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chrismerritt: Sometimes I raft guide for GOAT trips. Check them out at www.goattrips.org Click to photo to check out my friend Tina who is an awesome photographer.  Chris is the man. Seriously, he is. And most of our volunteers are (except the female ones, but they’re awesome, just not the man). There’s literally no way our […]

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The 2nd Annual Cornhole Classic

If you missed it (we’re sorry) a few weeks ago we hosted the Second Annual Cornhole Classic in Cleveland Park in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC to raise some scholarship money to send kids on sweet trips with GOAT.  We had 25 teams of two battle it to the (almost) death with over 80 people in […]

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So wait, y’all don’t make us pay to do this? You just want us to get to go that badly? Yep, it’s called grace, and it’s really hard to understand. Sometimes we don’t even get it…

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Time to dust this thing off

Blogs are lame. Seriously. Most of the time they are. More often than not, a blog starts with great intentions or a few sparks of ideas and then slowly fizzles into a stagnant section of the internet, to be forgotten. In fact, we would venture to say a large percentage of blog posts are the […]

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I’ve never skipped a rock before. I just tried it and it skipped 4 times. I’m the man! Yes, Scott. You are the man. (Scott is a 14 y/o boy on one of our backpacking trips)

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Financial Transparency

Do you invest? Sure, you do. What was the last thing you invested in? A house? A 401(k)? Baseball cards? Shoes? When you invest in something, you have expectations. And you don’t typically invest unless you know what the outcome will (hopefully) be. For example, when you invest in a house, you expect to build […]

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This outdoor thing works…

Being in outdoor, or adventure ministry, we run into a lot of skeptics about what we do. They want to know whether our trips “work” or are “effective” and we believe yes, they are. Sometimes it’s a little hard to us to prove that, but through prayer and obedience, we feel that we’re doing what […]

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