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

Gift Ideas for Your Trailman
12/9/2016 6:50:00 AM BY Hanna Inman, Communications Coordinator

Christmas is fast approaching! It’s unbelievable to think that another year has already passed us by. That said, I LOVE this time of year. In addition to the incredible focus on Jesus that sweeps the world, I love the joy, warmth (even though it’s cold!), and selfless spirit that most people develop during this chilly month.

And yes, I absolutely love gift-giving! If it’s not my own family, it’s my friends, students I used to have in my youth group, people I work with… you name it. But sometimes it can be difficult to know what to buy for those you care about, including your own outdoors-loving Trailman.

So, we reached out to our TLUSA members and asked them for recommendations on great, budget-friendly gift ideas for Trailmen, and they answered! The list below is just a sampling of great, inexpensive gifts for your outdoorsman.

  • Mess Kit
  • Head Lamp
  • Compass
  • Small Pocket Knife
  • Multi-purpose Tool
  • Pocket First Aid Kit
  • Luci Light
  • Spork
  • Paracord Survival Bracelet Kit
  • Paracord (so your Trailman can make his own bracelet!)
  • Survival Whistle
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Flashlight
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Book on Outdoor Survival


Do you have other suggestions to add to this list? There’s no way we covered everything, so leave your ideas and suggestions in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

And remember, the Trail Life USA online store has plenty of options for your Trailmen (son, Dad, or even Mom!) including apparel, water bottles, coffee mugs, and our brand new Trailman’s Bible! Click the link below to enter the store or click on an image below to view that specific product.