MinistryWatch Highlights Trail Life USA as a “Shining Light.”

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This week MinistryWatch, an independent donor advocate facilitating the information needs of donors and providing information on charitable organizations, highlighted Trail Life USA as a “Shining Light.” The following is an excerpt from a MinistryWatch email: “For 20 years, MinistryWatch.com has engaged in investigative work that warned donors and others about Christian ministries to avoid.  However, an equally vital part of …

Building Respect, Servant Leadership, Teamwork: The Pinnacle of a Trail Life Freedom Journey

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“Trail Life has been one of the most influential parts of my life. . . . As a young person, you can do many ‘activities,’ but there were no other opportunities available to me where you can learn leadership of peers in this Christ-centered environment.” Henry Thompson reflects on his time in Trail Life and reminisces fondly about the many …

Lies About You

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What follows is a partial transcript of Mark Hancock’s keynote address entitled “Lies About You.” The speech was delivered on Sunday, July 21st at the Trail Life USA Summer Adventure and Family Convention. To hear the message in its entirety, click the video link above. The most powerful words that define and direct you may never have been spoken out …

James Dobson Addresses Americas Mass Shooting Crisis

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We must make every effort to interdict those dangerous influences, and to build within our young men lasting qualities of character, self-discipline, respect for authority, commitment to the work ethic, and an unshakable love for Jesus Christ…Get your boys into a good program that offers Christian mentoring for them, such as Trail Life. -Dr. James Dobson Dr. James Dobson has …

Mentoring, Fatherly Affirmation, and Trail Life USA

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As a young man in high school and college, I stopped going hunting with my dad because I was just too busy, I got married and had kids. Classic adult excuses, but I just didn’t think about hunting until one fall day in 2011. Visiting with my Dad one day, out of the blue he asked if I was interested …

Trailman Constructs Bridge Benefitting Over 15,000 Chattanooga Residents

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Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center is a beautiful 317-acre haven nestled at the base of Lookout Mountain and just minutes from nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee. For generations, local residents have enjoyed visiting the historic structures, canoeing on Lookout Creek, and exploring the 15 miles of hiking trails through its forests and glades. On a trip through the park, Trailmen from …

Trail Life Announces Partnership with Renewanation

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Trail Life USA is pleased to announce our new ministry association with Renewanation of Roanoke, VA. Renewanation’s vision is “to see culture transformed by helping millions of children develop a Biblical worldview.” Biblical worldview is at the very heart of Trail Life – our Mission is “to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve …

Recent Shootings Highlight America’s Fatherhood Crisis

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The head of a faith-based scouting organization is offering a solution to prevent shootings and other attacks. “The fix for this stuff isn’t gun control and all the other things we’re debating,” Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock told The Todd Starnes Show. “It’s fathers and father-likes that step up and find ways to provide moral, strong, clear, leadership.” Hancock said …

Breakpoint – Trail Life USA Celebrates Dramatic Growth

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In September 2013, more than 1,200 mostly male voices sang the rousing hymn “In Christ Alone” to kick off the first meeting on Sept. 7 of Trail Life USA (TLUSA). This new group wanted to be a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). At that time, Trail Life USA was little more than a hope and a dream, …

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 …

National Guard Bans Trail Life USA Troop From Tour Because of Religious Beliefs

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A National Guard facility in Pennsylvania refused to allow a Trail Life USA scouting troop to tour their facility because of the group’s religious affiliation. The Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard facility regularly hosts tours for Boy Scout troops and other organizations, but Trail Life boys were told they could not participate because they belonged to a Christian scouting organization. The …

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 …

Bramble Sees Stars: A Lesson in Trust

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“Where have you been, Bramble?” his mother asked when she saw him. “We were very worried about you.” Bramble hung his head. “Sorry, mother,” he said. “I was on Crown Hill watching the boats with Tracker.” “Well it’s a good thing you got home when you did,” his father said. “A little longer and you would have been in big …

Week-long River Adventure Deepens Relationships, Builds Confidence, and Grows Character

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While many of their peers were hunkered down in their air-conditioned homes, engaged in Fortnite battles or Snapchat conversations, a group of middle school students braved the elements to experience a side of Kentucky few people ever see. The members of Trail Life USA Troop KY-4:13 joined their counterparts from Troop IN-4:13 from Charlestown, Indiana, and Troop KY-2510 from Spencer …

Trailman Transforms Local Food Pantry

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John Obrey, a Dover High School student, has been a member of Trail Life USA Troop NH-0777 since 2014. Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring program that uses outdoor adventure and community service to grow character and leadership skills in boys and young men. Recently John began planning his capstone Community Service project to earn Trail Life’s …

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. …