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

Join The Trail: PLAN
8/26/2016 5:09:14 PM BY Staff

We hope that you are planning an Open House event for your Troop sometime in the next few weeks. So, we wanted to make sure you have all of the tools you need inside your backpack! On the PLAN section of JoinTheTrail.com, you will find all the resources you’ll need to plan the event, including:

An agenda to make sure you cover everything a new family needs to know (but not so much they leave feeling overwhelmed!)

  • How to set up the room for new families
  • What to wear (and what not to!)
  • Videos to build excitement and tell the story of Trail Life USA
  • Much more!

An important reminder is to emphasize to your guests that parents can participate with their son – Trail Life USA is a family program! Keep in mind that at your Open House, you are not recruiting Leaders, but members. It’s not about getting them to fill out an application, it’s about inviting them to join your family on the Trail!

Speaking of applications, you’ll now have the ability to register new members onsite at the meeting! You’ll need a laptop and internet connection, but you’re no longer limited to only sending an invitation to the family (though this is still an option)!

Head over to www.JoinTheTrail.com/Plan for more detailed information on Open House Planning Guidelines.

If you have success stories or strategies, or if you would like to find out more about what other Troops are doing nationwide, head over to Facebook.com/JointheTrail and join the conversation!





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