Boy Scout Troop 4 Information
Boy Scout Troop 4 of Yonkers, New York is a member of the Four River's District in the
Westchester-Putnam Council, located Hawthorne, New York.
We are a chartered member of the Boy Scouts of America and have been for 100 years.
We are the second oldest chartered Boy Scout Troop in the Westchester-Putnam Council.
We are as old as Boy Scouting is in the United States.
We are one of Scouting's oldest surviving scout troops and we are proud
of our history of training Yonkers Youth with Scouting's Program.
Our Sponsoring Institution:
The troop is currently sponsored by :
The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers, New York.
They have sponsored and supported Troop 4 since 1910.
The Troop Committee
The Troop Committee is made up of a group of adult volunteers, parents, and former adult scouts,
who meet monthly in support of Troops Uniformed Leaders and Scouts.
All parents are welcomed and encouraged to join.
Troop Committee Meetings
The Troop Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at
The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 320 Walnut Street at 8:00 PM.
Meetings are held from September through June. Directions are here!
Troop Meeting Days
Boy Scout Troop 4 meets on Monday nights from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at
The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.
We are located at 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers, New York. 10701
We meet every Wednesday from September through June.
We take a break for summer vacation from July 1st till September.
Any boy wishing to join, must be either (a) 11 years old, (b) graduate of the 5th grade,
or (c) 10 1/2 years old and has earned his Arrow of Light Award from the Cub Scouts.
A one-time introductory registration fee of $25.00 is due upon joining
along with a Scout Application. For all returning scouts, a fee of $15.00
is due every September 1st for the upcoming year.
Registration fees include all yearly registration fees, yearly insurance,
1-year subscription to Boys Life Magazine, and advancement badges.
Troop dues are collected every month and are $1.00 per month or $10.00 per scout year.
Troop Dues help support the weekly program and monthly camping activities.
The Troop's Senior Uniformed Leaders
A Scoutmaster and numerous Assistant Scoutmasters organize, supervise, and help implement the Troops yearly program.
They help organize the weekly meetings, monthly campouts, bi-monthly swim nights and day Hikes.
They also help with a scout's advancement progress and maintaining troop equipment.
The Troop's Junior Uniformed Leaders
The Troop's organizational structure also includes numerous older senior scouts who are responsible for the weekly program and leadership of the younger scouts.
The Senior Patrol Leader acts as the number one youth leader of the troop and is responsible for helping implement the troops program. Other Junior Leaders and Patrol Leaders assist him.
The Scouting program allows for each scout to regularly attain progress awards, and merit badges.
Scouts are encouraged to advance in rank, and the troop holds Progress Reviews every month to assure this.
The troop has a regularly monthly camping program instituted.
It also conducts bi-monthly swim nights and day hikes.
It attends both Council and District activities on a regular basis.
They include camping activities and daily programs, such as the Council Bowleree.
The troop encourages scouts to explore the weekly summer camp experience at its Council Summer Camp Property,
The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. The Troop conducts both Home Troop and Provisional Troop opportunities.
High Adventure Opportunities
Scouts are also strongly encouraged to take part in scoutings many High Adventure Programs.
Programs such as National Jamborees, Order of the Arrow Conferences, and High Adventure Bases,
such as The Philmont Scout Ranch offer so many worthwhile outdoor possibilities.