Birth of Christ

A Christmas Message from Trail Life USA

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Throughout history, God has captured the attention of humanity in many ways: a worldwide flood, raining fire, sending plagues, confusing languages, burning bushes, angelic appearances, wrestling matches, parting seas, and crumbling walls to name a few. The most effective, however; seems less dramatic. Every December the whole world stops and celebrates the birth of an infant. Nothing God did in …

Hezekiah Barge Jr. of Trail Life USA

Trail Life USA Welcomes Hezekiah Barge, Jr. to the Board of Directors

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As part of Trail Life USA’s commitment to be volunteer led, each year the Charter Organization Representatives (CORs) vote to determine Board Members.  The elections were held last month and Hezekiah Barge, Jr. was elected to a three year term. Hezekiah has over three years of experience in Trail Life USA, serving as the Troopmaster of VA-0110 and as a Point Man. As …

Father-Son Discipleship

Four Truths for Discipling Your Son

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Whether you know it or not, you’re in a battle. The battle does not end. It doesn’t stop because you’re busy. I’ve heard it said, “If the devil can’t make you bad he’ll make you busy.” Maybe you don’t have an hour to have a full-on Bible study with your son. But you can use these four ideas to intentionally disciple him — whether …

Training for Godly Manhood

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Q&A | Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock talks about the scouting alternative’s success so far When the Boy Scouts of America decided to accept gay scouts, many Christian families, some with rich histories in Scouting, became concerned. Those concerns turned to alarm as the Boy Scouts allowed gay adult leaders, and, most recently, transgender youth. Those families worked to form …

Boy Scouts of America Should Let Boys be Boys

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Original article appeared on Fox News website on 10/20/2017 Do the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America understand the first word of their organization’s name? With its recent announcement that it will admit girls, the Boy Scouts organization has not simply shown a profound disregard for its admirable roots. It has further abandoned boys to a culture that values them less …

TLUSA Pledges to Keep Boy Focus after BSA Announces it Will Allow Girls

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Character-Forming Outdoor Adventure Group Will Remain a Place Where Boys Can be Boys BELTON, S.C.—The leader of a national outdoor adventure program aiming to help develop men of character has reassured member-families and supporters that it will remain “a place where boys can be boys.” Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock made the pledge in the wake of the announcement …

“Let Boys be Boys,” say Dr. Dobson and Trail Life CEO

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Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock recently spent some time with Dr. James Dobson, talking about the importance of providing Christ-centered adventure, character, leadership, and specifically-male opportunities for boys. This subject is dear to both men. Listen in on the two-day FamilyTalk broadcast and hear why it’s so important to let boys be boys. Day One: “Tools of the Trail: Raising Adventurous …

Boys’ Christian Adventure Program CEO Spotlighted for Championing ‘Morality and Uprightness’

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Trail Life USA cited by national family values organization for creating different option to Boy Scouts   BELTON, S.C.—The CEO of a flourishing outdoor adventure program, Trail Life USA, has been spotlighted by a national organization for helping develop character in thousands of boys and young men. Mark Hancock is one of “40 Faithful” saluted by the American Family Association …

Boy Scouts Christian Alternative Sees ‘Tremendous Response’ After Transgender Decision

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(RNS) Since the Boy Scouts of America decided to accept transgender youngsters, there appears to be a growing market for a different kind of scouting group. The BSA does not require troops chartered by houses of worship to accept children who do not identify with their birth gender. Nevertheless, the website of Trail Life USA, which bills itself as a Christian alternative, has had …

Motto: Walk Worthy

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Trail Life’s motto is “Walk Worthy” and it has layers of meaning in how we live our daily lives. At its simplest level, it means to behave in a manner that is consistent with our ideals. While the specific phrase “walk worthy” appears in six different parts of the New Testament, Trail Life specifically references Colossians 1:10. In this section …