Trailman Builds Christmas Trees to Craft Shelter for Homeless Center

Charles Livingston

“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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TRAILMAN LEADS EFFORT TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE AT HISTORIC PARK

Stephen Ashton

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 to achieve the highest rank, the

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Operation Walk Worthy: Trailmen Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to 100 Vets

Michele Vowell

Holding a spoonful of green beans in one hand, 11-year-old Charlie Keeling looked over the counter at the veterans in line before him at Restoration House Family Worship Center.

"Would you like some green beans?" Keeling asked. "Are you a veteran? Thank you for your service."

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Trailman Builds Bridge Benefitting 15,000+ Chattanooga Residents

Stephen Ashton

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 through its forests and glades.

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Honoring Our Veterans – A Trail Life Troop’s 4th of July Story

Stephen Ashton

This Independence Day, Trailmen and families from Troop IL-0412 woke early to gather at a local cemetery. Today’s event had received special attention and boys and families arrived at 9 AM to begin this Independence Day with a special commemoration and blessing. 

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Trailman Transforms Local Food Pantry

Ron Cole

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 planning his capstone Community Service project to earn Trail Life’s highest honor – The Freedom Award.

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Floating An Impossible Dream

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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Theodore Roosevelt: A Letter to Boys on Manhood

Stephen Ashton

No one can be a good American unless he is a good citizen, and every boy ought to train himself so that as a man he will be able to do his full duty to the community …[to] act in a way that will give them a country to be proud of. 

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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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Josiah Meier Becomes Iowa’s First Freedom Rangeman

Jim Cross and 1 more

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Josiah Meier, son of Thomas and Lori Meier, of Osage, Iowa, was awarded Trail Life USA’s highest honor – the Freedom Award – at a ceremony held at the Cedar Springs Camp and Retreat Center. Founded in 2013, Trail Life USA is a Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused ministry that emphasizes service, develops leadership, and grows character through outdoor adventure.

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