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>>
The Troop 4 Philmont Crew arrive at basecamp. Let’s see how they look after their adventure!
Posted in General
“It was fun. We got here early. There were donuts. They drove us to the base of Lake Avenue and then we slowly walked up and put American flags into holes. The flags were pulled from the Troop’s trucks following us.” -Owen
There is a long standing tradition with Troop 4 to commemorate Memorial Day, a national, patriotic holiday. On the morning of Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, led by Mrs. Wong-Martinez and Che, two teams of about seven Boy Scouts placed American flags down Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The boys walked on opposite sides of the sidewalk and set the flags in their place holders. Later around 4 p.m., the boys came back to pick up the flags. Parents helped by driving their vehicles along side the scouts to carry the flags.
Posted in Past Events
“It was lots of fun. The camp staff were very polite. The idea of having a mystery question was intriguing. The competitions were very challenging.” – Michael
Under the direction of Mr. Emerson, on April 22-24, 2016, Troop 4 Boy Scouts attended this year’s Camporee located at Camp Trask in Monrovia. The theme was “mystery” and scouts were divided into patrols. Patrols had responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning-up, fire building, and getting water. The younger scouts competed and displayed their knowledge & experience in skills such as fire building, map and compass, and first aid.
Many Troops in the Rose Bowl district competed. The older T4 scouts helped score the competition at Troop 4’s fire building station. When it was not competition time, the troop ate, played, and spent time bonding with one another. The day culminated with an awards presentation. The Scouts departed Sunday morning after church service at the chapel.
Reporting by Matthew Hu
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.
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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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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.