Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Let Boys be Boys

What a Boy Needs

Trail Life USA ®  CEO Mark Hancock talks about the differences between boys and girls and the need to have boy-specific activities in scouting. Trail Life USA, he explains, is a boy-focused scouting organization that gives boys plenty of outdoor activities to challenge them and call out their inner competitor.  Click ...
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Stephen Ashton

In The News Mentoring Parenting Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

A Boy’s World: Raising Strong, Godly, Courageous Men

These days there is a lot of pressure to “civilize” boys, to make them less strong and aggressive. Today we we want to talk about the uniqueness of raising boys in this culture, where there is confusion about masculinity and femininity, where there is confusion about what it is supposed to look like.
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Stephen Ashton

In The News Let Boys be Boys

Trail Life USA CEO on Eric Metaxas Show

Eric Metaxas and Trail Life CEO, Mark Hancock, discuss culture, boyhood, masculinity, leadership, and the rapid growth of Trail Life USA on the Eric Metaxas Radio Show. Watch the podcast below or read the abridged transcript that follows.
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Stephen Ashton

In The News Let Boys be Boys

Podcast: Making Room for Boys, with Mark Hancock and Trail Life USA

It isn’t politically correct to say so, but reality is what it is: Boys and girls are different. Physiologically, psychologically, and emotionally. They learn differently and have different motivations. And these days, in a world that is increasingly designed for girls, boys are suffering—in education, socially, and ...
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Brent Adams

In The News Mentoring Let Boys be Boys Troop Adventures

River Adventure Helps boys in Building Character

While many of their peers were hunkered down in their air-conditioned homes, engaged in Fortnite battles or Snapchat conversations, a group of middle school students braved the elements to experience a side of Kentucky few people ever see.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Let Boys be Boys

Let Boys be Boys

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Matt Walsh

Parenting Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

Boyhood Is Not A Mental Disorder

My son could easily earn an “ADHD” diagnosis if we sought one. But we will not seek one because the boy is not sick. He is not disordered. The boy is a boy. More of a handful than some boys, less of a handful than others. He has his own personality, and I cannot imagine treating it like the manifestation of a mental ...
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Stephen Ashton

Let Boys be Boys

Legal Fight Over ‘Scouts’ Sparks Surge in Boys-Only Outdoor Adventure

As a legal fight between America’s two long-time scouting organizations ensues, Trail Life USA is experiencing historic growth. “In the eight days following the announcement of the lawsuit we saw a 79 percent increase in inquiries into starting a troop and a 35 percent increase in traffic to our website, as compared ...
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Mark Hancock

In The News Let Boys be Boys

Boy Scouts of America Should Let Boys be Boys

Original article appeared on Fox News website on 10/20/2017 Do the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America understand the first word of their organization’s name? With its recent announcement that it will admit girls, the Boy Scouts organization has not simply shown a profound disregard for its admirable roots. It has ...
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