It has been a while since we’ve published an update on the goings on within our Trail Life Troop. Our Trailmen have been busy learning, growing, and having fun. So far in this troop year we have been on multiple camping trips, performed over 150 hours of combined service projects, and led various community events. Check out some of our pictures below.
To give you an idea of how our bi-weekly troop meetings work: last night our Woodlands Trail (elementary grades) Trailmen were learning about the importance of making service a natural part of their life. We started off discussing Matthew 5:16: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” If something needs to be done, don’t sit around and wait for someone else, take care of it yourself. But not for personal glory, but to point people to Christ through actions that display His love and give Him the glory. To put this into practice, we went down Main Street from the church picking up trash along the road all the way to the Veteran’s Park.
The Navigators (middle school) and Adventurers (high school) had a meeting to figure out which badges they want to work on this summer and decided on Archery and Communications Technology. Once they came up with a plan, they divided up the research work so they could teach each other the knowledge requirements. Then they joined the Woodlands Trail guys on their service project, taking care of the more dangerous trash (eg. broken bottles, diapers, etc.). Everyone worked together and we were able to quickly clean up a little slice of our town. Then we went to Pelicans for a treat! Thank you to Pelicans for being ready to serve all 25 of us so graciously and kindly!