Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 2 February 2016

Upcoming Events

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
17... P22 Crossover
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

April 2016
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
10... ILST 1 - 5 pm
10... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
16... Highway Cleanup
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
22-24... OA Section Conclave
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
29-May 1... Troop Shoot

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.

Scouting for Food
March 19, 2016

We are working with Pack 163 again. They are putting the bags out, we’ll be collecting the food and taking it to the food pantry.

Please be at ETC by 9 am. We will need adult drivers (maps and routes provided), scouts to go with to pick up the food from houses, and scouts at ETC to sort, box the food, and load the van. Finally, some to help unload the food at the Food Pantry of Waukesha.

With the great group of scouts and parents in the troop, we should be done before noon.

Troop Shoot
April 29 - 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.

Summer Camp
June 26 - July 2, 2016

No, it’s not too early to be thinking about summer camp! Permission slips are out! To receive the cheapest price, you need to sign up and pay by February 23rd. The price goes up after that troop meeting.

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.

Spring Fundraiser

Did you just crossover? Joined too late for the fall fundraiser? Want to go on ALL the outings and need some more funds in your scout account? That’s ok! We’ve got a fundraiser coming up.

Watch for more information as we participate in the Council’s spring popcorn sale and also have our own kringle sale. There is plenty of opportunity to earn more money for your scout account.


Jacob W
Ben C

Pinewood Derbies

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

Upcoming Pinewood Derbies:
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 three 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
March 17 - Pack 22

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

Boy Scout Advancement Updates

Staring January 1, 2016, the Boy Scout rank requirements have been updated. Crossover scouts joining the troop after January 1 must use the new requirements.

Scouts already in the troop and working on Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class may continue on the old requirements through First Class until the end of December. Once they reach First Class, or if they have not finished by December 31, they must switch to the new requirements.

Scouts working on Star, Life and Eagle may finish their current rank with the old requirements until the end of December. Once they reach that rank, or if they have not finished by December 31, they must switch to the new requirements.

There are pamphlets available with the new requirements. The troop will give new books to the scouts when they start the new requirements.

Philmont 2016
August 7, 2016 for 12-Days!

February’s Quiz

  1. What Washington, DC landmark was designed by Henry Bacon as a temple with 36 Doric columns?
  2. In nursery rhymes, who was “a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he”?
  3. On January 15, 1967, what team won Super Bowl I?

January’s Answers: 1) Rod Serling. 2) Mikhail Gorbachev. 3) Bambi.

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
March 13, 2016

Next Round Table:
March 2, 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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