Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 8 August 2016

Upcoming Events

August 2016
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6-20... Philmont Trek
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
12-14... Governor Dodge Outing
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
21... Sam Dís Eagle Court of Honor
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
26-28... OA Fall Conference
30... Highway Clean Up 6 pm

September 2016
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
9-11... Webelos Jamoree
11... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
23-25... Swamp Fox Outing
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
Sep 30-Oct 2... Devilís Lake Outing

October 2016
4... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
5... Roundtable 7 pm
9... ILST 1 pm
9... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
11... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
25... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
27... Webelos Day Outing
27... Planning Lock-in

Governor Dodge Outing
August 12-14, 2016

Not going to Philmont? Thereís still troop activities to participate in! The troop is camping at Governor Dodge State Park August 12-14.

Cost: $30 / person (+$5 after July 26) Sign-up NOW

August Highway Cleanup
August 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Itís time for another highway clean up. Meet at ETC (in front) at 6 pm. With enough scouts this should only take an hour! Earn service hours and put Troop 4 in front of the community.

Webelos Jamoree
September 9-11, 2016

Itís that time of the year again, time to introduce Webelos to Boy Scouting. Webelos Jamoree is a great opportunity to show off how much fun it can be to be a boy scout!

Where: Menomonee Falls County Park
Cost: $15 / person (+ $5 after August 9)

Permission Slips are Available

Swamp Fox Outing
September 23-25, 2016

Come help out at Swamp Fox! Troop 4 is the service troop for the 2nd weekend of Swamp Fox. What does that mean? It means we help run events, demonstrate skills and generally assist the leaders in putting on a fabulous weekend for cub scouts. Oh... And we also get to sleep in the OA cabin -- no tents to set up.

Cost: $5 / person

Permission Slips are Out

Devilís Lake Outing
September 30 - October 2, 2016

Itís the Badger Trailís Devilís Lake Hike! A fun-filled hiking weekend complete with a dance Saturday night at Devilís Lake State Park.

Cost: $35 / person (+ $5 after September 13)

Permission Slip - Sign Up soon as this fills.

Webelos Day Outing
October 27, 2016

Itís fast approaching -- the chance to show off what Troop 4 is like for Webelos I and Webelos II. Show them how much fun we have! Show them what a day is like on an outing! Weíre heading to Lapham Peak and over the next month youíll need to plan what activities weíll do.

Cost: $4 / person - Permissions slip

Planning Lock-In
October 27, 2016

Weíre running out of events! Get ready to decide what weíre doing in 2017! The suggestion box will be out starting with the August Troop Meetings. Put your suggestions in the box! Outing suggestions will be handed out at the beginning of October for research and then youíll get to vote on your favorites!

Cost: $2 / person -- FREE if you go to the Webelos Day Outing!

Sign up - You decide the outings!


Jarod B
Ethan P
Mikael H
Zach L

November 4-6, 2016

Itís Halloween! The 16th Annual Creep-o-Ree is on! Costumes, activities, and a dance Saturday night. Space is LIMITED to 300 people - so sign ups need to be in EARLY.

Permission slips are out! Sign up by August 23 to reserve your spot!

Cost: $40 by August 23; $45 after August 23

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:

August 30 - Highway Clean Up
September 23-25 - Swamp Fox Outing

There will be one more high way clean up this year... Watch for the date.

Troop Elections

Start thinking about who you want to be Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders. Do you want to run? Is there another position in the troop youíre interested in? Troop elections are coming up at the End of September.

ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
October 9, 2016 - 1 pm

Itís been a while since we ran this! Itís important for everyone who has a leadership position in the troop to attend. Learn what your responsibilities are. Get an introduction to leadership skills. Be there!

Boy Scout Advancement Updates

January 1, 2016, the Boy Scout rank requirements were updated.

If you are still on the OLD requirements you have until December 31, 2016 to finish the rank you are currently working on (working on Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class under the old requirements you can finish up through First Class). After December 31, 2016 you will automatically switch to the new rank requirements -- there may be additional requirements for you to finish!

Augustís Quiz

  1. What country is the largest in the world, in area, with a red, while and blue flag?
  2. How many hours of daylight a day do you have if you live on the equator?
  3. With a combined age of just 90 years, what president and vice president were the youngest team ever inaugurated?

Julyís Answers: 1) Cabbage Patch Kids. 2) The Appian Way. 3) ďGet LuckyĒ.

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:
September 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
September 7, 2016

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

Keep up to date on what's happening in the troop! Subscribe to the Troop 4 mailing list. Send an email to Liz Danner with subscribe scout-troop4 in the body of the message.