Mr. Comisky stepping down as Scoutmaster

Scouts/Parents,

I personally wanted to let everyone know that the time has come for me to hang up the old backpack and step down as Scoutmaster.  Other matters require my full attention and time commitment and so I won’t be participating in any more troop activities.  It’s been my pleasure to serve as Scoutmaster for the last 4+ years (and Committee Chair for years before that) to help ensure that the Troop 4 program maintained its roots.

My best wishes as you continue to navigate your scouting journey.  I’m sure I’ll see you around.

Sincerely,

Mr. Comisky/John

2024 Off and running….

The troop has resumed activities after a short break. Thank you to all who helped out with the Christmas tree pick up. Much of January has and will continue to focus on some rank advancement work. Scouts need to make sure they do their best to follow through on any requests and attend scheduled meetings if they desire to advance in time for the next Court of Honor. Also, please be on the lookout for additional information regarding the Troop’s primary fundraising event – our annual Pancake Breakfast which is fast approaching.

Troop 4 Newsletter – December 2, 2023

Link to Full Newsletter: http://www.troop4milford.org/docs/2023/12/Troop-4-Newsletter-December-2-2023.pdf

Mt. Sunapee (Rain again!!) – October 21, 2023

Pack 71 – AOL and Webelos dens are invited!

Troop 4 extends an invitation to the AOL and Webelos dens to join us at a Troop meeting and an overnight at our Troop campsite. Please see the invitation for further details.

Troop 4 Invitation to Pack 71’s AOL and Webelos dens.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – October 1, 2023

Troop dues and BSA Medical Forms

Troop dues and medical forms are due no later than the October 12th troop meeting.

The combined troop and re-charter dues have increased to $195 per scout ($175 for siblings). This fee combines the Troop Dues; the annual BSA National Registration Fee; and the Mayflower Council Activity Fee*. The increase is due to announced increases in annual BSA National Registration and Mayflower Council Activity Fees.
Please drop off your check at the start of the troop meeting. Dues may also be sent to Mr. Chris Abbiuso at 16 Stoney Brook Lane, Milford, MA 01757. Please make all checks payable to Troop 4.
*If anyone is under hardship and would like to pursue it, there is a Mayflower Council Activity Fee Waiver application, for the $48 that goes to Council. Mayflower Council Activity Fee Waiver Application (google.com)
Everyone must submit completed medical form – Part A & B. Part A is an informed consent, release agreement, and authorization that must be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18). Part B is general information and a health history.

Welcome Back – 2023-2024

Dear Parents, Scouts and Families,

It’s hard to believe summer has come and gone, scouts are already back in school and the new scout year is upon us!  I hope this note finds you and your families well. 

Please be on the lookout for an email which contains a lot of important information regarding the upcoming scouting year.

We will resume our Troop meetings on September 14th with a 7:00PM start time at St. Mary’s.

See everyone soon.

John/Mr. Comisky

Scoutmaster

Troop 4 Newsletter – August 25, 2023

Link to Full Newsletter: http://www.troop4milford.org/docs/2023/08/Troop-4-Newsletter-August-25-2023.pdf

Camp Squanto – July 30, 2023

Coming soon….

White Water on The Kennebec !! – June 23, 2023

Josh and Mark Earn Eagle! – June 8, 1023

St. Mary’s Campout (The one with the rain) – May 20, 2023

Pancake Breakfast – Extra Syrup – April 30, 2023

Orienteering at Hale Reservation – April 15, 2023

Easter Vigil Mass – April 8, 2023

Berkshires Hike (Alice’s Restaurant Version) – March 25, 2023

Troop 4 Pancake Breakfast – April 30, 2023

Status: We are good to go!

After wonderful renovations to the Parish Center’s kitchen, we’re now able to hold our annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. We look forward to welcoming parishioners and everyone in the Milford community to partake in some fluffy cakes made by Scouts. We’re on schedule for April 30th. Join us beginning at 8:00AM on that Sunday for an all you can eat breakfast. Thank you in advance for your support of Boy Scout Troop 4 chartered by St. Mary’s of the Assumption!

