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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!



Welcome New Scouts!

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 9:57pm

Three boys from Pack 81 have chosen to join our ranks! Please welcome Ethan J., Tyler N., and Sam J. who earned their Arrow of Light at the Pack 81 Blue and Gold Banquet on February 27. Say hello, shake their hand, and welcome them when you see them at upcoming troop meetings. They are the future of Troop 178. Thank you to Scott Gilles, Brad Johnson and all of Pack 81 for sending us these outstanding recruits!

Congratulations New Troop Leaders!

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 9:53pm

Following the election at the February 23 troop meeting we have new troop leaders! Please congratulate the Scouts below and work with them to fulfill their duties and keep Troop 178 strong!

Volunteer at Bethel Fired Up 5K, March 21

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 9:53pm

Check your calendar! Scope out the weather forecast for March 21 (It's sure to be a beautiful morning in Morton!). Now sign up to help out at the Bethel Fired Up 5K run! Volunteer coordinator Patti Orzel says that the Bethel 5K committee wants to make sure they have enough awesome volunteers to station along the route and at the water table, so if you're thinking of signing up, do it sooner rather than later. We had a great time at the event last year and hope to have even more Scouts cheering on the runners and lending a hand this year.

Summer Camp is Coming!

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 9:52pm

Mark your calendar for a special 50th Anniversary summer camp experience this year at Ingersoll Scout Reservation! Troop 178 is registered for Week 5 (July 5-11) and will again be in the Sauk campsite. Several leaders will be attending a pre-camp meeting on March 8 to get all of the details on the awesome program, new merit badges and new challenges planned to mark 50 years of summer camp fun at ISR! Cost this year is $265 before the earlybird date in April, or $285 after. Watch for a commitment form and other information coming your way soon.

Scouting Steam 2015

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 9:52pm

Scouting Steam is back for 2015! The Council-sponsored training program is a fantastic way for you to get fit for the Steamboat Classic four-mile race in June, while earning the Personal Fitness merit badge. If you aspire to be an Eagle Scout (and who doesn’t) this is the best possible way to earn this Eagle-required badge. It starts out slow and easy, so any level of fitness is OK. You’ll meet like-minded Scouts from all over the Council and have fun as you train for the run of a lifetime.

Service Opportunity, UMC WATCH Fellowship Meal, March 11

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 9:50pm

Every Wednesday the United Methodist Church holds its WATCH (Wednesday night At The CHurch) Fellowship Meal at 5 p.m. The evening event includes a family meal, children's programs, adult study time, and fellowship. The organizers have asked Troop 178 Scouts to help serve food on Wednesday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, March 11. At least four Scouts are needed from 4:30 until 7 p.m. on both nights -- you can volunteer for one night or both. You would need to arrive at the church 4:30 p.m. in your Class B red t-shirt and ready to serve. You will be able to eat dinner at the church. If you are interested in helping, please contact Sarah Losey at 309-645-6217 or lynnlosey@gmail.com. 

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