passed the BSA swimmer test to kayak or canoe. If you weren’t at the March Outing, see Mr. Landquist about how to get the test taken.

Cost $50 / person ($60 after June 9). Permission slips are now available.

August RenFaire Outing
August 28-30, 2015

Mark your calendars... We’re going to the Bristol Renaissance Faire! Oh, and this weekend’s theme is Swashbucklers. (Yes, the dates did change from the calendar from November.) Watch as we get closer for permission slips and other information.


Dylan S
Josh B
Ryan 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.

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.

May’s Quiz

  1. In surfing slang, what's the green room? 
  2. What popular candy treat was marketed in the late 1800s under the name "chicken feed"?
  3. What U.S. city prides itself on both its professional football team and its title as "Toilet Paper Capital of the World"?

April’s Answers: 1) The pack of gum made history in 1974 when it became the first product to have its bar code electronically scanned. 2) They're rabbit-size marsupials with big ears, pointed snouts, and long tails. 3) Maroon.

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:
July 3, 2015

Next Round Table: September

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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