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!
Latest news, Trailmen-
We will not be having a Trail Life meeting on Saturday, Sept. 30. However, there is an event for Dads. East Eddington CC has invited us to attend their Men’s Conference.
Where: Crossroads Christian Camp
When: Sept. 30, starting at 8:30 am and running until 3:00 pm
Cost: There is no cost but bring something for the grill
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!
- We will be viewing the show: Earth, Moon, Sun
- 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).
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/
After review, the University of Maine’s art museum turned out not to be such a good choice. Ninety percent of the artwork easily met our Christian standards, the other ten percent, not so much.
In keeping with our art theme, the Troop is going to try another University of Maine facility. Hudson Museum is more along the line of a traditional museum. I believe, however, that we will find it in keeping with both our art and our collection themes.
Cost: There is no charge for admission.
What: Hudson Museum
When: This Saturday (Dec. 10) from 1:00p until 4:00p.
Where: We will meet at the door of the Hudson Museum on the on the UM-Orono campus (directions below)
Here is a link to the type of collections at the museum. http://umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/collections/
From the Exit 191 N:
- Coming from the south on I-95, take Kelley Road Exit #191(formerly exit #50).
- Turn right at end of exit ramp. Drive 1 mile to the traffic lights.
- Take left onto Route 2. Drive 2.5 miles, through downtown Orono, to the third set of traffic lights immediately after the bridge.
- Bear right and proceed to the University entrance which will be on your left next to the Bangor Savings Bank. Turn left there, at the Y intersection, bear left and the Collins Center will be straight ahead.
From the Exit 193 N:
- Exit # 193 (formerly exit #51) – Stillwater Avenue/Old Town – I-95 (either north – or south-bound.) See Orono Area Map for details.
- Turn towards Burger King and the shopping center.
- Turn right at the fourth traffic light by McDonald’s and KFC and go down College Avenue.
- Take the third left onto Munson Road, located immediately after the Alfond Arena, at the first University of Maine sign. Drive towards the fieldhouse with the big M. Follow the road around it and turn right on Flagstaff Road. At the end of the road you will find the Collins Center for the Arts.
For a campus map with our location highlighted in red, click here.
Are you ready for double fun? This weekend, the Troop is going to Leonard’s Mills. First, we are going to tour a logging and milling community from the 1790s. After that, we are going to hike the trails in Penobscot Experimental Forest located next to Leonard’s Mills. The hike will be a little under 4 miles, and the trail is rated as “easy.”
Admission Cost: Leonard’s Mills charges admission. The charge is $10 for adults and $5 for our young men.
Meeting Time: We will meet at Leonard’s Mills entrance at 12:30 on Saturday, October 1st. From there, we will start the tour. We will regroup at the entrance to start the hike. The hike will start at approximately 2:30 pm. We should be finished about 6:00 pm.
Directions: From Bangor and Brewer, take ME Route 9 from Brewer 4 miles towards Eddington. Turn onto ME Route 178 and follow towards Milford for another 4.5 miles. A large sign will be on the left but the entrance and Government Road will be on the the right directly across from the sign.
Things you will need:
- weather appropriate clothing
- bag or pack to carry your supplies
- Consider eating a good lunch before arriving at Leonard’s Mills.
- This is a rain or shine event.
Leonard’s Mills: http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org/
Memorial Day week-end is coming up. Guess what that means! Bar-b-ques? Yep. First day of summer? You got it. A day off? You know it.
If you are a member of Trail Life Troop 316, however, it means something even more important. This week-end, we will join American Heritage Troop 316 and show our respect for Eddington’s fallen veterans. The two Troops are going to work together and place American flags at the five Eddington cemeteries.
But, wait, there’s more. After the flag placement, the Troop is going to the Cole Land Transportation Museum. You guys know Cole’s, right? Home of cars, trucks, fire engines, and cool military stuff.
Meeting Date: May 28
Meeting Place: East Eddington Community Church
Meeting Time: 9:00 am
Finish Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: Admission cost for Cole Land Transportation Museum is $7 for adults. The boys will get in for free.
Here are the things that you and your son will need:
- brown bag lunch
- bug spray
- work gloves
- some trail snacks
- weather appropriate clothing
- a small bag / backpack to carry your supplies in
Talk about a full day! What a great way to start your summer. A project to honor our fallen heroes and a chance to visit one of the coolest museums in the area. Come and join us.