What a Boy Needs

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With Mark Hancock  | July 12, 2019 This is a two-part interview. Don’t miss day one, where Mark discusses Raising Strong, Godly, Courageous Men with the Family Life team. Bob: I am an Eagle Scout. I grew up going to Scouts…Girl scouting and boy scouting are both very different today than they were when I was growing up. They’re dealing with all …

A Boy’s World: Raising Strong, Godly, Courageous Men

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Mark Hancock with Family Life Radio Hosts: Dave and Ann Wilson, and Bob Lepine July 11, 2019 Don’t Miss the second part of the interview: What a Boy Needs Bob:  We’ve got a friend joining us, again, on FamilyLife Today, who is passionate about this subject. Mark Hancock is back with us. Mark, welcome to FamilyLife Today. Mark: Thank you. It’s great to …

Honoring Our Veterans – A Trail Life Troop’s 4th of July Story

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This Independence Day, Trailmen and families from Troop IL-0412 woke early to gather at a local cemetery. Today’s event had received special attention and boys and families arrived at 9 AM to begin this Independence Day with a special commemoration and blessing. After a brief explanation and passing out of flags, boys and mentors paired off and together they walked …

Trail Life USA CEO on Eric Metaxas Show

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Trail Life USA is a Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused Outdoor Adventure, Leadership, and Service Organization. In just over 5 years, Trail Life has grown to nearly 28,000 members in more than 800 churches in all 50 states. Eric: “I want to say bluntly to all who are listening to this program. We need Trail Life USA in every community in America. There …

Family Talk: Boys in the Crossfire

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In this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton talks with Trail Life CEO, Mark Hancock about the important role of Trail Life USA is playing as they equip churches to engage men to use outdoor adventure as a tool to grow young men who have a healthy understanding of biblical manhood and who are prepared to be leaders of …

Podcast: Making Room for Boys, with Mark Hancock and Trail Life USA

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It isn’t politically correct to say so, but reality is what it is: Boys and girls are different. Physiologically, psychologically, and emotionally. They learn differently and have different motivations. And these days, in a world that is increasingly designed for girls, boys are suffering—in education, socially, and especially in maturity Today on the BreakPoint Podcast, Warren Cole Smith interviews Mark …

The Proclamation of the Pine

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“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made. -Romans 1:20 Each spring thousands are drawn to the forest by the natural beauty of the woodlands as they awake from the dead of winter with a brilliant wash of color. …

Floating An Impossible Dream

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A year ago no one would have believed today we would be sitting in a boat our Troop built from a fir tree and a broken golf cart. But that was before the boys began dreaming last spring… In our Trail Life Troop, as a new program year begins, the boys gather and begin to dream about new adventures. This …

3 Principles to Lead Boys to Become Men of Character

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1. Cultivate Relationships Boys need men willing to carve time out of their busy lives to intentionally cultivate healthy relationships. Men who remember the joy of racing matchbox cars through grass jungles in the backyard and waging nerf battles from furniture forts. Men who build rail worlds for Thomas the Train, share hot dogs and cracker jacks at a baseball game, …

Trail Life USA: A Faith-based Alternative to Boy Scouts

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Andre Davis from Good News Florida writes: “For over a century the Boy Scouts of America has been the leading wilderness training program for young men across America and the World. Since its creation in 1910 over 110 million Americans have participated in the program and 2.7 million are participating currently. Without a doubt, many readers have either participated themselves …