Monthly Archives: June 2015

It’s Raining, etc

Trailmen and families —

Just a reminder that our first HIKE is coming up on the 27th of this month.   We will start at 2:00 pm at the trail head and will be done at 4:00 pm.    With the weather the way it has been we have decided that this will be a rain or shine event.   Please dress accordingly!

The trail head is in the 1200 block of Essex Street.   Go north on Essex Street. Look for an iron cut out moose with the number “1211” on his side.  He will be on your right hand side.  Not kidding.  Look for him.  Just past him (also on the right) is a white house with a brown shed.  The trail head parking is IMMEDIATELY after that on the right.  I will tie flagging tape on the telephone pole at the parking area.  If you get the Burleigh Road, you have gone past it, simply turn around and come back.

In case you have misplaced it,  here is the list of items that we are asking you to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops!)
  • a Bible
  • water
  • a snack
  • any weather appropriate clothes
  • a small bag to carry their stuff in (ie -a book bag, small pack,etc)

Here is the web address for the trail —  http://www.bangorlandtrust.org/central-penjajawoc-preserve.htm

Walk Worthy

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Troop Moms Only

Troop Moms-

The Lodge at Crossroads Christian Camp is open to you during the troop’s weekly meetings.  There is no charge so  feel free to take advantage of the opportunity to fellowship with other Christian moms, read your Bible, or just sit on the deck.  I have heard that,  from time to time, there are even babies.

Dads – we hope to see you at the meetings.

Walking worthy

Snack Time

Trail Life parents —

Please take a moment to consider what you can send with your boy as a snack for the HIKE (6/27 @ 2pm).  No candy bars, sugary drinks, or the dreaded peanut, please.  Since the hike is going to be a short one (about a mile and a half), the snack does not have to be all that involved.  An apple, some gold fish, or a bagel are all good choices.  This snack is just something to help them out when we stop for a short rest/bible study/water break half way through.   Consider that whatever you send is going to be rolling around in his bag and may get crushed, stepped on, sat on, or rained on before he eats it.

The time for our first HIKE is quickly approaching!  Our first trial hike went very well.  We covered a mile in just under half an hour.  Not bad, when you factor in stopping to throw rocks into every body of water from a stream to a puddle.  Our second trial hike (during tonight’s meeting, 6/11) is going to be twice that.  Two miles.  Quite a distance for some of these young men.  Please  send them  to the rest of the meetings this month with:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops!)
  • a Bible
  • water
  • a snack
  • any weather appropriate clothes
  • a small bag to carry their stuff in (ie -a book bag, small pack,etc)

Having these things with them for the next couple of weeks will allow them to get used to carrying their stuff on the HIKE.

The troop will provide the bug spray!  Since the trail is completely in the woods, the boys won’t need suntan lotion or sunglasses.

See you tonight – 6:15pm, at Crossroads!

Walk Worthy,

Troop 316

Time for a Hike

Greetings one and all-

The next couple of weekly meetings are going to be busy ones.  Along with finishing the requirements for various “joining” badges, we are going to take a couple of test hikes, and prepare the boys for THE HIKE.

Regardless of whether your boy is registered in Woodlands Trails (5th Grade and under) or Navigators (6th grade and older), he is going to have the opportunity to earn a “joining” badge. Although each program has a different name for this badge, the requirements are very similar.  Learning to fold the American flag is the final step we need to cover.

During the next three meetings, we are going to take a “trial” hike.  These hikes will allow us to find a hike of the appropriate length.   Also during the meetings, we are going to talk about the items that the boys will want to bring on the hike, low impact hiking methods, and a variety of other items that will help them toward their first branch or badge.  For the Woodlands Trail, that would be the Pioneer Skills branch,  and for the Navigators, the Trail Skills badge.

The Hike:

  • Where:  Central Penjajawoc Preserve
  • When:  June 27th
  • What time leaving:  2:00pm
  • Returning:  working that out.  The trial hikes will help us figure the return time out.

Our  plan is to hike the Central Penjajawoc Preserve. This is a 1.7 mile trail on Essex Street. The trail head is in the 1200 block of Essex Street.   Go north on Essex Street. Look for an iron cut out moose with the number “1211” on his side.  He will be on your right hand side.  Not kidding.  Look for him.  Just past him (also on the right) is a white house with a brown shed.  The trail head parking is IMMEDIATELY after that on the right.  I will tie flagging tape on the telephone pole at the parking area.  If you get the Burleigh Road, you have gone past it, simply turn around and come back.  What the boys should bring:

  • Bible
  • water
  • a small snack
  • any weather appropriate clothing they may need
  • a small bag / backpack to carry their supplies in

Here is the web address for the trail —  http://www.bangorlandtrust.org/central-penjajawoc-preserve.htm

In case of a trivia question, Penjajawoc is an Algonquain word for  “current falling down raggedly” .

Walk Worthy,

Simon