Nebraska Trail Life USA Troop Travels to Florida to Help with Hurricane Clean-up

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Levi Anderson explained his presence in Port St. Joe, hundreds of miles from his Nebraska home, in straightforward terms. “I wanted to help the people down here,” said Anderson, a middle-schooler. I feel good about it.” “This is the service part of Trail Life.” Trail Life is a father-son faith-based discipleship program and service organization that emphasizes outdoor adventure to …

Gillette’s Toxic Masculinity Pitch – A Trail Life USA Advocate Responds

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The Gillette company recently posted a short film that entreated its male customers to battle against bad behavior often associated with men. Of course, this is an important message. Men should always act against such evils. Yet, Gillette’s video has received a lot of criticism, especially from men. Where did Gillette go wrong? The video has two major flaws—a false …

Trail Life USA Announces Operation Christmas Child Vision Trip Winner

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Thank you to Troops across the country who partnered with Operation Christmas Child to spread good news of great joy that will change the lives of thousands of children around the world. This year 123 Troops signed up OCC Coordinators to lead shoebox efforts and reported packing more than 8,700 boxes! Each year Operation Christmas Child sends one Troop Coordinator on an …

Josiah Meier Becomes Iowa’s First Freedom Rangeman

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On Saturday, Oct. 13, Josiah Meier, son of Thomas and Lori Meier, of Osage, Iowa, was awarded Trail Life USA’s highest honor – the Freedom Award – at a ceremony held at the Cedar Springs Camp and Retreat Center. Founded in 2013, Trail Life USA is a Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused ministry that emphasizes service, develops leadership, and grows character through outdoor …

Trail Life USA: Raising Boys to be Men in an Age of Equality

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Trail Life is a Christ-centered, boy-focused character leadership adventure organization for boys and young men. It is “unapologetically Christian,” and tells the boys that the Bible is their compass that gives them their “true north.” Hancock believes some influential people are waging an “ongoing war on boyhood.” It started years ago but really ramped up in the ’90s with the …

Trail Life USA Let Boys Be Boys

Let Boys be Boys

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Download the Free eBook Today! Boys and Girls are different. “As leaders of boys in schools, homeschools, churches, and youth organizations, we must recognize and affirm their unique strengths and challenges. We are positioned to instill the principles and character traits that can prepare boys to become courageous, successful, focused men. But will we?” How can we successfully engage and …

10 Year Old Leads Team of 17 to Serve Community

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Ten-year-old Christopher Korfmann of Wilson is pictured in the photo above at center of the front row wearing a hard hat and holding a clipboard. Last month, this young man was featured in Wilson Times after leading a team of ten youth and seven adults in a service project to fulfill a portion of the requirements to earn the highest …

Boyhood Is Not A Mental Disorder

Matt Walsh 4 Comments

My son could easily earn an “ADHD” diagnosis if we sought one. But we will not seek one because the boy is not sick. He is not disordered. The boy is a boy. More of a handful than some boys, less of a handful than others. He has his own personality, and I cannot imagine treating it like the manifestation …

Legal Fight Over ‘Scouts’ Sparks Interest Surge in Faith-Based, Boys-Only Outdoor Adventure Group

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As a legal fight between America’s two long-time scouting organizations ensues, Trail Life USA is experiencing historic growth. “In the eight days following the announcement of the lawsuit we saw a 79 percent increase in inquiries into starting a troop and a 35 percent increase in traffic to our website, as compared to the eight days before the announcement,” explained Trail …