When: Fri - Sun March 3-5, 2017
Time: Meet at CVS Parking lot at 3:30 PM on Friday, 3/3. Return on Sunday approx. 6 or 7 PM (will call/text wtih exact time)
Where: Pico Mountain, Vermont (near Killington)
Cost: $169 (includes all equipment rentals, lift tickets, meals, overnight accommodations, swimming, indoor rock climbing, snow games and more)
Sign-ups: in person at our February Troop meetings (2/9 & 2/16) or email Jo Greystone with your interest and you'll need to get her your check and signed permission form NO LATER THAN 2/16
***** Please make checks payable to TROOP 4 and either bring it to a Feb Troop meeting, or you can mail it directly to Jo at PO Box 789, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Bring: Always review the Scout packing list in your handbook, and here are a few other suggestions:
This year our Troop will be attending Griswold Scout Reservation, Hidden Valley, Week 8: August 13 - 19 again for our annual summer camp week!
Last year we had a "Super Fantastic" time with a large group of Scouts.
Thank you for supporting the boys by sending them to summer camp which promotes bonding within our Troop and gives our new Scouts a great introduction to scouting.
The total cost of the camp is $390 The Troop is planning on subsidizing $50 for each scout that attends, bringing the cost per Scout to $340.
Please note the subsidy is dependent upon successful fundraising at the Pancake Breakfast.
$50 deposits for camp will be collected at the February meetings (2/9 and 2/23).
Any deposit payments after March 12 will incur an extra $50 fee added to camp tuition.
The remaining $290 for tuition and any additional payments (some merit badges require an extra fee for materials) is due on or before the April 27th Troop 4 meeting.
Checks should be made out "Troop 4 Hopkinton"
For information about the Medical Forms required for camp, check out the camp director's video blog at https://youtu.be/vX3vLUDZYkw
We will travel straight to SkyVenture Indoor Skydiving, 100 Adventure Way (formerly 3 Poisson Ave), Nashua, NH.
There will be at least two separate group sessions of not
more than 12 people each.
From there, we will travel to the Friendly Beaver Campground, 98 Cochran Hill Road, New Boston, NH.
We will have the opportunity swim in their indoor heated pool, as well as reinforce our winter camping skills, including digging snow cave shelters if there’s enough snow. Bring your winter gear and your suit and towel!!!
We will meet at CVS’s rear parking lot at 7:30 AM on Feb 11th, and leave no later than 8 AM.
Scouts should eat breakfast before leaving.
We will return to the CVS parking lot Sunday morning by around 10-11AM, and will call from the road when we get close.
Personal Gear (suitable for Winter in NH! - see also the Scout Handbook):
1. Backpack (smaller better) w/ pack cover or large plastic bag
2. Sleeping bag (0-20 deg)
3. Sleeping pad
4. Winter Hiking Boots, waterproof
5. 2 pr Heavy-weight hiking socks (liner socks optional)
6. Base-layer thermal under-garments
7. Long-sleeve mid-layer shirt (no cotton)
8. Long pants (thermal/fleece, no cotton)
9. Winter shell / snow pants
10. Winter Coat or Shell w/ liner
11. Fleece Jacket, sweater or other extra layer
12. Waterproof gloves/Mittens, Hat/Balaclava
13. Mess-kit (cup, bowl, spork)
14. 1-liter water bottle
15. Small shovel / scoop to dig snow cave/shelter
16. Plastic tarp / ground cloth for snow cave
17. (the regulars) headlamp, pocketknife, toiletries, hand/foot warmers, small 1st aid kit
PLUS : Swimsuit and towel!
When: Saturday, 12/17
Time: Arrive at Central Rock Gym in Worcester at 7:15 pm.
Climb from 7:30-9:00 pm.
Cub Scouts will join us for a snack and quick Troop Overview after climbing at 9:00 pm before departing for the evening.
Scout will stay the night, camping out in the gym.
Chaperone: Webelos will need to have a Den Leader (or parent) stay during this event to be responsible for the Webelos scouts and bring them home after climbing and a snack.
Place: Central Rock Gym, 299 Barber Ave, Worcester http://www.centralrockgym.com/worcester/
Cost: $20 for scouts or Webelos parents to climb from 7:30-9 pm. Includes gear.
Checks can be made payable to Troop 4
RSVP: Please RSVP with your sons name, payment and completed forms to Jo Greystone at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 12th. Forms can be mailed to Jo Greystone at PO Box 789, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Forms: A permission form (BSA/T4) and a waiver (Central Rock) will need to be completed and returned to Jo Greystone before the departure of the trip. The BSA permission form is in the resources section of this website. The Central Rock waiver is available on their website.
Please print and return them to Jo in advance of the trip or prior to departure on the 12th.
With the arrival of the holiday season, Troop 4 is once again offering curbside tree pick-up and recycling services.
To sign-up, simply go to trees.troop4hopkinton.org and enter all of the necessary information.
Thank you for supporting the Boy Scout of America and Hopkinton's own Troop 4!
We will hike 6 miles circling, taking in some of the great natural sites of the old growth forest and a forgotten Apple Orchard, coming up the mountain from behind before we reach the summit for lunch. Then depending on early season weather and snow making, we will return down the face of the Ski Area via the Old Indian Trail, or descend the back of the Mtn via different and somewhat steeper trails. Come prepared with a Day Pack, your own packed lunch, snacks, a min of 2 litres of water, warm clothing in layers for cold and changing weather (Rain Coat Mandatory).
Check your Scout Handbook for details or ask a Scout/Assistant Scout Master. We will leave the CVS Parking lot at 9:00am on November 19th (please arrive 8:45am), and arriving home at roughly 4:00pm (We’ll call/txt from the road)
The fly for the trip is online here -> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1-YM_QIe8lOOUlJdXU3djUwc3M
Biking @ Highland Mountain Bike Park
Come join us for a great day Mountain Biking Downhill at Highland Mountain Bike Park. http://www.highlandmountain.com
Trip Leader: Drew Schlussel - email@example.com
When: Saturday Oct 15th
Depart: 7:00 am
We'll do riding lessons in the morning, eat lunch at the mountain, ride in the afternoon, and have pizza dinner in Tilton before coming home
Return: roughly 8:30pm on Saturday Oct 15th (same day)
Highland Mountain Bike Park provides a program specially designed for new riders and first timers to lift-access mountain biking, called The Find Your Ride. Participants will receive instruction and guidance ensuring a fun, safe, and successful first experience.
The Package includes:
All Scouts must have a signed and NOTARIZED Waiver, see attachment. If it’s not Notarized per below guidelines, your Scout will be sitting out the day.
Note: Parents or legal guardian must sign the waiver in front of a Highland Mountain Bike employee, OR a NOTARIZED waiver is required. NOTARIZED waivers must have a RAISED seal, OR Notary stamp along with the Notary's signature. Waivers will not be accepted without a raised seal and/or a Notary stamp.
This weekend's whitewater rafting trip will leave from the CVS parking lot on Saturday morning at 7:30am. The Scouts will travel, raft, and camp. They'll return by ~ 12:00 (noon) on Sunday.