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>>
On top of Mt. Wilson — 5,712 ft.
Hiking Merit Badge Hike #5
On May 21st, we will make our 20-mile trek up to Mt Wilson and back. For some, this will conclude their hiking portion of the Merit badge. For those that need an additional 10-mile trip, Colin has been begging me to go back to “Bridge to Nowhere.” So, we will try to get that trip at a later date. Stay tuned!
At next week’s meeting on May 16th, (bring your gear, a map if you have it), please come prepared to Continue reading
Hike Across the Sierra!
This year the T4 High Sierra Backpack will cross the California Sierra. We will travel from the Onion Valley trailhead on the East side to “Roads End” Kings Canyon National Park on the West side. The backpack will travel approximately 45 miles over 5 days. Our trip will enter the High Sierra via Kearsarge Pass, travel the John Muir Trail over Glen Pass, see the beautiful Rae Lakes, camp in Sixty Lakes basin, visit & fish the remote Gardiner basin, and Continue reading
Led by our fearless leader, Mr. Grace, new Troop 4 backpackers hiked in 2-miles to Gould Mesa Campground to learn more about backpacking gear and lightweight techniques.
There, they were introduced to more than four different instructional stations including proper stove lighting, cozy-making, site selection, how to hang a bear bag and more. Our scouts also took time to help make a highlight video of their day.
On February 20, 2016, Troop 4 spent the day at Snow Valley, tearing up the granular!
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Check out the boy’s backpack highlight video of our trip into the East Fork below.
There is also a short clip of someone we met in camp… Click Here
T4 Scouts are recognized and handsomely rewarded for all their efforts at Monday evenings, Court of Honor.
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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.
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.