News Releases from Trail Life USA

November 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA understands the power of outdoor adventure for homeschooled boys

Trail Life engages the heart of a boy and adds experiential adventure-based learning to any homeschool curriculum

November 28, 2022

Trail Life USA thankful for record numbers of boys building character through outdoor adventure 

22,000 new Troop members joined Trail Life in 2022 alone! 

November 21, 2022

Trail Life USA honors American veterans and encourages patriotism in boys 

CEO Mark Hancock: ‘We think the drive and daring of boys is exactly what’s responsible for producing winning, determined, respectful, honoring men, and we are proud to foster that in boys across America’ 

November 7, 2022

October 2022 News Releases

Trail Life hosted largest event in history with over 1,350 fathers and sons at Daniel Boone Base Camp

Thirty men from seven states spent over 400 volunteer hours to plan and execute a life-changing event for boys, dads, and mentors

October 31, 2022

Trail Life USA provides structured outdoor adventure to combat rise in boys’ mental health issues

Trail Life CEO Mark Hancock to be a feature speaker in Promise Keepers’ 21-day mental health challenge

October 24, 2022

Trail Life USA CEO addresses bullying by challenging men to meet the needs of boys

When it comes to bullying, “we can do better at understanding the ‘why’ that leads to this unacceptable behavior,” says Mark Hancock

October 17, 2022

Men step up to address boy crisis across America through Trail Life USA

Mark Hancock: ‘Our future requires that men step up for the sake of not only their sons, but boys in their community’

October 10, 2022

Trail Life USA celebrates religious freedom by encouraging Troops to participate in ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ on October 6

‘Many young people are looking for ways to start a conversation about faith; they just aren’t sure how to begin,’ says Trail Life CEO

October 3, 2022

As America loses its’ biblical worldview, Trail Life USA promotes a strong Christian foundation for boys

‘These young men will become a generation of biblically-bold, courageous men who will not only stand against the rising tide of culture, but will turn back the tide itself’

September 26, 2022

17-year-old Ukranian refugee joins Trail Life boys and dads for 335-mile bike ride

Trail Life CEO: ‘If we fail this generation it won’t be because we over-challenged them, it will be because we under-challenged them’

September 30, 2022

September 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA begins Freedom Rangeman Association for men who achieve highest level award

New association provides unique opportunity for men to invest in new generation of Trail Life leaders

September 20, 2022

Trail Life Troop saves trapped woman in cliffside rescue

Trail Life USA equips and empowers boys to be prepared and take charge in real-world challenges

September 12, 2022

August 2022 News Releases

Traditional education model is failing boys both spiritually and academically

Trail Life USA understands boys need action, purpose, connection, and recognition to thrive!

August 29, 2022

Trail Life USA Teams up with the Wild Brothers to develop character, deepen faith, and hone leadership skills through outdoor adventure

August 22, 2022

Trail Life USA’s unique Proven Process celebrates boyhood while preparing boys for manhood

Trail Life CEO: “We have seen that a ‘one size’ fits all approach fails the boy and fails the world that needs him to become a man”

August 8, 2022

Parents and boys join the trail; Trail Life USA sees nearly 700 new members in past 30 days

Trail Life CEO: ‘Trail Life is designed to meet a boy’s need for rough-and-tumble adventure, connection, camaraderie, and spiritual growth’

August 2, 2022

July 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA is a strong place for boys to grow up as men

Recent Focus on the Family interview highlights Proven Process to raise up godly men

July 25, 2022

Trail Life USA is raising a remnant of godly young men

New, innovative e-book, ‘Raising Godly Boys,’ offers insights and guidance to fight generational battle plaguing teen boys

July 18, 2022

June 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA believes in the fundamental value of all humanity, including the unborn

Mark Hancock: ‘All of humanity are created in God’s image and are worthy of respect, compassion and care’

June 27, 2022

Trail Life USA offers biblical foundation boys need to become men in the midst of cultural collapse

Trail Life CEO: ‘Boys long to be heroes — they need an established, unmoving foundation of right and wrong to thrive’

June 20, 2022

Trail Life USA offers boys hope and purpose — despite pandemic aftereffects

‘Our mishandling of the opportunity to communicate optimism and to be creative in meeting the challenge is causing these aftershocks that have particularly set boys back’

June 14, 2022

This Father’s Day, Trail Life challenges Christian men to rise up and mentor boys to be strong, godly leaders

This June, the Gospel is coming to the Pashtun people in their own language

June 13, 2022

Beleaguered boy finds godly mentors, purpose and self-worth through Trail Life USA

Trail Life mentors inspire young boy not only to find the will to live, but to help others around him

June 6, 2022

May 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA provides godly mentors to guide boys

At Trail Life, ‘boys find mentors, fathers and sons connect, important relationships are fostered, and boys find opportunity to achieve significant accomplishments’

May 31, 2022

Trail Life USA honors American veterans and cultivates duty to God and country

May 25, 2022

Trail Life USA partners to bring ‘Adventure Zone’ experience to 2022 homeschool conference

Ark Encounter featured at Building Strong Foundations Convention which hosted over 30,000 people from across America

May 16, 2022

Trail Life USA Nationwide Campout experienced by thousands of families across the nation

Families across the country participated in event celebrating outdoor adventure, character, leadership, and faith

May 4, 2022

April 2022 News Releases

Trail Life hosts 3rd annual Nationwide Campout from April 29-May 1

Trail Life Nationwide Campout provides opportunities for boys and families to enjoy the outdoors and grow

