In June, St. Joseph Troop OR-0315 joined other Catholic Troops in the area, OR-1531, WA-0360 and WA-0314, at the Brigittine Monastery for a weekend of camping, prayer, and fun. With Mass on Saturday and Sunday, along with confession and adoration and religious talks by two priests, a brother, and a Troopmaster it was undoubtedly an amazing time of spiritual growth. However, with boat races, fishing, ga-ga ball, human foosball, a night time capture the flag, Trailman were having so much fun that it didn’t feel like Sunday school!
Evening is always a special time during a Trail Life Campout, and it was no exception this weekend. As evening approached Trailmen lit the campfire and the Troops settled down. Each Troop did their spirited best to out skit and sing one another. The skits stretch each young man to lean how to speak in public. Each Trailman from OR-1531 was a part of at least one skit during the weekend. Things always start out rambunctious, but with the encroaching darkness, everyong eventually settles down to listen – first a talk, followed by a rosary, and the Salve Regina. Then it’s time for cracker-barrel (a late night snack and opportunity for fellowship) and some nighttime capture the flag.
It was such a positive experience that all agreed to meet up again next summer!