Idlehour Backpack Trip

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Troop 4 had a great backpacking trip this past weekend. 15.5 miles and over 3000ft of elevation gain. It got cold, (35ºF) but everyone made it and gained confidence.

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Eagle Scout Jose Amezcua

Congratulations to Jose Amezcua for attaining the rank of Eagle scout tonight. Jose was Senior Patrol Leader last year and has been serving as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He plans to continue helping with the troop as a merit badge counselor. I know he has big plans for college and career. Great Job!
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Firestone campout




Firestone campout was a fun filed adventure that had the scouts working together to have fun and solve problems. Football and cards made this a very enjoyable campout. David Gieselman, scout Web-Master

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Big Bear Ski/Board Trip Info

Participants need to complete a Big Bear Liability form and BSA Permission form. You can download those here. You will also need to get a completed BSA Part C health form signed by your physician if you have not had one done in the last year.

At this point we will plan to depart from Scouthaus at 5 am as the trip takes about 3 hours to drive and lifts open at 8:30am. Slopes close at 4pm, so will likely be back around 9pm with stop for dinner.

On the day of the trip, please bring the following:

  1. Sunscreen and chapstick
  2. Sunglasses or goggles
  3. Gloves & Waterproof clothing
  4. Hat and scarf
  5. Extra socks
  6. Quarters for locker rental
  7. Completed Snow Sports Workbook & Blue Card for those working on the Merit Badge
  8. $20 for lunch
  9. We need to bring the Troop Flag

Payment needs to be made in full prior to the trip. Details to follow.

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Religious Emblem program

Remember that a Scout is Reverent! If you are a high school student, please sign up for the PRAY program with Pastors Martha and Twine Campbell, from our chartering organization, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Earn your Religious Emblem!

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Henninger Flats

Troop 4 returned from Henninger Flats with more knowledge and merit badges. Johann Lockar gave a great lecture for a number of troops. Hiking up at night was cool. Visibility was great 100 miles! 

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Bear Mountain Skiing

Saturday, March 2 – Sunday March 3

Discounts on lessons, rentals, lift tickets for Scouts at Bear Mountain – all levels of skiing. Plus, work on your Snow Sports Merit Badge (download and bring this worksheet).

Sign up here. This one will fill up quickly, so put your name on the list now if you think you want to go. You will need Part C medical clearance from your doctor. More information on costs and lodging to follow. At this point, we plan to leave about 11am on Saturday and return late Sunday night after skiing. We are considering lodging options including snow camping for those properly equipped, and cabins for others. Stay tuned!

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Troop 4 Cycling Merit Badge – Ojai Valley Bike Trail

Troop 4 Cyclists!   

Great trip to Ojai today!
30 miles today!  Only 75 Miles to go…
Well done Gents!   
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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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