Stephen Ashton

Masculinity History

The Power of Christian Young Men

A 1914 Address to the Christian Men's Association "When I think of an association of Christian young men I wonder that it has not already turned the world upside down. I wonder, not that it has done so much, for it has done a great deal, but that it has done so little; and I can only conjecture that it does not ...
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Mark Hancock

In The News

America: Stop Grilling Each Other - and Let's Enjoy the Grill Together

Kickoff off Independence Day weekend with Trail Life USA! On July 3rd at 4 PM EDT tune into a livestream broadcast featuring Operation Christmas Child, Focus on the Family, Trail Life USA, and Trailmen across the country. CBN News - America : Stop Grilling Each Other - and Let's Enjoy the Grill Together It's been a ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service

Fallen Officers Honored for Greatest Sacrifice

On Peace Officer Memorial Day, Trailmen from Trail Life USA Troop TN-0101 in Clarksville, TN got word that the ceremony to honor local officers had been cancelled due to Coronavirus. Without any delay, the Troop chose to conduct a wreath-laying ceremony at the Clarksville Police Department’s Protector Memorial to ...
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Admin

History

Woodrow Wilson: Flag Day Proclamation

May 30, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson A Proclamation My Fellow Countrymen:
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Dennis Rainey

Mentoring

The 5 Stages of Growing Courageous Men

Manhood is under attack at every level. In a culture where masculinity and toxicity are often synonymous. Where the media consistently portray men as abusers and buffoons, many boys are finding themselves unsure about what it means to be a man - or  if they should even aspire to be one.    The need for stalwart men to ...
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Wallace Bruce

Mentoring Service

The Honor Theirs, The Duty Ours

Memorial Day Wallace Bruce (1844-1914) I come with chaplet woven new From May-day flowers, to fade away; You come to-night, brave boys in blue, With record bright, to last for aye.
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Staff

Service

Trail Life USA Troops Honor Fallen Heroes Despite Covid Cancellations

While Trail Life Troops across the country have made a tradition of honoring our country's fallen heroes by placing flags at the tombs of veterans during Memorial Day weekend, this year, in the wake of Coronavirus, Trail Life USA and other groups have been barred from carrying out mass flag placements of this sort. 
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Admin

Trail Life Invites Families on an Epic Campout Movie Adventure

Trail Life USA invites America’s families to make memories with ‘virtual’ backyard movie event May 16. GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Thousands of families across all 50 states are gearing up to take part in a one-of-a-kind backyard “virtual” movie event -- following the success of the first-ever National Backyard Campout last ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

A Prescription for Adventure

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning.” -Fred Rogers Across the country schools are closing for the duration of the year leaving many parents feeling anxious about educating their children at home, and managing the extra down-time without ...
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