Piedmont Scouts Troop 4 hosts open house March 4

Monday, March 4 | 7:30-8:30 PM | Ellen Driscoll at Havens


From camping and hiking to water-based adventures to snow sports and service projects, these outings provide opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and meaningful connections with nature and community. By participating in these activities, scouts not only acquire practical outdoor skills but also cultivate values of leadership, service, and environmental stewardship that will serve them well throughout their lives. That is why Troop 4 will continue to expand as new members join, and we will see you in the near future for more trips and outings.

Camping Adventures

Camping lies at the heart of the Scout experience. Whether it’s a weekend getaway at a local campground or an extended expedition into the wilderness, camping trips offer scouts the chance to disconnect from technology and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. In previous years we camped through a lot of places such as rain and harsh weather at Sugarloaf Regional Park, American Whitewater River Rafting, and camping at the Ferguson Observatory. Moreover, camping builds teamwork and relationships between scouts as they work together to tackle challenges and share memorable experiences under the stars. You will make great memories, singing around the fire and making stories to lighten up the night sky.

Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking is another cornerstone of the Scout program, encouraging scouts to explore trails of varying difficulties while appreciating the natural landscapes around them. This year we have gone to many different exquisite trails that have strengthened the bond between members of Troop 4. We have gone to many magnificent trails such as the Robert Ferguson Observatory and Sugarloaf State Park, where we took a 6-mile hike in heavy rain. We have also gone to many other hikes, which have allowed many scouts to advance their rankings and skills. From leisurely day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips, scouts learn navigation, endurance, and environmental stewardship. These outings often include opportunities for scouts to earn merit badges related to hiking, wilderness survival, and orienteering, further enhancing their outdoor proficiency.

Water-Based Activities

For scouts who are drawn to aquatic adventures, activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and rafting provide exciting opportunities for skill development and exploration. Whether paddling down a peaceful river or navigating challenging whitewater rapids, scouts learn valuable lessons in teamwork, safety, and water conservation. These experiences not only build confidence in the water but also teaches scouts how to survive and use the water as an advantage in everyday life.

Snow Sports

From skiing to snowboarding to snowshoeing, our troop offers exciting opportunities for scouts to hone their skills on the slopes while building camaraderie and resilience. Whether carving through fresh powder or mastering the art of snowshoeing, our experienced leaders provide expert guidance to ensure safe and memorable experiences. With winter landscapes as our playground, scouts learn valuable lessons in teamwork, perseverance, and outdoor survival.

Service Projects

In addition to recreational activities, Scout trips often incorporate service projects that allow scouts to give back to their communities and the environment. Whether it’s participating in trail maintenance, beach cleanups, or conservation efforts, scouts learn the importance of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. As of today, we have gone to a number of service projects, such as the Scouting for Food and the Tree Lot. Scouts not only use these service projects as a way to obtain merit badges and rank requirements, but also do them just to help the community. These service projects instill a sense of pride and purpose, empowering scouts to make a positive impact on the world around them while reinforcing the values of service and leadership.

Leadership Development

Troop 4’s activites are not just about adventure and exploration; they also serve as a platform for leadership development. Through designated leadership roles within their patrols or crews, scouts have the opportunity to practice decision-making, communication, and problem-solving skills in real-world scenarios. Scout Leaders will often be the ones to take responsibility for the group; to lead their scouts to complete tasks. Guided by adult leaders and mentors, scouts learn to lead by example, inspire their peers, and navigate challenges with resilience and integrity.

Join us at Troop 4’s Open House event, where adventure awaits! Discover the excitement of scouting and the countless opportunities for personal growth and outdoor exploration. Whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, or learning essential life skills, Troop 4 offers a supportive environment where boys and girls can develop leadership abilities and forge lifelong friendships. Come meet our dedicated leaders and scouts, explore our meeting place, and learn about upcoming activities. Don’t miss this chance to embark on a journey of discovery and fun with Scout Troop 4.

See you at the Open House on Monday, March 4th, 2024, from 7:30-8:30 PM in Ellen Driscoll at Havens. Learn more HERE.

Piedmont Council BSA, #042
10 Highland Way
Piedmont CA 94611
Phone: 510-547-4493
Fax: 510-547-4400

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