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

What Is It Like To Be a Trailblazer?
5/27/2016 12:00:01 AM BY Hanna Inman, Solutions Coordinator

Have you ever enjoyed a nice hike through the woods? Just being able to get away from technology and the hustle and bustle of life is so refreshing. I love experiencing nature in it’s most raw form. I’m so thankful for the beaten paths that I get to walk on when I’m hiking. Then I start to think about what that hike would be like if there were no path beaten for me to walk on – what was it like to be the original trailblazer of this path?

When I think about the untouched land, I first think how awesome it must have been to get to choose where the paths should go. But when I really begin to dig a little deeper, I think about all the trouble it must have been to lay that path down. I imagine myself there, slowly walking this new territory. The briars that grabbed at my legs and ankles really hurt. Tree branches kept smacking at and scratching my arms as I walked the path the first few times. Spider webs covered my face. Critters scurried and snakes slithered about beneath the brush making me quite nervous. There were rocks and boulders that can laid in the way and had to be chiseled down and flattened. I carved the steps that helped others get up and down a dangerous hill.

Now it doesn’t sound quite so glamorous. It actually sounds kind of painful and even dangerous at times. I think it’s this way any time we blaze new trails in life. There is risk involved and we will most definitely experience some type of backlash. Still, we press on so that others may follow where we have walked.

The Trailman’s Handbook says it like this, “Remember, when you blaze a new trail, other people will be tempted to use it after you.”

When God is calling you to blaze a new trail, listen for His voice and move forward with courage like Joshua did. Others will follow.

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever.

-Hebrews 12:1-2 (MSG)



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