Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 13 - Issue 12 December 2016

Upcoming Events

December 2016
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
14... Crew 4 Information Meeting
16-17... Cobia Submarine Outing
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

January 2017
3... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
4... Roundtable 7 pm
7... Court of Honor 2 pm
8... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
10... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
13... P163 Pinewood Derby
14... Scout Shop Pinewood Derby
14... Winter Blast
17... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
24... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
27-29... Winter Cabin Camp

February 2017
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
8... Roundtable 7 pm
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
18... Rotary Pancake Festival
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
24-26... Rokilio Outing
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

2017 Calendar

The Calendar is UP! Pick up a printed copy at the troop meeting or find it on the Troop website. Put the dates into your calendars now!

Parents, there are still opportunities to help coordinate outings.

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.

Crew 4
Informational Meeting: December 14, 2016

An informational meeting about Venturing and Crew 4 will be December 14, 2017 at ETC at 7 pm. Invite your friends and come see what it’s about

Court of Honor & FOS Presentation
January 7, 2017 - 2 pm

It’s time to recognize all those scouts that have earned advancement in the last six months. The January Court of Honor will be January 7, 2017 at 2 pm at St. John Neumann (in the lower hall). Watch your email for more information.

We will also have our 2017 Friends of Scouting Presentation and Pledge Drive at that time. Help the Council provide support for the Troop’s program. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes support we get from Potawatomi Area Council -- Camp Long Lake, professional scouting expertise, the Scout Shop, activities such as Creep-o-Ree and Troop Shoot, and much more.

Winter Blast
January 14, 2017 @ Sussex Hamilton High School

It’s the Cub Scout Winter Blast! But wait... We’re a Boy Scout Troop?

We’re going to run a program area and teach the Cub Scouts. Earn service hours and help Cub Scouts earn an Adventure for their rank advancement.

Sign up at a Troop Meeting!

Winter Cabin Camp
January 27-29, 2017

A fun weekend of Indoor and Outdoor activities at Camp Long Lake. We’ll be staying in the Rotary Cabin. If you are interested in attempting a Polar Bear -- see Mr. Landquist as soon as possible.

Cost: $35 / Person
Permission Slips are Available

Remember... This is JANUARY -- bring warm clothing for outside, boots and shoes, and an extra pair of pants and socks to change into after outdoor fun. Sledding will be available (assuming there’s snow) but you MUST have a helmet (bike helmets are OK) per BSA rules.

Rokilio Outing
February 24-26, 2017

February’s fun will be at one of Rokilio’s themed areas. Watch for further information and permission slips.


Nick M
Sean W
Jared L
Hunter H

Pinewood Derbies

It’s getting to be that time of year again. We’re starting to add Pinewood Derbies to the Troop Calendar.

January 13 - P163 - 5 pm - Bethesda Elementary School
January 14 - All Morning - PAC Scout Shop
March 15 - P1 - 6 pm - Hillcrest Elementary School
March 16 - P89 - 6 pm - Heyer Elementary School

Service Opportunities

January 14 - Cub Scout Winter Blast @ Hamilton High School
February 18 - Rotary Pancake Festival - 10:30 am - 2:45 pm @ Waukesha Expo Center

December’s Quiz

  1. What cookie brand was marketed as a sandwich in 1921 to emphasize that it could be eaten icing first?
  2. What biscuit, fittingly with “hard” in its name, was called “sheet iron crackers” by Union soldiers?
  3. What sci-fi guy went from directing Super 8 to Star Wars: Episode VII?

November’s Answers: 1) An Indian Summer. 2) Carotene. 3) Rand McNally.

Troop Leadership

Committee - Chair
Boni Danner - Chairperson - 542-7002
Liz Danner - Treasurer / Secretary / Web - 574-1140
Jim Anderson - Outings
Matt Danner - ASM Equipment
Karen Anderson - Fundraising
Dean Danner - Advancement
Brian Hagerstrand - Pack Liaison
Jenny Landquist
Randy Ollhoff
Jim Voigt

Rob Landquist
- Scoutmaster - 262-290-3291

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Zach L
ASPL - Jim N
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Mike P
PL (Bison Clan) - Josh B
PL (Radioactive Squirrels) - Dylan S
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Tanner Z

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:
January 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
January 3, 2017 @ 7 pm

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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