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!


Baird Family Fundraiser

Posted on Sep 28 2015 - 10:06pm

Sara Baird

Posted on Sep 27 2015 - 6:03pm

Sara Baird, mother of long-time Troop 178 Scouts Sam and Tommy Baird, has passed away at age 39 after a five-month battle with cancer. Please keep her sons, husband Loren, daughter Naomi, and all of their extended family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Time and location of services is linked here: Obituary and services for Sara Baird

Popcorn University at Sept. 28 Troop Meeting

Posted on Sep 24 2015 - 10:30pm

You've been selling popcorn for almost a month now, but you'd like to sell more, right? Then don't miss the Sept. 28 troop meeting, 7 p.m. at the Morton United Methodist Church. A representative of Trail's End, the popcorn company, will be there to give you ideas and tips for selling more popcorn, earning prizes, and filling up your camp funds account. Did you know that you can sell popcorn online? Do you know the important dates and deadlines? Have you considered the merit badges that you can work on as you sell? You'll hear all all of this and more at Popcorn University, where smart Scouts get even smarter about popcorn! Don't forget, you should wear your Class A uniform when we meet at the church. See you there!

Pumpkin Festival Thanks!

Posted on Sep 24 2015 - 10:29pm

Thank you to all of the Scouts and parents who gave their time and energy making our Pumpkin Festival project and parade a success! A total of 23 Scouts and 21 adults spent one or more shifts collecting trash and helping to keep the festival grounds clean. Your efforts were noticed and appreciated. We have already received a donation from the carnival, and expect there will also be a donation from the Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Debbi Draeger and Brad Johnson for coordinating the worker crews. On Saturday morning the clouds couldn't dampen the spirits of the crew that marched in the parade with The Big Flag. Patti Orzel again did an outstanding job signing up walkers and taking care of everyone on parade day. You can all be proud of the support you have given to your hometown this past weekend!

Rock Island Trail Bike Ride/Camp

Posted on Sep 24 2015 - 10:29pm

Bike and camping...what a great combination! For this outing, the Troop will travel to the Rock Island Trail camp area near Alta, set up camp, and spend the remainder of the morning and afternoon of Oct. 17 on the bike trail. Boys working on Second Class who ride 10 miles will complete requirement 1B (if they use a map and compass). Miles may also be used toward fulfillment of Cycling merit badge requirements. Every Scout must provide his own bicycle. Because the camp site is accessible only on foot or bike, we will minimize the equipment, camp light and cook light. Lunch will be on the trail. Dinner will be in camp by patrol. Sunday morning breakfast in camp, prepared by patrols.

We've Got the Power...Solar Power!

Posted on Sep 24 2015 - 10:28pm


Many thanks to Matt Milby for installing this solar panel on the roof of the troop trailer! As long as it's sunny, the solar panel will keep the battery inside the trailer charged so the interior lights work when we need them. No more fumbling around in the dark or trying to hold a flashlight while you search for gear. The troop purchased the solar panel, and Matt installedit to complete part of his Wood Badge ticket.

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