From canoeing the mighty Huron River to Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Troop 8 at St. Thomas Church runs the most amazing year-round outdoor adventure and leadership program in the area.

Firebuilding Night (Patrols E, F, and G)

Have you ever wanted to burn your friend at the stake? Well now, you can! In this meeting patrol E will learn basic knots, hitches, and lashings to create cool structures that can be used to make platforms and towers. (Mr.Fretz has built a 2-story teepee using lashings before...). Patrols F and G will learn how to create great fires in challenging conditions. Members of Patrols E, F, and G will learn about fire lays, ignition methods, and fire safety. Next meeting we will swap, so everyone will learn both skills.

Date and Time: 
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

Old Fretzland
6551 Warren Road

From the Plymouth road exit On US-23, head east on Plymouth Rd. away from Ann Arbor for 2.5 Miles.

Take a left turn onto Vorhies Rd. and continue north for 0.9 miles.

At the intersection with Warren Rd. turn right and continue east for 0.6 Miles.

The driveway will be on the left (north) side of the road. Look for a cluster of six mailboxes on the left side of the drive, we may post someone at the road to help you find the correct driveway. If you are still on Warren Rd when it turns to parallel M-14 you have gone to far.

Once you have located the correct drive go north on it and you will come to a fork after less than 100 feet, take the road on the left.

Follow the gravel road for about 0.2 miles, just after a sharp left bend in the road you will come across another fork, make a right turn. This one is more of a turn off of the main gravel road.

Continue for another 0.15 miles. If you arrive at a gravel cul-de-sac full of scouts, congratulations, you've managed to follow these directions and have made it! If you at any point arrive at a house you have made a wrong turn.

Cooking Night Patrol A&D

If you are in patrols A or D then you get to enjoy the experience of learning to cook, or plan meals. This is a sequence of two meetings. Each meeting, you will review what you learned in the previous one, and will learn more about cooking. For those of you who are not yet level 1, you will be learning to cook foods that would be found on a level 1 trial of fire. We haven't forgotten about the people who passed the level one trial of fire either. You guys will get to learn about meal planning. This includes finding quantities, learning food safety, and more.

Date and Time: 
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

6551 Warren Road (Old Fretzland)

From the Plymouth road exit On US-23, head east on Plymouth Rd. away from Ann Arbor for 2.5 Miles.

Take a left turn onto Vorhies Rd. and continue north for 0.9 miles.

At the intersection with Warren Rd. turn right and continue east for 0.6 Miles.

The driveway will be on the left (north) side of the road. Look for a cluster of six mailboxes on the left side of the drive, we may post someone at the road to help you find the correct driveway. If you are still on Warren Rd when it turns to parallel M-14 you have gone to far.

Once you have located the correct drive go north on it and you will come to a fork after less than 100 feet, take the road on the left.

Follow the gravel road for about 0.2 miles, just after a sharp left bend in the road you will come across another fork, make a right turn. This one is more of a turn off of the main gravel road.

Continue for another 0.15 miles. If you arrive at a gravel cul-de-sac full of scouts, congratulations, you've managed to follow these directions and have made it! If you at any point arrive at a house you have made a wrong turn.