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!


Last Call for Klondike Derby

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:49am

January 23 will be the last day to sign up for the 2017 Wotamalo District Klondike Derby! It will now cost $3 for late registration, so the total fee for late-comers is $23. Follow the links below to the permission form and Peoria Park District waiver.

Congratulations to Debbi Draeger, Silver Beaver

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:49am

Many congratulations to ASM Debbi Draeger on receiving the Silver Beaver Award, the highest volunteer recognition given by the W.D. Boyce Council. The award acknowledges the  commitment and many contributions that Debbi has made to our troop and to Scouting throughout the council. Be sure to tell her how much you appreciate her hard work and dedication to the young people in Scouts!

Troop Planning Meeting, February 19

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:48am

Everyone (yes, everyone) is invited to participate in planning an exciting year of Scouting for Troop 178 at a planning meeting on February 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. We'll be ordering pizza about halfway through as we look at each month in 2017, see what is already planned, and fill in the blanks with camp-outs and other adventures. If you have something that you have wanted to do, or something you want to do again, make sure you are there to discuss it with other Scouts. Parents are also welcome to come and contribute, but the Scouts will guide the discussion and make the final decisions. Make plans to be there!

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Camp at ISR

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:48am

Troop 178 will return to Ingersoll Scout Reservation this year for a week-long summer camp experience! It will be Week 2, June 25 to July 1, and we will be in the Sauk campsite. Costs, merit badges, and program details are not yet published, but should be available early in March. Any adult leaders who think they will attend are invited to an ISR Pre-Camp Informational Meeting, February 28, 6:30 p.m. at Avanti's in East Peoria. Adults should contact Mr. Fishel if you think you will be part of the leadership contingent and would like to hear about the program from the camp director and council representatives. His email is smfishel@gmail.com, or call 309-256-8895.

Adult Scouters: Register Now for Wood Badge C3-138-17

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 8:47am

Registration is open for Wood Badge, the premier training program for all Scout Leaders in the Boy Scouts of America! Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteers using the latest leadership skills and techniques. It is a once in-a-lifetime training experience that many in Troop 178 have completed and is highly recommended for all adult leaders in every position.

Unsold Spaghetti Supper Advance Tickets and Money Due January 16

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 10:15am

There is no troop meeting on January 16, but if you have not turned in unsold advance tickets and money, that is the night to do it. Mrs. Orzel will be at the church to record your totals and take the cash. If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements, please contact her at 309-212-0393 or pattiorzel@yahoo.com . Remember, for every ticket you sell you will receive 50¢ for your camp funds. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (60+) and $25 for a family of up to five.

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