For the majority of human history, a father was the main role model for his son.
Today 43% of boys are raised by single moms and 78% of teachers are female. The blurring of gender lines, the cultural labeling of masculinity as "toxic", and the watering down or extinction of programs that train and equip boys to become men have left boys fearful and floundering as they seek to define what it means to be a man. A recent survey shows only 36% of parents believe churches are serving their sons well.
Trail Life is where boys thrive!
A Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy, Trail Life is established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure. Boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.
Please contact me, I want to learn more About Starting a Troop!
Dr. James Dobson
Psychologist & Author,
Host of Family Talk, Founder of Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family
Minister, Commentator, Former Governor of Arkansas
Alex & Stephen Kendrick
Creators of Overcomer, Fireproof, Courageous, and #1 box office hit, War Room
Radio Host and Best-Selling Author
Founder & Executive Director of American Heritage Girls
Dr. Richard Blackaby
Blackaby Ministries International
President, Southern Baptist Convention
Listen as pastors and church leaders discuss how churches, families, and communities are being transformed as boys and men come together through a Trail Life ministry.
Join a remnant of men rising up to grow generations of courageous young men who honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.
More than 50,000 Trailmen in over 1,100 Troops and Growing!
Trail Life is an easy-to manage, Christ-centered, boy-focused outdoor adventure program empowering the church to grow boys to become men of character and conviction.
In the outdoors boys are engaged in real-world challenge, find opportunity to achieve significant accomplishment, and develop character and leadership in a hands-on manner.
Through adventure, camaraderie, and meaningful service, men discover how to make a difference as they nurture spiritual growth, teach life lessons, and mold boys in their community to become bold, courageous, godly men.
We do the heavy lifting!
New to outdoor skills like camping and hiking? No problem! We equip Churches and Troop leaders with step-by-step guides as well as online and in-person training to mentor boys to Godly manhood. Volunteers in your area are eager to share their skills with you, teaching you and your Troop leaders how to maximize outdoor adventure as a safe, accessible, fun tool to grow young men to godly manhood!
Costs are kept to a minimum
Only $99 begins the chartering process and places essential resources to begin a Troop in your hands. The entire chartering process can be completed in less than a month for under $425.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3
1. Fill out the inquiry form to get more information.
2. Order the $99 Trail Life Welcome Kit to get resources in your hands.
3. With your pastor or church leader, gather 5 men who will begin working with regional Trail Life leaders who provide training and resources to launch your Trail Life ministry.
Join thousands of men across the country who are embracing the vision and using the outdoors to grow the Kingdom!
The Proven Process Money Back Guarantee
For under $500 you can begin a Troop in your church. If you don't see boys and men growing to godly manhood after the first year, Trail Life will refund your Charter Fee. What do you have to lose?
Download a free sample from the Trailman's Handbook to get a glimpse of our resources.
Our Proven Process works! Click below to download Trail Life USA's Proven Process printable chart.
Get handbooks, brochures, and other resources to share with your friends and church family in our $99 Starter Kit!