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!


Scout Sunday Service February 7

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:13pm

Scouts and parents, please plan to attend the special Scout Sunday service at the Morton United Methodist Church on Feburary 7. Scouts will be assisting as ushers during the service, and handing out bulletins before. Plan to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. in your full Class A uniform. We will be recognized during the service, and Scouts will be part of the service. If you would like to help with this special service, please contact the Troop Chaplain's Aide Josh Milby at josh.milby@itv-3.com or 309-263-0523.

Digital Technology Merit Badge Continues Feb. 8

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:13pm

Starting on Monday, February 1 at 6:15 p.m. before the Troop meeting, Mr. Webb will begin offering the Digital Technology merit badge. There will be some homework each week for any attending scout, since it will not be possible for everyone to get on computers during this meeting. Here is a link to the requirements: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Digital_Technology.pdf 

The current plan is to complete the merit badge in four meetings, but more will be added if needed. There will be "homework" to do outside of the meeting. Contact Mr. Webb at tazdevil61@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

National Jamboree Rallies March 13 and 20

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:12pm

Wondering what the 2017 National Scout Jamboree is all about? When it is? What it is? How much it costs? Who can go? You can find answers to all of these questions and more at any of three National Jamboree Rallies on March 13 and March 20. National Jamboree only happens once every four years, so if you've been thinking this is your chance to go, make sure you attend one of these meetings.

Save the Date: Quad Cities Merit Badge Clinic 2016, April 9

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:12pm
Boy Scout Troop and Venturing Crew 312 of Colona, Illinois will be hosting the 5th Annual Quad Cities Merit Badge Clinic 2016 on April 9.  As of now, the merit badge list has not been finalized.   
Please check periodically at: http://www.meritbadge.info/mbn/EventDetails.aspx?ID=7E9B50D2-CDEB-40CF-8624-1A1A4647D1EB for event details, registration instructions, and merit badges being offered and the prerequisites.
Online Registration:  February 7 through March 20

Where:  United Township High School • 1275 Avenue of the Cities • East Moline, IL 61244 

Webelos Crossover Overnighter--March 19-20

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:11pm

The goal of this weekend is simple: Fun for the boys who are crossing over and joining Troop 178! Immediately after the Pack 76 crossover on March 19, we will head out to Soldwedel Center, where we will spend the evening having fun, teaching, and getting to know the newest members of the troop. By the end of the weekend, you should know them all by name, they should be formed into patrols and have chosen a patrol name. We will also help them begin completing the requirements for the Scout rank. This will not be a difficult outing for you or our new members, but it will be a very important first step toward motivating the new Scouts and building their enthusiasm for Boy Scouting. You will definitely want to be a part of it!

Apply Now for Summer Camp Staff at ISR

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 1:10pm

What's on YOUR calendar in from June to August 2016? Are you doing ANYTHING that could be evn half as fun as being a member of the outstanding summer camp staff at Ingersoll Scout Reservation (besides actually going to summer camp)? Then put in your application now and make it a summer to remember. Whether you are a full-time staffer (16 and older) or a CIT (counselor in training), you will make friends, have fun, learn skills, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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