A visit from Trail Life

Trail Life scouts work through a team-building puzzle exercise.

Even Saturday’s torrential rainfall, couldn’t dampen the enthusiastic activity happening all over Camp Fletcher over the past weekend.

Our summer camp programming begins in a week, and our new crop of counselors were on the grounds getting trained and getting excited about a busy summer ahead.  (much more about those amazing  counselors in a future post).

A present left behind by the Trail Life troop.

While counselor training was taking place on one side of the camp, two dozen Trail Life scouts and scoutmasters were camping out elsewhere on the 300 acres that make up Camp Fletcher. Trail Life Troop AL-1, based out of Evangel Church in Alabaster, had a fun and rewarding stay with us, despite the rain.

In addition to hiking and working on their badges, the scouts lived up to their organization’s name. The troop spent a morning adding to the camp’s network of trails. The young men and boys (with help from some of their dads) beautifully restored  an old trail that had fallen into disrepair and blazed a new trail up a ridge line deep into the forest.

The scouts also spent time on team building exercises and the kinds of woodsy adventures and evening hijinks that scouts like to have. The Trail Life troop left Camp Fletcher better than they found it, and it was an absolute pleasure for us to host them on a damp weekend.


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