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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!



No Troop Meetings Dec. 22, 29 and Jan. 5

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 11:03pm

With everyone's busy holiday schedules, a few weeks off from Scouting would probably be welcome. So, mark your calendars: There will be no troop meetings on Dec. 22, Dec. 29, or Jan. 5. Enjoy the time with family and come back in the new year ready to make it another great year of Scouting!

Christmas Giving and Receiving

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 11:02pm

Many thanks to all who contributed to this year's gift exchange. The stocking caps, gloves, scarves, socks and mittens your gifts were wrapped in have been donated to The Hope Store, which is a retail store associated with the Peoria Dream Center. Clearly the spirit of giving is alive in Troop 178!

Spaghetti Tickets Are On Sale!

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 11:01pm

At the Dec. 1 meeting, Scouts were given an envelope with tickets for the 2015 Spaghetti Supper, which will be Jan. 24, 2015. These are for Scouts to sell to family members, neighbors, friends, teachers, and co-workers, and earn $0.50 for each ticket sold. A complete explanation of how the ticket sales program works is included in the envelope. All Scouts are expected to help out with this event. If you did not receive an envelope please call or text Mrs. Orzel at 309-212-0393. Money for tickets needs to be turned in on or before Jan. 19.

2015 Wotamalo District Klondike Derby

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 10:47pm

Survive the Wild is the theme of the 2015 Wotamalo District Klondike Derby. And that’s exactly what Troop 178 will do as we brave the elements and compete for honor, glory, and cheesy awards at Camp Wokanda. Challenges include first aid skills, fire building, teamwork, marksmanship, lumberjacking, knots and lashings, and more. Preparation, cooperation, and endurance will be the keys to victory.

Second Informational Meeting on 35th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette, Jan. 20

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 10:03pm

Intrigued by the possibility of travelling overseas for the Scottish International Patrol Jamborette in 2016 but you aren't quite ready to make the commitment? There will be another opportunity to have your questions answered and receive more information on Jan. 19, 2015, before the regular troop meeting. Final commitment and permission forms will be available at that time, and we will be accepting the initial $100 deposit toward the final fee. We currently have enough Scouts interested to fill one patrol of six, but if there is enough interest we will take another! A flyer is attached to remind you of the date. Below are a few details from a previous meetings.

Ring in the Holidays--Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Dec. 20

Posted on Dec 10 2014 - 10:54pm

The Salvation Army bell ringers are a holiday tradition that symbolizes community service and the spirit of giving. You will have a chance to be a part of that tradition when Troop 178 is scheduled to ring the bells at the red kettle at Walmart on December 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At least two Scouts and one adult will be scheduled for one hour shifts over that five hour time period. If you can work an hour of service into your busy holiday schedule, please call or email Mrs. Draeger to sign up for a shift: 309-264-9454 or mitsi22770@yahoo.com. Merry Christmas!

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