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Trail Life USA

Our Philosophy

Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men aged 5 – 17.  Boys will love the fun and adventure!  Parents will love the commitment to a Christian worldview and moral consistency.




Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.




Our mission is simple and clear:  to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.


Motto -- “Walk Worthy”


"That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." -- Colossians 1:10


Trail Life Oath


On my honor, I will do my best to serve God and my country, to respect authority, to be a good steward of creation, and to treat others as I want to be treated.

What makes Trail Life USA unique among youth programs?


Living the Trail Life is a journey for boys and young men established on timeless values derived from the Bible. Set in the context of outdoor adventure, each young Trailman will be challenged to build character and a lifetime of practical leadership skills.


All boys are welcome irrespective of religion, race, national origin or socio-economic status. However, all adult leaders must sign a Christian statement of faith. All program elements are taught from a Christian worldview, with God’s truth woven into the very fabric of the program.


Trail Life Program Offerings


With four levels for ages 5-25, our program is designed to support positive male relationships, spiritual growth, and servant service through a fun outdoor-based program in an age appropriate way.


Starting with the Woodlands Trail for grades K-5, boys gain knowledge about outdoor skills, citizenship, character, friendship, and faith through fun activities and skill instruction with caring Christian adults leading the way.


Navigators, grades 6-8, gain understanding of their values and beliefs under the guidance of godly male role models through being responsible in outdoor adventures and in their home and school life. They explore areas of interest and earn Trail Badges for advancement.


Boys in grades 9-12, in our Adventurer level, mature in wisdom and faith by progressing through more difficult challenges and leadership activities with Christian men walking alongside them. They plan outdoor events, large projects, and hold leadership positions in the Troop.


Lastly, Guidon (ages 18-25) provides positive peer support in the life phase as they walk with considerable challenges to their faith.


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