Troop Four Family Newsletter – February 26, 2008

Merit Badges and Other Advancement: The group work for the Citizenship in the: Community, Nation & World merit badges has been completed. The scouts who are in the classes do have some work to do on the badges at home. If you son is taking one of the badges be sure to ask him what he needs to do to complete the badge. The Communications classes are wrapping up. We have started a class on the Coin Collecting merit badge. We are also working with the scouts on First Class advancement.

Troop Family Court of Honor: will be Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at St. Mary’s parish center. Awards earned by the scouts since the last Court of Honor in October will be presented. There will be a pot-luck dinner before the awards ceremony. The troop committee has contacted the families what to bring. In addition, we will be honoring a great supporter of the troop, the former pastor of St. Mary’s Father Michael Foley.

Troop Web Site Update: We now have pictures of troop activities on the web site! Check the pictures out on the troop website: More pictures to be posted! Thanks to our troop’s Webmaster Mr. Steve Eddins for all of his efforts.

Order of the Arrow Elections: will be at the March 6 troop meeting. If your son is eligible, we have notified you and provided you with information about the Order of the Arrow. Scouts eligible should be at the troop meeting in uniform.

Troop Swim Night: will be Thursday, March 20 at the Milford High School pool from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. There will be pizza and soda after swimming.

Troop Day Hike: will be Saturday, March 29. More information regarding location and times to follow.

Uniform Reminder: Scouts should wear their uniforms to all regular troop meetings, unless they are coming directly from a sports activity, work, etc.

High Adventure Trip Update: Scout Camp Health forms for Camp Tahosa – are a special form for the state of Colorado – you can download the form from our troop website.

Venture Scout Corner

Life Scouts Starting on Their Eagle Projects: If you have a project under way, be sure to get the proposal in as soon as possible to be able to do the project this summer.

Eagle Projects: We are working with the town of Milford and St. Mary’s Church on developing projects – hope to have some soon!

Citizenship Merit Badge Classes: Are under way for all 3 of the badges – if you need one or more, now is the time to earn them!

Upcoming Event Dates & Reminders

  • February 28 is the Family Dinner Court of Honor at 6:30 PM
  • March 6 is a regular troop meeting
  • March 13 is a regular troop meeting
  • March 20 is troop swim night at the Milford High School Pool
  • March 27 is a regular troop meeting.
  • March 29 Saturday is troop day hike
  • April 3 is a regular troop meeting
  • April 10 is a regular troop meeting
  • April 12 Saturday – April 13 is troop camping trip
  • April 17 is a regular troop meeting
  • April 24 – no troop meeting – school vacation

Troop Four Website: checkout the Troop 4 website at: we have lots of information and event calendars/dates listed – and pictures too!

Please call the Dave Kirchner at 508-478-5915 or email at if you have any questions.