Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 14 - Issue 2 February 2017

Upcoming Events

February 2017
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
8... Roundtable 7 pm
9... P163 Crossover
11... P30 Pinewood Derby
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
17-19... February Outing
18... Rotary Pancake Festival
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28... P155 Crossover

March 2017
5... NYLT Ice Cream Social
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
8... Roundtable 7 pm
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
15... P1 Pinewood Derby
17-19... March Outing
19... P13 Pinewood Derby
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

April 2017
4... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
5... Roundtable 7 pm
9... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
18... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
21-23... Troop Shoot
21-23... OA Section Conclave
25... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

Pancake Festival
February 18, 2017

Earn service and get to eat pancakes! The Boy Scouts provide service delivering seconds on pancakes, filling coffee carafes, and bussing tables. The troop will be there starting at 10:30 am.

February Outing
February 17-19, 2017

The PLC decided to have a weekend of activities at ETC. During the outing, everyone will go to the Pancake Festival to do service on Saturday.

Cost: $20 / person. Permission Slip available.

March Scouting For Food & Swimming Pre-Test Outing
March 17-19, 2017

** Dates listed here are correct and a change from pervious newsletter **

We’re having a backyard campout to shakedown from the winter. This is a fabulous first outing for our new scouts. We’ll be working on scout skills, learning how to set up tents and becoming familiar with troop equipment, and bonding as a patrol.

Scouting For Food bag pickup is March 18 and will happen as part of the outing.

This is an important outing if you’re going to summer camp -- the swimming tests for camp will be done during the outing. (Watch for details on when if you can’t come for the whole weekend.)

Cost: $30 / person (swim test only: $7 / person). Permission slips are available.

Troop Shoot
April 21-23, 2017

Enjoy a fun weekend of shooting competitions. All scouts 12 and over are invited to participate in Troop Shoot. (Some familiarity with shooting is recommended as there will not be time for instruction.) Participate in individual and team shooting contests.

Not 12? The troop invites you to come along and work on scout skills and enjoy the outdoors. Older scouts who don’t want to shoot, you’re invited to come as well.

Cost: $68 / Troop Shoot Scout (includes all ammunition , t-shirt- and lunch/dinner on Saturday)
$28 / Adult
$20 / Non-shooting Scout
Permission slips found here.

Bring a bag lunch for Friday’s dinner.

Summer Camp
June 25 - July 1, 2017

Summer Camp at Camp Long Lake is just around the corner. Summer Camp signups are now available. The early fee deadline is February 28.

There’s some exciting new things this year: including ATV trails.

Don’t forget that everyone MUST have a Part C (Doctor signed) medical form that is less than 12 months old for camp. Please, parents, when you have the doctor sign it, get them to put the date of their signature, not the last examination -- the camp must use whatever date is with the signature and it needs to be within the 12 months. Also, please WRITE the immunizations on Part B -- do not just include a separate sheet. This is for ease of treatment if anything happens as the camp knows to look at Part B.


Jacob W
Ben C


Welcome to all the new scouts that are joining Troop 4!

P163 had their crossover on February 9.

P155’s will be February 28.

Pinewood Derbies

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

March 15 - P1 - 6 pm - Hillcrest Elementary School
March 19 - P13 - 12 pm Pewaukee High School

Service Opportunities

February 18 - Rotary Pancake Festival - 10:30 am - 2:45 pm @ Waukesha Expo Center
March 18 - Scouting For Food

February’s Quiz

  1. Roger Staubach, after throwing a long, last-second touchdown in 1975, said: “I closed my eyes and said” what?
  2. What is the base of our number system?
  3. What is produced when all the frequencies in the visible light spectrum combine?

January’s Answers: 1) 55 mph. 2) Blazing Saddles. 3) The University of Oregon.

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
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 - 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:
March 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
March 8, 2017 @ 7 pm

Location Change for the March & April Roundtables: They will be at Pewaukee High School in the Cafeteria.

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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