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!


Mark Your Calendar: Troop 178 Court of Honor, May 15 at 6:30pm at Oakwood Park

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 12:47pm

With the school year winding down and the Troop's summer activities ramping up, it's time to come together for some great food and to recognize the rank advancements, merit badges, and other achievements our Scouts have earned over the past few months.

ISR Swim Tests May 1

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 7:04am

Anyone wishing to swim or take part in lakefront activities at ISR will need to take the BSA swim test. We will be conducting our tests May 1 at Central Pool in Peoria. Meet at the church at 6 p.m. and we'll travel to Peoria together. Scouts should bring their swimsuits and a towel. There will be a $3 fee to help pay for for renting the pool.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) May 13

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 7:03am

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) introduces all Scouts – but especially those who have joined a troop in the last year – to the basics of leadership in a Boy Scout troop. Our annual ILST training will be on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church on Main Street. The training consists of a series of brief presentations by adult leaders and senior youth leaders, games, and activities covering everything from good communication skills and troop organization, to different leadership roles, teaching skills, planning, EDGE, and the concept of servant leadership. ILST gives Scouts the opportunity to see how they fit into a boy-led Troop. Everyone completing the course will receive a “Trained” patch for their uniform. Everyone, including those who have already completed ILST, is encouraged to attend and learn or relearn the skills that will make Troop 178 the best it can be! Parents should deliver and pick up your Scouts at the appointed time. The $5.00 fee will cover lunch.

Board of Review and Blue Card Due Dates for COH

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 1:01pm

The troop has been working hard since the last Court of Honor. It's time to think about your rank advancements, scout master conference, board of review and turning in blue cards. Please review the due dates below.

Group Texting within Troop

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 9:03am

We are now using Remind.com, which gives us the ability to send GROUP texts to the Troop and families.  This will allow us to send a mass communication very quickly in times of need, i.e.; Letting family members know when we are arriving back at the pickup spot after a Troop Activity (camping, hike, service, etc.). We will continue to use Email and eBlast as our MAIN communication portal, but this will allow us to reach a large group VERY quickly.

OA Members: Spring Fellowship May 19-21 at Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Posted on Apr 20 2017 - 10:10pm

Join your fellow Arrowmen for a weekend of cheerful service. If you have not completed your Ordeal this would be the time to do it; there will also be an opportunity to complete the Brotherhood ceremony. All  Arrowmen will be performing a variety of projects to help maintain, enhance, and prepare ISR for another great season of summer camp! In addition, Spring Fellowship will include:

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