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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2018 Walk for Life

Good morning, Trailmen and families!

For this week’s meeting, we will be joining our friends at the First Step Pregnancy Resource Center for their annual Walk for Life event!

All boys/families who can make it should join us at their location:
336 Mt Hope Avenue, Suite #8, Bangor
…between 8:00 – 8:15 am tomorrow (Saturday) May 19th.
The event is scheduled to finish up by 11:00 am.

The entire family is welcome to join us for this event, where we will will be celebrating one of Trail Life USA’s core principles, Respecting Life from beginning to end.

Please have boys dressed in their Trail Life uniform shirt, jeans, and sneakers.  We would also like the boys to have their backpacks, with their regular pack gear.

All who join us for the walk are asked to bring a $10 donation, or $25 in pledges…but with the late notice, we first and foremost want your presence there, even if you can’t donate.  Each participant who can provide the minimum donation will receive an event t-shirt.

For more details about the event, please visit First Step PRC’s Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/212937729295090/

Walk worthy!

 

OOPS! Address Correction

Hi all! I’m sorry, I gave the wrong address in the previous email.
We will meet for the food drive at:

Brewer Food Pantry
222 North Main Street
Brewer, ME

Sorry for the confusion!

UPDATE: Trail Life Meeting Time/Location Change!

Good day, Trailmen and families:

I believe we discussed this with all the parents who have attended a meeting in the past couple weeks, but here is the official announcement:

In lieu of a meeting tomorrow, we will be volunteering our time to to the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.  The boys (and parents) will be helping sort out donations that have already been collected by the mail carriers.

We will meet at the Brewer Food Pantry (222 North Main Street in Brewer) a few minutes before 1pm on Saturday, 5/12/18 (that’s tomorrow – sorry for the short notice!).

Recap:

  • There will be NO meeting tomorrow morning
  • Meet at Brewer Food Pantry a few minutes before 1:00 pm
  • See you tomorrow!

https://about.usps.com/corporate-social-responsibility/nalc-food-drive.htm

Walk Worthy!

National Day of Prayer – 2018

Trailmen-

The National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday of this week (5/3). We are going to join our Christian brothers and sisters in praying for our nation.

Here is the information you will need to join us:

When: May 3rd, 6:30 pm

Where: Eddington Town office, at the flag poles. The Town Office/Fire Station is on the left hand side of Rt. 9 before you get to the East Eddington Community Church. Look for the three large flag poles.

Misc.: In years past it has been very windy and chilly – so wear a coat, hat, and gloves. The service will last about 3o minutes.
(This is an event where it is better to be a little early.)

Don’t forget our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, May 5th.

Walk Worthy

Partridge and Ducktail Ponds Hike

Greetings one and all-  Here is the information that you will need for this week-end’s hike.  Nothing different from most of our hikes EXCEPT you will need to bring a bag lunch.

When: Saturday, April 28th

Where: Partridge and Ducktail Ponds, Amherst, ME.

WE WILL MEET AT THE  PARTRIDGE POND TRAIL HEAD

Start Time: 10 am at the Partridge Pond Trail Head
(be there a couple minutes early, please!)

Finish Time: approximately 2 pm

Packing List:

  • Bible
  • water
  • bag lunch
  • trail snacks
  • weather appropriate clothing (we suggest bringing a sweat shirt or light jacket)
  • An extra pair of dry socks
  • small bag / backpack for each boy to carry his supplies

Directions:

Go approximately 22 miles from the traffic light at the intersection of Route 9 and State Street in Brewer.
Ducktail Pond Road is on the left 1.5 miles before  the intersection of Route 9 and Route 181 in Amherst.
(8 miles beyond the turn-off for Crossroads Camp.)

amherst111613-1A short distance down Ducktail Pond Road (a gravel road), you will come to a group of three large signs on the right. One of the signs gives the mileage to the different trail heads in Amherst Mountains Community Forest: Partridge Pond Trail head is 1.6 miles; Ducktail Pond trail head and Indian Camp Stream Day Use Area are 2.4 miles; and the Bald Bluff Mountain trail head is 5.9 miles.

We will meet at the PARTRIDGE POND TRAIL HEAD.  There is parking at the trail head.

Looking forward to some fun in the sun with you all.

Link:  This link has more information about the area were we will be hiking:
http://actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com/2013/11/19/one-minute-hikes/1-minute-hike-partridge-and-ducktail-ponds-in-amherst/

Big news! Time Change!

Hi Trailmen-

This is your reminder/update concerning the change in meeting times we’ve been mentioning at the past couple meetings.

Starting next Saturday, April 7, our meeting time will be changing to 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Saturdays. We are making this change to allow families uninterrupted afternoons on Saturdays. We are hoping this will be a blessing for all families.

Please remember that we will not be meeting today, March 31st. (5th Saturday – enjoy the day off!)

Enjoy your Resurrection Sunday!

Bangor Forest Snow Hike! (2018-03-24)

Hey Trailmen-

After much deliberation, your fearless leaders have decided that our hike will be at the Bangor City Forest.   This will be our first hike of 2018. Currently, we are planning on doing the East and West trails which should total approximately 5 miles.  So, here are the details:

When:  Saturday, March 24

Where:  Bangor Forest, Tripp Drive Parking Lot.
Tripp Drive is a left turn off Stillwater Avenue, 1.6 miles north of the junction of Stillwater Avenue and Hogan Road (just before the kennel and concrete factory).

Start Time: 3:30 pm

Finish Time: 5:30 pm

Packing List:

  • Bible
  • water
  • some trail snacks
  • weather appropriate clothing, including a winter hat, gloves, and appropriate footwear
  • small bag / backpack to carry their supplies in
  • A dry pair of shoes, socks and a SMALL towel might be nice for the ride home.

PLEASE NOTE:  The trails are covered with snow and are one person wide in places.  It is likely to be windy and cold, and it may snow.

Adventures await. Plan on joining us.

http://cityforest.bangorinfo.com