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 hard hat 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.

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Trail Life Parent Experiences the Impact of a Shoebox Firsthand!

Stephen Ashton

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 to 50 boys and 17 leaders and added a men’s backpacking ministry that partners with the Trail Life Troop to equip and train boys

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TLUSA Encourages Troops to Partner with Samaritan’s Purse to Provide Storm Relief

Stephen Ashton

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

Stephen Ashton

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 timeless environment where older men are naturally emulated and their experience is never obsolete. In Trail Life USA, a unique community is created where intergenerational bonds are formed between grandfathers, fathers, and sons. Within these structured relationships, wisdom is passed on, biblical Truth is imparted, and boys are inspired.

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Freedom Award Prepares Rangeman for Collegiate Leadership

Stephen Ashton

It was Noah Starr’s last Sunday morning leading worship for his Troop.  Soon Troop OK-100 from Yukon, Oklahoma would break camp and Noah’s last trip before heading off to college would be complete. A wave of emotion washed over him as he reflected on his time with his Trail Life Troop, took in the faces of Trailmen worshiping together, and pondered new opportunities at Trevecca Nazarene University where he planned to study worship arts.

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Trailman’s First Aid Training and Quick Thinking Saves Grandmother’s Life

Stephen Ashton

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Adam Kort reviewed the materials one last time before the meeting. He was taking the lead this year teaching the First Aid Trail Badge to the Navigators and Adventurers groups. He had prepared well and was confident in his abilities. However, he had no idea how important this refresher would be.

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