Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

Parenting Leadership Masculinity

How Fathers Help Kids Grow

When fathers are attentive to their children, they build relationships that encourage healthy child development. Contemporary culture has minimized and marginalized the crucial role men play in the life of the family. Yet the important role of fathers in raising secure, godly, healthy, confident children cannot be ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service Leadership

Trailman Builds Beds for Foster Kids in Need

"It’s not often you meet a 17-year old like Nick Grassie. He’s a high school senior, and he’s spending his free time building beds in order to help siblings entering the state foster care program stay together."1 Having been part of a broken and displaced home himself, his mission to build beds is quite personal.
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Ryan Sanders

Leadership

A Journey to Freedom

Will McCarty and his father Britt worked together to begin the first Trail Life Troop in the state of Mississippi. Now six years later, a dream has come true. Will has become the first Freedom Rangeman in Trail Life Troop MS-0009, and a new legacy has begun.
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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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Charles Livingston

Service Leadership

Trailman Builds Christmas Trees to Craft Shelter for Homeless Center

“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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Stephen Ashton

In The News Service Leadership

TRAILMAN LEADS EFFORT TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE AT HISTORIC PARK

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 ...
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Charles Livingston

Mentoring Leadership

Servant Leadership: The Pinnacle of a Trail Life Freedom Journey

“Trail Life has been one of the most influential parts of my life. . . . As a young person, you can do many ‘activities,’ but there were no other opportunities available to me where you can learn leadership of peers in this Christ-centered environment.”
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Stephen Ashton

Service Leadership

Trailman Builds Bridge Benefitting 15,000+ Chattanooga Residents

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center is a beautiful 317-acre haven nestled at the base of Lookout Mountain and just minutes from nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee. For generations, local residents have enjoyed visiting the historic structures, canoeing on Lookout Creek, and exploring the 15 miles of hiking trails ...
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Ron Cole

In The News Service Leadership

Troop NH-0777 Transforms Local Food Pantry

John Obrey, a Dover High School student, has been a member of Trail Life USA Troop NH-0777 since 2014. Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring program that uses outdoor adventure and community service to grow character and leadership skills in boys and young men. Recently John began ...
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