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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 October 23

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:08pm

Our annual popcorn sale is drawing to a close...order forms are due on October 23. Make your last sales and make sure to turn your order forms in on time. Remember, this is you chance to earn money for yourself and for the troop so you can pay your way to summer camp and other adventures in the year ahead. If you haven't already received an order form from Mr. Jack, get in touch with him at 309-3974707 or nwjack@itv-3.com to get your hands on one (or more if you're ambitious) now. Then get out there and knock on doors, talk to your friends, send your order form to work with mom and dad. Your profit is based on how much you sell, which means more is better.

Troop Dues is Due Now

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:06pm

Troop 178 dues for 2018 was due October 16. If you have not paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible. We need a commitment from Scouts and adults that they wish to stay active in the Troop in 2018. 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.

Haunted Hallway is October 26

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:05pm

Just five 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's event is on October 26 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 26. You can help with the set-up and then don your costume for an hour of frightening fun starting at 7 p.m. If you have other Halloween props, lights, noisemakers, masks, costumes, etc. bring them along to add to the atmosphere. Be there or be scared!

Be in the Color Guard at Peoria Rivermen Opening Game, October 27

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:05pm

If you love hockey and you love Scouts, you can put the two together at the Peoria Rivermen's season opener on October 27. Troop 178 has been tapped to present the colors at the start of the game and you can be part of the color guard. Then you can stick around for an exciting game at the special price of just $15 per person. Scouts, siblings, and parents are all welcome. To be in the color guard you need to meet in the Civic Center lobby in full uniform no later than 6:30 p.m. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. The $15 ticket price must be collected no later than October 23. To sign up or if you have questions, contact Mr. Hillyard at scouter.jeff.309@gmail.com or 309-287-9254.

Merit Badges, Training and More at University of Scouting, November 4

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:04pm


Scouts, scouters, parents, and just about anyone involved in Scouting can find training, merit badges, advancement opportunities, and much more at the W.D. Boyce Council's University of Scout, November 4 at Illinois Central College. General courses include:

Troop Planning Weekend at Ingersoll Scout Reservation, November 10-12

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 10:04pm

Our weekend will be full of fun while we make plans for activities through 2018. Please bring ideas for camp outs and other activities throughout the year. We will work on planning in the morning and, if we don’t get done by lunch, we will finish in the evening, after the sun goes down. There may be a chance to go fishing so bring your gear. Also on the agenda will be Webelos Weekend planning. We need to make sure we offer the best program so the Webelos WANT to join Troop 178!

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