Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 4 April 2016

Upcoming Events

April 2016
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
8... Discover Scuba 8 pm
10... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
12... Fundraiser Due 6 pm
16... Highway Cleanup
16... P410 Pinewood Derby 10 am
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
22-24... OA Section Conclave
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
29-May 1... Troop Shoot
30... Baloo

May 2016
3... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
4... Roundtable 7 pm
8... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
10... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Philmont Pancake Fundraiser
14... T4 Fundraiser Pick-Up 12 pm
17... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
20-22... OA Spring Conference
24... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
31... Highway Cleanup 6:30 pm

June 2016
3-5... Elroy/Sparta Bike Outing
4-5... SJN Festival
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
12-17... NYLT Course
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
19... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
25... Summer Camp Trailer Pack
26-Jul 2... Summer Camp

Troop Elections

Congratulations to the new leadership!

SPL = Sean W APSL = Branigan M  
Bionic Ninjas
PL = Topher P
APL = Ian O
Rambunctious Raccoons
PL = Ethan P
APL = Tanner Z
Bison Clan (renamed Blazing Eagles)
PL = Tyler V
APL = Jacob W
Radioactive Squirrels
  April May June July
PL Justin L Mason B Paul V Tim S
APL Ernie H Nick M Xavier G Ernie H
Bugler = Jacob W Chaplain Aide = Dylan S Historian = Lucan M
Outdoor Ethics Guide = Tanner Z Librarian = Sam H OA Troop Rep = Mike R
QM Food = Josh B QM Equipment = Zach L Scribe = Jared O
Troop Guide = Jared L Instructors
Kameron A, Hunter H, Dylan W, Mikael H
Den Chiefs
Sam H, Jimmy N, Ethan P, Topher P, Mike R, Jacob W, Tanner Z

Summer Camp
June 26 - July 2, 2016

There’s still time to sign up for Summer Camp! Anyone who has signed up, merit badge signups are due now. Merit Badges are first-come-first-served, so make sure you get yours in!

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

Forms and money are due to the troop APRIL 12 at the troop meeting. Mrs. Anderson will be available starting at 6 pm to collect the forms.

Product pick-up will be May 14 at 12 pm at ETC.


ILST was postponed from it’s April 10th date due to scheduling conflicts. Watch for the reschedule date. ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) needs to be attended by everyone with a leadership position in the troop (see Troop Elections above for who has a leadership position).


Jimmy N
Zach T
Branigan M

May Canoe Outing

The PLC and Troop Committee is looking at changing the May outing. Other activities and the question of when the river clean-up occurs has made setting a weekend for the outing difficult. There is a possibility the outing may be cancelled or changed to a one-day trip. If you are interested in being an adult leader on the trip (as either an over-night or a one-day) please let Mr. Landquist know. Watch your email for more information as decisions are made.

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:

April 16 - Highway Clean Up
May 31 - Highway Clean Up
June 4-5 - SJN Parish Festival
July 12 - SJN Grounds Clean-Up
August 30 - 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.

Philmont 2016
August 7, 2016 for 12-Days!

The pancake breakfast fundraiser is fast in the works. Date: May 14. Watch for time and location and more information on how you can help!

** The balance of the money for the train to Philmont will be due at the May 24 troop meeting. **

April’s Quiz

  1. What was the canine skirt favored in 1950s fashion?
  2. What reef maker has more than 140 species all spawn at the same time in the world’s largest event of its kind?
  3. What rapper group remixed Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” into a top 10 hit in 1986?

March’s Answers: 1) Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel). 2) Cleopatra. 3) Montana.

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 - Branigan M
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Topher P
PL (Bison Clan) - Tyler V
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Ethan P

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:
May 8 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
May 4, 2016 - 7 pm @ St. John Lutheran, Brookfield - this is the last Roundtable until fall.

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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