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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.

Upcoming Events

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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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