Welcome to Troop 178!


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!


2016 Webelos Weekend @ Wokanda...Registration Due December 5!

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:37pm

A long-standing Troop 178 tradition continues in December at Webelos Weekend, December 9-11. Webelos Weekend is an opportunity for Troop 178 to make a positive impression on 4th and 5th grade Webelos and their parents, and for Scouts to gain experience teaching some of the Scouting skills they have learned. It is important that the event runs smoothly, as this is a critical recruiting effort targeting boys considering joining our Troop. In order for the event to be successful, Scouts must learn what their responsibilities will be, master the skills they will need to perform their duties, and set a good example for our guests. Friday night will consist of set up and program preparations. We will be staying in the Lodge at Camp Wokanda, with full access to the kitchen and restrooms. Webelos will arrive Saturday morning, participate in a full day of activities, spend the night, and leave Sunday morning following breakfast. Troop 178 boys will plan and conduct the program on Saturday, help prepare meals, clean up (cheerfully!), and be courteous, friendly, helpful hosts. We will also plan and conduct a program Saturday evening (skits, songs and silliness), and Scouts Own worship service on Sunday morning. Don’t miss out on the FUN!

Storage Shed Help Needed Friday, December 9

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:36pm

Pictured here are the pieces of our new storage building just waiting to be assembled by some enthusiastic volunteers! That work will begin this coming Friday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Matt Milby at 309-634-6181 or Matt.Milby@mortonbuildings.com if you can offer your skills and labor to complete this important project for the troop. 

Coats for Kids Donations Through December 5

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:36pm

It's cold out there! Imagine what it would be like to not have a warm coat so you could walk to school or play in the snow.  Do you have a  winter coat that you don't wear anymore or that doesn't fit you? Why not donate it to Coats for Kids, a joint program sponsored for the 28th year by Children's Hospital of Illinois, WEEK-TV and The Salvation Army. Used or new coats in children’s and young adult sizes are now being collected and cleaned for distribution in December. More than 32,797 coats have already been collected and given out to area children in need. If you would like to help a child stay warm this winter, bring new or used coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats to troop meetings up to Dec. 5. Mrs. Draeger will take your donated items to the Salvation Army for distribution after Dec. 12. Contact her if you have questions about this impactful program: 309-264-9454.

Sell Spaghetti Supper Tickets, Earn Cash!

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:35pm

Tickets for the 2017 Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction (January 21, 2017) are now available for sale! Packets of 20 tickets were handed out at the Novembrer 28 troop meeting. If you did not get your tickets, contact Mrs. Orzel at 309-212-0393 or porzel@integrityts.com. For every ticket you sell you will receive 50¢ for your camp funds. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (60+) and $25 for a family of up to five. Money and any unsold tickets must be returned on or before January 16, 2017.

Help Needed With Donations for Spaghetti Supper

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:34pm

Wondering what you can do to help out with our Annual Spaghetti Supper? How about asking local businesses for donations for the silent auction? All you need to do is sign up on the donation request list, which includes a long list of businesses you can ask for donations. Just put your name down for the business you will be contacting. You can also contact your businesses with a ready-made donation request letter.

Sign Up Now to Work at Spaghetti Supper

Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 8:34pm

It's easy for Scouts and parents to sign up to work at the annual Spaghetti Supper in January. Just follow the link below and make your choices online. Scouts are asked to only sign up for two shifts at this time. After everyone gets a chance to sign up for two shifts, you will receive an email that you can sign up for a third. This allows more scouts to have multiple shifts.  Please do not sign up for back to back shifts in the same position unless that is the only position open. For example, if you sign up for ticket taker from 4 to 5:30 p.m., please do not sign up to be ticket taker from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Instead sign up for busing or bake sale or some other job from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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