Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 1 January 2016

Upcoming Events

January 2016
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
10... Committee Meeting 7 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
15... P163 Pinewood Derby
17... Court of Honor 1pm
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
11... P163 Crossover
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

March 2016
1... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
2... Roundtable 7 pm
5... P163 Winter Event
6... NYLT Ice Cream Social
8... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
13... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
15... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
17... P89 Pinewood Derby 5 pm
18-19... Adventure Rock Overnight
19... Scouting for Food
20... Swim Test
20... P13 Pinewood Derby 12 pm
22... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

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 who’s 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.

Friends of Scouting
January 17, 2016

We will have our Friends of Scouting presentation and pledging at the Court of Honor. Without this event, the Council cannot put on programs like Summer Camp, Creep-o-Ree, they can’t keep Camp Long Lake the fabulous camp it is, and they can’t give our troop the support we need to run.

Fair Share (or Gold Club as it was once known) is the troop’s goal for our FOS. What do we get with Fair Share? We get all our rank patches for free, we get discounts to summer camp, we get priority registrations. Parents of scouts working on Eagle: it also gets the Eagle kits for free.

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

We’ve 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 Gameboys… not whole computers.)

Where: Camp Long Lake
Cost: $35 / person

Permission Slips are available.

February Activities

With the unpredictable winter weather and everyone’s busy schedules, February will have several short outings rather than a weekend campout. Please watch for information on these activities as the month progresses.

See Jim Anderson if you are interested in helping coordinating one of these activities.

Summer Camp
June 26 - July 2, 2016

No, it’s not too early to be thinking about summer camp! Yes, it is earlier this year than last year.

PARENTS: To participate in Summer Camp, scouts must have a Class C (the doctor signed part) of the medical form signed within 12 months of camp. For a Class C form to qualify, it must have been signed (AND DATED BY THE DOCTOR) after June 1, 2015. Please when you get the doctor to sign, the date must be the date they reviewed/signed the form not the examination date. This has been a problem in the past with doctors only writing the date of the last exam rather than the date they reviewed/signed the form.

Also, Camp Long Lake would like to have as many medical forms turned in ahead of camp as possible. PLEASE get your forms to Liz by June 7th so she can get them sent to camp ahead of our arrival. This will make check-in go much easier.

Troop Shoot
April 2- - May 1, 2016

Permission slips are out! This event fills fast because it is a BLAST (almost literally). Scouts too young to participate in the troop shoot will work on scouting skills.


Aidan J
Lucan M
Ian O

Pinewood Derbies

The packs like how we run their Pinewood Derbies so much, they keep asking us back!

Upcoming Pinewood Derbies:
January 15 - P163 - 5:30 pm at Bethesda Elementary
January 30 - P212 - Location TBA (Oconomowoc)
February 18 - Montessori - 5 pm at Montessori School
March 17 - P89 - 5pm at Heyer Elementary
March 20 - P13 - Location TBA (Pewaukee)


So far, we have two crossovers on the calendar. These events are important because this is our first welcoming of the Webelos who are joining the troop.

February 11 - Pack 163
February 26 - Pack 63

Service Opportunities Coming Up

With the update to the Boy Scout program going into effect on January 1, the service requirements have been expanded. Here are the upcoming service opportunities in the Troop:

February 20 - Rotary Pancake Festival
March 5 - P163 Winter Event
March 19 - Scouting for Food
April 16 - Highway Clean Up

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 Devil’s Lake. Plus the Philmont Trek already scheduled.

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

Philmont 2016
August 7, 2016 for 12-Days!

January’s Quiz

  1. Who, as creator and host, welcomed viewers into “another dimension”?
  2. Shortly after what world leader received the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, his country ceased to exist?
  3. What 2942 animated feature has the only one of the AFI’s 50 Greatest Film Villains to never appear on screen: man?

December’s Answers: 1) William Henry Harrison’s in 1841. 2) Synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics. 3) 36.

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

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:
February 14, 2016

Next Round Table:
February 3 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.

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