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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!

 

 

Two-Week Blitz Ends Oct. 4

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 10:18pm

Last Chance to Sign Up for Fall Camporee

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 10:14pm

The Oct. 6 Troop Meeting will be the last chance to register for the Wotamalo District Camporee. This year's exciting Wotamalo District Fall Camporee is Oct. 10-12 at Camp Manitoumi, just north of Metamora (948 County Road 1800 N., Low Point). Activities for the weekend revolve around Scout skills like knots and lashings, orienteering, fire building, target accuracy and first aid skills, with opportunities to teach and learn. There will also be a scavenger hunt, lunch cook-off competition, gateway competition, camp inspections and more, with an evening campfire and awards presentation on Saturday. The property (a church camp) also features a 100-yard slide, a miniature golf course, Gaga Ball, Frisbee golf course, bouldering wall, compass courses, and hiking trails. We will camp and invite Morton Webelos to attend as our guests. Sound like fun? Get signed up now! Permission form is attached.

KASHAPAWIGAMAK Nov. 15

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 10:13pm

If you are interested in Native American culture, customs, art, dance, and drumming, or you just want to go camping in November, you'll want to sign up for Kashapawigamak. This one-day event at Camp Wokanda is all about fellowship and fun with Scouts and Ventures from throughout the area. The attached flyer has photos and details about the classes and other activities throughout the day. The plan is for the troop to tent camp, attend sessions and activities during the day, and dance the Ring of Fire in the evening. There will also be the opportunity to complete requirements for the Indian Lore merit badge. We will register as a troop, so do not send in the registration yourself. Watch for details and a permission form.

Register Now for S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Day, Oct. 25

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 9:46pm

The first ever Bloomington-Normal S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Day will be held Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of Illinois State University. For a fee of $10 (which includes lunch) you can choose to work on or finish any of the following merit badges: Aviation, Environmental Science, Space Exploration, Energy, Game Design, Engineering, Geocaching, and Digital Technology. Sessions will be held in the Old Union Building, and Studio TEaCH (3rd Floor, DeGarmo Hall). The event is sponsored by Matameechan Chapter, Order of the Arrow, and Bloomington-Normal Hackerspace. See the attached flyer for details. Questions? Contact Alex Fishel at 309-256-4495 or J.P. Smith at 309-212-5679.

Troop Meetings at Church Starting Sept. 29

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 9:38pm

Until further notice, troop meetings will be at the United Methodist Church for troop meetings. Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Don’t forget, when we meet at the church we wear our Class A uniform.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Posted on Sep 24 2014 - 4:24pm

Assistant Scoutmasters who need Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills to be "trained" will have an opportunity Oct. 4-5. This training includes outdoor skills like knots, fire building, orienteering, cooking, axe and knot safety, and the patrol method. It is highly recommended, even for those who think they are proficientin these skills, and is required to be considered trained. A flyer with details is attached.

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