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Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor Adventure, Character, and Leadership Program for boys and young men.

Operating from Troops that are chartered through churches in 48 states, the K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.

Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

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We also have our Trail Leader Store (for registered leaders), where your Troop can buy awards and all sorts of Troop-specific merchandise!

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Lift Up Your Eyes
10/26/2016 6:50:00 AM BY Rob Green, Director of Field Operations

One of my favorite fictional books is John Bunyan’s classic novel Pilgrim’s Progress. It’s an allegory of the Christian life. The second part (published in 1685) features Christiana experiencing many of the same things her husband Christian did in the first part. I’m challenged by this particular excerpt:

[At the Interpreter’s house there was] a room, where was a man that could look no way but downwards, with a muck-rake in his hand. There stood one above his head, with a celestial crown in His hand, and proffered to give him that crown for his muck-rake; but the man did neither look up nor regard, but raked to himself the straws, small sticks, and dust of the floor.

The Interpreter went on to explain: that man “would rather give heed to rake up straws and sticks than to do what He says that calls to him from above with a celestial crown in His hand; this is to show that heaven is but a fable to some, and that things here are counted as the only things substantial… earthly things, when they are with power upon men’s minds, quite carry their hearts away from God.” Then said Christiana, “O deliver me from this muck-rake.” “That prayer,” said the Interpreter, “has lain by till ‘tis almost rusty. ‘Give me not riches’ is scarce the prayer of one in ten thousand. Straws and sticks and dust, with most, are the great things now looked after.

What an indictment – one that still has relevance to every person, even 350 years later. So, will you – will I – trade in the muck-rake of worldly pursuits, the “straws and sticks and dust” of fun and money and titles and popularity and power that allures us? Or will we lift our eyes to Someone who is better by far?

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.”

– Psalm 84:10-12 



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