Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 12 - Issue 7 August 2015

Upcoming Events

August 2015
4... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
11... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
21-23... OA Fall Conference
25... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28-30... RenFaire Outing

September 2015
1... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
2... Roundtable 7 pm
8... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
11-13... Webelos Jamoree
13... Committee Meeitng 6:30 pm
15... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
22... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
25-27... Backpacking Outing
29... Highway Clean Up 5 pm

October 2015
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
11... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
23-25... Devil’s Lake Outing
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
29... Webelos Day Outing
29-30... Planning Lock-In

OA Spring Conference
August 21-23, 2015

With summer camp season over, the OA will be helping Camp Long Lake put things in order for the fall and winter. Anyone called out at summer camp will be able to do their Ordeal this weekend.

August RenFaire Outing
August 28-30, 2015

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.) Permission slips are out!

Where: Camping at Bong Recreational Area

Cost: $45 / person 13 & older | $33 / person 12 & under (+$10 late fee after July 28)

Webelos Jamoree
September 11-13, 2015

We’re running the Geocaching event this year. This is a great opportunity to show Webelos what Boy Scouting is like.

Permission slips are available.

Fall Fundraiser

We’re rapidly approaching the Fall Fundraiser.

Watch for more information and forms in September. We are working on setting up a show and sell at St. John Neumann before the masses one weekend in October.

October Devil’s Lake Outing

There is a possibility of this outing moving to the October 9-11 weekend. Keep an eye on the emails and look for the permission slip once the dates have been finalized.

October Webelos Day Outing & Planning Lock-In
October 29, 2015 & October 29-30, 2015

It’s almost here! The Webelos Day Outing will be October 29th (a no-school day for Waukesha Schools) followed by the Planning Lock-In.

The planning lock-in will decide what outings we’ll be going on in 2016! Have a suggestion for an outing? Put it in the box at the troop meetings. The box will be opened and the suggestions given to patrols/scouts to research at the beginning of October.


Kyle N
Paul K

Jarod B
Ethan P
Mikael H
Zach L

Highway Clean-Up
September 29, 2015

This will be the last clean-up for the year. If we get a lot of scouts to help, we’ll be done in an hour. Meet at ETC (in front) at 5 PM. (We’re starting earlier so we’re done before dusk.)

OA 100th Anniversary Celebration
October 24, 2015

The Wag-o-Shag lodge will be having a 100th anniversary celebration at Camp Long Lake on October 24, 2015. Mark your calendars and watch 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.

August’s Quiz

  1. What U.S. state capital is named for a gold prospector?
  2. In 1932 Hattie Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. How many years later was a bathroom provided specifically for female senators?
  3. What state, in 2012, became the first in the U.S. to issue a license plate for a driverless car?

June’s Answers: 1) About 25 times. 2) Milwaukee, WI. 3) The Panama Canal.

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:
September 13, 2015

Next Round Table:
September 2, 2015 - 7 pm @ St. John Lutheran, 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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