To promote safety and comply with local and national guidelines, Troop 4 has suspended in person meetings and activities due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, until appropriate to resume. Troop 4 is holding weekly Troop meetings on Monday evenings virtually. Please contact Mr. Jennings or other Troop leadership at email@example.com for more information. Please check out our Covid-19 resource page with more information.
Troop 4 is doing Fitness in April and promoting Organ Donor awareness. In conjunction with Donate Life America. https://www.donatelife.net/
Scouts are trying to get friends or family to register to become organ donors. More than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
We started with a presentation by ASM John Heinsen and on Monday had a guest speaker Phil Shin – Marathon runner, cancer survivor and organ recipient. Everyone learned a lot thanks to the arrangements by Troop Committee Chairperson Greg Braun. Here is a picture from our zoom meeting. Links below for more of Phil’s amazing story.
Today, Evan Umland passed his Board of Review and became another Troop 4 Eagle Scout.
Hello Troop 4,
Please join me in congratulating out new Eagle Scouts Wulf Heinsen and Jacob Schmieder-Hacker. They are both outstanding Eagle Scouts. Wulf was SPL and Jacob will be our next SPL. Wulf will also get a Bronze and Gold Palms with his Eagle Rank. Jacob will also get a Bronze Palm.
Congratulations to Joshua Fung and Nicholas Gersh for attaining Scouting’s highest rank Eagle Scout.
Both are past SPLs and have many Camping and High Adventure Experiences.
On April 1st (Not an April fools Prank) Josh Cunningham had his Eagle Scout Board of Review via Zoom.
It went great and now Josh is an Eagle Scout. Congratulations.
This Annual event where celebrate the Anniversary of Boy Scouts and also acknowledge and thank Westminster Presbyterian Church for it’s 107 years of support for our Troop! We had several scouts participated in the service. Liam Carrig Braun, Saverio Fennell-Molinaro, Adrian Villaneda, Ben Jennings, Riley Paddock, Fletcher Paddock and Jake Neely. Other Scouts were ushers and greeters.
Josh Cunningham has completed a 2 part Eagle Project to create a new campsite at Henninger Flats. It involved fabricating a picnic table, bench, and food prep table. In November, He led scouts in the church parking lot finishing the assembly and weatherproofing all of the wood. Then in January, He installed the parts into cement footings and also installed a barbecue stove. In addition to this they leveled tent areas and drainage for the new water faucet. Finally to top it all off they Scouts earned the Fire Safety merit badge!
On January 9th 2020 a memorial was held for Don Valentine. Don was Scoutmaster of Troop 4 from 1961 to 1964. In 2014 the Valentine family was featured in Scouting Magazine for having 4 generations of Eagle Scouts. Quoting from that article, “George Josten, received his Eagle Badge from Scouting’s founder Lord Baden-Powell himself at a ceremony held in Madison Square Garden on May 17, 1919. George was a member of Troop 9 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Don Valentine, received his Eagle Badge on October 10, 1949 as a member of Troop 9 in Pasadena. Don has been a member of the San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America for 76 years, making him its longest tenured member. Bill Valentine, was a member of Troop 377 in Pasadena and was presented his Eagle Badge on June 13, 1980. Brent Valentine is a member of Troop 90 in Newport Beach and was presented his Eagle Badge on Feb 12,2014. It’s evident that Scouting is a celebrated and cherished tradition in the Valentine family. Here is a picture of Bill, Don and Brent.
And here is a collection of Troop 4 Scoutmasters and Committee Chairman that attended the memorial.