Stephen Ashton

In The News

Trail Life USA: A Faith-Based Alternative to Boy Scouts

Andre Davis from Good News Florida writes : “For over a century the Boy Scouts of America has been the leading wilderness training program for young men across America and the World. Since its creation in 1910 over 110 million Americans have participated in the program and 2.7 million are participating currently. ...
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Tim Croft

Mentoring Service

Nebraska Troop Travels to Florida to Help with Hurricane Clean-up

Levi Anderson explained his presence in Port St. Joe, hundreds of miles from his Nebraska home, in straightforward terms.
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Bryan Davis

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Gillette’s Toxic Masculinity Pitch: A Trail Life USA Advocate Responds

The Gillette company recently posted a short film that entreated its male customers to battle against bad behavior often associated with men. Of course, this is an important message. Men should always act against such evils. Yet, Gillette’s video has received a lot of criticism, especially from men. Where did Gillette ...
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Stephen Ashton

Trail Life USA Announces Operation Christmas Child Vision Trip Winner

Thank you to Troops across the country who partnered with Operation Christmas Child to spread good news of great joy that will change the lives of thousands of children around the world. This year 123 Troops signed up OCC Coordinators to lead shoebox efforts and reported packing more than 8,700 boxes!
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Stephen Ashton

In The News

Trail Life USA Talks Fast Growth on Fox News—Declares Let Boys be Boys

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Jim Cross and 1 more

Service Leadership

Josiah Meier Becomes Iowa’s First Freedom Rangeman

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Josiah Meier, son of Thomas and Lori Meier, of Osage, Iowa, was awarded Trail Life USA’s highest honor – the Freedom Award – at a ceremony held at the Cedar Springs Camp and Retreat Center. Founded in 2013, Trail Life USA is a Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused ministry that emphasizes service, ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Let Boys be Boys

Let Boys be Boys

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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Service

10 Year Old Leads Team of 17 to Serve Community

Ten-year-old Christopher Korfmann of Wilson is pictured in the photo above at center of the front row wearing a hat with a hard hat on top and holding a clipboard. Last month, this young man was featured in Wilson Times after leading a team of ten youth and seven adults in a service project to fulfill a portion of the ...
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Matt Walsh

Parenting Let Boys be Boys

Boyhood Is Not A Mental Disorder

My son could easily earn an “ADHD” diagnosis if we sought one. But we will not seek one because the boy is not sick. He is not disordered. The boy is a boy. More of a handful than some boys, less of a handful than others. He has his own personality, and I cannot imagine treating it like the manifestation of a mental ...
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