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!


Popcorn Order Forms Due Oct. 24

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 9:53pm

Get out there, knock on some doors and make a final push toward your popcorn goal! All popcorn order forms are due Oct. 24. If you have ANY question about the popcorn sale or need more order forms contact Nick Jack at 309-397-4707 or nwjack@itv-3.com.

Pack 76 Haunted Hallway is October 27

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 9:53pm

Four days before the scariest night of the year, you have a chance to frighten a few Cub Scouts and Webelos at the annual Pack 76 Haunted Hallway. This year it's on October 27 at Grundy School. For more than 10 years, Troop 178 has commandeered the hallway outside the gym and turned it into a dark, forbidding tunnel of terror. OK, it's not really THAT scary, but it's fun to see the faces of the boys and their siblings as they encounter ghouls and ghosts and other strange things along the passage. You can be a part of the fun! Just wear your scary costume and be at Grundy at 6 p.m. on October 27. Better yet, come at 5:30 p.m. and help with the set-up. If you have other Halloween props, lights, noisemakers, masks, costumes, etc. bring them along to add to the atmosphere. See you there for a scare!

Annual Dues Due by November 1

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 9:52pm

It is once again time to ask you for our yearly Troop 178 dues payment. The first installment is due earlier than usual this year — October 24. As always, dues are used throughout the year for badges, awards, Troop meeting expenses, service projects, camping supplies, equipment, Boy’s Life magazine and registering scouts with the council. We also use the dues to supplement camping expenses not fully covered by the individual campout fees.

Four Merit Badges and Training at University of Scouting, November 5

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 9:52pm

There's learning and fun for everyone--Scouts, adult leaders, and parents--at the University of Scouting, November 5 at Illinois Central College. This year's edition of the annual training event includes Leave No Trace Training, Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster training, how to conduct a board of review, an introduction to Wood Badge, knot tying, unit fundraising, CPR/AED training, and much more. For Scouts, the Geocaching, Disability Awareness, Public Health, and Automotive Mechanics merit badges will be offered. Registration is due by October 30. Complete details and registration information are in the Temporary folder in Files. 

Personal Management Merit Badge, November 5

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 9:48pm

The Eagle-required Personal Management merit badge is being offered Saturday, November 5 at the Optimist Club in Morton. Only 20 seats are available, so if you are interested, act soon. Personal Management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities. You MUST bring a blue card to the meeting, so be sure you ask for one if you are going. There are prerequisites. Register here: http://www.wdboyce.org/event/1999110

File Attachments to Calendar Entries

Posted on Oct 10 2016 - 9:33pm

We hit our MAX on storage a few weeks ago.  We have found that any attachments to any calendar entry is NOT automatically deleted once that entry passes.  Also we have found DUPLICATE attachments (i.e.; Peoria Park District's Wokanda permisson form) in various calendar entries. To combat this issue we are going to put permanent forms (i.e.; Wokanda form) in a folder under "Files" on the menu called "Waivers & Permissions", and Temporary forms, etc., will be in a folder named "_Temporary" (the first part of the name will be YYYY/MM/DD so we know when to delete them).  There will be links within the Calendar entry to these forms instead of attachments. 

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