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In The News Troop Adventures

Texas Troops Experience "Night Ops" Challenge

"Night Ops" Challenge Helps Boys Build Confidence, Independence, Responsibility, and Godly Character
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Steve Meyer and 1 more

Troop Adventures

Floating The Impossible Dream

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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Timothy Cockes

In The News Service Troop Adventures

Trailman Nominated for Nickelodeon 'Kid of the Year' award

One of Five Finalists, Cash Daniels Seeks to "Protect God's Creation"
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Staff

In The News Service Troop Adventures

Trail Life USA Troop Puts Out Forest Fire

Rocky Mount-based Trail Life Troop NC-0834 was backpacking in the Uwharrie Mountains when suddenly and unexpectedly their skills were put to the test. The adventure began as a typical backpacking trip. The Troop split into two different hiking groups, the older group, the Adventurers did the longer 12 mile loop while ...
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Jason Preston

Troop Adventures

GA-1828 Backpack Trip on the Benton MacKaye Trail

Our hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail was only a one-nighter but we packed a lot in. We had nine Trailmen and seven dads throw on packs and head out on a 9.6 mile loop hike utilizing the Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail. On day one, we hiked about 4 miles on the AT crossing several creeks and log bridges ...
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Staff

Let Boys be Boys Troop Adventures

Alaskan Summer Adventures Create Lasting Memories

At Trail Life, Outdoor Experiences Cultivate Leadership Skills, Character Building, and Stronger Relationships
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Stephen Ashton

Let Boys be Boys Troop Adventures

Jim's Daniel Boone Friction Flamed Coffee

The boys came prepared in teams of four for a highlight challenge of the Daniel Boone Base Camp Event. Each year Trailmen compete to build a fire tall enough to burn a marker string, boil water, and steep coffee for their Troopmaster to drink.  This year, however the planning team added  a twist.  The fire had to be ...
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Steve Meyer and 1 more

Mentoring Troop Adventures Masculinity

Mettle on the Mountain: A Story of Courage and Providence

"Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." - Romans 5:3-4 The weather on the mountain was brutal. The windchill was at four degrees below zero. Forty mile per hour winds hurled snow and ice pellets straight down the mountain. Whiteout conditions had set in.  One climber after ...
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Bill Holland

Mentoring Parenting Troop Adventures Masculinity

Mentoring, Fatherly Affirmation, and Trail Life USA

As a young man in high school and college, I stopped going hunting with my dad because I was just too busy, I got married and had kids. Classic adult excuses, but I just didn’t think about hunting until one fall day in 2011. Visiting with my Dad one day, out of the blue he asked if I was interested in going elk ...
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