Greetings Trailmen —
MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
After slip sliding to camp last week, your favorite troop leaders decided that it was time to move the troop to winter quarters. This winter, the troop is going to use Mr. Page’s HEATED sun room for it’s meetings. We hope that it’s more central location and easy access will encourage Trailmen to attend the meetings. So starting this Saturday (12/8), we will be meeting at the Page’s. If you don’t have the directions, feel free to contact them.
- December 8 — 1st meeting at the Page’s. Regular meeting. Usual time
- December 15 — Wreaths Across America — See details below
- December 22 — no meeting
- December 29 — no meeting
- January 5, 2019 — Regular meeting at the Page’s. Usual time
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA SERVICE PROJECT
When: Saturday (Dec. 15) from 10:00a until approximately 2:00p.
Where: Holden Veterans Memorial located on Rt. 1A (between Town Office and Holden Elementary School). This is just before the Bangor/Holden KOA on the left side of the road. We will be assigned a work area at that point.
- Dress for the weather.
- Bring a broom and/or a snow shovel (if you have one)
- Bring a snack
Google map link — https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holden+Town+Office
Trailmen and families-
Here, with no further fanfare, is the camp-out and major event schedule for our troop for this summer. Please note that the first three camp-outs (June, July, and August) are “two-nighters”.
- June 29-July 1 — Eaton Brook (also know as “behind Steve’s house”)
(This is the 5th weekend, not the 4th. Regular meeting on 6/23.)
- July 20-22 – TBA
- August 24-26 – Acadia (Blackwoods & Otter Cliffs – see notes below)
- September 28-29 – TBA (Fri/Sat – 1 night only)
- October 26-27 – TBA (Fri/Sat – 1 night only)
- November 17 – Flag Pick Up (East Eddington)
- November 24 – TBA day trip
Please ink these dates on your calendar. We would like to have a solid grasp on who will (or will not) be able to make these events. This information will help us with all the various planning that is required to make the trips a success and to keep the costs down.
Most importantly, we need to know about whether you and your boys will be able to make it to our end-of-summer highlight camp out on August 24 – 26. We will be staying at the Blackwoods Campground at Acadia National Park. Costs will be divided among participants as usual (site rental fee, food, Park entry fees, etc.) so it is important for us to get a commitment from families as soon as possible. Please note – the camp site is limited to 15 people (adults & children combined), so please get back to us soon to reserve your spot.
Rocky ocean coast at sunrise, Otter Point. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.
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 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!!!
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!