Zealand Falls Hut ! – February 11-12, 2023

Joe C. Earns Eagle – February 9, 2023

Eagle Court of Honor – 2/9/23

Parents, Scouts,

Just a reminder that this week’s meeting, 2/9,  is a court of honor.  Scouts are asked to arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 PM (no later than 6:00 PM) on Thursday to help with preparations and to get last minute instructions.  Please remember your dessert item (cookies, brownies, etc.) and a 2-liter bottle of your favorite chilled soft drink.

Scouts that have a role in the ceremony, will receive a copy ahead of time. Please take a few minutes to review it.  On Thursday night, please reach out to Neil, Josh M. or William at the Large Hall with any questions.  I will also have a copy of the ceremony on the podium.

See you soon. 

John/Mr. Comisky

FREEZE-IN – January 14-15, 2023

Coming soon…

Milford Town Nativity – December 2023

Smoke-Out! – November 19-20, 2022

Eagle Court of Honor (Chris S.) – October 20, 2022

Western MA Appalachian Trail – Oct. 15, 2022

Nashua River Bike Trip – October 1, 2022

Medical Forms and Dues

Reminder: Troop dues and medical forms are due no later than October 20th. Contact Mr. Comisky or Mr. Bogner with any questions.

Everyone must submit completed medical forms – Part A & B.  Part A is an informed consent, release agreement, and authorization that must be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18).  Part B is general information and a health history.  Forms may be found at: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

The combined troop and re-charter dues this year are $170 per scout ($150 for additional siblings).  This fee combines the Troop dues; the annual BSA National Registration fee; as well as the Mayflower Council program activity fee. 

Please drop off your check at the start of the troop meeting or mail the dues to the Troop Treasurer, Mr. Tony Bogner.  Please make all checks payable to Troop 4. 

Service Work at West Hill – Sept. 24, 2022

Troop 4 Newsletter – September 2, 2022

Link to Full Newsletter: http://www.troop4milford.org/docs/2022/09/Troop-4-Newsletter-September-2-2022.pdf

Troop 4 summits Mt. Katahdin

A group of scouts and leaders from Troop 4 took on Mt. Katahdin recently. Slick conditions presented unique challenges, but the group proved to be resilient and reached the summit, Baxter Peak, early morning. The group also enjoyed canoeing whitewater in the Matagamon Wilderness next to Baxter State Park in completing a 50 Mile Trek. Additional photos from Katahdin and the entire Maine High Adventure Trip can be found under the photos section.

Maine High Adventure – Katahdin ! August 8, 2022

Summer Camp Resolute – June 29, 2022

coming soon…

Ram & Scorpion Patrols Last Gig – June 28, 2022

Mount Cardigan – May 21-22, 2022

Camden Hills, Maine – April 22-24, 2022

Court of Honor – March 24, 2022

Quabbin Hike – March 19, 2022

Pancake Breakfast Returns – March 13, 2022

Venture Outing – March 3, 2022

Snow and Summer 2022

The troop recently went on winter camping and backpack trips. Please visit the Photos Tab section to review pictures from those outings. Yes, the picture of the thermometer is unaltered and accurate -it was six degrees below zero on our freeze out. It’s also time to finalize troop plans for the summers, so please review the materials sent out recently regarding our plans for the summer of 2022. Additional information can also be found under the Summer 2022 section on this page. To summarize, the Troop will be heading back to Camp Resolute for our regular week of camp. The Troop is also slated to go on a High Adventure trip in Maine in the summer. Please consult with Mr. Comisky regarding any questions you may have for either event.

Carter Notch Hut – February 12-13, 2022

FREEZE Out! – January 15-16, 2022

Decorating the Nativity – December 5, 2021

Pig Roast!!! – November 13-14, 2021