Author: Andrew McCallister

  • Spring Campout

    The last weekend in April was pure bliss for Trailmen as we headed up to the North-west part of Rhode Island to George Washington Campground in Chapechet. We couldn’t have asked for better weather as we pitched our tents and soaked in the surrounding camp air.

  • Serve in Love 2024

    January was our first-ever Serve in Love project. Serve in Love is a nation-wide Troop-recognized program where Troops serve their community through service project. For our inaugural year, we worked with Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island in making welcome cards for refugees, immigrants, and others in need. We first heard from Emily from Dorcas…

  • Spring 2024 Camporee

    Spring 2024 Camporee

    This spring, the Troop is headed to George Washington State campground for its spring camporee from Apr 26 to 28. The theme is Following True North. Activities begin at sundown Friday and end around 8:30am on Sunday. Parents of Fox Trailmen are required to attend. Trailmen are highly encouraged to attend a local church service…

  • Christian Values: The Foundation of Life

    Values is arguably the most important branch/frontier that a Trailman will learn about in his journey to Freedom. It’s the frontier that acts as a foundation to how we view behave in this world. It’s what allows us to appreciate the outdoors, learn to be a responsible parent, the reason we keep our bodies fit…

  • Winter 2023 Court of Honor Report

    Winter 2023 Court of Honor Report

    Our Troop’s first-ever Court of Honor took place on Thursday, December 14. We were graced with approximately 45 Trailmen, parents, family, and guests. Together, we enjoyed a delicious pizza dinner, received some much-anticipated branch pins, played a few games, and even won raffle prizes. What is a Court of Honor? A court of honor is…

  • Walking worthy means living a Worthy Life

    The Worthy Life award is Trail Life’s only faith-based award. In it, Trailmen demonstrate spiritual growth by completing the four D’s—Devotion, Discipleship, Disciplines, and Demonstration. The Worthy Life award is can be earned at every level of the program and is worn on the Trailman’s uniform through his entire experience with Trail Life.

  • Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary (Outdoor Skills HTT)

    On Nov 4, the Troop hit the Trail (litterally!) at Attleboro Springs Wildlife Refugee. We had 10 Trailmen and 8 leaders/parents hike the approximately 3 miles of trail. In addition to earning their Outdoor Skills Hit the Trail, Trailmen also earned their Know Your Environment step for Science & Technology branch. Mountain Lions also were…

  • All about patrols

    Growing up as a Boy Scout, I was in the Ram patrol. Each meeting, we lined up together and then learned the skills we needed to together. I can still picture some of the guys in the group—the older higher-ranked Scouts teaching the skills and modeling good scouting. Then there were the newbie Tenderfoots not…

  • The Trailman and his uniform

    The uniform is a distinctive of Trail Life USA. With its army-green tint and black shoulders, there’s no doubt that one could say that it is “spiffy”. The uniform is a symbol—it is the “outward expression of the boy’s inward qualities as a Trailman.”

  • Open House Kickoff Event

    Our Troop held its Open House kickoff event on August 24, 2023. It was a smashing success with 16 families visiting and interested in joining the Troop. Of the 14 boys who visited for the evening, ALL of them have since joined.