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How About A Swim?

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:

  • Bible
  • Water
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • 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.

 

Until Saturday,

 

Walk Worthy

Come On In, The Water is Fine

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.

  • Bible
  • 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.

Walk Worthy

6/10 (today!) meeting plan change! Please read!

Hi all!

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!

Walk worthy,
Steve

Troop Calendar and Summer Plans!

Hi all!  We’ve been mentioning this for a number of weeks, and we finally have the troop calendar published here on our troop website!

There is now a link on the top menu for the site, but you can also get there by clicking this link:
Calendar

Hopefully you can take a look at this, and take into consideration the dates in June, July, and August as you map out your family’s summer plans!

Walk Worthy!

Memorial Day Reminder

Trailmen-

Simon here. Remember that we are NOT going to meet this Saturday (the 27th) due to the Memorial Day holiday.   Our next meeting will be June the 3rd.

Make a note on your calendars that the meeting will be at the East Eddington Community Church and NOT at the Camp.

Please enjoy the time with your families.  And be safe out there!

Walk Worthy!

Star Light, Star Bright

Hello Trailmen,

Guess what this post is about?  The trip to the University of Maine’s planetarium!!  Are you ready to learn more about the things that God put into the heavens?  I know I am!

Schedule of Events:

  • This Saturday (5/13) Regular Meeting @ Crossroads
  • Next Saturday (5/20) No meeting
  • Sunday (5/21) Hit the Trail: Planetarium Trip!

Trip Details:

  • We will be viewing the show: Earth, Moon, Sun
    (https://astro.umaine.edu/events-calendar/earth-moon-sun-9/2017-05-21/)
  • We will meet at the Emera Astronomy Center at 1:30 pm, and the show runs from 2pm until 4pm.  (Directions below)
  • This trip is open to all family members.
    (Parents are responsible for any other children they wish to bring.)
  • TICKETS: Each parent will be responsible for buying tickets.  It was suggested to us that our families purchase tickets in advance.  Ticket prices and purchasing info can be found at the website (from the above link).

 

Directions: 

From Main Street (Rt.2) in Orono: Go north across the Stillwater River bridge and bear right at the traffic light onto Park St. In about half a mile, turn left onto Rangeley Rd on the University of Maine Campus. Follow Rangeley Rd. for about 0.8 miles and the Astronomy Center will appear on your right. Visitor parking is conveniently located behind the building.

From Interstate 95: Take exit 193 and follow Stillwater Avenue toward Old Town to the fourth traffic light. Turn right on College Avenue and one mile later turn left onto Long Rd. next to the Alfond Arena. Continue 0.7 miles up Long Rd. The Astronomy Center should be visible at the top of the hill. Turn left in front of the Astronomy Center onto Rangeley Rd. and then right into the parking lot. Visitor Parking is conveniently located behind the building.

Directions Link:   https://astro.umaine.edu/about/contactdirections/