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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!




Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 9:32pm

Kashapi-Wiga-Huh? Don’t let the name scare you . This event will be fun AND educational for Scouts and adults, with Native American customs, crafts, music, drumming, dance, and Scouts and from throughout the Council. Organized by Venture Crew 318 at Camp Wokanda, Kashapiwigimak is all about fun, fellowship, and learning. You will have a chance to make a medicine bag, knife sheath, fancy feather, and a dance stick. You can learn several styles of beading, learn to sing and drum, play Native American games, and take part in a powwow. You can also complete  requirements 2a, 2b and 3a of the Indian Lore merit badge; look up the other two requirements here...if you do them ahead of time you should be able to complete the badge. In the evening, Scouts will be challenged to dance the Ring of Fire at a special ceremony held in a remote part of the camp. Your $25 fee includes tent camping, all craft supplies, event patch, Saturday dinner and cracker barrel. Come prepared for just about any kind of weather in mid-November.

35th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette-Informational Meeting Nov. 10

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 9:30pm

Scouts who will be between the ages of 14 and 17 in July 2016 (and your parents) are invited to an informational meeting on an opportunity to attend the 35th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette in Blair Atholl, Scotland in 2016! Scotland’s premier Scouting event is held every two years on the grounds of the town’s most famous feature, Blair Castle. Troop 178 leaders are offering to accompany Scouts aged who meet the age requirements and have reached the rank of First Class or higher by the time of the event. In addition to the incredible adventure of the 10‐day Jamborette, our Scouts will be invited to spend an five additional days in the homes of Scottish Scouts for a well‐rounded, in‐depth international experience.

ISR Staff and CIT Applications Being Accepted

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 9:29pm

NOAC 2015--Celebrating 100 Years of the Order of the Arrow

Posted on Oct 28 2014 - 10:03pm

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Order on August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University! OA members can join the Wenasa Quenhotan contingent to represent our Lodge and take part in the festivities. Wenasa Quenhotan has 80 spots reserved and they are filling up fast! Download the registration form to learn more about costs, and if you're ready to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, send in your registration and deposit. When the 80 spots are filled, you will be put on a waiting list.

Final Turn-in for Popcorn Orders, Oct. 27

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 4:05pm

All popcorn order forms are due at the October 27 troop meeting. Double-check all of your totals and make sure all of the information is correct. Mrs. Milby will be on hand to answer any questions you have an tell you approximately how much commission you will earn after all product is delivered and money is collected.

Register Now For University of Scouting, Nov. 1

Posted on Oct 22 2014 - 9:50pm

Whether you're a Scout, a troop leader, or a parent, there is something interesting and fun for you at the University of Scouting, Nov. 1 at Illinois Central College. This one day, council-sponsored event offers training and fun for everyone, including serveral merit badges (cooking, first aid, chess, chemistry, emergency preparation, robotics, citizen in the community), den chief training, SM/ASM training, CPR/AED training, merit badge counselor training, troop committee training, and other sessions to help you be a better leader, a better Scout, and a better Scouting parent! If you're also a Cub Scout parent, there are specific Cub Scout classes as well. Full descriptions, a schedule, and other details are in the attached flyers and registration form. You don't need to go for the whole day, but if you do, your fee includes lunch and an event patch. Check it out!

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