T4 Eagle Project Completed

Thanks to all who came out today, Charles and his crew were able to finish the project. It looks awesome!

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Scouting for Girls

We will host a meeting on Monday, January 14th at 7pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, the home of BSA Troop 4, for all girls and their families who are interested in joining BSA and forming a Scouts BSA Troop for girls. Please come!

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Charles Acker’s Eagle Project

Charles Acker's Eagle Project will be this Saturday January 12 8am to 2pm
Lunch will be provided!
2933 N. El Nido Drive, Altadena
Please bring gloves, shovels and rakes.
Questions call Charles at 626-200-3740
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Death Valley Base Camp

March 8-10

Sign up quickly before slots are gone!

Image obtained from https://vaultcargo.com/death-valley-camping/
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Mike Bomar’s Eagle Court of Honor

Troop 4 Celebrated Mike Bomar’s Advancement to Eagle Scout. Presenters included Dr. Emerson, Mr. Grace and Mr. Tom Hills (Mike’s Grandfather and Eagle Scout on his 78th birthday) It was followed by famous Bomar BBQ.

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Cycling Merit Badge

The next ride will be Sunday, Jan 13th.  We will ride the Ojai Valley Bike Trail and end with a nice picnic lunch. Contact Mr. Grace with questions.

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Required

  • You – Ride ready and an awesome attitude.
  • Logistics help – Mr. Grace would like to get to Ventura around 8:30 AM.  He may need some help transporting bikes.
  • Picnic help.  Cycling Merit Badge parents, can Mr. Grace get some help setting up a picnic to great the riders when they return?
  • Sign up NOW so that there is an accurate head count. DON’T wait! 🙂
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Upcoming activities

Hey Troop 4! We have a full calendar in January. There is no meeting December 31. Please be safe in your New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

Saturday, January 5th

10am – 2pm…Scout Haus.  Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) for any who missed our first session just before Christmas. Sign up.

4pm…Mike Bomar’s Eagle Court of Honor in Morrison Hall. A great chance to see scouting’s highest rank awarded. This is an inspiring event. Please attend and follow in Mike’s footsteps. RSVP here.

Monday, January 7th

Regular Troop meetings resume at 7:15pm. Leaders arrive at 7pm.

Tuesday, January 15

7:30pm…Troop Committee and ASM meeting in ScoutHaus. All adult leaders are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, January 12

8am…Charles Aker’s Eagle Project. Details and sign up at January 7th Monday meeting.

Saturday to Sunday, January 19 – 20

Bike Backpack Trip. Sign up now to indicate interest. Details are still being planned.

Friday to Sunday, January 25 – 27

5pm…Leave for Henninger Flats – Easy backpack and Merit badge opportunity. Sign up.

Saturday to Sunday, February 2 – 3

8am…Trask Base Camp  – Trail to first class and other advancement opportunities. Sign up.

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Camp Trask Trail to First Class – Feb 2 and 3, 2018

This camp is for newer scouts needing to work on 2nd and 1st class sign offs Contact Mr. Judson Taylor for details.  Sign up here.  The boys will be working on the following.

Second Class

1a.  Overnight camping/troop activity

1b.  Leave no trace

1c.  Select patrol campsite

2b and c Fire building (virtual – can’t light ‘em at present L )

2d. Base camp and backpack stove

2e.  Cooking per USDA “Myplate”

2f and g. Bowline and sheet bend 

4. Animal and plant identification

6a thru e. First aid

First Class

1a.  Overnight camping/troop activity

2a.  Cooking per USDA “Myplate” + cooking safety and technique 2b – 2e.

3a – 3d Knots and lashings.

5a Native plants and animals

5b – d Weather

7a – f First aid and emergency actions

Also available at an additional cost: archery, slingshots, bouldering wall

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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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