Second-Year Trail Marker

Second-year Crews are invited to build and bring Trail Markers to Spring Outing. Each Crew's Trail Marker will be displayed in front of the Crew's cabin. During Spring Outing, the Y Guides Staff will walk around second-year cabins and judge on the best Trail Marker. Crews are encouraged to put their personal touch on their Trail Markers. 

Each dad/child pair will work together to create an individual piece that represents their relationship; a special memory or your Y Guides names. 

Trail Markers are used to represent where we are, and each piece of the Y Guides Trail Marker represents the Crew as a whole, as well as the individual dad/child pairs. 

Use your creativity. The sky is the limit! 


Trail Markers should be weatherproof, as they will be sitting outside cabins. Below are a few materials that can be easily found and used to build Trail Markers:

  • Coffee Cans 
  • Recycled plastic bottles 
  • Water Juggs 
  • Blocks of wood 
  • Empty laundry detergent bottles 
  • Outdoor Christmas lights 
  • Plastic Plates 

Click here for instructions on how to make a Trail Marker out of buckets. 

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