Update 1-19-17

Troop 84,

As a reminder (& as discussed at Tuesday Night’s Troop Meeting), Pack 89 is having their Pinewood Derby tonight, 1/19. Any scout wishing to help can show up at the United Methodist Church (across from the Thrift Store) starting at 5:15pm in field shirt (those that show up by 5:15 can help with registration & setup). If you can’t make it by 5:15 and want to help, let me know when you are able to show up (we can use help at many different times.

In addition, the following events are taking place:
Jan 25, Feb 13, Mar 1: Scout skiing at Sundown Mountain, Dubuque. Fees are $21 for skiing, $27 for snowboarding, $5 Helmet. We need to decide which dates, if any, we are participating in. Registration will occur as a unit.
Sat. Feb 4: Merit Badge Midway @ UWP. This will be 1-day (same as last year) from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Merit Badge choices are below – scouts are registered. Any scout still wishing to register needs to contact me ASAP.
Fri, Feb 10 – Sun, Feb 12: Electronics weekend @ Camp Lowden (Boeger Lodge). Details provided at upcoming meetings.
Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cub Scout Arrow of Light Crossover
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Pancake Supper
Saturday, April 22 – UWP Fieldhouse @ 6:30am: Assist with Relay for Life Cleanup. Should be done by Noon.
Fri, April 28 – Sun April 30: US Grant Pilgrimage in Benton/Galena
Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1: Summer Camp at Canyon Camp

Merit Badge Midway Update 1-4-17

Merit Badge Midway: Saturday, Feb 4 @ UW-P.  The following is a list of scouts taking merit badges, along with their choices.  Please confirm if you are on the list that you will be attending, and if you are not on the current list, please let Chris know which merit badges you wish to take (the information can be found in the 11-29-16 Update).  We will also need some parents to help with the concession stand and lunch.
Scout Name Morning Session Afternoon Session
8:30:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Brunette, Zaden Family Life Space Exploration
Burgin, Gabe Family Life Space Exploration
Connolly, Nathan Family Life Space Exploration
Day, Connor Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
Day, Sean Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
Drefcinski, John Family Life Space Exploration
Johnson, Nathan Public Speaking Citizenship in the World
Kramer, Logan Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
McWilliams, Anthony Citizenship in the Community Electricity
McWilliams, Nicholas Citizenship in the Community Electricity
Schwarzmann, George Family Life Programming
Webb, Kaler Communication Engineering
Webb, Konnor Nuclear Science Citizenship in the Nation
Webb, Korey Family Life Communication
Weber, Jesse Law Crime Prevention

12-15-16 Update

Troop 84,

The following are the upcoming dates/events:

  • Thur. Dec. 15: Cub Scout Pack 89 Meeting:  Scouts who are available to help please show up at 6:15pm at the United Methodist Church.  The pack will be holding a Space Race, Pinewood Derby Workshop, and maybe a couple of other activities, so the pack can use some help.
  • Tues, Dec. 20: Court of Honor @ Rollo Jameson Mining Museum: We ask that the scouts arrive by 6:45pm to help setup.  In addition, we are asking each family to bring a treat for after the meeting.  There will be many things covered in addition to the Court of Honor.
  • Sat. Jan 7: Dubuque Fighting Saints. Game is at 7:05pm. Registration is due 12/28.  Game ticket $10. scout package $30 (we will be registering as a troop).
  • Fri – Sun, Jan 13-15: Cabin Camping at Kiwanis Youth Cabin, Monroe, WI.  Details coming soon.
  • Jan & Feb: Scout skiing at Sundown Mountain, Dubuque. Dates and prices will be announced at the Court Of Honor
  • Sat. Feb 4: Merit Badge Midway @ UWP.   This will be 1-day (same as last year) from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 10 – Sun, Feb 12: Electronics weekend @ Camp Lowden (Boeger Lodge).  Details provided at upcoming meeting.
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cub Scout Arrow of Light Crossover
  • Tuesday, Feb. 29 – Pancake Supper
  • Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1: Summer Camp at Canyon Camp

In addition, Chris talked to all the scouts at last nights meeting about which Merit Badges they wanted to take.  Any scout not at the meeting, please be prepared for Tuesday to discuss merit badges to take at Midway on Feb. 4.

