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Leadership, Citizenship, Fitness, and Adventure: these are the benefits of Scouting. Open to boys who are 11 years old or have finished 5th grade, our monthly trips include canoeing, biking, fishing, and ice climbing. You'll learn life-saving outdoor skills, first-aid, and how to cook over an open fire. Scouts are trained to camp safely in all four seasons, and we focus on community service. 

The friendly and accepting environment enables boys to learn life skills, teach those skills to others, and follow a path toward leadership. We notice that our boys go on to be leaders in their schools, on their teams, and many achieve scouting's highest rank of Eagle. The boys have fun and grow into responsible men who excel in college and life.

  • 136 Eagle Scouts since 1965
  • 12 Scouts achieved Eagle during 2015/2016 scouting year

  • Boy-led Troop with SPL and ASPL leading the PLCs, Troop Meetings, and Trip Planning
  • Involved adult leaders (Committee and Asst. Scout Masters)
  • Two Scout Leaders attend National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
  • In June, two Scouts from our Troop (11th graders) attend the prestigious Massachusetts Boys State program sponsored by the American Legion.

 

Troop 4 2020-2021 Trips (subject to change d/t COVID-19 restrictions)
 September 2020   October 2020   November 2020   December 2020 
 Oct. 2&3 Bike & Fish Trip: fish in Dean Park & bike to Tougas Farm
16-17

Overnight @ Camp Resolute for Rank Advancement

 

Nov. 20-21

Zip Line

Dec.

29th

Central Rock Gym
 January 2021   February 2021   March 2021   April 2021 
TBD "Freeze-Out" (Winter camping) at Camp Resolute TBD

Ice Climbing: Younger Scouts to Milton, MA and Older Scouts to New Hampshire

TBD Family Ski Trip 10-11 Survival Weekend
 May 2021   June 2021   July 2021   

21-22

Rod & Gun Club 12-13 Deep Sea Fishing TBD Summer Camp    

 

  • Fun troop meetings include Pumpkin Carving, Movie Night, Holiday Party with Yankee Swap,  Hockey Game, indoor rock climbing Night, and end of year BBQ.
  • Nearby summer camp at Camp Resolute in Bolton conveniently located 20 minutes up 495N.
  • Troop Guide leads new scouts through 1st few months after crossover, then serves as Patrol Leader for their full 6th grade school year.
  • Personalized mentor program: each 1st Class Scout has an adult mentor.

 

Cold Weather Trip to Camp Resolute

Posted by gharasim on Dec 11 2020 - 8:46am

Cold weather trip to Camp Resolute on January 23rd 2021 from Noon until 4 pm with events as: Sledding, snow shoeing, Klondike Derby race by patrols, snow soccer, tug of war and station training as field expedient shelter, ice rescue, fire starting and cold weather cooking. The permission slip is attached.

Virtual Court of Honor

Posted by gharasim on Dec 9 2020 - 12:08pm

We have our Virtual Court of Honor on January 7th to recognize the boys for their hard work on merit badges and many scouts who have ranked up.

Rock Climbing at Central Rock

Posted by gharasim on Dec 9 2020 - 12:08pm

Reminder permission slips are available for rock climbing at Central Rock in Worcester on December 29th.

Holiday Party and Yankee Swap

Posted by gharasim on Dec 9 2020 - 12:07pm

Our holiday party will take place on Dec 17th with patrols split between the Bandstand and the Pavilion by the softball field. A Yankee Swap is part of the party so scouts should bring a Yankee Swap gift of no more than $10. Past gifts have been candy, socks, comic books, nerf guns, reading lamps, gift cards, winter gloves and scout items as a flashlight, cup, compass, fire starter,  t-shirt of knife.

Troop 4 Class B - Tees and Hoodies

Posted by kbukow on Feb 7 2020 - 9:52am

The scouting season is in full swing for 2019-2020!  Eagle projects, camping, hiking, and community events are upon us.  Class B's are the appropriate attire for any of these events, and it recognizes who we are as a group!

Troop 4 welcomes four new Scouts, Feb. 2019!

Posted by mompellizzari on Feb 25 2019 - 5:15pm

Welcome to Nidhin, Nathan, Andrei, and Rishit, our four new Scouts! See photos attached.

BSA Troop #4

    American Legion Ray Stone Post 238
    Shrewsbury, MA
    Heart of New England Council
    Boy Scouts of America

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