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

Year-Round Activities
3/23/2017 7:00:00 AM BY Staff

Four seasons means four different opportunities for fun, adventure, and growth. The secrets to being able to enjoy the Trail Life year round are weather and opportunity. Coping with weather is easy if you find something unique about each season that you love and capitalize on it, or if you select activities for which the weather is irrelevant.

Boys will enjoy fair weather campouts more, but they will learn more from challenging conditions. This is an extremely important lesson since some things in life—a career, a marriage, a new baby—will have sunny moments and rainy moments. It is not surprising that the expression “fair weather friend” describes someone that lacks the commitment to stick with you when the chips are down.

Winter - If skiing, survival camping, or snowball fights are things you love to do, winter is an opportunity, not a wet blanket. Winter is also a great time for caving trips since the temperature underground is usually steady year round. Proper diet, proper shelter, and proper clothing will keep you warm and dry.

Spring – Early spring days may be beautiful, but the weather is temperamental. You can expect rain, and if it comes you can break out cards, board games, or other forms of recreation ideal for sitting under the dining fly. Dress in layers that you can easily add or remove and expect chilly temperatures early in the morning or late in the evening.

Summer – The main challenges of summer are heat, insects, and sunburn. You can easily prepare for bugs and burns. Heat can be kept at bay too if you make sure you stay hydrated, seek shade during the hottest parts of the day, and recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Fall – Some of your best hiking and camping experiences take place in the fall, especially when the trees turn the hues of flame and sun. Dressing in layers is very important, as is good rain gear. With a little forethought and an extra change of clothes, you’ll be just fine.

These descriptions of the four seasons may not describe the seasons in your area of the country, but you get the idea. Experience both the challenges and the rewards of year-round camping where you live!

 

The above is an excerpt from the Trail Life USA Navigator/Adventurer Leader Guide.



Events

March

April

Trail Ready Leadership Conference - Harrisburg, PA
7:00 PM Fri - 4:15 PM Sat  @ Harrisburg, PA


April

Trail Ready Leadership Conference - Indianapolis, IN
7:00 PM Fri - 4:15 PM Sat  @ Indianapolis, IN