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Welcome to Troop 178!


Welcome! Thanks for visiting the Troop 178 website. We're an active, growing troop with a long tradition of building character, leadership and citizenship in young men. In addition to our weekly meetings, we hold monthly outings that include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and many other season activities. In Troop 178, boys get a chance to learn, to grow, and to be their best with some of the best people you will find anywhere. Take a look around...we'd love to have you join us for the Scouting adventure of a lifetime!



Sell Popcorn! Earn Cash!

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:27pm

Troop Meetings Return to Church, Sept. 29

Posted on Sep 19 2014 - 3:53pm

Back to school and Pumpkin Festival means it’s time to head back to the United Methodist Church for troop meetings. We’ll make the move back into town on Sept. 29, with the same meeting time (7 – 8:30 p.m.). Don’t forget, when we meet at the church we wear our Class A uniform. Mark your calendar and be there!

Pumpkin Festival Thanks

Posted on Sep 19 2014 - 3:53pm

A big THANK YOU to all of the Scouts and parents who pitched in and helped out during the Pumpkin Festival! Because of your hard work and commitment to your troop and your community, we will receive a substantial donation from the Chamber of Commerce, and we have already received a donation from the carnival. Even more important, all of Morton saw Scouts helping others, and you can take pride in a job well done. Keep it up, and keep Scouting strong!

S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Day, Oct. 25

Posted on Sep 19 2014 - 3:52pm

The first ever Bloomington-Normal S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Day will be held Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of Illinois State University. For a fee of $10 (which includes lunch) you can choose to work on or finish any of the following merit badges: Aviation, Environmental Science, Space Exploration, Energy, Game Design, Engineering, Geocaching, and Digital Technology. Sessions will be held in the Old Union Building, and Studio TEaCH (3rd Floor, DeGarmo Hall). The event is sponsored by Matameechan Chapter, Order of the Arrow, and Bloomington-Normal Hackerspace. See the attached flyer for details. Questions? Contact J.P. Smith at jasmit4@ilstu.edu.

Updated Merit Badge Counselor List

Posted on Sep 19 2014 - 3:52pm

An updated list of Wotamalo District merit badge counselors has been uploaded to Files. The list is by the name of the person, with the badges they are signed up for listed after their name. Use the list to find a counselor before you start working on a badge.

Sign Up Now for Fall Camporee

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 10:36pm

This year's exciting Wotamalo District Fall Camporee is Oct. 10-12 at Camp Manitoumi, just north of Metamora (948 County Road 1800 N., Low Point). Activities for the weekend revolve around Scout skills like knots and lashings, orienteering, fire building, target accuracy and first aid skills, with opportunities to teach and learn. There will also be a scavenger hunt, lunch cook-off competition, gateway competition, camp inspections and more, with an evening campfire and awards presentation on Saturday. The property (a church camp) also features a 100-yard slide, a miniature golf course, Gaga Ball, Frisbee golf course, bouldering wall, compass courses, and hiking trails. We will camp and invite Morton Webelos to attend as our guests. Sound like fun? Get signed up now! Permission form is attached.

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