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Monthly Archives: June 2017
Greeting fellow Trail Lifers-
First things first. Congratulations to all of our young men! I would like to thank each of you for giving your best effort last Saturday. The water was cold and the test was hard, especially after several hours of stacking fire wood. Way to go, one and all!
This week-end (Sat. the 24th) is our monthly Hit the Trail. As a reward for last week’s hard labor, we thought we would offer……more swimming. Bring your suntan lotion, goggles, and towel. We’re going pool swimming, nature walking, and, as a bonus, food.
Where: Cold River Campground
Directions: Follow Route 9 from Brewer. Route 178 (Riverside Drive) veers left. Take Route 178. The campground is 1 mile up on the right.
When: Saturday (the 24) from 2 pm until 8 pm
How Much: OK, follow along. The cost is $2.50 for a young man under 12 and $5.00 for a man over 12. There is also a $5.00 per FAMILY fee to cover our share of the dinner that the campground is putting on.
What to Bring:
- Swim Suit
- Snacks (dinner isn’t until 6 pm)
- Something to carry it all in
Other Things You Might Need:
- Sun Tan Lotion
- Bug Spray
- Sun Glasses
- Old Sneakers or Water Shoes
- Life Jacket (if needed)
Please, leave your pool toys, noodles, scuba gear, and pool floats at home.
Please contact Steve by Thursday so we can get a good count on how many Trailmen are coming.
Greetings one and all,
This week’s meeting (June 17th) is going to very similar to last week only with two distinct parts.
First, we are going to try and finish our service project. As you may recall, we are stacking firewood for the Crossroads Christian Camp.
Second, we are going to conduct our annual swimming competency tests. The testing allows us to determine who our non-swimmer, beginners, and swimmers are. In turn, this will allow us to make sure that the right boys are in the right part of the swimming area when we are cooling off from the heat.
Here is what you will need to bring. As a matter of fact, these things can replace the winter items that you were bringing until summer is over. We plan on spending quite a bit of time in the water.
- a pair of work gloves (if you have them).
- It’s probably a good idea to wear a pair of jeans
- bring a long-sleeve shirt with you
- NO open-toed footwear – like sandals/flip flops!
- a bathing suit
- a towel.
- Old sneakers or water shoes might be nice for walking around by the water, as well.
- something to carry it all in
Crossroads Christian Camp is lending us one of their lifeguards to conduct the tests and to help the boys out with some basic swim instructions. The camp also has changing rooms for us to use.
Looks like an afternoon of work AND fun. Hope to see you there.
Quick note – we ARE meeting at Crossroads today!
(We had been planning on meeting at EECC for this meeting, but that plan got changed.)
We’ve got some work to do, men! Please bring a pair of work gloves – we’ll be stacking firewood at the camp today (so, as always, it’s probably a good idea to wear a pair of jeans, and have a long-sleeve shirt with you …and NO open-toed footwear – like sandals/flipflops!).
It should be a beautiful day out by the lake, so after we’re done with our firewood work, let’s bring some bathing suits and towels, and be ready to jump in the water to cool off!
See you in a few hours, trailmen!