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Frothy Whitewater on Tap for June

The June white water rafting trip is from Friday, June 24 through Sunday June 26th. As we did two years ago, we will be hosted by the Adventure Bound outfitters.  They will provide the boats, wetsuits, all equipment, and even the expert guides that will ride in each boat. Friday is a travel day to our “resort” campsite, complete with pool, hot tub, game and movie rooms. Saturday is whitewater day. We will travel back on Sunday.  Our river course follows the Kennebec River.  The minimum age to attend this trip is 10 years old.  We will be tenting and cooking by patrols. The cost of the trip $40 for scouts who bridged this year or who sold 20 or more tickets to this years’ pancake breakfast.  The fee for parents, leaders and other scouts is $80.00.  A liability waiver is required by Adventure bound and is available at this link.  If you plan to attend, please drop your payment, liability waiver, and the Troop 4 permission slip in the scribe box NLT June 2nd.   The Troop must submit its final roster and payment NLT June 10th.

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.

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Category: GeneralCamping Trip - Nickerson State Park Cape Cod

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Troop Bicycling/Camping Trip is scheduled for Friday, June 28 through Sunday June 30. The troop will be camping and cycling on Cape Cod! We have once again reserved a camping site at Nickerson State Park on the Cape for Friday and Saturday nights. This will be a great trip and a chance to work on the Cycling merit badge.
The troop will meet at 9:00 AM Friday June 28 at the parish center. We will leave the parish center for the campground at about 9:30 AM. Scouts should have already eaten dinner before meeting at the parish center. We will arrive at the campground and set up camp for Friday evening.
On Saturday morning, the troop will divide into two cycling groups – advanced and beginners. Scouts can go with the group that they feel most comfortable with. There will be adult leaders for both groups. We will cycle in the morning and return to the campground for lunch. After lunch, we will cycle on different routes until dinner. After dinner at the campsite, scouts will have a chance to explore the park. On Sunday morning, there will be opportunities for a short ride. We will leave the campsite in the morning and return to the parish center for pickup at 3:00 PM Scouts will need to bring some $ for a fast food lunch on Sunday and an ice cream stop on the bike trail Saturday.
We will be cooking patrol style for Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts will need to bring some $ for Sunday lunch. We will be camping in tents on Friday and Saturday nights. Besides their regular personal camping equipment, scout should bring:
• - a bike (we will have spare tubes and repair equipment)
• - a bike helmet (required)
• - sun block
• - water bottle to carry on bike
We will need a few parents to drive to/from the event. If you can help out, please indicate on the permission slip. If your son would like to attend, please complete the attached permission slip and return by the May 30th troop meeting. If your son would like to attend but will not be at the troop meeting on May 24, please email Ron Gorham before the 30th. We will be doing all the planning for the trip at the May 30th and June 6th troop meetings, so please be sure to let us know if your son will be attending.
This will be a great trip and a chance to see some really scenic parts of the Cape. Hope to see you there!
Mr. Gorham
508.868.8793

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