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Wreaths for Veterans

Hello, trailmen!

The town of Eddington has a lot of respect for its military veterans.
You all have been a great part of helping honor our vets in past events, with our Flag distribution and cemetery clean-ups that we’ve done at the beginning and end of the summer.

Last year, we joined up with a number of Holden residents to assist with their “Wreaths Across America” program, making sure that every deceased veteran has a wreath placed in their memory at their grave sites. We weren’t able to participate in the Holden even this year because of some scheduling conflicts, but…

Starting this year, we’re going to be able to take part in a similar project, right in the town of Eddington! This Saturday, we will be meeting a bit earlier in the day (11:30am) at the Eddington Town Office / Veterans Memorial for a ceremony to honor the veterans, then our troop will be assisting with placement of the wreaths at the various cemeteries in town.

What to bring:

  • WARM CLOTHES!! …the forecast says cold and snowy!
    (hats, boots, gloves/mittens, dbl-socks, long-johns, etc.)
  • A sled, if you have one (to help haul the wreaths)
  • A shovel and/or broom, if you have one
    (to clean up any snow around  the graves)

We anticipate this community service project will take a couple hours, and we plan on finishing up with some nice, warm cocoa at the EECC church after we’ve finished.

I hope you’re able to join us for this community service project, honoring our veterans!

Please call Steve if you have any questions.

Walk worthy!

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Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Greetings, Trailmen-

This is going to be a busy weekend.  Many of you will be traveling to be with families, celebrating Thanksgiving – and we hope you have a great time enjoying your family traditions! But…if any of you are around town and available this Saturday, I’d like to invite you to join us at Eaton Brook for a dutch oven meal in the great outdoors. What could be better than sitting around the campfire for some fellowship and food?

When: Saturday, November 25

Where:  Eaton Brook campground (park at Steve’s house and walk to the site)

Time:  2:30 pm until ????

Cost:  $8 dollars per FAMILY

Menu:

  • Stew
  • Rolls
  • Cocoa
  • S’mores
  • Secret Dessert

What to Bring:

  • appropriate clothing for the weather
    (think chilly, uniform shirt not required)
  • bowl and spoon
  • insulated cup/thermos/mug (for cocoa)
  • camp chair (tree stumps available upon request…)

Whether you’re coming or not, PLEASE
text/email Steve by Friday to let him know!

Walk Worthy

Saturday’s Flag Pick Up

Trailmen-

Here is the info for this Saturday’s (11-18) Flag Pick Up.

Where:  We will meet at the East Eddington Community Church

What:  We will be visiting the Eddington cemeteries and picking up the flags that mark veterans’ graves.

What Time:  Starting at 2:30 pm until we are finished.  We are hoping that we will be done by dark.  I hope that will equal the usual time our meeting would end.

Reminders:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a flashlight
  • We will provide cocoa at the church after we are done

Walk Worthy

P.S.  We are planning a non-required meeting at the Eaton Brook camp site for Saturday, November 25.

simon says OOOPS

Trail Folks-

So, in my hurry to get the last post out, I forgot that we will be meeting at East Eddington Community Church NOT at Crossroads Christian Camp.

Please note that the start time is 4 pm rather than our usual start time.

Sorry about the incorrect information.

Walk Worthy

Awards Time Again

Greetings all Trailmen and Families-

Guess what?  It is time for some awards!!  Here are the vitals:

Place:  Crossroads Christian Camp

Date:  October 21st

Time: 4pm until 5:30pm
(Ceremony will be ~45-60 minutes, then snacks/fellowship after)

Who is Invited:  Parents, brothers, and sisters

Dress:  Uniform t-shirts, khaki pants (if you have them), and your lanyards

Food:  Please bring a dessert to share.  The Troop will provide drinks (water, coffee, apple juice)

We are proud of you!!!

Walk worthy

Serving One Another

Evening Trailmen-

This Saturday (10-14), we have a chance to serve one of our own Trailmen!  What a blessing!!  We are going to help Kam and his family get their fire wood in for the winter.  So pack your gloves and join us.

Date:  Saturday, October 14

Time:  2:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Place:  The Gray’s house.  42 Getchell Road in Clifton

Directions: Heading toward Crossroads Christian Camp from  East Eddington Community Church,  go past  the Double D horse farm (on the right).   At the Clifton Country Store (on the right), turn left onto Getchell  Road. About a 1/4 mile down the road, on the left, is the house. White ranch house, with black shutters, and a bunch of firewood in the driveway. Park anywhere you can.  Getchell is a dead end road, so there is not a whole lot of traffic. 🙂

Misc.:  

  • Dress for the weather
  • Closed toe shoes and long pants are required
  • Bring work gloves if you have them
  • Bring your water bottle
  • Bring a snack if you think you will need one
  • Dads, wheelbarrows and other tools for putting up firewood might come in handy.

Walk Worthy

Volunteers Needed! Can You Help?

Good morning, Trailmen and Families! Steve here.

Our troop is planning on going to the Living History Days at Leonard’s Mills on Saturday 10/7 (not this weekend, the following…). I’m really excited – we always have a fun time at these events.

I’ve spoken with the Volunteer Coordinator at Leonard’s Mills, and she has an opportunity for us to get in some service hours (and get in to the event at no cost!). They are looking for volunteers to fill 4 hour shifts over the weekend: from 9am to 1pm, and from 1pm-4pm.

She suggested the Candle making area as a good, age-appropriate activity where the boys could volunteer their time (of course, we’ll need a few parents to stick around, too). I’m thinking if we get enough, maybe we could split up one of these shifts with 4-6 boys each helping out for a couple hours. But of course, this depends on everyone’s availability.

Could you please call or text me at some point in the next day to let me know if you can commit to attending? I think the Saturday 1-4 shift would be best for our group, since that’s closest to when we would’ve normally met.

(If you’re interested in going, but that time slot doesn’t fit your family schedule, please still let me know!)

Also, “period appropriate clothing” is not necessary. If you don’t have any attire from the 1790s, please have your boy(s) come in their standard TL uniform (TL Shirt, Jeans, Sneakers/Boots).

Don’t forget to call/text to let me know if you’re available or not – thanks!
Steve