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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!



Calling All Spooks for the Pack 76 Haunted Hallway, Oct. 30

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 4:07pm

Looking for some frightening fun? Feeling a little spooky? Then bring your scariest costumes and creativity to the Pack 76 Haunted Hallway, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. at Grundy School. Troop 178 will be creating and manning the tunnel of terror again this year. We need Scouts and parents at 5:30 p.m. to help set everything up, and then man the stations as Cub Scouts journey through the darkness for a gentle but memorable scare. Tony Gurdian has agreed to organize the spooks again this year. Can contact him directly at 309-635-0493 if you have ideas or scary stuff to add to the set-up.

Final Turn-in for Popcorn Orders, Oct. 27

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 4:05pm

All popcorn order forms are due at the October 27 troop meeting. Double-check all of your totals and make sure all of the information is correct. Mrs. Milby will be on hand to answer any questions you have an tell you approximately how much commission you will earn after all product is delivered and money is collected.

Advancement Night-Bring Books to Oct. 27 Meeting

Posted on Oct 23 2014 - 3:59pm

To give everyone an opportunity to get requirements signed off and make progress toward rank, we will have an Advancement Night at the Oct. 27 troop meeting. Bring your handbook and be prepared to tell one of the ASMs when and how you have completed specific requirements. If it means reading and studying the material in your book, that's what you'll need to do. If it requires a demonstration of some sort (such as knots, lashings or first aid) bring the materials you need. Mr. Fishel will also be available for Scoutmaster conferences. See you Monday!

Register Now For University of Scouting, Nov. 1

Posted on Oct 22 2014 - 9:50pm

Whether you're a Scout, a troop leader, or a parent, there is something interesting and fun for you at the University of Scouting, Nov. 1 at Illinois Central College. This one day, council-sponsored event offers training and fun for everyone, including serveral merit badges (cooking, first aid, chess, chemistry, emergency preparation, robotics, citizen in the community), den chief training, SM/ASM training, CPR/AED training, merit badge counselor training, troop committee training, and other sessions to help you be a better leader, a better Scout, and a better Scouting parent! If you're also a Cub Scout parent, there are specific Cub Scout classes as well. Full descriptions, a schedule, and other details are in the attached flyers and registration form. You don't need to go for the whole day, but if you do, your fee includes lunch and an event patch. Check it out!

35th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette-Informational Meeting Nov. 10

Posted on Oct 22 2014 - 8:36pm

Scouts who will be between the ages of 14 and 17 in July 2016 (and your parents) are invited to an informational meeting on an opportunity to attend the 35th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette in Blair Atholl, Scotland in 2016! Scotland’s premier Scouting event is held every two years on the grounds of the town’s most famous feature, Blair Castle. Troop 178 leaders are offering to accompany Scouts aged who meet the age requirements and have reached the rank of First Class or higher by the time of the event. In addition to the incredible adventure of the 10‐day Jamborette, our Scouts will be invited to spend an five additional days in the homes of Scottish Scouts for a well‐rounded, in‐depth international experience.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, Starting Oct. 20

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:43pm

Several Scouts have asked Mr. Sheppard if he would help them with the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, so beginning on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m., he will meet with anyone who would like to start (or finish) the merit badge. He will have a schedule for additional meetings. You can review the merit badge requirements at www.meritbadge.com.

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