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.

Bruce Backpacking Trip

Bruce Peninsula is one of the best backpacking spots in the area. The national park is situated on a bluff overlooking Georgian Bay, near Tobermory, ON. The proximity to the lake led to the creation of many cool rock features and caves, which you will have a chance to explore. It is one of the neatest places to go backpacking in the midwest, both because of the scenery and the varying difficulty of the terrain.

Date and Time: 
Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:30pm - Sun, 11/06/2016 - 9:00pm
St. Thomas Parking Lot

First Aid Meeting

During the first aid sequence scouts will be learning the first aid required for levels 1 and 2. There will be two main groups of scouts. People who do not have level 1 will be learning the first aid required for level 1, and people with level 1 are going to be learning the first aid required for level 2. Each night will focus on a few scenarios, so scouts can practice them several times. At the end, every scout should know the first aid that is required to advance, which they can use on the upcoming Trial of Fire.

Date and Time: 
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 7:20pm - 9:00pm
St. Thomas Cafeteria

First Aid Overnight

Hi guys, and welcome to the first aid overnight!

     This will be a trip to Old Fretz Land where we will review first aid, and then send patrols through a challenging first aid course. Did I mention it's a competition?
The winner will receive something sweet as well as bragging rights from here till the next first aid trip. After that, it's capture the flag and a bonfire (with s'mores) till late at night.

Date and Time: 
Sat, 10/22/2016 - 11:30am - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 1:30pm
Old Fretzland 6551 Warren road 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. There will be flags marking the turn-off and every turn. 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.