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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Stephen Ashton

Service

Honoring Veterans – A 4th of July Story

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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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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Tim Croft

Mentoring Service

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

Levi Anderson explained his presence in Port St. Joe, hundreds of miles from his Nebraska home, in straightforward terms.
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Jim Cross and 1 more

Service Leadership

Josiah Meier Becomes Iowa’s First Freedom Rangeman

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, ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Service

10 Year Old Leads Team of 17 to Serve Community

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 ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service

Trail Life Parent Experiences the Impact of a Shoebox Firsthand!

Phil and Cheryl Smith have been involved with Trail Life USA since the Nashville Convention in 2014. Soon after the convention, Phil began talking with his church about starting a Trail Life ministry. The Troop was started with just a few boys who signed at a table in the church atrium.  Since then the Troop has grown ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service

TLUSA Encourages Troops to Partner with Samaritan’s Purse

Hurricane Florence made landfall delivering 90 mph winds and heavy rains. This massive storm caused severe flooding in North and South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. Many Trail Life Troops on the east coast have been affected. Please keep residents of the East Coast in your prayers.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Service Leadership

Diakonos: The Legacy of Trail Life USA’s Oldest Freedom Rangeman

In a busy adolescent world of video games, social media, sports, and cell phones, Trail Life USA's oldest Freedom Rangeman has found a meaningful way to connect and contribute to the lives of his son-in-law, his grandsons, and the men and boys of his community through his local Trail Life Troop. The outdoors provide a ...
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