Welcome to Troop 4 Pasadena

Current, as well as past Scouts and leaders join together for a group photo

Founded in 1913, Troop 4 is one of the oldest Scout troops in the western U.S. and one of the largest in the Greater Los Angeles Area Council. Because of our history and large volunteer staff, we offer a variety of exciting events, projects, and adventures for the complete Scouting experience. Troop 4 Scouts have fun and that’s the key to our success in building character, leadership, and a commitment to community service.

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Troop 4’s Newest Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Alex Bucar and his family! This is an achievement he can be proud of the rest of his life. He joins the many outstanding Troop 4 Eagle Scouts.

[L to R]: John Hall (ASM), Tom Hartman (District Advancement Chair), Alex Bucar (Eagle Scout), Jeff Umland (ASM), David Muhs (ASM)

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Cycling Merit Badge

Troop Cyclists rode 18.5 miles on Sunday and only have 100 miles to go to earn the Merit Badge!  Watch their ride here: https://www.relive.cc/view/2009348289

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Cycling Merit Badge 15-mile Ride


Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 4pm.

The Ride:

We plan to ride the bike path next to the Orange Metro Line from Chatsworth to North Hollywood.  This is an 18-Mile oneway trip and should be a great urban bike excursion. 

We will roll at 1PM from our starting point in Chatsworth to our destination in North Hollywood.


Cyclist Drop off – roll at 1PM

Orange Metro Line on Lassen – just east of Owensmouth

Cyclist Pick up – Pick up by 4PM

North Hollywood at Chandler and Lankershim Blvd

Times and things can change.  Please stay on the lookout for email updates.

IMPORTANT: Please sign up ASAP.  Use TAB <15-Mile # 1>.  Mr. Grace needs to know who to expect.  Due to daylight, we will be rolling at 1PM sharp.  

You will need to bring water, a helmet, and a snack.  Stay tuned for a list of questions and cycling details you should know!

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Union Station Homeless Services tent set up

Thanks to all Scouts and adults who turned up on a beautiful Thanksgiving morning to set up the tents used as the “kitchen” to serve hot Thanksgiving meals to those without homes or reliable food access.  It was a challenge to wrangle incomplete and mixed tent kits without matching instructions, but with determination and ingenuity, the job was done!

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USS Iowa

Overnight stay on the USS Iowa is planned for Saturday Dec 1. returning Sunday Dec 2. Cost is $90 per scout. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast is provided. Sign up here.

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A great weekend of service!

Thanks to all the Scouts and Scouters that served the community this past weekend. 

The weekend started Friday evening with T4 Scouts delivering our collected bags of food to the Altadena Food Bank. The Troop had worked with Westminster church for many weeks collecting the food (thanks to all the generous T4 contributors!) for delivery prior to Thanksgiving. Friday evening T4 loaded bags of food into parent’s cars, and then delivered it to the Food Bank. The hardworking Scouts are pictured below.

On Saturday Jose Amezcua had his Eagle project at Westminster. He and his crew repaired the badly damaged sidewalk (a real safety hazard) on the Lake Ave. side of the church. Jose had spent several months planing the project. T4 Scouts and Scouters again turned out to serve the community, and the results were spectacular. Great job Jose and crew!

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Protected site content for T4 families

You’ll notice some new menu items above.

  •  “T4 Families” has information for adult leaders, parents, and scouts in T4.  Some of the information isn’t available to the general public outside of T4, such as sign up sheets for T4 events.
  • “Login” allows you to register/login to access protected information and pages.


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Double Eagles!

Congratulations to Landon Rich and Nathan Cordero for achieving Eagle Scout rank on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Both young men, their families, and Troop 4 can be proud of their years of work, sacrifice, and FUN! Landon and Nathan will be better men for it their whole lives, and they join a long list of Troop 4 Eagle Scouts.

L to R: Tom Lam (T4 ASM), Jeff Umland (T4 ASM), Landon Rich (Eagle Scout), Tom Hartman (District Advancement Chair), Scott Jennings (Scoutmaster)

L to R: Jud Taylor (T4 ASM), Jeff Umland (T4 ASM), Tom Hartman (District Advancement Chair), Nathan Cordero (Eagle Scout), Scott Jennings (Scoutmaster)

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Registration for 2019 – YPT

Please click the Annual Registration tab above to access forms and instructions to re-register Scouts and adult leaders.  All adult leaders need to complete YPT training at a minimum.  Adult leaders without YPT certification completed in 2018 must have a valid YPT certificate by Nov 5th .

Unregistered parents should also complete YPT if your certificate was not obtained in 2018.  While not mandatory, we strongly encourage at least one parent in each household to complete YPT.  Any parent who has contact with Scouts other than his/her own child is required to have a current YPT certificate from BSA.  This means driving Scouts to events, serving on Boards of Review, participating in activities, all need YPT trained adults.

Thank you adults for helping our Scouts to succeed by staying involved in Troop 4 life!

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October 2018 Court of Honor

In our Fall 2018 Court of Honor , we celebrated advancement to Scout Rank for 6 , Second Class for 3, Star for 1, and Life for 2 of our Troop 4 boys and young men!  We also distributed dozens of merit badges.  Together, these awards recognize hundreds of hours of fun, learning, experiences, and life-skill building. Well done Troop 4!

Some of our new Scouts and parents. Congratulations on the first Rank Achievement!

Reaching Second Class rank – way to go!

Life Scouts – These young men are now on their way to Eagle. Look at all those merit badges!


Just some of our Cherry Valley patch and merit badge earners!

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