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!


RSVP: Courts of Honor; August 7 at 6:00pm at Wilmor Sportsman's Club

Posted on Jul 25 2016 - 12:16pm

Let's recognize and celebrate rank advancements and merit badges earned at summer camp at our Courts of Honor Aug. 7, 6:00 p.m. at Wilmor Sportsman's Club.

Register NOW for 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Posted on Jul 25 2016 - 12:15pm

As of late June, more than half of the 72 openings for National Jamboree had been filled. Will you be a member of the two Jamboree troops that get to experience the best of Scouting at The Summit? Stop thinking about it. Register now at www.bsajamboree.org.

Clarification on New Rank Advancement Requirements

Posted on Jul 25 2016 - 12:15pm

Five months after new rank advancement requirements took affect, there is still some confusion among Scouts about when they can change to the new requirements, and when they MUST change. The text below is copied directly from the attached PDF, Transitioning_New_Requirements_2016, which was downloaded from scouting .org.

Great Time at Summer Camp

Posted on Jul 17 2016 - 12:14pm

We had a Great Time at Summer Camp!!!!!  We had 31 Scouts and 11 Leaders at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, WI. We stayed in the Miami campsite within the Souix camp.  It was CLOSE to everything.  We shot rifles, shotguns and bows/arrows.  We went to a logging camp. We climbed a Fire Tower.  We attended the Beach Party.  We ate Cheeseburgers at the Cheeseburgers in Paridise party.  We climbed climbing towers (even the leaders).  We threw tomahawks.  We made leather pouches. There were a LOT of Merit Badges acheived and one Scout was asked to join the Order of the Arrow. AND we got excited when the Insulation Truck arrived (ask ASM Webb about that). We had some wet nights and a morning or two, but all in all Awesome weather.  A big thanks to acting Scoutmaster Debbi Draeger on the organizing and setting this up (round of applause!)

Adopt-A-Highway Crew Makes a Clean Sweep!

Posted on Jun 28 2016 - 8:47am
Eleven Scouts from and five adults spent the morning picking up trash along Jackson Street in Morton on Saturday, June 4. Pictured here are Keegan Mulkey, Miah Flores, Ryan Sander, Miko Flores, Reid Horton, Tommy Hummel, EJ Flores, Jared Bridge, Ben Winkler, Nathan Rotramel, and Andrew Winkler. Adult Leader were Brian Winkler, Dennis Hummel, Mark Webb, Sean Mulkey, and Jean Bridge. Thank you all for this important community service, and to Dennis Hummel for organizing the crew.

Scouts Run Steamboat Classic!

Posted on Jun 20 2016 - 10:34pm

Congratulations to the five Scouts and five adults who completed the Steamboat Classic four-mile run on June 18 in Peoria. For the Scouts, it was the culmination of an eight-week training program that will earn them the Personal Fitness merit badge. Pictured above (with their outstanding times): Alistair Jack (39.08), Andrew Winkler (37.22), Franklin Johnson (41.51), Tyler Newman (41.53). The adult runners are shy, so they're not pictured, but they were: Maggie Johnson (42.27), Amy Winkler (50.40), Lynn Hummel (42.28), Nick Jack (39.08), Patti Orzel (55.33), and Nick Orzel (55.08). Well done, runners!

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