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!


Bear Training, Early Packing, and Other Camp Updates

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 11:20pm

A few reminders as summer camp approaches...

  • All Scouts and parents should review the bear safety information that you received earlier via emai. This information must be thoroughly understood by everyone before we leave for Wisconsin. Contact Mrs. Draeger to let her know you have reviewed and understand the material

Camp Medical Forms Are Past Due

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 10:58pm

Camp medical forms were due to Maggie Johnson on June 20, which means they are now late.  If you have not turned in your paperwork please do so ASAP. All Scouts and adult leaders must have a medical exam by a doctor using the current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, and C, dated no more than one year before the date we arrive at camp (July 9). A copy of the form is available on the Troop website and at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf. In addition, a copy of the front and back of your insurance card is required. Make TWO copies of all of these completed documents and turn them in to Maggie Johnson; keep the originals for yourself.

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!

Clarification on New Rank Advancement Requirements

Posted on Jun 17 2016 - 3:19pm

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.

Adopt-A-Highway Crew Makes a Clean Sweep!

Posted on Jun 8 2016 - 8:31pm
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 Ben 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.

Did You Know You Can Recycle Aluminum for Troop 178?

Posted on Jun 2 2016 - 5:01pm

Well you can! The troop maintains a recycling bin in the corner of the parking lot behind the Knights of Columbus on David Street. Deposit your cans (crushed or uncrushed in bags) in the bin and a Scout will pick them up and take them to a local recycling center. The troop earns cash -- as much as $500 a year -- from recycling and we all help save resources and clean up the environment. So don't throw your cans in the trash, contribute them to the Troop 178 recycling program! Thank you! 

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