Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 14 - Issue 10 October 2017

Upcoming Events

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
17... BYOD Scouttbook Session
20... P163 Bonfire
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

December 2017
5... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
9-10... Eagle Cave Outing
12... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Star Wars Episode VIII
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

Troop Elections
September 26, 2017

Congratulations to our new Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders! Appointed positions will be announced shortly.

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.

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!

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.

Eagle Cave
December 9-10, 2017

The last overnight of 2017 will be at Eagle Cave on December 9th. We’re meeting Saturday morning, December 9th at 8 am. We’ll be back Sunday around noon. Bring old clothes as you’ll get to explore the cave.

Cost: $65 / person

Permission slips are available. We’re reserved 15 spots.

NOTE: White-nosed syndrome affects the bats in Wisconsin. You CANNOT wear anything in Eagle Cave that was worn in another cave (even if it’s been washed since). It’s suggested to go to Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul and pick up old clothing to use in the cave.


Dakota C
Curtis B

Fall Fundraiser
September 16 - October 10, 2017

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. Email Karen or Liz if you didn’t pick up your username/password at the troop meeting. Go to: to enter your take orders.

SHOW & SELL: St. John Neumann after the masses on October 7 and 8 is our last Show & Sell.

Service Opportunities

Highway Clean Up - 1 more this year after the Planning Lock-In - estimated start time is 8 am

Troop Dues 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.

A “Scoutbook FYI” session will be held on October 17 during the Troop Meeting. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to access Scoutbook while we talk and walk you through accessing the features.

October’s Quiz

  1. What small Hawaiian instrument was first made by Portuguese cabinet makers who emigrated to the islands?
  2. The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland began with the collection of Dr. Joseph Lovell who held what government position?
  3. A group of gorillas living together is call a what?

September’s Answers: 1) Abrasion, cut, laceration, puncture, scratch. 2) The Rose Parade. 3) Murder on the Orient Express.

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 - Sean W
ASPL - Jimmy N
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Artie K
PL (Bison Clan) - Tyler V
PL (Radioactive Squirrels) - Dylan S
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Josh N

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 Meetings:
October 15, 2017
November 12, 2017

Next Round Table:
November 8, 2017 @ St. John Lutheran, Brookfield

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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