Planning Tools For the Trail
$5.00 – $15.00
The new Planning Tools For the Trail are essential resources to help volunteer leaders plan a successful Troop Year. Buy the entire series or just the book that pertains to your role.
BOOK 1: TROOP PLANNING & BUDGETING GUIDE
Annual Troop planning plays an essential role in fulfilling the mission of Trail Life USA. This guide is designed to assist the Troop Committee in the first phase of that process in a straightforward, step-by-step manner. Involving all Troop “stakeholders”—youth, parents, Committee members, and direct contact leaders in your annual planning will lead to a year packed with fun and adventure!
BOOK 2: PATROL PLANNER
Patrol program planning is the detailed phase—getting all of those amazing meetings and outdoor activities onto formatted week-by-week planning calendars. This guide is designed to assist a leader in that process—in easy, manageable steps. Whether you are a Trail Guide or a youth Patrol leader, a well-planned year-round program will make you more effective in your role.
BOOK 3: FUNDRAISING GUIDE
Once you have planned all of the amazing campouts, trips, and activities, there’s one nagging question left: “How do we PAY for all of it?” This guide walks Troops through the proven methods of raising all the funds needed for the entire year with ONE well-planned fundraiser. This year, keep your promise of providing fun and adventure without nickel-and-diming the parents to death!
BOOK 4: JOIN THE TRAIL! RECRUITING GUIDE
Bringing new families aboard and connecting them with your church’s Troop ministry fulfills the great commission of Matthew 28:18-19. Discipleship requires multiplication! Each fall brings a fresh opportunity to meet new Trailmen and begin to grow them into godly young men. Recruiting brings new energy, new friends, and new leaders—with fresh ideas and experiences to infuse new life into the Troop. This guide walks you through the best practices discovered and proven by successful Troops nationwide. There is room in your Troop for more!
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If you are not using these in your troops planning meetings, you are missing out. These are a great planning help.
What an excellent set of guides! If every troop would follow these detailed (but concise) instructions, not only would the planning/budgeting/fund-raising tasks be vastly easier for the adults, the program for the youth would be more appealing, effective, and fun. The authors have simply provided great tools for both the experienced and inexperienced leaders. Thank you!