Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 14 - Issue 12 December 2017

2018 Calendar

We have activities! The 2018 calendar is out and available.

We will need your help! While the scouts plan the activities at each of the outings and the menus, we need parents to make reservations, help the scouts shop for food, and (especially) drive and/or be adult supervision at the outings.

As we approach each outing, we’ll be looking for adult leadership (we need at least 2 adults on every outing or they can’t happen) and for adults to drive to and from the outings.

There are still one or two outings that need coordinators. Please see Mr. Anderson or Mrs. Danner if you are interested in helping out.

St. John Neumann Christmas Setup
December 17, 2017

St. John Neumann has asked for scouts to help set up chairs and such for the Christmas events after the 10:30 mass on Sunday, December 17th.

Be at SJN around 11:15 - 11:25. If we get enough people helping, you should be home in time for the Packer game kick off.

Winter Blast Service Day
January 13, 2018

We have signed up to teach various cub scout skills to help them reach their rank achievements. We’ll be at the Sussex Winter Blast on January 13 at Sussex/Hamilton High School. There is a sign up at the troop meeting.

Adventure Rock
January 13-14, 2018

We’re locking ourselves in at Adventure Rock for a night of climbing fun! Meet at the Pewaukee Adventure Rock. We’ll get an introduction lesson to using their equipment starting at 8 pm and when the gym closes we have it all to ourselves.

Cost: $40 / person
Time: Meet at Adventure Rock at 7:45 pm and get picked up from Adventure Rock at 8 am

Permission slips are available.

February Outing

February will be a cabin camp. Tentatively the weekend of February 9-11. Once we have our cabin secured, we’ll put out permission slips so watch for more information!

Court of Honor & Friends of Scouting
February 18, 2018

Mark your calendars! It’s time to recognize those scouts that have earned ranks and merit badges since Summer Camp.

This is also the Court of Honor where we do our Friends of Scouting presentation. Watch in January for the “pre-campaign”. If we can reach our FOS goal before the Court of Honor, we won’t have the presentation! More information will be coming.

Upcoming Events

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
17... SJN Christmas Setup
19... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

January 2018
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
3... Roundtable 7 pm
7... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Winter Blast Service
13-14... Adventure Rock
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

February 2018
6... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
7... Roundtable 7 pm
9-11... Cabin Camp (Tentative)
10... P91 Pinewood Derby
11... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
13... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
18... Court of Honor & FOS
20... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
27... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
TBA... Rotary Pancake Festival


Nick M
Sean W
Jared L
Josh N

Service Opportunities

SJN Christmas Events Setup - December 17
Sussex Winter Blast - January 13
Rotary Pancake Festival - February 2018
Scouting for Food (collection day) - March 17

Pinewood Derbies will be starting soon!
P91 - February 10

Crossovers will also be starting early next year. Sign up to welcome new scouts into our troop.

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.

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

December’s Quiz

  1. What New Jersey-based organization says it’s the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women?
  2. What holiday-time drink (to which adults sometimes add rum and nutmeg) is December the national month for?
  3. What is the British observance on the first weekday after Christmas?

November’s Answers: 1) Narnia. 2) Flint. 3) Microwaves.

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 Meeting:
January 7, 2018

Next Round Table:
January 3, 2018

Drop Offs

Anything that is due to the Troop can be dropped off at ETC to Liz or Boni Danner's attention weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Mailing List

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