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

The Path is Made by Walking
2/6/2016 6:07:32 PM BY Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA CEO

"The path is made by walking."

I first heard this from a friend who had hiked a good portion of El Camino de Santiago with his son. The expression is known as both an African proverb and as a line from a poem by the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado ("Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.").

I've learned that walking our path is part of our duty every day at Trail Life USA.

As much as it seems we are walking a path blazed by others, we must make sure we don't get complacent or accept our call as ordinary. There are pressures, internal and external, that would lead us to adopt what is easy, what is expected, what is comfortable, or what is customary … perhaps what Jesus would call “the broad way” (Matthew 7:13-14).

Our mission is not ordinary and the path we are walking is a narrow one.

The awareness of our destiny and specific calling for such a time as this demands our commitment to a path that has only been walked by Jesus, Who goes before us to prepare a place (John 14:2), Who leads us in paths of righteousness (Psalm 23:3).

I know this is true for Trail Life USA. And I am further convinced it is true for every disciple.

To walk the ordained path we must follow the One Who knows. To do anything otherwise is to settle for the path of another.

Let’s make this path we are walking a worthy one by following closely the One Who is worthy.



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