Annual Planning Meeting Synopsis

IMGP5947On Saturday, August 16, we Scouts had a planning meeting held by our Senior Patrol Leader, Jake.

We met at Scout Master Emerson’s house. He was very kind for letting us have a planning meeting and party at his house. We planned out the events that would take place during this coming year. We also confirmed the usual routine campouts like Cherry Valley, Camporee. We brought up and wrote down ideas for new campouts, like a possible fishing trip (Check out the Troop’s Adventures At-A-Glance page for more info on the events that got accepted).

The Planning Meeting was a fantastic get-together for all of the scouts that were there, and during one of the breaks we did a raffle for different things like a fishing rod, flint fire-starter, flashlights and more.

All in all, it was a great meeting that I was happy to be at.

By: Adam McFarlane, Troop Historian

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Qualifying Paddle — Aug. 30th, 2014

Qualifying Paddle copyIf you are one of the Scouts who are lucky enough to be going on the Black Canyon Canoe Trip in January, you must participate in qualifying paddles. This is the first qualifying paddle. A great opportunity to show your rowing skills while Continue reading

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Black Canyon — Jan. 17-19, 2015

BlackCanyon copyScouts, don’t miss your chance to go canoeing in some of the most beautiful canyons in the West. We will canoe down the Colorado River, starting at the Hoover Dam. Along the route, we will see wildlife, hieroglyphs and parts of the river that only some are privileged enough to see.

There will only be a few qualifying paddles. The first one is on August 30th.

Sign up for Black Canyon Here

Sign up for the Marina Del Rey Qualifying Paddle on Aug 30th Here>>>

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The Boys are Back from Their Camps!

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HighSierra2014-30dscf1423-Edit-EditCampers of the High Sierra, Holcomb and Cherry Valley camps are home safe and full of adventurous stories. Slideshow and stories to come soon…

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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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Flags

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.

Post by: Ryan Sharpe, Historian

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Philmont Crew’s Last Training — Video

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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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