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

Respect Life
1/10/2018 7:50:00 AM BY Stephen Ashton

A Christian should see great dignity and value in human life because we are made in the image and likeness of God himself. In God’s eyes, our value is not based on our gender, our skin color, our physical ability, our mental capacity, our successes, or our failures. “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen 1:27)”

Beginning January 19, 2018, Trailmen will spend a month examining the special value God places on humanity and study the role we play as God’s image bearers. At the heart of the pro-life/abortion issue is this question:  Does a human life begin at conception, or does it begin when the baby is physically born? Both Scripture and science are clear. The book of Genesis tells us that mankind is created in God’s image and as God’s image bearers are to rule over creation – “to fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen 1:26, 28). The Scriptures leave no room to be partially or potentially created in God’s image. Every human who “fills the earth” serves as God’s image bearer.

Trailmen learn that God’s image is not an ability we have, but a status we hold. All humanity: men and women, boys and girls, infants and elderly, sick and healthy, the vigorous and the vegetative, the sinner and the saint - are created in God’s image and and are worthy of compassion and care. Our shortcomings (sins) do not diminish our value in God’s eyes.  

At Christmas, we remember that Jesus came as an infant to live with all humanity, to pay the ransom for our sin with his death. Through his death Jesus brought about the adoption into God’s family for all who believe unto salvation. One day, God's children, who he created in his image, will see his image face-to-face.



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