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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Stephen Ashton

Service Leadership

Introducing Wilson Grab – Trail Life USA’s Oldest Freedom Rangeman

Wilson Grab grew up in a different time.  A time before television and the internet, before cell phones and social media. A time before major organized youth sports leagues. Life moved at a slower pace. A father was the main role model for his son, and boys respected their elders and looked to them for guidance and ...
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Stephen Ashton

Service Leadership

Freedom Award Prepares Rangeman for Collegiate Leadership

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 ...
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Stephen Ashton

In The News Mentoring Service

Trailman’s First Aid Training Saves Grandmother’s Life

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 ...
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