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 Gun Battle Royale at Aug. 31 Meeting

Posted on Aug 28 2015 - 9:13am

Troop 178 will continue a long-standing summer tradition by holding our annual Water Gun Battle Royale at the Monday August 31 meeting. This will be almost the last official outdoor meetings of the year (one more in September), so it's an occasion to celebrate a summer of Scouting fun and adventure.

Congratulations New Troop Leaders!

Posted on Aug 28 2015 - 7:14am

Congratulations to the following Scouts who have stepped up and taken leadership positions in the troop. You will guide the activities and direction of the troop for the next six months. Please ask if you are not sure what your duties are or what you should be doing to make the most of your leadership responsibilities.

Volunteer Coordinator Needed for Pumpkin Festival

Posted on Aug 21 2015 - 11:04pm

Pumpkin Festival is approaching fast, which means that our long-standing job as "sanitation engineers" is about to begin anew! Anyone who has ever been involved in trash collection at PF knows that it does not just happen. It takes a great deal of effort and coordination to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute, and that there is sufficient coverage throughout the event. The effort is not without it's rewards; we gain tremendous visibility out there working in our red shirts, and we also receive a substantial donation from the Chamber of Commerce. It is worth doing, and worth doing well.

What we need is at least one adult and one or two Scouts to head up to head-up the sign-up, follow-up and coordination effort. That person or persons commitment includes:

Help with "The Big Flag" at Pumpkin Festival Parade

Posted on Aug 21 2015 - 11:04pm

We need your help to carry the flag in the Pumpkin festival parade on Saturday, September 19th. Several members of our troop will be marching with the High School and Junior High School bands or helping with garbage cleanup at the festival which reduces the number of scouts available to help with the flag. If you aren’t already walking in the parade, please consider supporting the troop by participating in this great event and representing scouting to the many parade watchers.

For the 14th straight year, Troop 178 will be walking in the Pumpkin Festival parade and carrying "the Big Flag." We need Scouts and parents to help.

NEEDED: Scouts and Parents

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015. Please arrive at 9:45 -10 am (parade starts at 10:30)

WHERE: We will be very close to the front of the parade –(waiting on confirmation of the exact position in the parade) Meet near the corner of Nebraska and Jefferson, by Lincoln School.

OTHER INFO: The parade will end by the Post Office on Jefferson; we will continue on to the Knights of Columbus on David Street (the street behind the Post Office), where Scouts can be picked up. Transportation will not be provided back to Lincoln School. Make sure your Scout knows where he is supposed to be and who he is supposed to meet.
Wear Class A uniforms (neckerchief, socks, pants, belt, hat...whatever you have; look sharp, the whole town will be watching) and shoes that you will be comfortable walking in for the length of the parade route.
If you haven’t participated in the Pumpkin Festival parade in the past, please be aware that driving and parking near the start of the parade route can be tricky. Give yourself enough time to drive through the traffic, locate a parking spot and walk to our gathering spot by 10 am.

We're using VolunteerSignup to organize our volunteers.
Please sign up for Pumpkin Festival Parade - American Flag - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSignup: https://www.volunteersignup.org/K8LD3
2. Fill in your information
3. Sign up! - VolunteerSignup will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

DON’T DELAY – SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY! It’s a BIG flag and we need to ensure that we have plenty of Scouts and parents to support all sides.

You are also welcome to contact Patti Orzel via email at porzel@integrityts.com or phone/text at 309-212-0393 to get your name on the list to walk in the parade with the Troop.

Snow Base 2016

Posted on Aug 21 2015 - 11:03pm
At a recent PLC Scouts discussed going on a winter camping adventure in January or February 2016. Tomahawk Scout Reservation in west-central Wisconsin, has a winter camping program that comes highly recommended and looks like it would be just the thing to test our endurance and camping skills.

Quad Cities Merit Badge Clinic 2015, October 3

Posted on Aug 21 2015 - 11:03pm

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

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