Respect Life

Stephen Ashton

A Christian should see great dignity and value in human life because we are made in the image and likeness of God himself. In God’s eyes, our value is not based on our gender, our skin color, our physical ability, our mental capacity, our successes, or our failures. “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen 1:27)”

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In Memory of Richard Mathews (1957-2020)

Mark Hancock

All of Trail Life USA mourns the passing of Richard Mathews, former and first General Counsel and Lifetime Charter Member of Trail Life USA. Richard’s fingerprints are all over our founding documents, and his passion for youth protection still influences our thoughts, guidelines, and care for boys. The announcement of his joining Trail Life USA at our inaugural convention in 2013 will remain a favorite memory for many in the Trail Life community. You can watch the video below:
 
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Everyday Heroes

Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

And then I caught the lesson God was telling me - 'Do you trust me like that? Will you step with boldness into the life of another?' Are you willing to notice others, connect with them, and become an everyday hero as you build into their lives? We each have our own assignments. As I trust, God is going to use me. Each of us have the opportunity to be an everyday hero in the lives of others.

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The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Stephen Ashton

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Christmas Masculinity

Stephen Ashton

In a culture that declares masculinity is toxic and struggles to provide any coherent definition of what a courageous manhood is or should be, Christmas is an incredible opportunity to talk with boys and young men about the example of Christ. What did it mean for him to become a man? What character traits did he display? What was unique about the life he lived? What implications does his life have for us as men?

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Trailman Builds Christmas Trees to Craft Shelter for Homeless Center

Charles Livingston

“Trail Life taught me the value of serving - my community, my church, and the Lord. And now I am excited about serving my country while living another great life adventure.”  - Daniel McAlhaney

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Overcoming 3 Obstacles to raising godly boys

Ryan Sanders

Parenting is a journey. It’s not a journey of raising kids - it’s a journey of making disciples. I am on this journey with you. My wife April and I have been married 24 years and we’re raising five future men.

The full keynote and abridged transcript that follow were presented on Thursday, July 25th at the Trail Life USA Summer Adventure and Family Convention.

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TRAILMAN LEADS EFFORT TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE AT HISTORIC PARK

Stephen Ashton

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 to achieve the highest rank, the

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

Michele Vowell

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

Joel Davidson

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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