On May 7th ten young men met with members of East Eddington Community Church, Calvary Chapel, American Heritage Girls, and members of the public. They had all come to the Eddington Veterans’ Memorial to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. After a greeting and opening prayer by Pastor Tracy, prayers were led by some of the members of the group gathered by the flag pole. Prayers for our nation, state and region figured prominently.
What made this Day of Prayer different from thousands of others held around the country on the 7th? Trail Life troop 316 was going to hold their first meeting. The ten young men, their parents and the troop leaders adjourned to Crossroads Christian Camp on Chemo Pond. The camp will figure prominently in the life of the troop – offering a meeting place, areas for hikes, camp outs, and many of the other things that young men need to grow and prosper.
The meeting was a great success! The young men were introduced to the troop leaders, each other, their meeting area, and…a huge field for running, jumping and other youthful exuberance. While the boys were enjoying themselves on the field, the parents were getting to know Simon Butler (troop master) and Steve Page (troop chaplain). After addressing some procedural items, Sam led a closing prayer, and we were adjourned and dismissed with a Trailman’s handshake.