We hope you will join us in Trail Life Troop TX-3579 Lindale. We are focusing on young men from the 7th grade through High School.
If you have questions, or are interested in getting more information, please contact Ron Cowden at 903-360-4891, or Matthew Nash at matthewarmondnash at yahoo dot com (regular email formatting, w/no spaces).
If you are interested in signing up for Trail Life Troop TX-3579, please give us a little information and we will send you an electronic link to complete your registration and submit your annual dues payment ($26). We will also have workbooks ($15) and uniform shirts ($18 approximately) available to purchase. We meet Monday nights at 6:30 pm at the CCF Ledge 78 building.
May 4th, 2017 UPDATE:
What an exciting time we had last month. Many of the boys have finished their first aid trail badge and are working toward rank advancement. We have added a few new boys and thank God for making them part of our family. Watching these young men grow through high adventure is a rewarding experience for me and it shows the power of God building his kingdom.
Whether forging rapids in a rushing river or riding out storms and tornadoes, we are learning to stand against challenges. We also are learning about service.
On May 19, we want to invite you to a family camp out at the American Legion, in Lindale. Food cost will be $4.00 per person and Troop 3579 wants to extend all hospitality to family and visitors. Friday night we will have camp fire at 8:00 p.m., including skits, retiring worn U.S. Flags and possibly cooking some dutch oven cobbler. Saturday breakfast will be prepared by troop members and served by troop leaders. There will be fishing in the lake and we will be doing some camping demonstrations. There will also be sandwich fixins for a light lunch and breaking camp. A good time will be had by all.
As we prepare to advance the program to a “boy run” program, we will be electing a leadership core, who will plan and execute the calendar for the next six months and organize activities. I am personally excited to have an opportunity to teach leadership skills and Christ centered beliefs to these young men. Not only are the hope of the future but they our hope for now.
Ron Cowden, Troop Master
Future calendar reminders:
June 5th, Court of Honor – Parents invited and encouraged to attend ceremony
Here’s some of the upcoming scheduled campouts (some dates and details may be subject to change as we get closer):
- May 19-20, 2017 Family Camp out American Legion (new date and place)
- June 5, 2017 Court of Honor (Awards) Ceremony Parents attend – 6:30pm @ CCF Ledge78 building
- June 23-24, 2017 Local Camp out $12.00 food cost
- July 29, 2017 Game night Local lock in
- SUMMER Schedule TBA
Most regularly scheduled campouts are the 4th Friday/Saturday of the month, and will be two nights, Friday and Saturday night, but if a boy needs to be picked up early on Sunday, that is OK. Please let us know in advance it if a child is being picked up early. And remember to get your meal money in by the Monday meeting prior to the campout!
Ron Cowden 903-360-4891 rncowd at aol dot com | Bob Brown 903-569-7753 bob54brown at gmail dot com | Jonathan James 903-941-0302 jjlogic0000 at gmail dot com
About Trail Life USA
Trail Life USA (TLUSA) is a Christian Outdoor adventure program that emphasizes and teaches biblical moral values. It seeks to develop character to produce Godly men who will be responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. We work to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God. We are built on four core values of Purity of heart mind, word and deed; Selfless Service of the community and world; Stewardship of time, talents and money; and Moral Integrity.
This program instills “Adventure, Character, and Leadership” traits in boys and young men. Camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities help build deep relationships and provide a special context for leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and character building. We also value the outdoor focus of our program as a unique means of helping a boy see and appreciate the wonder, majesty, and grandness of God as reflected in His creation.
Some programs are very focused on achieving as many awards in the shortest period of time, to achieve the highest rankings and awards the program has to offer. In contrast, TLUSA is more concerned with building character than with earning badges and ranks. While TLUSA has a robust and prominent ranking and awards structure, this will not be the focus of the program. The focus should always be on building character over merely earning awards.
READY TO REGISTER?
Let’s get started! Please give us a little information and we will send you an electronic link to complete your registration and submit your annual dues payment ($26). We will also have workbooks ($15) and uniform shirts ($18 approximately) available to purchase. If you have questions, let us know HERE.
Click HERE or on the uniform sample at right to see a sample of the shirt the boys will wear. The boys will be using the Dickies twill workshirt. You can buy it wherever you like.
For Patch PLACEMENT, see the above tab, “Troop Patch Placement.”
Uniform Patch Placement
One of the best parts of the Trail Life is earning and displaying your patches and awards. It begins with the base troop patches. Follow these guidelines to properly display your emblems.
The Troop patch goes ½” below the left shoulder seam – centered on the sleeve crease (or equidistant between the two ‘neck to shoulder’ seams).
The Flag goes ½” below the right shoulder seam – centered on the sleeve crease (or equidistant between the two ‘neck to shoulder’ seams).
The round red Trail Life patch goes 1 ½” above left shirt pocket – centered on pocket button.
Trail Crew – Support
The Trail Crew is undeniably the most overlooked and most important element in a successful trek of a Trail Man. The Trail Crew’s main job is to insure a successful and safe journey. In the outdoors, the trail crew, with no recognition, blaze new trails and repair old trails so that travelers can find their way and stay on the path. Without the support of a good Trail Life Trail Crew, we wind up not having the supplies or equipment that we need to guide these boys on their journey to manhood. We want them to have the basic tools and supplies that can make all the difference in their camping experience. And for some, without you, they would not even have the opportunity without generous scholarship.
We invite you to join the support of Troop TX -3579 as a Trail Crew member!
Areas of Support Needed
TENTS – Contact Troop for size and type
DUTCH OVEN – campfire cooking
COOKING KITS – Contact Troop for size
WOOD TOOLS – Contact Troop for correct items
CHUCK BOXES – Contact Troop for material
ROPE – Contact Troop for size
STOVES & LANTERNS – Contact Troop for type
COVERED TRAILER-for equipment housing and transporting to sites
SCHOLARSHIP FUND- any amount $-to give all campers an opportunity to be a part of the Troop
These are some items we need to maintain the trail. Any contribution to help should be made out to CCF/Trail Life.