Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 12 - Issue 10 November 2015

Upcoming Events

November 2015
3... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
4... Roundtable 7 pm
6-8... Creep-o-Ree
10... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Product Pickup
15... P59 Pinewood Derby 11:30a
17... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
17... Adult Outings Meeting 6:45p
20... P4 Pinewood Derby 5 pm
22... Committee Meeting 7 pm
24... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

December 2015
1... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
2... Roundtable 7 pm
8... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
12-13... December Outing
15... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
22... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

January 2016
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
10... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
29-31... Snow Sport & Electronics Cabin Outing
TBA... Court of Honor

December Outing
December 12-13, 2015

The December outing is scheduled for Eagle Cave... Watch for more information at troop meetings.

2016 Calendar

We have outings! The boys did a great job with planning our 2016 Calendar. Highlight events include: Scuba Discovery, Fox River Canoe/Kayak, Elroy-Sparta Bike Outing, and Devilís Lake. Plus the Philmont Trek already scheduled.

Looking to 2017, thereís National Jamboree (sign up now through the Council) and the guys are working on a Mackinac Island Bike Trip.

A full-year printed calendar and the on-line calendar will be available at the November 17 Adult Outing meeting.

Adult Outing Meeting
November 17, 2015

The boys have picked their events and most of the weekends (there are a few dates that need to be finalized). Now itís up to us to help them put it into being!

We need ADULT help to actually go on these outings. What type of help? It can be as simple as making phone calls for reservations, basically being the boysí credit card (yes, the troop fully reimburses), to driving boys to outings or service projects, or as involved as being an adult leader on the outing.

ALL parents are asked to attend the November 17 troop meeting for the Adult Outing meeting. The full calendar will be presented and then youíll have the opportunity to volunteer to help the boys put their outings together.

Packets Due to Troop: November 24 at the Troop Meeting

As we come to the end of the year, itís time for rechartering. Scout and Leader packets will be handed out at the November 10 troop meeting. They are due back at the November 24 meeting along with any payments owed.

What do you need to do? Verify your information on the data sheet; update anything thatís changed. Turn in an updated Part A & Part B of your medical form -- please WRITE IMMUNIZATION DATES ON THE FORM. Troop dues ($50 for the year) and OA dues ($12 for regular or $75 for sustaining member) are due at this time. Sign in the troop Code of Conduct and hand it in.

Thatís it. Simple. We look forward to another fun year of scouting with all the boys.

Fall Fundraiser

The fall fundraiser pick up is the afternoon of November 14. If you need to schedule a different time, contact Mrs. Anderson. Deliver the product as soon after pickup as possible. Balance of money owed is due at the November 17 troop meeting.


Topher P
Phillip B
Eric D

Chaplainís Aide Training
November 12, 2015

Learn what the Chaplainís Aideís primary responsibilities are as well as receive resource materials. Training is held at the Council office, November 12 from 6 - 8:30 pm. Sign up through the Council.

Den Chief Pizzazz
November 16, 2015

A hands-on supplement to the on-line Den Chief Training. Youíll receive the Den Chief handbook and lots of take-home ideas. You must complete the on-line training prior to the session. Sign up through the Council.

January Snow Sport & Electronics Cabin Outing
January 29-31, 2016

Weíve the Rotary cabin at Camp Long Lake for this outing. The boys will be having fun in the snow during the day and then getting to have electronics in the evenings. Get the date marked on your calendars now and watch for permission slips during November.

Court of Honor
January 2016

The Court of Honor is an important time in a Troop: we recognize all the hard work the boys have been doing -- not just those that earn merit badges and rank advancements but everyone whoís worked on their scouting skills and attended troop activities. Be aware the Court of Honor is coming and watch for the calendar and the date of the event.

Philmont 2016
August 7, 2016 for 12-Days!

Fundraising is on-going! Donít forget to put gear on your Christmas Lists!

Novemberís Quiz

  1. What manufactured product did Cole Porter extol along with the Mona Lisa and the Tower of Pisa in his 1934 hit song "You're the Top"? Hint: It rhymes with Spain.
  2. Why did the National Hockey Association chance ice hockey games from two 30-minute halves to three 20-minute periods in 1910?
  3. What metamorphic rock is formed when limestone is subjected to heat and pressure in the earth's crust?

Octoberís Answers: 1) Software. 2) 20 feet. 3) Itís underground in a limestone cave.

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
Marie Hagerstrand Asst. Scoutmaster
Tony Hwilka Asst. Scoutmaster
Joe Zomchek Asst. Scoutmaster

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Sean W
ASPL - Ethan P
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Jared L
PL (Balzing Eagles) - Tyler V
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

November 22, 2015
January 10, 2016

Next Round Table:
December 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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