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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Stephen Ashton

History

Harry Hoosier

“I sing by faith, pray by faith, and do everything by faith. Without faith in Jesus Christ, I can do nothing.” -Harry Hoosier Born a slave in North Carolina, before the end of the American Revolution, Harry Hoosier was a free man, a follower of Christ, a nationally known preacher, one of the greatest circuit riders of ...
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Blake Roff

Rescue at Enchanted Rock

As members of Trail Life Troop TX-1333 arrived at the trailhead to summit Enchanted Rock, the largest pink granite monadnock in the United States, we reviewed our hiking checklist, topped off our camelbacks with an adequate supply of water, added a few electrolyte tabs, applied sunscreen, and packed a few extra ...
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B. Nathanial Sulllivan

History

George Mueller: FAITH

"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends." —George Müeller—
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Stephen Ashton

Troop Adventures

OH-0222 Loyalsock Trail Thru-Hike

Averaging more than 10 miles a day and making climbs of 11,000 feet, boys and men from Trail Life Troop-0222 Amherst, OH earned Trail Names like MANimal, Machine, Bear, Mighty, Bravo, Moose, Gazelle, and Rocky as they spent 5 days backpacking the 59-mile Loyalsock Trail in Pennsylvania.
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Stephen Ashton

History

William Wilberforce: COURAGE

“If you love someone who is ruining his or her life because of faulty thinking, and you don't do anything about it because you are afraid of what others might think, it would seem that rather than being loving, you are in fact being heartless.” - William Wilberforce
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Stephen Ashton

Troop Adventures

A Nine Day Cycling Adventure

16 Trailmen from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia accepted the challenge and assembled at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA to make the 335 mile bike journey to Washington DC on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath. Months of planning, training, and long day rides were about to be ...
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