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

Mentoring Sons to be Men of Honor
2/15/2018 7:30:00 AM BY Stephen Ashton

Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor. -Prov 15:33

The Trail Life USA oath begins with the words, “On my Honor.” Honor is a word seemingly forgotten in our present culture. Instead, daily we are bombarded with stories of celebrities’ bad behavior. Worldy heroes are often expected to behave badly, they are held to a different standard, and rarely are held accountable for their poor choices. The heroes of scripture are painted with a different brush. In scripture honor and biblical manhood are synonymous. Biblical heroes aligned their lives with the standard of scripture. While it is true at times they failed dramatically, their failures were not celebrated, they were not excused, and they did not define them.

The Trail Life USA oath, motto, and values provide a biblical standard for boys to follow and the patrol structure gives a boy an opportunity to develop an honorable reputation and attain leadership. In Trail Life, boys strive to live according to clear standards. To have honor does not mean boys never fail; rather, honor is measured by response to failure. Boys learn to put their own desires aside to care for others in the Troop, and they prove themselves by handling failure with integrity and taking corrective action. As they earn honor among their peers, they are given leadership opportunities.

As boys witness character in their leaders, they begin to understand the meaning of the phrase “on my honor.” It is lived out by the rest of the Trailman Oath, “I wil do my best to serve God and my country; To respect authority; To be a good steward of creation; And to treat others as I want to be treated.” As these Truths are lived out, the notion of honor is understood, “on my honor” takes on meaning, and boys grow to become honorable men.

Just as the oath, motto and values provide a standard for Trailmen, a family mission statement and a clear memorable set of family values provide a biblical standard for boys in the home and are a helpful tool to provide sons with a biblical definition of manhood. Consider spending time this week developing a written standard for your family. Make it a concise, memorable, and relevant training tool that can be used on a daily basis. Refer to it often to encourage and direct your son as you mentor him to become a man of honor.

Does you family have a mission statement of set of family values? Please consider sharing it on the facebook post for those interested in creating one for their family.

Walk Worthy!



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