Hot Tip on a “Cool” Sleeping Bag

Teton BagHere is a great deal on a sleeping bag that fits 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 $70. currently has this bag on sale.

There are other sources available if you Google “TETON Sports TrailHead +20.  “Here is a YouTube review: Continue reading

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Camp Cherry Valley — July 26 – Aug. 1, 2015

CherryValleyBanner2Located 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

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Holcomb Valley Camp 2015

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July 12 – 18, 2015

The price is still only $405 per person; a deposit of $205 is due on or before October 27, 2014.  Balance due by Monday, January 26, 2015.

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Troop 4 Scouts Are So Money!

IMG_20140823_131253592Fifteen T4 Scouts earned their coin collecting merit badges on August 23 at the Golden State Coin Show held in the Arcadia Masonic Temple.   Walt Ostromecki, president of the American Numismatic Association regaled the workshop with fun facts about all forms of currency. Scouts were even shown real-time a rare double-headed Indian nickel worth $4 million! IMG_20140823_145135259They showed examples of “money” dating back to ancient times, as well as “canoe” money from the South Pacific.   The scouts enjoyed learning about how and where modern US money is minted and printed.  The scouts learned how collectible coins are rated.  Lastly the group toured the coin show.  A profitable time was had by all.

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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 Continue reading

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High Sierra Backpack 2014


The T4 Boy Scouts and Scouters took about one week and covered 60 actual miles in six days. By most accounts, the crew considered this summer adventure as one of their all-time favorite.

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The Boys are Back from Their Camps!

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dscf1423-Edit-EditCampers of the High Sierra, Holcomb and Cherry Valley camps are home safe and full of adventurous stories.

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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



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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