After much deliberation, your fearless leaders have decided that our hike will be at the Bangor City Forest. This will be our first hike of 2018. Currently, we are planning on doing the East and West trails which should total approximately 5 miles. So, here are the details:
When: Saturday, March 24
Where: Bangor Forest, Tripp Drive Parking Lot.
Tripp Drive is a left turn off Stillwater Avenue, 1.6 miles north of the junction of Stillwater Avenue and Hogan Road (just before the kennel and concrete factory).
Start Time: 3:30 pm
Finish Time: 5:30 pm
- some trail snacks
- weather appropriate clothing, including a winter hat, gloves, and appropriate footwear
- small bag / backpack to carry their supplies in
- A dry pair of shoes, socks and a SMALL towel might be nice for the ride home.
PLEASE NOTE: The trails are covered with snow and are one person wide in places. It is likely to be windy and cold, and it may snow.
Adventures await. Plan on joining us.
Trailmen – it’s time to bust out of hibernation and Hit the Trail!
This fresh snowfall and a forecast for sunny (forty degrees!) weather this weekend means it is our chance to get our boys out of the house, and back into the habit of attending Trail Life!
Whether its been a month, or a long time since you’ve been to a meeting, we’d like to invite you to join the crew for some good old-fashion winter fun.
The Noddin family is hosting an outdoor sledding party at their home in Dedham this Saturday, 1/20/2018 starting at 1:30pm.
(You can text Doug or Steve for directions to the house.)
Bring your favorite sled(s)! Bring your warmest snow-gear! Bring your pet elephant! (No, wait…elephants don’t like sledding. Better leave them home.)
We’ll have a cooking-fire going, so parents are welcome to send/bring along some hot dogs or snacks for the boys. We’ll have cocoa enough for everyone.
See you there!
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!
Have you had a chance to check out the photos from the Labor Day camp-out? Pretty cool.
This Saturday’s (9-23) meeting is going to be at the Brewer Fire Department. That’s right, a tour of the Fire Department! Another pretty cool thing brought to you by your troop.
When: Saturday (9-23)
What Time: 3:00 pm. I think the tour will take about an hour.
Where: Brewer Fire Department, 151 Parkway South in Brewer. Need more directions? Contact Steve.
Cost: no cost
- Note the 3:00 pm start time
- Please wear your Trail Life shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes
- You won’t need your packs
- This tour will take the place of our regular meeting
- Our meeting will be over after the tour
See you there. WALK WORTHY until we meet again!
We will be camping this coming weekend, from Friday night through Saturday – finishing up after lunch. It’s a quick trip, and super-short notice (sorry about that!), because we just got permission to try out a great new camp site near the Page’s house.
Who: Woodlands Trail, Navigators, and Adventurers
What: 1-night camping trip
When: Friday 7/21, 630 pm setup
Where: We’ll park at the Page’s house and hike in – less than 1/2 mile.
Why? Because camping is awesome!
Menu and packing list will be sent out in the next day or so.
The cost will be $8 per person.
Also, our Trailmen are learning about outdoor cooking this month, so Navigators/Adventurers – plan on doing some cooking!
Please call/text Steve to confirm you will be there, so we can plan appropriate food quantities.
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.
Here is the information for the Day Mountain Loop on the Acadia Carriage Roads coming up this Saturday, the 8th of April.
Dysart’s Travel Stop in Holden
(junction of Rt. 1A and Rt. 46)
Meeting Time: 10 am
Finish Time: 7 pm
Here are the things that your son will need:
- a BAG LUNCH
- some trail snacks
- weather appropriate clothing including a hat, gloves and a jacket
- rain gear
- a small bag / backpack to carry their supplies in
(remember Simon’s trick – put a plastic bag inside your pack to keep your gear dry!)
Rain / Inclement Weather:
Boys & parents should pack appropriately for bad weather. We plan on hiking rain or shine. If we are faced with an unexpected nor’easter, leaders will be in touch with parents on Saturday morning to announce alternate plans.
* Make sure your trailman has plenty to eat for his lunch and snacks. It is going to be a long day. Feeding them a good solid breakfast will also help with the hungries on the trail.
* A dry pair of shoes, socks and a SMALL (hand) towel might make it a nicer for them on the ride home if it does rain. This stuff could go in a separate grocery bag since it will stay in the vehicle.
* There is no admission fee for this event, but we’d like everyone to bring enough money (aprox. $2) to get a small hot chocolate on the way home.