Welcome to the Trail Life!

Trail Life ME-0316 is a a chartered troop of Trail Life USA.  We are a Christian Outdoor Adventure, Character, and Leadership Program for boys and young men.

This site is here to keep the members and families of troop ME-0316 informed about upcoming activities and regular meeting details.  If you would like to receive an email when updates are posted to this site, please subscribe by entering your email in sign up box to the right.

For more information about our meeting times and locations, click here.

If you would like to learn more about Trail Life, please check out:
http://www.traillifeusa.com/WhoWeAre/

Scroll down for the latest updates from our Troop Leaders!

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Flag Pick Up

Greetings one and all! Here’s the details for this weekend’s event.

At the beginning of each winter, our troop helps the Eddington community by collecting the flags marking the graves of veterans buried in Eddington’s five cemeteries. Starting this year, we are adding a flag retiring ceremony, which will be performed at Crossroads Christian Camp.

After the ceremony, the troop will be providing a light dinner for the boys and parents who helped with the service project. (Will there be hot chocolate? If course!)

This will happen Saturday, November 17th, starting at EECC at 1pm, and finishing up after we finish supper.

(We have intentionally moved the event time to the afternoon so that Calvary families can still attend the Thanksgiving celebration at their church in Orrington.)

WHEN: Saturday the 17th

TIME: 1 pm until aprox. 6 pm

WHERE: meeting at East Eddington Community Church

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Bible
  • water
  • weather appropriate clothing including hat, gloves, and winter boots
  • bag to contain everything

SPECIAL NOTE: if the weather turns bad, we will cancel and reschedule.

Walk Worthy

Unfortunately….

Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel tomorrow’s (11-3) regularly scheduled Trail Life meeting.  We are trying hard not to make this a habit.

Our next service project is coming up soon. This month we will be picking up the flags that mark the veterans’ grave sites at some of our local cemeteries. Exact date and time will be published here soon.

Please, stay dry and enjoy this unexpected block of time with your families.

Walk Worthy

University of Maine Hike – October 2018

Greetings trailmen!

Here are the vitals for this weekend’s hike on Saturday, October 27th.

Meeting Place: University of Maine at Orono (see link below)

Meeting Time: 9 am

Finish Time: Approximately 2 pm

Meeting Place Directions (see link below): Follow Rt. 2 past College Ave. Take the next left (Rangeley Rd) and follow the road all the way to the end (approx 3/4 of mile). At the end, turn left and go the end (approx 1/2 mile). Park beside the New Balance Student Recreation Center

http://www.mappery.com/map-of/University-of-Maine-Recreation-Trails-Map

Here are the things that your son will need:

  • Backpack
  • Bible
  • Water
  • A BAG LUNCH
  • Hunter orange hat
  • Other weather appropriate clothing (gloves, jacket, sweatshirt, extra socks, etc)
  • Navigators: any of the other 10 Essentials that you have collected.

Walk Worthy!

Living History Days Pictures 10-6-18

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Return to Bald Mountain Pictures 9-22-18

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10 Essentials for Hiking

Hi all! Today at our meeting, we discussed the “10 Essentials of Hiking.”

I wanted to share this link with you, from the National Park Service:

https://www.nps.gov/articles/10essentials.htm

Please take a look at the website, especially if you couldn’t make it to the meeting today! …but don’t feel like you have to run right out and buy all these things to add them to your son’s pack. Our intention is that we would like to work towards our sons eventually having these “essentials” in their Trail Life packs, so they are more and more prepared for whatever might come at them.

Hopefully we’ll see you all next week!

Walk worthy

Changing Weather

Hi Trailmen-

Fall is upon us. Time for the changing leaves, hot chocolate, and fires. It’s time to take the summer stuff out of your pack and replace it with your winter stuff.  Not sure what you need in your trail bag for winter?  Check the packing lists!

Tomorrow’s (10-13) weather is supposed to be cool.  Come prepared to spend time outside.  One of our goals this year is a winter camp-out.  We will be spending a lot of time outdoors this fall preparing and working on our skills.

Hope to see you all tomorrow, until then,

Walk Worthy