Boys Navigate Zion Narrows

Zion_NarrowsThe Zion Narrows Backpacking trip in Utah was unlike any backpacking trip I had ever been on. Six Scouts and 2 ASMs went. The windy 16 mile Virgin River served as the trail. Hiking over the slippery rocks in the knee deep to waist deep fast moving water proved to be fairly difficult. But the views and scenery inside the canyon were amazing! On either side of you there were vast 1,500 foot high Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2014

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Troop 4 put up numerous American Flags up and down Lake Avenue. This time, Mr. Grace was in charge of the event and will be in charge of taking down the flags as well.  Fourth of July  is just one of the holidays that American flags can be seen lining Lake Avenue courtesy of the Boy Scouts of Troop 4. Other Holidays where you can see the flags up and waving on Lake Avenue are Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, and Labor Day.

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Philmont Crew’s Last Training — Video

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Cherry Valley — July 27 – Aug 2, 2014

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Located 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 unusually clear water is situated at the mouth of Cherry Valley.

Camp Cherry Valley offers opportunities for many water sports including world-class snorkeling, SCUBA diving, canoeing, rowing, sailing and swimming. Because it is located on the leeward side of the island, the cove is calm making it a perfect place for lots of fun in the water. Hikes over mountainous terrain, war canoe races, touring an old silver mine, a sea lab with a touch tank so you can learn about local marine life is available. Camping in comfortable platform tents under a unique variety of cherry trees, a dining hall and more.

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Richard Peck — The Tear Drop Project

The Tear-Drop Project for Richard Peck was a huge success, thanks to Mike Comer and so many other volunteers. The fund-raiser was held at the infield of the Santa Anita Race Track, which donated proceeds for one race to help Richard. There was a collection of vintage campers, gourmet food, live music and special events. But most important, was an outpouring of love and support for Richard and Nick. See more photos here.

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Wilderness First Aid Students Graduate

Field Training in Wilderness 1st Aid

Alan Halcon of www.dirttime.com, and course instructor, leads students of both Troop 4 and Troop 110 through the Wilderness First Aid class. Two Scouts participated as well as nine adults in the intensive, 16-hour course.

The group began with a 2-mile hike into the Arroyo Seco to Gould Mesa Campground. Along the way, Alan talked about and demonstrated Continue reading

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Yosemite X-Country Ski Trip 2014

See photos of the Ski Trip here.

For even more, high-res photos, go to JohnTaylorsonPhoto.com

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Pre Camporee — March 28-30, 2014

Scouts prepare for the battle ahead

Troop 4 initiates Scouts as they learn new skills, work on advancements and get ready to compete with other Troops at the upcoming Camporee. Watch the video

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Hot Tip on a Sleeping Bag

One of our new Scout parents, Mark, found a deal on a sleeping bag that seems to fit the criteria for Troop 4 base campers as well as beginning backpackers.

The TETON Sports TrailHead +20 Ultralight Sleeping Bag is available online for around $75. Continue reading

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West Fork Loop Backpack — March 14-16, 2014

Advanced T4 Scouts plan, prepare and lead 22-mile backpack.

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