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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!



Water War at Aug. 4 Troop Meeting!

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:05pm

Be at the Aug. 4 troop meeting at Northwood Park to take part in a Troop 178 summer tradition: Water Wars! Squirt guns, super soakers, water guns--whatever water weaponnry you have, bring it with you for a night of wet and wild fun! You might want to wear a swimsuit, too.  Remember, it's all for FUN, and your adult leaders are off limits (unless someone wants to actively join in). Be there!

Thank You BBQ Crew!

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:05pm

Thanks to all of the Scouts and parents who turned out to help at the Morton BBQ Throwdown! The crew hauled a lot of ice and trash and helped make the event run smooth for hundreds of visitors. Except for a few showers Friday, the weather was perfect! Best of all, the Illinois CancerCare Foundation raised thousands of dollars to help with it's research and support services. Scouts who worked full shifts will share in the donation made to the troop for ice delivery; funds will be placed in individual Scout account based on how much you worked. Thanks for making a difference!

Summer Court of Honor: August 10

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:05pm

Let's end the summer with a celebration of everyone's achievements and adventures with a Court of Honor on August 10, starting at 5 p.m. at Wilmor Sportman's Club clubhouse (tentative, pending final approval). Details to come, but if the past is a guide, the troop will provide brats and burgers (and maybe a few hot dogs), and beverages, and everyone will bring their favorite dish to pass. Put it on your calendar so we can have one last hurrah before school starts up again! Watch for details.

Troop Elections, Aug. 11

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:04pm

Now is your opportunity to step up and take a role in leadership of Troop 178! Troop elections will be held at the regular troop meeting on Aug. 11. If you are First Class rank or above, you may put in your name for the following positions:

WANTED: Troop 178 Webmaster

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:04pm

This fabulous Troop 178 website needs a Scout webmaster! The webmaster's duties include updating and maintaining the roster and email lists, helping the historian upload photos to the site, adding events and activities to the calendar, helping others learn to use the site, uploading files, and creating announcements (like this one) that will appear in the weekly Eblast. Webmaster is a leadership position that can be used for rank advancement. If you are interested in this important job, please contact Mr. Fishel at 256-8895 or smfishel@gmail.com, or Dennis Rapp at 397-5142 or dennis.rapp@comcast.net.

Canoe Sugar Creek, Indiana, August 1-3

Posted on Jul 25 2014 - 10:04am

Let’s end the summer with the paddling adventure on the scenic Sugar Creek near Crawfordsville, Indiana and Turkey Run State Park. The plan is to leave Morton mid-afternoon on Aug. 1 and get to Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana, by dinner time. In the morning, we will take a short drive to Clements Canoes, where we will rent canoes/kayaks for the day (includes paddles and PFDs) and paddle 15 miles of Sugar Creek from Crawfordsville to the Deer’s Mill landing. A second night of camping at Shades State Park will be followed Sunday morning by some hiking at Turkey Run State Park. Return in late afternoon on Aug. 3. This trip is open to Scouts of all ages. Nonswimmer must be in a canoe with an adult (which means no kayaks for nonswimmers). Indicate on the form if you want to rent a canoe (two persons per canoe) or a kayak (one person). Cost includes canoe/kayak rental, fuel for vehicles, park entrance fees, camping fees and food.

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