Stephen Ashton

In The News Service Leadership

TRAILMAN LEADS EFFORT TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE AT HISTORIC PARK

Jaydon Ballman enjoys the outdoors. Whenever he gets the chance, he likes to hike, camp or simply enjoy being outside. His recent completion of a walking bridge at Alcove Spring Historic Park was an effort to provide that enjoyment for others. Ballman said “it was a fun but challenging project.” The bridge allowed him ...
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Michele Vowell

Service

Operation Walk Worthy: Troop KY-5812 Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to 100 Vets

Holding a spoonful of green beans in one hand, 11-year-old Charlie Keeling looked over the counter at the veterans in line before him at Restoration House Family Worship Center. "Would you like some green beans?" Keeling asked. "Are you a veteran? Thank you for your service."
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Joel Davidson

In The News

Trail Life USA: A Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused Mentoring Adventure

A RETURN TO SCOUTING’S ROOTS The Trail Life movement represents a return to the founding principles of youth scouting as articulated by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, a British army officer and founder of the modern youth scouting movement.
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John Stemberger

Protecting Boys From the Lies of This World

What follows is a partial transcript of John Stemberger’s keynote address entitled “Protecting Boys From the Lies of This World.” The speech was delivered on Sunday, July 21st at the Trail Life USA Summer Adventure and Family Convention. To hear the message in its entirety, click the video link below.
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Kelly Stigliano

Trail Life Troop Designs and Builds Winning Boat in Riverfest Regatta

As the boat was lowered into the water, the boys held their breath. They had done research, planned, built and tested a series of small models with successive improvements, and prayed for a year. Still, they had never put the boat–this boat–in water. No one could really be sure that it would float long enough to carry ...
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Stephen Ashton

In The News

MinistryWatch Highlights Trail Life USA as a “Shining Light.”

This week in MinistryWatch, an independent donor advocate facilitating the information needs of donors and providing information on charitable organizations, highlighted Trail Life USA as a “Shining Light.” The following is an excerpt from a MinistryWatch email:
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Charles Livingston

Mentoring Leadership

Servant Leadership: The Pinnacle of a Trail Life Freedom Journey

“Trail Life has been one of the most influential parts of my life. . . . As a young person, you can do many ‘activities,’ but there were no other opportunities available to me where you can learn leadership of peers in this Christ-centered environment.”
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Mark Hancock

Lies About You

What follows is a partial transcript of Mark Hancock’s keynote address entitled “Lies About You.” The speech was delivered on Sunday, July 21st at the Trail Life USA Summer Adventure and Family Convention. To hear the message in its entirety, click the video link below.
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Bill Holland

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Mentoring, Fatherly Affirmation, and Trail Life USA

As a young man in high school and college, I stopped going hunting with my dad because I was just too busy, I got married and had kids. Classic adult excuses, but I just didn’t think about hunting until one fall day in 2011. Visiting with my Dad one day, out of the blue he asked if I was interested in going elk ...
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