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!


Swim Tests May 9

Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 8:35pm

What: Troop 178 Swim Testing
When: Monday May 9, 6 pm - 9 pm (this will take the place of the regular Troop meeting)
Where: Central Pool, 415 W Richmond Ave, Peoria IL
Meet: Morton United Methodist Church, be ready to leave at 6 pm sharp
Return: Same, 9 pm
Cost: $3
Attire: Swimsuit and dry clothes 

Why: Scouts and adults participating in any Scouting aquatic activity need to be tested every year to determine ability level and ensure safety. If you are going to summer camp you should make every effort to attend; it will likely be the only opportunity to get your testing done prior to all your summer activities (Summer Camp, Sea Base, Scotland trip, canoe trip). Time permitting, there will also be opportunity to work on advancement requirements for 2nd class #5 and 1st class #6.

Meetings at Oakwood Park Begin May 2

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:33pm

Spring is just around the corner, and that's our signal to begin having troop meetings outdoors at Oakwood Park. It starts on May 2 and will continue until September (date to be announced). Meeting time is the same, 7 - 8:30 p.m., and you can wear your class B t-shirt. Mark your calendar--see you at the park! 

New Scouts--Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, May 13-15

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:33pm

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) was developed by BSA National to introduce any and all Scouts – but especially those who have joined a troop in the last year – to the basics of leadership in a Boy Scout troop. The training will be conducted May 13-15 at the Optimist Club just north of Morton past Oakwood Park. It consists of a series of brief presentations, games, and activities that cover everything from good communication skills and troop organization, to different leadership roles, teaching skills, planning, EDGE, and the concept of servant leadership. ILST gives Scouts the opportunity to see how they fit into a boy-led Troop. Everyone completing the course will receive a “Trained” patch for their uniform. Everyone, including those who have already completed ILST, is encouraged to attend and learn or relearn the skills that will make Troop 178 the best it can be!

Walk the Relay for Life Caregiver's Lap with Ellen Hall, April 30 at 4:30pm

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:33pm
Ellen Hall is a cancer survivor, troop committee member, and long-time supporter of Troop 178 and the Boy Scouts. Here is a chance for you to show how much you appreciate Ellen and support this special cause that means so much to her. 
The Caregiver's Lap is part of the 2016 Morton Relay for Life, which will be Saturday, April 30 at Idlewood Park in Morton. If you have given Ellen rides to the doctor, brought her food, sent get well cards, offered prayers, or you just want to show you want to show her that you care, please join her and walk the Caregivers Lap at 4:30 p.m. Troop 178 will be on hand offering support throughout the event.
The Relays start at 3 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 3:15 pm.. followed by the Survivor and Caregiver Laps.
To join Ellen, signup and event details can be found by visiting:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16LS?pg=entry&fr_id=72429


Camp Cards Still Available, Sale Ends May 9

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:32pm

Camp Cards are now available from Mrs. Brodhal. You can start selling them now for $15 each, with $6 from each card going to your account to pay for your summer camp, high adventures, National Jamboree, or any of the other Scouting activities in your future. The new line-up of sponsors this year includes Avanti's, Cracked pepper/Salt, Dairy Queen (sorry, Morton DQ  does not accept the card), HyVee, McDonald's (Morton McDonalds does not accept the card), Pizza Ranch, Casey's, Culver's, Dunkin' Donuts, Kartville, Papa Murphy's, and Sport Clip Haircuts. A full list of Camp Card partners and their participating locations can be found at http://www.wdboyce.org/support-us/2015-camp-cards/55962

Troop 178 Popcorn Kernel Opportunity

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:32pm
We're looking for our 2016 Popcorn Kernel (or Kernels)...
Our annual popcorn sale is one of the ways our Scouts pay their way for troop activities throughout the year. One of the keys to a successful sale is the Popcorn Kernel, an adult volunteer who works with Scouts and parents to communicate details of the fundraiser and coordinate order placement and distribution. Susan Milby has been our Kernel for a couple of years (thank you Susan!) but has decided to step down. She will be available to help her replacement to make sure this fundraiser is successful for our Scouts!  

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