River Adventure Helps boys in Building Character

Brent Adams

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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Floating An Impossible Dream: Troop Builds boat

Steve Meyer and 1 more

A year ago no one would have believed today we would be sitting in a boat our Troop built from a fir tree and a broken golf cart. But that was before the boys began dreaming last spring…

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Letting Boys be Boys in a “Toxic” Culture

Stephen Ashton

No matter what our culture says, boys and girls are different. Discussions about “toxic masculinity,” a blurring of gender lines, fewer and fewer fathers in the home, and the watering down or extinction of programs that train and equip boys to become men have left too many boys frustrated, fearful, and floundering in their struggle to understand what it means to be a man. More than ever, boys need a uniquely masculine program where their assertive, audacious, and adventurous nature is celebrated, not sequestered.

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Nebraska Troop Travels to Florida to Help with Hurricane Clean-up

Tim Croft

Levi Anderson explained his presence in Port St. Joe, hundreds of miles from his Nebraska home, in straightforward terms.

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Gillette’s Toxic Masculinity Pitch: A Trail Life USA Advocate Responds

Bryan Davis

The Gillette company recently posted a short film that entreated its male customers to battle against bad behavior often associated with men. Of course, this is an important message. Men should always act against such evils. Yet, Gillette’s video has received a lot of criticism, especially from men. Where did Gillette go wrong?

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Trail Life USA: Raising Boys to be Men in an Age of Equality

Nancy Flory

Trail Life is a Christ-centered, boy-focused character leadership adventure organization for boys and young men. It is “unapologetically Christian,” and tells the boys that the Bible is their compass that gives them their “true north.”

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Let Boys be Boys

Stephen Ashton

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10 Year Old Leads Team of 17 to Serve Community

Stephen Ashton

Ten-year-old Christopher Korfmann of Wilson is pictured in the photo above at center of the front row wearing a hat with a hard hat on top and holding a clipboard. Last month, this young man was featured in Wilson Times after leading a team of ten youth and seven adults in a service project to fulfill a portion of the requirements to earn the highest award in the Trail Life USA Woodland Trails program – the Timberline Award. Let's see his story of servant leadership.

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The Worthy Life Award

Tim Owen

I’m sitting across the dining room table from a 10-year-old Trailman asking routine questions as I wrap up our Troop’s Timberline Boards of Review for the year.  I just asked a simple question and got a profound answer.  I’m not sure I can process what I just heard coming from this 5th grader because in so many ways it’s more encouraging and insightful than what I hear from grown, godly men.

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Growing Sons Who Walk Worthy

Stephen Ashton

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

Colossians 1:9-10

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