Welcome to Troop 4 Pasadena

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Founded in 1913, Troop 4 is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the western U.S. and, with nearly a hundred Scouts, one of the largest in the San Gabriel Valley Council.

Because of our history and large, volunteer staff, we offer a variety of exciting events, projects, and adventures for the complete Scouting experience.

The boys at Troop 4 have fun and that’s the key to our success in building character, leadership, and a commitment to community service. Learn more by contacting us at Troop4Mail. Also make sure to check out our “This Is Troop 4″ video! Click Here>>

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Court of Honor–July 2015

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T4 Scouts are recognized and handsomely rewarded for all their efforts at Monday evenings, Court of Honor.

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All net proceeds go back to Troop 4 to support the program.

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Plant ID at Eaton Canyon

Local native plant expert, Mrs. Taylorson, took a group of new Scouts deep into Eaton Canyon at the base of the mighty San Gabriels to identify at least ten native plants.

The intrepid Scouts came back with knowledge over over 25 plants! They learned which plants are edible as well as those that are poisonous. Along the dusty trail, some of the Scouts discovered various animal evidence, including a dead striped racer snake, coyote scat and a few native insect sightings.

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North Shore Base Camp

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Planned, organized and lead by Life Scout, Jake McCann, the T4 Scouts had a great time last weekend. The weather was fantastic although it did rain on Friday night–Scouts earned a puddle duck. Friday night dinner at the Malt Shop

Saturday, 2 mile hike to Dry Creek for scouts to enjoy swimming in the creek. Also, got to see Off Road vehicles on the trail, climbing some steep inclines. Scouts got various sign-offs, Toten Chip, Fire Building, Flag Ceremony and Leave no Trace.

Saturday, they went to the lake to see a Classic Car and Wooden Boat show.

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Scout Expo 2015 “Blasts” Into Rose Bowl

Visiting Troop finds T4 Blastcars to be totally “sick”

Troop 4 Blastcar exposition kills competition, winning T4 the coveted Presidential Award.

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Circle X Scout Camp – July 12 – 18th, 2015 – FULL

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This new camp has over 2,000 acres of prime Scouting territory with many activities similar to Holcomb Valley but even better!

Zipline across Firebird Lake, canoe and kayak, and of course what’s Scouting without fishing? Do it all this Summer at Circle X!

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Overnight on a Battleship

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Hot Tip on a “Cool” Sleeping Bag

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The TETON Sports TrailHead +20 Ultralight Sleeping Bag is available online for around $70.  Amazon.com currently has this bag on sale.

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Camp Cherry Valley — July 26 – Aug. 1, 2015

CherryValleyBanner2Located on legendary Santa Catalina Island, it is a ferry ride across the channel to a camp that dates to the 1920s. A picturesque cove with sandy beach, swimming area and

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Troop 4 Scouts Are So Money!

IMG_20140823_131253592Fifteen T4 Scouts earned their coin collecting merit badges on August 23 at the Golden State Coin Show held in the Arcadia Masonic Temple.   Walt Ostromecki, president of the American Numismatic Association regaled the workshop with fun facts about all forms of currency. Scouts were even shown real-time a rare double-headed Indian nickel worth $4 million! IMG_20140823_145135259They showed examples of “money” dating back to ancient times, as well as “canoe” money from the South Pacific.   The scouts enjoyed learning about how and where modern US money is minted and printed.  The scouts learned how collectible coins are rated.  Lastly the group toured the coin show.  A profitable time was had by all.

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