National Day of Prayer

Trailmen-

The National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday of this week (5/4).  Instead of our regular Saturday meeting, 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 4th, 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 that this will take the place of our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, May 6th.

Walk Worthy

 

The Shirt Off Your Back

Trail Parents-

Just a quick request.  Could you send me your son(s) shirt size?  Is he a youth small, medium, or large?  Or is he an adult small, medium or large?

Please let me know by the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday) so that I can place an order for everyone’s shirt at once.  It is easiest for me if you send an e-mail.

Walk Worthy,

Simon

Awards Ceremony

Greetings all Trailmen and Families-

Read this and weep…….with joy.   We are finally going to give out the awards that you guys have worked so hard on.   Sorry it has taken us so long.

The Awards Ceremony will take the place of the regular meeting on April 29th.

(please note-we are still on for our regular mtg in two days on April 22!)

Place:  Crossroads Christian Camp

Date:  April 29th

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 and khaki pants (if you have them)

Food:  Please bring a dessert to share.  The Troop will provide drinks (water, coffee, apple juice)

We are proud of you!!!

Walk worthy

Trail Life Awards

Trail Life Awards (credit: TL Troop TX-541, https://mobile.twitter.com/traillifetx541)

We have a plan! (Cancellations, please take note!)

Hi all! You might want to brace yourselves for this shocking news: Simon and Steve are actually working on a calendar of events for the next 4 months. Wow! We don’t have the plan completely finalized yet, but we’re hoping to have that full plan out to you in the next week or so. Hopefully this will make it easier for families to plan summer events, knowing when/where our Hit the Trail events will be happening.

One thing we noticed as we planned is that there are some Saturdays that probably just aren’t going to work for meeting. Including this coming Saturday. Please take note of the following meeting cancellations:

We will NOT be meeting on these days:
April 15 (Easter weekend)
May 27 (Memorial Day weekend)
July 1 (Independence Day weekend)

Just so I’ve said it three times in this message: please take note – our meeting THIS SATURDAY is CANCELLED. Sorry for shouting. 🙂

I hope you are all having a great week – your friendly troop leaders offer our sincerest blessings as you and your families celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this weekend.

All praise to our victorious conquering King!
“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.”
(Colossians 2:13-15, NLT)

Walk worthy!

 

Day Mountain Hike Info

Trailmen-

Here is the information for the Day Mountain Loop on the Acadia Carriage Roads coming up this Saturday, the 8th of April.

Meeting Place:
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:

  • Bible
  • water
  • 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.

Other Considerations:

* 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.

Walk Worthy

April Hike – Important Planning Considerations

Dear Trailmen Parents–

As you know, the Troop will be meeting at Eddington Community Church this weekend.  The following weekend (4/8), we will be going on a hike through a section of the Acadia Carriage Trails.

Please take note of a couple very important considerations:

FOOTWEAR:    Please ensure that your Trailmen has the appropriate footwear.  Hiking boots are preferred…or, weather permitting, sneakers might be acceptable.  Snow boots are  not acceptable footwear.

If you are buying your Trailmen new boots to start the hiking season, here are some things to consider when making your purchase:

  • Hiking boots don’t have to be expensive!  Locally, Walmart and Marden’s both have some great options for around $20-$40.
    (They’ll grow out of them in a year, so no sense spending $200!)
  • When you go shoe shopping, have your boy wear the type of socks he will be wearing with the boots.
    (A nice pair of wool socks is a great option.)
  • Don’t go for the steel toe!  Steel-toed boots are for working.  It will just add unnecessary weight when hiking.
  • Make sure that he breaks them in.  (Start with a couple of hours around the house.  Slowly increase the time until he can wear them all day without a problem.)
  • Do your shoe shopping in the evening if possible.  This is when a growing young boy’s feet are the largest.

All these factors will help reduce the chance of blisters.  WE DON”T WANT BLISTERS! 🙂

DISTANCE:   The hike we are planning is called the Day Mountain Loop.  It is about 6.5 miles.  This is the longest hike we have been on to date.  Please consider whether  your son is comfortable and capable of completing a hike of this distance.  Don’t forget that he will be carrying a backpack with:

  • Bible
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Weather appropriate clothing (extra layer,  hat, mittens/gloves)

If you have any questions, please bring them up at Saturday’s meeting.

Walk Worthy

meeting location change

Dear Trailmen-

the location for this week’s meeting (April 1) has been changed.  No foolin’!!  No really!  The new location is East Eddington Community Church.  The church is located on the left side of Rt. 9 just before the intersection with Rt. 46.

We will meet at the usual time on Saturday.  We will continue our discussion about survival.  We will also talk about the Carriage Trail hike that is coming up on the 8th of April.

Walk worthy