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Troop Store Open to order Class B t-shirts until June 4, 2018

posted May 25, 2018, 10:52 AM by Kul Thapa

Please go online and order your Class B shirts for summer camp, or if your son has outgrown his! 

You can have your orders directly shipped to your homes. 


ORDER your T-shirt/s online »

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Camping at Pawtuckaway State Park & Mountain Biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park – May 25-27, 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 5:44 AM by Kul Thapa   [ updated May 8, 2018, 6:27 PM ]


Departure:  
 May 25th, 5:30pm  CVS Parking lot (arrive by 5:15pm)
Scouts to have dinner before leaving

Return: Sun 27th, 7:00pm (We’ll call/txt from the road)


Come join us for a weekend of Camping at Pawtuckaway State Park, NH‎ & Biking @ Highland Mountain Bike Park. On Friday we’ll be camping at Pawtuckaway in tents, Saturday Day hike amongst the Glacier Boulders and cooking around the camp fire with a Dutch Oven Iron Chef Cookoff. On Sunday, we will pack up and drive to Highland to learn and enjoy lift service downhill mountain biking. That’s right, lift service, you don’t have to ride up-hill…..it’s all downhill fun!!!! 

 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: 
  • One all-day lift pass 
  • One Park Ready™ rental bike (Scouts will not be able to bring their own bikes) 
  • Full-face helmet and safety equipment 
  • One-hour Park Ready™ lesson, including the following topics: 
    • Bike setup and operation 
    • Rider body positions & movement 
    • Braking o Descending
    • Cornering
    • One guided, top to bottom run on beginner friendly terrain

Jub Jam May 5-6, 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 5:35 AM by Kul Thapa


Depart:7:30 AM on Saturday, May 5
 
We will meet in the CVS rear parking lot Scouts should eat breakfast before they come. We will drive to Nobscot Scout Camp -1 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 

Return: Sunday, May 6 around 11 AM at CVS

Camp site is located 1 mile walk from parking area – pack accordingly (for a weekend trip- see packing list in the Scout Handbook)! Camping will be in lean-to’s (Owl Trail Lean-to)

2018 West Point Camporee

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:54 AM by Kul Thapa


Join Troop 4 for an exciting and challenging weekend with the West Point Military Academy Cadets! We will start the weekend with a challenging 3 mile hike up Bull Hill, carrying all of our gear for the weekend to the campsite. Bring appropriate footwear and equipment! More information is being provided for this trip as we would like all scouts to be aware of the excitingadventures ahead of us and to come prepared!

Departure/Return Home:
Gear check & bags packed:
Thursday 4/26 at 7:00 PM (troop meeting). Bags will be packed in cars after gear check.

Depart Hopkinton from CVS:
Friday, 4/27 at 6:15 AM (scouts will miss school on Friday):
Bring: 2 full Nalgenes, bag lunch (eat breakfast before or bring if you wish), scout handbook
Return to CVS: Sunday, 4/29 around 9:00 PM (will call/text on way in case time changes)

Cost:
$90 per scout - includes food, transportation, activities, overnight accommodations

Facilities Provided:
  • Campsites & Water – potable water will be supplied in water trailers.
  • Latrines – no bathrooms will be available, but latrines will be located throughout the camp.
  • Garbage – dumpsters will be available.
  • Food and Shelter are NOT provided. Troops should bring necessary supplies, but NO open pit fires are allowed.

Go Karting and Adventure at Nobscot Scout Camp

posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:39 AM by Kul Thapa   [ updated Mar 11, 2018, 7:03 PM ]

go kart

When: Depart: CVS after dinner, March 24th , 12 PM
Return: Sunday, March 25th 6:30 PM

Where: Nobscot Scout Camp, 1 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776
K1 SPEED BOSTON, 40 Fordham Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887



What: Camping in Cabins at Nobscot Sat Night, 2 Races Go Karting on
Sunday, Scouting Adventure, returning Sunday

Requirements:

1) Scout racers must be a min of 4ft (48″) tall or taller than 4ft 10in (58″) to race
2) Attached Waivers must be signed by Parent / Guardian

Gear: See Scout Handbook, pack for overnight stay in Cabins ie sleeping bag/mat.
  •  Gear for being outside if weather is wet
  •  Closed-toed shoes for karting.
  •  Helmets for karting will be provided, if you prefer you can bring your own, a
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) approved or greater with a full face cover
  • and a visor or goggles is required

Cost: $85 per scout

Rock Climbing - Central Rock Gym in Worcester, Dec 9-10

posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:23 AM by Kul Thapa   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

