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Latest newsletter: October 13th, 2013

New Merit Badge Councilor list

Check out the updated Merit Badge Councilors list on the “List of Councilors” link below.  Thanks to parents/leaders who recently signed up as new councilors!

Upcoming Troop Day Hike

The Troop Day Hike and Orienteering Contest will be Saturday, March 22 at the Hopedale Parklands Forest. We will meet at the parish center at 9:00 AM and leave about 9:30 AM for the park. We will return for pick up at the parish center by 5:00 PM that evening. Scouts need to bring: a bag lunch, poncho or rain coat if it looks like rain that day, wear boots, bring a hat and gloves/mittens. A spare pair of socks is a must. If the weather is cold, bring a warm coat as well. Scouts should bring at least one quart/liter of water (no soda, juice, punch, etc.). Do not bring water in disposable water bottles. Scouts need to bring a day pack (school pack will work fine) to carry all their gear for the day.

The Hopedale Parklands Forest is a great place to hike and explore. There are miles of trails and hills that surround the Hopedale Pond and the Mill River. After hiking in to a remote hill top shelter, we’ll set up base for our Orienteering Contest. We will divide the scouts into age/ability groups. Using orienteering maps, scouts will plot strategy, and then seek out as many orienteering markers as possible in the allotted time. The troop has conducted these orienteering contests before with great success. If you son will be attending the hike, please complete the permission slip and return it to the Troop Scribe at the March 13th troop meeting. All first year crossover scouts are strongly encouraged to attend as this is a great introduction to our outdoor program. If you son would like to attend but won’t be at the March 13th troop meeting, please email Ron Gorham at rgorham29@gmail.com  We’ll need a few parents to drive to/from and/or stay for the event. If you can help out please indicate on the permission slip.

Venture Scouts will be planning and leading this activity. Ventures will perform the course setup on March 15th using GPS devices, and will also lead the actual event on March 22nd. Venture attendance at one of these two dates is required. Attendance at this hike counts toward the outdoor participation requirement (>= 50% of events) to advance to the next rank.

At the end of the hike we will enjoy some of Troop 4′s famous fried dough!

Troop 4 decorates nativity scene

Troop 4 scouts finish the annual “Greening” of Milford’s Nativity Scene just hours before a snow storm!

Updated Merit Badge List

Check out the new merit badge councilor list.  Mr.Kee has been added as councilor for all Citizenship Badges, and Mrs. Ahrens has been added as Scholarship Merit Badge Councilor.  Please see them, and others on this list, to inquire about starting any of these interesting badges.  The new list can be accessed by hitting the “List of Councilors” link on this page.

Order of the Arrow for Brian Spiegelman

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of Scouting. Brian was elected into the OA by his peers in Troop 4 last Spring. Since becoming an Arrowmen, Brian has attended 2 weekend long “ordeals” and Camp Resolute. After demonstrating his knowledge of the traditions and obligations of the OA he was inducted into the Brotherhood of the OA in a ceremony over the summer.

Congratulations, Brian!

Upcoming Events

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Category: General7:00 pm Troop Meeting

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Category: General9:00 am Camping Trip - Troop Campsite in Milford

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The next camping trip will be Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 at the St. Mary’s troop campsite in Milford. This will be our famous roasted beast dinner (with some hot dogs and other food too). The campout will feature outdoor games and contests. We have invited some Webelos to attend as well. We are expecting a good crowd to show up this year. We will have a troop campfire Saturday night. Each Patrol should prepare a new skit for the troop campfire. Prizes will be awarded for the best skit! The troop will provide a complete dinner and breakfast along with all the eating utensils, cups, plates, etc. The scouts will be planning the meals, activities, and doing the cooking for the weekend.

We will meet at St. Mary’s parish center at 9:00 AM Saturday November 17 and will return to the parish center by 1PM on Sunday for pickup on the 18th. Scout should bring their regular camping gear and bag lunch for Saturday. As always, scouts can come/leave early or late, etc, if they have conflicts with sporting or other local events. If you need to come or leave early, please note that on the permission slip. We will need a few parents to drive to/from the event.

If your son is planning to attend, please return the attached permission slip by the Nov 8th troop meeting along with a check for $10 to cover the cost of the food for the weekend. If your son can’t make the Nov 8th troop meeting but wants to attend, please call or email Ron Gorham before the 8th so we can include him in planning for the event.

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Category: General9:00 am Camping Trip - Troop Campsite in Milford

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Event flyer

The next camping trip will be Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 at the St. Mary’s troop campsite in Milford. This will be our famous roasted beast dinner (with some hot dogs and other food too). The campout will feature outdoor games and contests. We have invited some Webelos to attend as well. We are expecting a good crowd to show up this year. We will have a troop campfire Saturday night. Each Patrol should prepare a new skit for the troop campfire. Prizes will be awarded for the best skit! The troop will provide a complete dinner and breakfast along with all the eating utensils, cups, plates, etc. The scouts will be planning the meals, activities, and doing the cooking for the weekend.

We will meet at St. Mary’s parish center at 9:00 AM Saturday November 17 and will return to the parish center by 1PM on Sunday for pickup on the 18th. Scout should bring their regular camping gear and bag lunch for Saturday. As always, scouts can come/leave early or late, etc, if they have conflicts with sporting or other local events. If you need to come or leave early, please note that on the permission slip. We will need a few parents to drive to/from the event.

If your son is planning to attend, please return the attached permission slip by the Nov 8th troop meeting along with a check for $10 to cover the cost of the food for the weekend. If your son can’t make the Nov 8th troop meeting but wants to attend, please call or email Ron Gorham before the 8th so we can include him in planning for the event.

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Category: General7:00 pm Troop Meeting

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Category: General9:30 am Troop Service Event - Nativity Scene Decoration

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Meet at St.Mary's cemetery. A few parent trucks requested.