Evening Trailmen –
In an attempt to move the troop toward backpacking trips and away from car camping, we are asking that from now on, each trailman limit himself to two bags: one containing their personal items and one with sleeping gear.
To help with this transition, we are going to have a pack-check at our next meeting (Saturday, July 14th). This will be the primary focus of the meeting, so please make sure to read on for details!!
Please have each trailman bring the items that they would bring on a camp out packed in two bags – preferably a backpack and a duffel bag, or something along those lines. In other words, bring your personal gear in one and your sleeping bag, pajamas, and pillow in another.
(Since we are trying to prepare the boys for backpacking adventures, please do not bring your gear in just a plastic trash bag. That wouldn’t hold up during a hike!)
If anyone is short on backpacks / duffel bags, please let us know. Your fellow trail-families may have extras they can donate. Also, Maine Military Supply in Holden has a great selection of new and used duffel bags for around $17-$20 each:
Maine Military Duffle Bags
We will use our packing list as a guide to help us to cut back on the unnecessary (and heavy) items that we tend to bring on a camp out and never use. Even us leaders tend to carry more than we need, so we all need to participate in this exercise…that means you too, dads!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Good Evening, Trailmen-
Due to circumstances beyond our control, your fearless leaders are going to cancel this week’s (June 2nd) Trail Life meeting. Sorry about the short notice.
During your prayer time, please remember the Noddin family.
Until we meet again, Walk Worthy!
Good Evening, Trail Life Hikers-
It is time for another hike with your Trail Life friends. This time we are going to go to Fields Pond Audubon Center and wander their 2 mile trail network. Details are listed below. Please note the NOTES.
When: Saturday, May 26
Where: Fields Pond Audubon Center.
WE WILL MEET AT THE FIELDS POND AUDUBON CENTER
Start Time: 9 am at the FIELDS POND AUDUBON CENTER
(be there a couple minutes early, please!)
Finish Time: approximately 12 noon
- trail snacks
- weather appropriate clothing (we suggest bringing a sweat shirt or light jacket)
- An extra pair of dry socks
- small bag / backpack for each boy to carry his supplies
- Consider a long sleeve shirt and long pants to avoid BUG BITES
- bug spray
- sun tan lotion
- NO electronics or phones for trailmen, please.
- no flip flops, open toed shoes, or sandals
Directions: From Wilson Street (in Brewer) turn onto Green Point Road. Green Point Road is the street next to McDonalds. Go 0.8 mile. Turn LEFT on Wiswell Road and go 1.5 miles. At Fields Pond Road, turn RIGHT and go 1 mile. Audubon Center is on LEFT.
Link to Fields Pond Audubon Center — https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/fields-pond/
Good morning, Trailmen and families!
For this week’s meeting, we will be joining our friends at the First Step Pregnancy Resource Center for their annual Walk for Life event!
All boys/families who can make it should join us at their location:
336 Mt Hope Avenue, Suite #8, Bangor
…between 8:00 – 8:15 am tomorrow (Saturday) May 19th.
The event is scheduled to finish up by 11:00 am.
The entire family is welcome to join us for this event, where we will will be celebrating one of Trail Life USA’s core principles, Respecting Life from beginning to end.
Please have boys dressed in their Trail Life uniform shirt, jeans, and sneakers. We would also like the boys to have their backpacks, with their regular pack gear.
All who join us for the walk are asked to bring a $10 donation, or $25 in pledges…but with the late notice, we first and foremost want your presence there, even if you can’t donate. Each participant who can provide the minimum donation will receive an event t-shirt.
For more details about the event, please visit First Step PRC’s Facebook event:
The National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday of this week (5/3). We are going to join our Christian brothers and sisters in praying for our nation.
Here is the information you will need to join us:
When: May 3rd, 6:30 pm
Where: Eddington Town office, at the flag poles. The Town Office/Fire Station is on the left hand side of Rt. 9 before you get to the East Eddington Community Church. Look for the three large flag poles.
Misc.: In years past it has been very windy and chilly – so wear a coat, hat, and gloves. The service will last about 3o minutes.
(This is an event where it is better to be a little early.)
Don’t forget our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, May 5th.
Greetings to you all,
First thing first.
We are meeting today(2/17) at Crossroads Christian Camp at the usual time.
Second things second.
Woodlands Trailmen, don’t forget your lanyards.
Woodlands Trailmen will be talking about hobbies so don’t forget examples of your favorite hobby or collections
Until this afternoon,
Snowy Morning, Trailmen-
Morning one and all. The white stuff (snow) falling from the sky this morning has caused us to cancel the Trail Life meeting scheduled for later today (2-10). Until next week,