Man climbing rock wall


Drop off: 5:15pm meet at CVS on Sat .night
Pick up: Sunday, 8:00am

Place: Central Rock Climbing Gym, 299 Barber Ave,
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 852-ROCK (www.centralrockgym.com)

Cost: $65 overnight
$95 if 14+ year old want to earn Rock Climbing Merit Badge

Guests: 7:15 pm - Webelos will meet Troop 4 at the Central Rock Gym inWorcester. View brochure for Webelos

Required: Both Troop 4 Permission Form and Central Rock Release Form

The Troop 4 Online Store is open for the Holidays!!

posted Nov 7, 2017, 10:19 AM by Kul Thapa   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

Troop 4 tshirts


This is your opportunity to purchase the required Class B shirt, which is needed for all trips. Both short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available.   There are also optional items that can also be purchased, but these are not required. All items in the store are made of polyester so they are suitable for camping. Names can be added to the sleeve of the sweatshirts for $5.00, which can help identify clothing on campouts. The Troop 4 logo is printed on the back of all products except the women’s 1/4 zip shirt.

It is important to note that the store closes November 19th. There is a handling fee for each item that is charged by the online store.  You will have the option of having your order delivered to your home or if you want to save the shipping fee, all orders can be picked up at Tri Valley Sports in Medway. 
Below is the link to our store which can also be found on our website at troop4hopkinton.com
 
Happy shopping and if you have any questions please feel free to contact: Sharon McCabe scoutingmccabe@gmail.com or cell phone 508-361-8979.

Long (Appalachian) and Old Job Trail Hike: Nov 10–12

posted Nov 4, 2017, 3:00 PM by Kul Thapa   [ updated Nov 4, 2017, 3:01 PM ]


When: Depart: Friday, Nov 10th at 12:00 PM

Meet at CVS with Backpack loaded and ready to go, bring Packed Lunch for the drive
Return: Sunday , Nov 12 th around 8:00 PM (will call on way home)

Weather: We hope its dry, but it will be cold.

Please pay attention to the Packing List, pack for layers and freezing temperatures overnight.
If you have questions, please contact your SPL or ASM/SM for advice. During troop meetings
we will be providing further information/education.

What: Our first Backpacking trip for the Scout Year.


We’ll be hiking in the Green Mountain National Forests of Vermont, Hiking
13.69 Miles over 3 days

Cost: $75 per scout. 
Includes meals, fuel for cooking, safety hat and transportation

Nantucket Bike trip - Sept 3rd - 5th

posted Aug 20, 2017, 2:55 PM by Drew Schlussel


When:        Load Truck w/ bikes, gear & food on Friday, Sept. 1 at 3:00 PM

                   Meet at CVS w/ day pack, water, bag lunch (eat breakfast before) Sat. Sept 2 at 5:45 AM 
                   (DO NOT BE LATE!!)

                   Return to CVS Monday, Sept. 4 around 8:00 PM (will call on way in case time changes)

What:         A weekend biking Nantucket, exploring its beaches and history.  
                   Iron Chef dinner contest by patrol. Kite building contests by patrol.   
                   Work on achievements throughout the weekend

Cost:           $100 per scout - includes meals, round trip ferry ride, truck rental (for bikes), lodging on Nantucket

If your scout needs a bike, one can be rented on the island $60 for 3 days OR $48 if we get at least 6 scouts who need a bike rental!! Includes bike, helmet, bike lock, and assistance on the island if they run into bike trouble.  :)  If you want to see the type of bike they'd be renting, you can take a look.   http://www.youngsbicycleshop.com/bike-rentals/?gclid=CPqcoMO4itUCFYaPswodOGALsg    Reservations should be made through me - if you want to rent, please EMAIL me ASAP and let me know HOW TALL your son is!

Trying to decide if you should rent a bike or take the bike you’ve had for years?

If your bike isn’t quite road worthy, is too small (or to big), doesn’t have good working gears or brakes, hasn’t been tuned up in several years and you’re not sure about it’s overall functionality and reliability, please opt to rent a bike!! You can rent a bike through Young’s bike shop and we’ll pick it up right after we get off the ferry! The last bike trip we took as a troop, we found that there were several bikes on the trip that probably shouldn’t have been and it made riding for the scouts difficult. We want to make this as enjoyable a trip as possible, so please make sure your scout has a bike in good working condition!

Springfield Armory, Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags

posted May 21, 2017, 5:52 PM by Drew Schlussel



MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRIP

Springfield Armory, Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags

MAY 27th – 29th

In addition to clothes and gear needed (see scout handbook), bring a swimsuit & towel for swimming at the park. Class A uniform for the parade.

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