Trail Life USA Thankful for Record Numbers of Boys Growing in Character through Adventure

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 Over 18,000 New Troop Members Joined Trail Life in the Past Year

As families across the country gather to celebrate the holidays and give thanks, Trail Life USA (, the largest Christ-centered, boy-focused scout-type organization in the country, is taking time to thank God for the growth and expansion of Trail Life since its inception in 2014.

“We at Trail Life are so thankful for every boy in our program, every leader and volunteer, and the continued blessings we’ve seen over the last eight years,” stated Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life. “Despite the potential hardships from the pandemic, we’ve seen huge growth in our Troop numbers, which is a testament to the need that boys in America have for a Christ-focused, character-building, and adventure-filled program like Trail Life.”

Just in the past year, Trail Life has seen over 18,000 new members and over 160 new Troops, swelling the ranks of boys in Trail Life to over 36,000.

With a vision to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens, Trail Life is determined to continue this growth trend into the next year and beyond. Trail Life’s dedication to raising up godly men of character continues to make a lasting impact on the culture, local communities, and boys all across America.

“More than ever, boys need a uniquely masculine program where their assertive, audacious, and adventurous nature is celebrated, not sequestered,” Hancock commented. “Trail Life USA is an environment where boys thrive! Adults are equipped to lead a program in a structured outdoor environment where boys are engaged in real-world challenge and experience camping, hiking, and fishing; they develop skills in riflery, archery, and canoeing; and learn character and leadership in a practical hands-on manner that is naturally engaging. We at Trail Life are so thankful to be that source for over 36,000 boys across America in all 50 states.

Trail Life USA is the premier national character development organization for young men, producing godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. Trail Life’s mission is to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. Troops exist in all 50 states and are growing as Trail Life USA expands around the country. Find a Troop for your son today, or Start a Troop in your area. Find out more at  

Trail Life USA’s K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man's skills. A robust awards program motivates young men to grow on a personal level to become role models and leaders among their peers. Living the Trail Life USA is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.    

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