We Welcome a new assistant Scout Master

We welcome Kenneth Webb as a new Scout Master in Troop 84.

Sad news

We are very sad to say that Matthew has moved away. The good news is that we have 2 new members in our troop and 2-22 more coming in Jan-Feb.

We welcome our new members

Our troop is very fortunate to welcome 8 new members of our troop. We also welcome Matthew Rowley who transferred from  troop 82.

Home for a Canoe

The troop owns a 17 ft canoe that was stored at the home of Ron Sime but we now need a new home for it. Pease contact scout master if you have space to store it. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

Dec. 18 OA Meeting at the 1st Lutheran Church 1pm

Dec. 20 Mining Museum Troop Meeting

Jan. 6-8 Winter Camping

Jan. 28 Den Chief Training @ Lancaster Fairgrounds

Feb. 4,11,18 Merit Badge Midway 9:00-12 noon Ottensman Hall

Feb. 18 District OA Meeting at the 1st Lutheran Church 1pm

Feb. 21 Pancake Supper

April 27-29 Galina Pilgrimage

April 24-30 Canyon Camp

Troop Elections 2011

  • Ben Bahr-Patrol Leader for the Cobras
  • Jacob B.-Quartermaster
  • Jordan B.-Senior Patrol Leader
  • David D.-Chaplain’s Aid
  • Zach B.-Patrol leader for the Golden Eagles
  • Max F.-Troop Guide
  • Ryan K.-Librarian
  • Ashton M.-Patrol Leader for the Flaming Arrows
  • T.J. K.-Historian
  • Vince M.-Assistant Patrol Leader
  • Ladd O. -Assistant Patrol Leader for the Flaming arrows
  • Alex S.-Recruiter
  • Korey W.-Web master, Scribe, Assistant Patrol Leader For the Golden Eagles

Belmont 10 mile hike

Dear Scouts and Families:

The troop planned a 10-mile hike for this Friday, Nov. 19th.  We will meet at 6:00 PM at First English Church [Not 5:00 PM as we had discussed because of conflicts with swim practice]

We will drive to St. Philomena’s church in Belmont and then hike over to the home of the Momot family.  This is a 10-mile hike for the Hiking Merit Badge.  It is also a night hike so we will wear reflective vests and enjoy the panoramic night sky.

Please wear clothing, preferably layered, for the weather.  You should eat supper first and bring a snack and at least 1 liter of water.  Wear comfortable, broken-in shoes for the hike.  We will be on hard surfaces.  You should also bring a flashlight.

We estimate that we will return by 11:00 PM to Platteville.

Scott White

New 2010 Election

Tonight we held our elections for spl and apl. On Thursday scouts at the platteville middle school should wear their scout uniform to school to participate in the veterans day program we will walk through the gym at 8:30 and do a flag ceremony then we sit on the bleachers until it is over then we will go back to classes


Please plan to attend the best part of the scouting year:  Summer Camp at Canyon Camp near Stockton, Il.  We are scheduled to attend camp the week of June 27 – July 3.  We camp in tents for the entire week.  The troop leaves at about noon on the Sunday of camp week to travel to the camp.  We will return on the next Saturday at approximately 11:00 AM.


The troop is very pleased to welcome three new scouts who have crossed-over as Webelos scouts to become Boy Scouts.  We are lucky to have such a quality group of new members of the Rainmakers.

Scouts are asked to wear their uniforms to all troop meetings and to bring their Scout Handbooks.  The handbooks are where your progress on the Scout ranks is recorded.  We plan to work on requirements at each meeting whenever possible.

All new scouts must complete an application form.  We are very fortunate in our fundraising efforts so we do not collect dues or fees for most troop outings and campouts.  Scouts are required to purchase the uniform shirt.  The troop does supply the troop numbers, council patch, shoulder patches and patrol patches.