Learning to T.R.E.A.D. Lightly

Spring is upon us, and with it comes the oipportunity for the Trialmen of OR-1531 to stretch their legs a bit.  On April 17, 2018, the trailmen took one last opportunity to learn how to TREAD lightly before hitting the trails.

The focus of the meeting was about how to behave while hiking.  While discussing the compenents of TREAD, we tied in being good stewards of creation and treating others as we would want to be treated, parts of the Trailman Oath.

  • Travel only on trails
  • Respect animals, plants and people
  • Every time you go outdoors, think safety, bring a
    friend and be prepared
  • Always leave the outdoor better than you found it
  • Discover how fun the outdoors can be when you
    tread lightly

A boys then had a recycle relay – running to a pile of “garbage” and then taking it to the appropriate container – then tagging the next member of the team.  It seems the more the boys move, the better the event!

We ended with a reading from Genesis:

26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27 So God created humankind in his image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.


28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”


Gargle that Tune.  Trailmen took turns taking a drink of water and attempting to gargle a randomly chosen tune.  Trailmen gave …interesting… renditions of everything from “Happy Birthday” to “Away in a manger.”


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