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 EQUIP Training?
10/3/2015 6:34:07 PM BY Staff

EQUIP Training events are THE way to train Trail Life USA Troop leadership. In fact, this is the only Trail Life USA Board-approved training.

EQUIP events impart the mission and vision of Trail Life USA, needed skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the program. EQUIP participants will be inspired as they see a bigger picture of Trail Life USA; and excitement will be generated as each participant discovers even greater purpose in their volunteer service position in Trail Life USA.

Whether an experienced scouter or a newcomer to outdoor leadership and adventure, all leaders will learn and grow from the EQUIP experience. For those who are seasoned scouters: What is greater than knowledge? The USE of knowledge! Come to EQUIP and learn the techniques to share and teach the Trail Life USA program to your local area Troops.

EQUIP Events include hands-on training for Trail Life USA adult leaders. Training is focused on the specifics of Troop operations, providing valuable and practical information that leaders can use in the day-to-day execution of their local program.

Attendees learn together in a patrol setting, camping and eating together during the course of a structured weekend that incorporates classes on Outdoor Skills, Youth Mentorship, Troop Resources, Troop Weekly Meetings, and Troop Volunteer Service.

EQUIP training also teaches the importance of how spiritual components are woven throughout our program. Our reliance on Christ as our Lord and Savior is the foundational block of our program. All we learn and teach in TLUSA is built on this truth.

Leaders who attend first generation EQUIP events (currently held at Camp Aiken, register here) commit to hosting and leading a local session to train leaders in their local Area. These next generation EQUIP events take place all around the country and are hosted by Point Men and leaders who have been trained at the Home Office first generation EQUIP events.

Nationally-trained participants are the only ones authorized to conduct next generation events in their Area. Participants of next generation EQUIP events led by first generation EQUIP trainers are EQUIP-trained, but are not certified to conduct another local Area EQUIP event.

See the “Events” listings at the bottom of our Home Page for a next generation EQUIP in your area. Next generation EQUIP training events that include variations or partial sections of EQUIP training do not provide official EQUIP certification or “Trained” status, but are great opportunities offered nationwide!

The next EQUIP Training (EQUIP 4 More) will be held on November 13-15, 2015.  It is limited to the first 64 participants. At this time, this event is limited to Point Men and Area Team members only. This is your chance to spend time with and learn from Trail Life USA’s best and most enthusiastic leaders! Graduating participants will be certified to lead "second generation" EQUIP events in their Area. You can register for EQUIP 4 More and learn more here.

EQUIP training will be tracked in TroopTrack as a part of member records.



Equip Training - Virginia
@ Spring Grove, VA


Equip Training - California
@ Sacramento, CA


EQUIP 4 More
@ TLUSA Camp Aiken, Belton, SC