Who We Are

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.

Join The Trail

Want to spend time with families that share your values?

Want adventure, character, and leadership skills and opportunities for your boys?

You can locate a nearby Troop—or maybe start one yourself—pursue a partnership with us, make a donation to our 501c3 organization, or volunteer as an Area Leader!

Find out how you can get involved with the fastest-growing adventure organization for boys!

Trail Life USA Store

We sell great outdoor merchandise, Trail Life USA branded clothing and, of course the Trail Life USA Troop uniform!

Maybe you’re looking for a Navigators and Adventurers Handbook, flags, or our Troop Standard—quickly becoming a proud symbol of achievements in Trail Life USA.

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

Latest News

Trail Life USA Welcomes Hezekiah Barge, Jr. to the Board of Directors
12/13/2017 7:50:00 AM BY Staff


As part of Trail Life USA’s commitment to be volunteer led, each year the Charter Organization Representatives (CORs) vote to determine Board Members.  The elections were held last month and Hezekiah Barge, Jr. was elected to a three year term.

Hezekiah has over three years of experience in Trail Life USA, serving as the Troopmaster of VA-0110 and as a Point Man. As a Lifetime Charter member, he is committed to seeing TLUSA continue its forward momentum as the premier national Christ-centered, boy-focused leadership and character development organization for young men.

Hezekiah has served in numerous leadership positions in local churches, youth sport teams, and national Christian ministries. Having served the nation for 30 years as an enlisted man and infantry officer in the US Marines, Hez has seen tours of duty in Iraq, Kosovo, Africa, and Afghanistan. He presently serves as Chief, Future Operations at Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command in Maryland.  He is the recipient of numerous military honors, including the Bronze Star, Military Volunteer Service Medal, and the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award. 

Hezekiah met his wife, Dawn Marie, while in college and they have been married for almost 28 years. They have 2 daughters, 3 sons (1 BSA Eagle Scout and 2 TLUSA Freedom Rangemen), and 2 grandsons. As a family, the Barges enjoy almost any activity outdoors. Hezekiah holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University, a National Security Policy Studies Certificate from the USAF Air Command and Staff College, and a MS in Information Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School.

We are excited to have Hezekiah join the board and are pleased to announce that as part of the election, Pat Garibay and Stuart Michelson were selected to serve an additional term.



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