Troop 4 Newsletter

Ontatah District - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 12 - Issue 11 December 2015

Upcoming Events

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
17... Court of Honor
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
29-31... Snow Sport & Electronics Cabin Outing

February 2016
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
3... Roundtable 7 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... Montessori Pinewood Derby
20... Rotary Pancake Festival
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26... P63 Crossover
TBA... Archery
TBA... Scuba Discovery
TBA... Skyzone

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 are now available.


Packets were due toTroop: November 24 at the Troop Meeting. Please turn them in ASAP if you have not already.

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

Watch during December for the commissions to be applied to your scout accounts.

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. (Electronics meaning iPads and GameboysÖ not whole computers.)

Where: Camp Long Lake
Cost: $35 / person


Collin M
Jared O
Sean W
Jared L
Hunter H

Court of Honor
January, 17 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!

Decemberís Quiz

  1. George Washington's 1793 inaugural address was the shortest ever -- just 135 words. Whose was the longest, at 8,445 words?
  2. What were the two sports in which only women participated at the 2012 Olympics in London?
  3. How many of the 88 keys on a standard piano are black?

Novemberís Answers: 1) Cellophane. 2) For economic reasons - it gave fans an opportunity to stretch their legs and spend money at concession stands. 3) Marble.

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

Next Committee Meeting:
January 10, 2016

Next Round Table:
January 6, 2016 - 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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