Could COVID be Inspiration for the Next 'Greatest Generation?'

Mark Hancock

As parents, we have a choice to teach our boys to live in fear or teach them to rise above life’s challenges and act in faith.  COVID-19 has added many obstacles to boys getting together to do the things they love. But right now, our boys don’t need to hear more “you can’t do XYZ.” They need opportunities to positively overcome the restraints imposed by the pandemic... creatively, safely, and responsibly.

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Families Unite Virtually to Make Memories at National Backyard Campout

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- More than 5,000 families across America took part in the first-ever “National Backyard Campout” Friday night, organized by boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com).

Families in all 50 states -- from Hawaii to Maine and from Florida to Alaska -- camped out under the stars in their own backyards, or set up a tent indoors uniting America in one common virtual experience.

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First-Ever National Backyard Campout wants Families to Make Memories

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Trail Life USA invites families across U.S. to campout in backyard April 17.

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) today announced its first-ever “National Backyard Campout” -- encouraging families to “make memories” during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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A Call to Courageous Manhood

Dennis Rainey

Boyhood is a time of daring adventure, exploration, action and personal growth – that’s why adventure is a fundamental part of Trail Life’s mission. Adventure is a terrific way to capture the heart of a boy and teach important life lessons. Boys need godly men to lead the way. A boy without a mentor showing him the way is like an explorer without a compass, without a map.

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Character Comes Out at Night

Charles Livingston

Boys from across the Southeastern United States gathered at Camp Aiken, SC to demonstrate their stealth, test their mettle, prove their bush-craft skill, and walk in the legacy of the brave South African Mafeking Cadet Corp.

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Respect Life

Stephen Ashton

A Christian should see great dignity and value in human life because we are made in the image and likeness of God himself. In God’s eyes, our value is not based on our gender, our skin color, our physical ability, our mental capacity, our successes, or our failures. “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen 1:27)”

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In Memory of Richard Mathews (1957-2020)

Mark Hancock

All of Trail Life USA mourns the passing of Richard Mathews, former and first General Counsel and Lifetime Charter Member of Trail Life USA. Richard’s fingerprints are all over our founding documents, and his passion for youth protection still influences our thoughts, guidelines, and care for boys. The announcement of his joining Trail Life USA at our inaugural convention in 2013 will remain a favorite memory for many in the Trail Life community. You can watch the video below:
 
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Everyday Heroes

Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

And then I caught the lesson God was telling me - 'Do you trust me like that? Will you step with boldness into the life of another?' Are you willing to notice others, connect with them, and become an everyday hero as you build into their lives? We each have our own assignments. As I trust, God is going to use me. Each of us have the opportunity to be an everyday hero in the lives of others.

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Operation Walk Worthy: Troop KY-5812 Serve 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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Trail Life USA: A Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused Mentoring Adventure

Joel Davidson

A RETURN TO SCOUTING’S ROOTS

The Trail Life movement represents a return to the founding principles of youth scouting as articulated by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, a British army officer and founder of the modern youth scouting movement.

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