Stephen Ashton

Parenting

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
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Families Unite Virtually to Make Memories at National Backyard Campout

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- More than 5,000 families across America took part in the first-ever “National Backyard Campout” Friday night, organized by boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com). Families in all 50 states -- from Hawaii to Maine and from Florida to Alaska -- camped out under the stars in ...
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First-Ever National Backyard Campout wants Families to Make Memories

Trail Life USA invites families across U.S. to campout in backyard April 17.   GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) today announced its first-ever “National Backyard Campout” -- encouraging families to “make memories” during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

3 Keys to Growing Confident Men of Character

1. Cultivate Relationships Boys need dads who remember the world of backyard matchbox cars. Who can recall the time when dirt roads were carved from mulch beds, rocks became doughnut shops, cars drove to the tops of trees, and perils awaited in the grass jungles.
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Mark Hancock

Parenting

6 Tips for Letting Boys be Boys Amid Covid-19 Concern

Across the country parents are scrambling to figure out how to help their children thrive during an unexpected extended school vacation. Keeping kids (especially boys) busy and engaged in a constrained setting can be a challenge. But it doesn't have to be a disaster.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting

The Outdoor Son of God

"Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray." Luke 5:16 My master was a Man, who knew The rush of rain, the drip of dew, The wistful whisper of the breeze, Night's magic and its mysteries.
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Glenn T. Stanton

Parenting Masculinity

The Making of a Man

Manhood is in crisis today. The increasingly accurate term “perpetual adolescence” is not a reference to girls failing to grow up. We intuitively know it refers to 20- and 30-something men. Men are falling behind women in college enrollment and graduation; they’re increasingly unemployed; and traditionally ...
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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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