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Latest newsletter: November 8th, 2015

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: General8:00 am Camping Trip - NH Winter Sports Weekend

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The Lanciano’s have once again graciously invited the troop to their mountaintop alpine adventure base in Alexandria NH. It will be held on February 8 and 9th. The Venture scouts (high school) are eligible to depart with an advance party on Friday. Ventures will meet and depart at the St. Mary’s Parish Center on Friday February 7th at 6pm.

All other scouts will meet and depart from the Parish Center on Saturday February 8 at 8 am. Scouts will return from the event for pickup at the Parish Center at approximately between 2 and 3 pm on Sunday. (Scouts will call home on their ride home to nail down arrival time). All scouts should eat a meal before they depart, as there will be no meal stop on the ride up north.

Scouts....snow is in the forecast.....Don’t forget your sled on this trip. Intense sledding is the main feature. For safety, scouts are encouraged to bring a ski helmet or sport helmet if they have one. Interested scouts can also try their hand at cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is no fee for this camping trip.

All scouts should bring a bag lunch on Saturday. All scouts will cook outdoor patrol style meals for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. We’ll stop for a fast food lunch on the ride home. Meal planning was done by scouts at the January 30th troop meeting. Meals will be cooked by patrols outdoors over their wood fire.

Scouts will be sleeping in the wood stove heated luxury of the Lanciano cabin ground level (aka basement). While no tents are required, scouts should bring their full complement of winter camping gear (see website checklist), including sleeping pad, sleeping bag and water bottles. Ok to bring slippers too.

The permission slip is due by Tuesday, February 4.

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Category: General8:00 am Camping Trip - NH Winter Sports Weekend

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8:00 am

The Lanciano’s have once again graciously invited the troop to their mountaintop alpine adventure base in Alexandria NH. It will be held on February 8 and 9th. The Venture scouts (high school) are eligible to depart with an advance party on Friday. Ventures will meet and depart at the St. Mary’s Parish Center on Friday February 7th at 6pm.

All other scouts will meet and depart from the Parish Center on Saturday February 8 at 8 am. Scouts will return from the event for pickup at the Parish Center at approximately between 2 and 3 pm on Sunday. (Scouts will call home on their ride home to nail down arrival time). All scouts should eat a meal before they depart, as there will be no meal stop on the ride up north.

Scouts....snow is in the forecast.....Don’t forget your sled on this trip. Intense sledding is the main feature. For safety, scouts are encouraged to bring a ski helmet or sport helmet if they have one. Interested scouts can also try their hand at cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is no fee for this camping trip.

All scouts should bring a bag lunch on Saturday. All scouts will cook outdoor patrol style meals for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. We’ll stop for a fast food lunch on the ride home. Meal planning was done by scouts at the January 30th troop meeting. Meals will be cooked by patrols outdoors over their wood fire.

Scouts will be sleeping in the wood stove heated luxury of the Lanciano cabin ground level (aka basement). While no tents are required, scouts should bring their full complement of winter camping gear (see website checklist), including sleeping pad, sleeping bag and water bottles. Ok to bring slippers too.

The permission slip is due by Tuesday, February 4.

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