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

Tips from the Trail: Backpacking Tents
7/17/2017 6:30:00 AM BY Kent Marks, Volunteer

'Tips from the Trail' is a video and blog series geared toward outdoors skills, tips, and education. These videos are submitted by Trail Life USA Regional Team Leader (Midwest) and volunteer, Kent Marks. If there is a tip or trick you’d like to see here, leave it in the comments below!

A backpacking tent is invaluable while you’re on a multi-day trip. If taken care of, they will last for years!

When looking for a backpacking tent, make sure you get one with the right height – you’ll want to be able to sit up straight in it when you wake up in the mornings. It’s also wise to choose a tent that comes with a rain fly that reaches the ground to keep you dry on rainy days. You may also want to make sure you’ve got extra space in the front of your tent between the “door” and the rain fly. It’s just a bit of extra space for your shoes or anything else you’d like to keep dry without bringing it into the tent with you.

For the inside of your tent, there’s a trick called the bathtub method to help keep you dry. Use an emergency blanket along the bottom with rolled up edges along the sides to keep the rainwater from reaching you in the case of rain.

Waterproofing is also ideal for your rain fly on the outside of your tent for added protection. Make sure you add the waterproofing a few days in advance of your trip so you don’t have to deal with the smell of it while you’re using your tent. An adult should apply waterproofing spray.

 

Do you have other tips or questions to add to this article? Leave them in the comments below!

 



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