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Latest newsletter: November 8th, 2015

Get Ready for the May Campout at the Troop Campsite

Parents/Scouts,

Our next campout will be Saturday, May 14th to Sunday, May 15th, at the Troop campsite in Milford.  We will meet at the parish center on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM.  We will return for pick up at the parish center by 10:30 AM on Sunday.  Scouts need to bring a bag lunch and the items listed on the Troop 4 camping equipment list, including their scout handbook.  The list is available on our website.

This local campout at our secluded Troop campsite is very convenient for scouts that have sports games to attend.  Scouts can check out to attend their game, and then return after it is over.  Be sure to indicate on your permission slip if you arriving late, or need to leave for a period, in order to attend a game.  Any scout who desires to reach Tenderfoot, or 1st Class rank by the end of the spring season should attend, as we will be covering many of the remaining advancement requirements at this event.

We will be cooking patrol style over open wood fires for dinner and breakfast.  Scout patrols will create their own menus and duty rosters at the May 5th troop meeting.  Dutch ovens and Dutch oven recipes will be available for scouts that have interest in this cooking technique.  Scouts need to bring a bag lunch for Saturday.

If your son will be attending this campout, please complete the permission slip and return it to the Troop Scribe at the May 5th troop meeting.  If your son would like to attend but won’t be at the May 5th troop meeting, please call or email Brian Weber before May 5th.   We may 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.  Note that the troop’s Milford campsite has very limited parking, so adults that plan to attend are encouraged to carpool.

Mr. Weber/Brian

Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Resolute – Info Now Available

The troop has just posted some great information about Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Resolute.  Look for the links to these important documents under the “Summer Camp 2016″ section in the lower right of our Home Page.

or Click Here:  Parent/Scout Guide,  Medical Forms,  Troop Summer Camp Memo

Troop 4 Learns About the United States Military Academy at West Point

At a March troop meeting, USMA Cadet Timothy B. McLaughlin, Jr, from Millville MA, provided an informative briefing to the Troop about his experiences at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Scouts learned about cadet life, the mission of West Point, and the unique learning opportunities that the Academy offers.

Latest Merit Badge Counselor List

Please review the latest merit badge counselor list.  The list can be accessed by clicking on the “List of Counselors” link on the home page.

Welcome Back Scouts

Troop 4 welcomes back scouts (and their parents) from the summer break.  The calendar has been updated with the tentative dates for the next year’s activities.  These are subject to change, once all the details for overnights and other schedules are firmed up, the entries will be finalized.  Check it out by clicking on Calendar at the top of the page.

Upcoming Events

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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.

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Category: General7:00 pm Swim Night at MHS

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The next MHS Swim Night is December 6th at the Milford High School. No uniform required, and there is no fee for this event. The troop picks up entrance fee. Bring a towel, bathing suit and something for your feet (flip flops). Change of clothes too. There will be pizza and drinks available after swim. Younger scouts will cover important advancement requirements related to swimming and water safety. We’ll also have pool games, diving, and of course, pizza/drinks to end the night. Normal meeting time: 7pm start (sharp) & 830pm pickup. Pick up time at the MHS is at 8.30pm.

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Category: General6:15 pm Venture Climbing Trip - Central Rock Gym, Worcester

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The troop has arranged for a venture climbing trip to Central Rock Gym in Worcester on December 13th. Interested scouts must email (hobiewaun@comcast.net) Mr. Hobart to RSVP by December 3rd. Reference his earlier email for additional details, including a required waiver that must be signed. Scouts will depart from the parish center at 6:15pm sharp. The session includes training by certified climbing instructors. Return to the parish center for pickup will be at approximately 9:45PM (tentative). If the crew is relatively small, the attending adults may be able to drop scouts off directly at home. Once the final headcount is determined, Mr.Hobart will reach out to those attending with some return time/location updates. Cost for training and climbing time will be $22 per person (check made payable to Troop 4).

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Category: General7:00 pm Troop Mtg - Christmas Party

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The troop’s holiday party will be at the December 20 troop meeting. Scouts that want to participate in our annual Yankee Swap gift exchange can do so by bringing an inexpensive wrapped gift in the $10-$15 range. Note that this will be the last troop meeting of the year.

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