12-6-16 Troop Elections

The Polls are in!! Here are the results:

To see all of the Positons, you can go to the Troop 84 Leadership Page


Senior  Patrol Leader: Jesse Weber

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: George Schwarzmann

B.A.C.E. Patrol leader: Trevor

B.A.C.E. Assistant Patrol leader: Josh

Voltage Patrol Leader: Nick McWilliams

Voltage Assistant Patrol Leader: Connor Day

Cobra Patrol Leader: Zaden Brunette

Cobra Assistant Patrol Leader

Quarter Master(s):

  • Gabe Burgin
  • Kaler Webb

Scribe: Nathan Johnson

Librarian: Josh

Historian: Mic Frommelt

Chaplain Aide: John Drefcinski

Webmaster: Korey Webb

Outdoor Ethics Guide(s):

  • Nathan Connolly

Instructor: N\A

Bugler: N\A

OA Representative(s):

  • Sean Day

Update 12-6-16

Troop 84,

As a reminder, Tuesday, 12/6 (tonight), will be troop elections.  In order to have a worthwhile election, we need as many scouts as possible to attend.  If you can’t make it, please send me a message with what troop positions that you would accept a nomination for. Keep in mind that this is your leadership that you are electing.

In addition, all Life Scouts that are working on their Eagle Project, be sure that you are working on your project proposal.  If you need any help, please let me know.  I have attached the fill-in PDF version of the project workbook.

Update 11-29-16

Troop 84,

A few things:

  • Saturday 12/3: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast: 8am – Noon @ Platteville High School: the Kiwanis are asking for scouts from troop 84 to help with their pancake breakfast.  Since they have been great Eagle Scout Project supporters in the past, and also since we have scouts that need service hours for rank advancement, helping would be a good idea.
  • I am attaching the information for Merit Badge Midway.  Please start to review the merit badges and prerequisites (preliminary – final copy coming soon) as we will be discussing them over the next several meetings.


Personal Fitness Merit Badge

Troop 84,

For those who are working on the Personal Fitness Merit Badge and need to take the final test, I will be at Mound View Park on Friday, 11/18, at 4pm.



Update 11-11-16

Troop 84,

The following is everything that is going on this weekend:

  • Friday, Nov. 11 @ 2pm @ Krone America: I could use 2-3 adults to help the area unit popcorn sort.  If you can help, please let me know ahead of time.  Please don’t just show up.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: 8:30am – 5:00pm: Next Step @ Pecatonica, IL High School: Adult leadership training.  Information and registration can be found at www.blackhawkscouting.org . I will be traveling there so I have room for anyone who wants to go.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: 8:00am – Noon: Scouting for Food @ Lutheran Church of Peace (Water Street).  This is food pickup day.  If you are helping, please wear your field dress shirt.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov 13: 1:00pm – 3:00pm: popcorn pickup at my house (1044 Woodland Road, take 2nd street north out of Platteville, once out of town, take the 2nd left and my house is the 3rd on the right – there is a white trailer in the driveway)

Update 11-4-16

A few things from the last meeting and additional information:

  • Sat Nov 5: Scouting for Food will start at 8am instead of 8:30am
  • Sat Nov 5: 1pm @ Mound View Park: For those who have been working of Personal Fitness Merit Badge and have completed their 12 week log, I will be doing the final fitness test.  It should take less than a half an hour.
  • Fri, Nov 18 – Sun, Nov 20: Backpack campout: location TBD (hasn’t been finalized if this is a full weekend campout)
  • Tuesday, Nov 29: Webelos/Arrow of Light Invite @ our troop meeting: the scouts will be developing a program for when the Webelos & Arrow of Light cub scouts visit.
  • Fri, Jan 13 – Sun, Jan 15: Cabin Camping @ Kiwanis Youth Cabin – Monroe: we will be inviting the Webelos & Arrow of Light cub scouts to this campout

Two Quick Reminders

2 quick reminders:
  1. For those working on Personal Fitness Merit Badge (and started Aug. 9), your 12 week log is due tomorrow (11/1).  Please bring it with you to the meeting.
  2. Any scout wishing to sign up for Chief Training, or adult wishing to take some adult leader training, early registration deadline is today.  You can signup on the council website (www.blackhawkscouting.org).  A carpool is being arranged for those who wish to carpool.