Mark Hancock

Trail Life USA on BSA Bankruptcy; Outlines Youth Protection Policies

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- “We are deeply saddened that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a long-standing American institution, is in this unfortunate situation."    Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.org), a Christian boys’ mentoring and discipleship movement, wants to reinforce its commitment to providing a safe experience ...
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Staff

Leadership Masculinity History

Qualities of a Leader: George Washington's Rules of Civility

Happy President's Day from Trail Life! Today we celebrate the men who have lead our country and honor our first president—Statesman, Military General, and Founding Father of the United States of America.  
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Staff

The "TEAM" Method: the power of teaching teamwork skills

You are not doing a boy a favor to pass him on a test simply because he tried hard. When he moves out into the world of men, his boss, his wife, and his clients will not give him points just for trying hard. Do not raise false expectations about what quests Trailmen can win armed with the sword of good intentions.
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Dennis Rainey

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

A Call to Courageous Manhood

Boyhood is a time of daring adventure, exploration, action and personal growth – that’s why adventure is a fundamental part of Trail Life’s mission. Adventure is a terrific way to capture the heart of a boy and teach important life lessons. Boys need godly men to lead the way. A boy without a mentor showing him the ...
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Charles Livingston

Character Comes Out at Night

Boys from across the Southeastern United States gathered at Camp Aiken, SC to demonstrate their stealth, test their mettle, prove their bush-craft skill, and walk in the legacy of the brave South African Mafeking Cadet Corp.
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Stephen Ashton

Respect Life

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 ...
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Mark Hancock

In The News

In Memory of Richard Mathews (1957-2020)

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 ...
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Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

Mentoring Parenting

Everyday Heroes

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 ...
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Stephen Ashton

The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

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