Welcome to your NEW Digital Annual Planning Guides! Over the past several years, demand has grown for ALL leaders to have access to planning materials–and to have them available earlier in the year. What leaders have requested…is now provided!

These guides offer the best of BOTH worlds—fillable PDF pages for digital convenience, and printable versions that translate well to grayscale printing for sharing at meetings or for traditional note-taking. In the future, digital versions will be interactive through the Trail Life App, making this coming Fall 2024-Summer 2025 a "transitional year".

The process remains familiar: work through the Guides sequentially-- first, by engaging your stakeholders - Trailmen, parents, and leaders - for input. Early buy-in is key to creating a robust annual plan. Patrols add in their own more detailed plans. Then, as Troops budget for costs, transparency is of utmost importance. Next- and just as vital- is deciding on one turn-key fundraising solution that keeps burdens low for families. Once these steps are in place, utilize the Join the Trail guide's recommendations to invigorate your Troop with new members!

For further assistance, attend your Area's Annual Planning Trail Gathering in May. It's hosted by your Area Team-- either in-person or remotely. Knowledgeable and experienced volunteers will provide planning support and answer your questions. Plan diligently, seek assistance when needed, and Walk Worthy!

To access click on the Planning Guide links above or search in TLC Resources for "Planning Guides."