Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 9 September 2016

Upcoming Events

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
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

November 2016
1... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
2... Roundtable 7 pm
4-6... Creep-o-Ree
8... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
13... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
15... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... P4 Pinwood Derby
22... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

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.

Campaign Speeches: September 20 - Voting: September 27

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!

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 Slip]

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]

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 [Permission 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! [Permission Slip]

Fall Fundraising
September 17 - October 11, 2016

Fall Fundraising packets will be available at the September 13 Troop Meeting. The sales starts September 17, 2016. We are selling: Wreaths, Popcorn, Coffee, and Old Tavern Cheese & Sausage. There are a couple of opportunities for Show & Sell in the community -- watch for the Sign Ups.

Order Forms and Money are due at the October 11 Troop Meeting.

Product will be available for pick up November 19. Watch your email and the newsletter for times.


Justin L
Kian L
Sam H

Boy Scout Advancement Updates

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!

Mr. Landquist will be talking with the scouts that are still on the Old Requirements this month.

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.

There are a lot of fun activities happening. A little birdie told me there was going to be pumpkin chunkiní. You donít want to miss this

Cost: $45 after August 23, 2016 [Permission Slip]

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:

September 23-25 - Swamp Fox Outing
Date TBA - Highway Clean Up

Septemberís Quiz

  1. What Dickensí novel, with a number in its title, opens in the year 1775?
  2. What film has the longest continuous theatrical run in movie history, having played in theaters since 1975?
  3. Geoduck is what type of bivalve that can weigh up to 8 pounds?

Augustís Answers: 1) Russia. 2) 12. 3) Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

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:
October 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
October 5, 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

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