Stephen Ashton

Masculinity History

William Bradford

"Our fathers were Englishmen who came over the great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice, and looked on their adversity. ... Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever. Yea, let them that have been ...
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Mark Hancock

Let Boys be Boys Masculinity History

Leaving a Legacy: The Power of History in the Hearts of Boys

Until recently, boys grew up emulating real-life heroes who seemed larger than life. Coonskin caps and six-shooters were the uniforms of boyhood. Boys were enthralled with tales about Daniel Boone, John Glenn, and Davy Crockett. Flannelgraph images taught us about the courage of Noah, the faith of Moses, and the ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service

Trail Life USA Honors American Veterans and Encourages Patriotism in Boys

CEO Mark Hancock: ‘We think the drive and daring of boys is exactly what’s responsible for producing winning, determined, respectful, honoring men, and we are proud to foster that in boys across America’  
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Press Release

In The News

Trail Life Volunteer Men Step up to Plan Unforgettable Event for Over 1,300 Boys and their Mentors

Trail Life USA Holds Largest Volunteer Planned Event to Date
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Stephen Ashton

Masculinity History

Eric Liddell

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable. - 1 Cor 9:24-25
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Stephen Ashton

Masculinity History

God's Smuggler - Brother Andrew

"If your vision doesn't scare you, then both your vision and your God are too small." -Brother Andrew   As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy who worked behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His mission was filled with danger, financed by faith, and marked by ...
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Stephen Ashton

Troop Adventures

All American Campout 2022

Around 450 Trailmen from across Texas gathered for a weekend of camping, adventure, history, challenge, and instruction at the 2nd Annual All American Campout held at the Museum of American GI in College Station, Texas.
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Stephen Ashton

Masculinity History

Jim Elliot

"Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." —Jesus (John 15:13)— "Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God," chronicled Jim Elliot in his journal. "We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth ...
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Press Release

Leadership Masculinity

On 21 st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: Trail Life USA Remains Dedicated to Growing Brave Men of Character

Many Americans are reflecting on the aftermath of one of the most traumatic events in American history. On that terrible day, people all across the country gathered together to mourn what was lost, and also to celebrate the heroic actions of first responders as they worked to save lives and restore New York City. The ...
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