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Latest newsletter: October 3rd, 2014

Troop 4 Eagle Scouts help take Milford Legion Baseball to another State Championship title!

 

Troop 4 Eagle Scouts Dan Avery and Alex Croteau are members of the 2014 State Champ Milford Legion baseball team.  Please join Troop 4 in congratulating Dan, Alex and the Milford Legion team on their outstanding accomplishment!

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.

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Category: General8:30 am Christmas Tree Pickup

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The town Christmas tree pick up is on Sunday January 6th. This is a fun combination fund raiser and service project that we participate in with other scout units in town. We are looking for two or three parents with pick up trucks or trailers to drive around our assigned territory in Milford to pick up the trees and transport them to the town disposal area. Our trucks leave the parish center at 8:30 AM sharp, and we will not return to the parish center until the end of the event, so please be on time. The event ends at noon. Please call or email Ron Gorham at gorhamfamily6@verizon.net if you can participate.

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Category: GeneralCamping trip - Peppercorn Forest, Upton

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The January Winter Camping Trip will be held on Saturday January 12, 2012 through Sunday January 13. We will be camping at Blackstone Canal (Pine groves), in a location we camped at a few years ago.

Planned activities include sledding, hiking, animal tracking, snowshoeing, and perhaps some night-time model rocket launches. At this winter camping trip we will be doing some aluminum foil cooking (no pots and pans to clean) and Dutch oven cooking. The winter is a great time to do this type of cooking because you need good warm fires to cook – and to stay warm with, too!

We will be using the regular troop tents to sleep in Saturday night. However, depending on the snow cover, some scouts may choose to build and sleep in snow caves. Several scouts made these shelters two years ago and actually slept much warmer than the rest of us in our tents. The Troop 4 Website has a list of gear needed for a one night winter campout. Most scouts already have most of the gear and anything else is usually around in the scouts homes.

We will be patrol cooking for a Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts should bring a bag lunch for Saturday (no soda). A plastic sled comes in very handy on this trip, for both sledding and for hauling in your gear. If you have one, please bring it. Please take the time to securely tie your gear to your sled before arriving at the parish center. The hike in to the campsite is approximately 1 mile.

We will meet at St. Mary’s parish center at 9:00 AM on Saturday January 12. Patrols will have an opportunity to assemble their ingredients into tin-foil cooking packets using the parish center kitchen before we depart. We will need a few parents to drive to/from the site. We will return for pick up on Sunday, January 13 by 11:30AM.

We will be planning the trip at the January 3 troop meeting. If your son is planning to attend, please return the permission slip by the January 3 troop meeting. If your son can’t make the January 3rd troop meeting but wants to attend, please call or email Ron Gorham before that date so we can include him in planning for the event.

Winter camping is fun and a great outdoor experience – and not that difficult. The adult leaders and troop have many years of winter camping experience and all of our trips have been a great time. Hope for lots of snow cover! There is no fee for this campout.

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Category: GeneralCamping trip - Peppercorn Forest, Upton

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The January Winter Camping Trip will be held on Saturday January 12, 2012 through Sunday January 13. We will be camping at Blackstone Canal (Pine groves), in a location we camped at a few years ago.

Planned activities include sledding, hiking, animal tracking, snowshoeing, and perhaps some night-time model rocket launches. At this winter camping trip we will be doing some aluminum foil cooking (no pots and pans to clean) and Dutch oven cooking. The winter is a great time to do this type of cooking because you need good warm fires to cook – and to stay warm with, too!

We will be using the regular troop tents to sleep in Saturday night. However, depending on the snow cover, some scouts may choose to build and sleep in snow caves. Several scouts made these shelters two years ago and actually slept much warmer than the rest of us in our tents. The Troop 4 Website has a list of gear needed for a one night winter campout. Most scouts already have most of the gear and anything else is usually around in the scouts homes.

We will be patrol cooking for a Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts should bring a bag lunch for Saturday (no soda). A plastic sled comes in very handy on this trip, for both sledding and for hauling in your gear. If you have one, please bring it. Please take the time to securely tie your gear to your sled before arriving at the parish center. The hike in to the campsite is approximately 1 mile.

We will meet at St. Mary’s parish center at 9:00 AM on Saturday January 12. Patrols will have an opportunity to assemble their ingredients into tin-foil cooking packets using the parish center kitchen before we depart. We will need a few parents to drive to/from the site. We will return for pick up on Sunday, January 13 by 11:30AM.

We will be planning the trip at the January 3 troop meeting. If your son is planning to attend, please return the permission slip by the January 3 troop meeting. If your son can’t make the January 3rd troop meeting but wants to attend, please call or email Ron Gorham before that date so we can include him in planning for the event.

Winter camping is fun and a great outdoor experience – and not that difficult. The adult leaders and troop have many years of winter camping experience and all of our trips have been a great time. Hope for lots of snow cover! There is no fee for this campout.

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