Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 14 - Issue 9 September 2017

Upcoming Events

September 2017
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
6... Roundtable 7 pm
8-10... Webelos Jamoree
10... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
16... Show & Sell #1
17... Show & Sell #2
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
22-24... Swamp Fox Service Outing
22... Show & Sell #3
26... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
29 - Oct 1... Devil’s Lake Outing
30 & Oct 1... SJN Show & Sell #1

October 2017
3... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
4... Roundtable 7 pm
7 & 8... SJN Show & Sell #2
10... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
15... ILST 1-5 pm
15... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
17... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
24... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
26... Webelos Day Outing
26... Planning Lock-In
27... Highway Clean Up (AM)

November 2017
3-5... Creep-o-Christmas
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
8... Roundtable 7 pm
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

Swamp Fox Service Outing
September 22-24, 2017

It’s an opportunity to get service hours and help cub scouts have fun outdoors! We’re going to be the service patrol on the September 22-24 weekend of Swamp Fox.

Permission slips are out. Sign up now!

Badger Trails’ Devil’s Lake Hike
September 29 - October 1, 2017

The Badger Trails’ Devil’s Lake Hike is a fun filled hiking and camping weekend! On Saturday is a hike on the pristine bluffs followed by dances in the evening.

Devil’s Lake State Park features many picturesque rock formations. The bluff trails provide an awe-inspiring opportunity to view the beautiful sights of the park.

Cost: $35 / person ($40 / person after September 12). Permission slips are here.

Bring a bag dinner for Friday night.

Webelos Day Outing & Planning Lock-In
October 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to show Webelos scouts how fun the outdoors can be and introduce them to Troop 4. Our annual outing to Lapham Peak happens during the day on October 26th.

Then, that night... You get to plan 2018’s outings! The lock-in will run overnight with movies and games when not planning the calendar.

Cost: $4 / person for the day outing.
$2 / person for the lock-in. The lock-in is FREE if you do both activities!

T4 Webelos Day Outing Permission Slip. Planning Lock-In Permission Slip.

November 3-5, 2017

We’re flipping things around -- Santa comes at night and so they’ll have activities all night Friday and sleep Saturday. There will still be a movie/dance Saturday night. Tshirts are included with on-time registrations.

Cost: $40 / person by September 12 ($45 after September 12)
Where: Camp Long Lake

Space is limited by the Council. Late registrations may be wait-listed. Permission Slips are out... Turn them in as soon as possible.

Troop Elections
September 26, 2017

We’re coming up on another Troop Election! Campaign speeches will be made at the September 19 troop meeting. The election will be on September 26.

ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
October 15, 2017

Once we have new positions elected and appointed, it will be time to train those leaders. ILST will be October 15, 2017 from 1 to 5 pm.

Everyone with a position must attend. Anyone else interested may attend.


Justin L
Sam H

Fall Fundraiser
September 16 - October 10, 2017

Forms will be going out at the September 12 troop meeting -- selling CANNOT begin until Saturday, September 16. Forms and money will be due to the troop at the October 10 troop meeting.

NEW: There will be on-line entry for take order for the fall fundraiser. Watch for more information.

SHOW & SELL: Dates have been set up. 3 days at Pick n’ Save & 2 weekends at St. John Neumann.

Service Opportunities

Highway Clean Up - 1 more this year after the Planning Lock-In

Swamp Fox Service Patrol - we’ll be doing this again this fall. Watch for dates when the weekend is finalized.

Troop Due Increase

Recharter is just around the corner and National has increased their registration fees. This means the troop needs to increase their dues to cover the increased cost.

Troop dues for 2018 will go up to $60 for the year.

We have not heard at this time if OA dues will be going up.

Scoutbook - Have You Logged In?

The troop transitioned to Scoutbook last year. You should have received an invitation from Scoutbook about accessing the Troop’s account.

What does this mean? You can edit yours or your scout’s profile information (address, phone numbers, school & grade) inside Scoutbook! You can also see where your scout is in his advancement and what he needs to work on.

This year with recharter, we will not be printing the personal data sheet -- you will be expected to go into Scoutbook by November 1 to update this information yourself.

Don’t have access? Can’t find the invitation email? See Liz.

Watch for a “Scoutbook FYI” session in October with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) access to talk about Scoutbook and walk you through accessing the features.

September’s Quiz

  1. What are the 5 types of wounds in first aid?
  2. What popular parade, in 1893, adopted a “never on Sunday” policy? (Hint: The 2012 one was held on January 2)
  3. What Christie mystery novel has the first line: “It was 5:00 on a winter’s morning in Syria. Alongside the platform at Aleppo stood the train...” ?

August’s Answers: 1) Boulevards. 2) Itsy-Bitsy Spider-Man. 3) Pecos Bill.

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 - Tyler V
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Jared L
PL (Bison Clan) - Josh B
PL (Radioactive Squirrels) - Branigan M
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Mike R

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 15, 2017

Next Round Table:
October 4 2017

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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