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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!



SERVICE PROJECT: Troop 178 Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up, May 16

Posted on Apr 1 2015 - 8:33am

“A Scout helps other people at all times…”

Mark your calendars for Troop 178’s Adopt-A-Highway service project.  It’s not only a great way to help the environment but also demonstrate community pride while earning service hours towards that next rank advancement.  The troop will be furnishing safety vests and trash bags.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

No Troop Meeting April 6

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 9:44pm

We will take a week off you you can enjoy Spring Break with your family!

Summer Camp Merit Badge Information is Here!

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 9:42pm

Start planning your day at Summer Camp 2015 with the attached Merit Badge Worksheet. It includes a matrix showing when merit badges meet during the day, and a worksheet for you to plan your day. Your merit badge choices are due no later than May 11.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Starting April 13

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 8:15pm

Former Scoutmaster Mr. Sheppard would like everyone to know that he will be offering the Citizenship in the World merit badge starting at 6:30 p.m. April 13 before the regular troop meeting. This Eagle-required badge will meet for 30 minutes before every regular meeting until it is completed. A worksheet will be provided; a copy of the book should be available from the Librarian. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Sheppard at 256-8339.

Welcome Still MORE New Scouts!

Posted on Mar 27 2015 - 11:00am

On March 21, Troop 178 welcomed seven new Scouts from Pack 76. They are (left to right): Logan E., Isaac P., Andrew W., Jacob S., Julian A., Michael E., Kent B. This brings the total number of brand new Scouts to 14. They have been divided into patrols and will begine the Boy Scout trail together. Please look them up and make them welcome!

Spring Camporee Registration Due March 30

Posted on Mar 27 2015 - 10:59am

This year’s spring camporee will test and teach skills that would have been found at Rogers Island, the third largest “city” in colonial North America at the time of the French and Indian War. Reenactors from Venture Crew 1776 and others will tell Scouts about the history of the period using authentic guns, clothing and gear. Scouts will learn to carve a wooden spoon, split shingles by hand, construct a trail shelter, learn primitive cooking techniques, go on a reconnaissance mission using map and compass, and make a native American canvas container called a parfleche. There will also be flintlock rifle shooting demonstrations. All of this plus the traditional Avanti’s spaghetti dinner on Saturday and Pathways to Scouting crossover ceremony for the new members of our troop (Wokanda Warriors). This is a really cool opportunity to learn some new skills, and for our newest Scouts to get a taste for Boy Scout camping with the troop. Note the deadline for registration is March 30. Add $5.00 to the cost if you register after March 30. You must also complete a Peoria Parke District waiver form.

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