April 25, 2022

Trail Life hosting 3rd annual Nationwide Campout to celebrate families and encourage gathering in the outdoors where life-changing experiences take place

Trail Life Nationwide Campout from April 29-May 1 provides opportunities for fathers and sons to bond in nature and escape from the world’s distractions

April 18, 2022

Boys’ 50-mile Trail Life canoe trip cultivates grit, perseverance and character

Trail Life encourages boys to overcome obstacles to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their own talents and abilities’

April 11, 2022

Trail Life boys grow in character and competence through Night Ops Challenge

‘Boys thrive when provided with proper challenge, adventure, accomplishment, accolade, and advancement’

April 4, 2022

Trail Life USA’s leadership model instills a biblical sense of honor in boys  

Boys learn honor through their response to failure

March 21, 2022

Trail Life USA teaches young men responsibility through challenge, adventure, accomplishment, and accolade

Boys learn by engaging in adventurous, uniquely masculine challenges

March 14, 2022

Trail Life USA partners to bring ‘Adventure Zone’ experience to premier men’s conference of 2022

Conference planners excited to offer Adventure Zone experience to attendees

March 7, 2022

February 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA encourages fathers to mold boys into men of character

CEO Mark Hancock: ‘In Trail Life USA, boys mentored by caring adults are equipped to rise to the occasion and lead in moments where preparation meets opportunity’

February 28, 2022

Biblical values of Founding Fathers provide roadmap for boys today

Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock: “We must mold men of character and conviction who will stand for truth, preserve liberty, and be a light to the nations.”

February 22, 2022

Trail Life USA responds to staggering rise in youth drug overdose

Trail Life USA restores the wonder of boyhood, cultivates confidence, and nurtures skills to create a sure and secure future’

February 14, 2022

Trail Life USA honors God’s creation during its’ ‘Respect Life Month’

Mark Hancock: ‘All of humanity are created in God’s image and are worthy of respect, compassion and care’

February 14, 2022

Trail Life USA Troop member nominated for Kid of the Year award

Trail Life teaches boys to be good stewards of the environment

February 7, 2022

January 2022 News Releases

Trail Life USA inspires boys to succeed through healthy competition

Trail Life CEO: ‘We need to inspire our boys with real life challenges and provide opportunities for them to challenge themselves in the real world’

January 31, 2022

Trail Life USA provides boy-focused program to celebrate and appreciate their strengths

Trail Life Troop shows courage in extinguishing forest fire

January 24, 2022

Trail Life USA offers biblical foundation amidst cultural morality decline

Trail Life CEO: ‘boys need an established, unmoving moral foundation in order to thrive’

January 17, 2022

Trail Life USA Provides Godly Mentors to Guide Boys

‘Adults are Equipped to Lead a Program in a Structured Outdoor Environment Where Boys are Engaged’

January 10, 2022

Trail Life USA Unveils Its ‘Proven Process’ to Lead Boys to ‘Walk Worthy’

‘More Than Ever, Boys Need a Uniquely Masculine Program Where Their Assertive, Audacious, and Adventurous Nature is Celebrated, Not Sequestered’

January 3, 2022

December 2021

Trail Life USA Troops Honor Veterans with Upcoming Wreaths Across America Event

Trail Life Inspires Patriotism and Builds Character in More than 36,000 Boys Across America

December 13, 2021

Trail Life USA Announces New, Daily 1-Minute Radio Program, ‘Saving Boys’

Our Boys Are in Trouble and There’s a Solution— ‘Saving Boys’ Now Delivered on Amb-OS

December 6, 2021

Trail Life USA Honors the Legacy of Heroes and Their Model of Integrity for Raising Up Boys

‘If We Erase our History in an Attempt to Get Rid of the Shortcomings of Our Forefathers, We Invariably Lose the Legacy of Their Greatness’

December 6, 2021

November 2021

Boys Need Challenge, Adventure and the Experience of Learning in a Practical Environment

Trail Life USA Provides Outdoor Adventure for Boys to Flourish and Develop Actual Skills Away from Excessive Technology

November 29, 2021

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

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

November 22, 2021

Trail Life USA Partners with Samaritan’s Purse for ‘Operation Christmas Child’

Trail Life Troops Have the Opportunity to Deliver a ‘Much Bigger Gift That Will Possibly Impact Generations’

November 15, 2021

On Veteran’s Day, Trail Life USA Honors American Veterans and Encourages Patriotism in Boys

November 10, 2021

Trail Life USA’s Mark Hancock to Speak at Promise Keepers Fatherhood Summit on November 10

Other Speakers Include Tony Evans, A. R. Bernard, and Many More

November 8, 2021

Trail Life USA Encourages Adventure for Homeschooled Boys

Trail Life Provides Key Elective for Homeschooling Programs by Speaking to the Innate Heart of a Boy

November 1, 2021

October 2021

Trail Life USA: ‘Away From Cell Phone Distraction, Social Media Interaction, and Video Game Pseudo-Satisfaction—
Boys Thrive in a Real World of Wonder’

October 25, 2021

Trail Life USA Provides Outdoor Adventure to Combat Pandemic-Related Mental Health Concerns

‘If We Can’t Show Our Boys How to Overcome Difficulties with Innovation, Boldness, and Creativity in the Midst of Adversity, Then What Can We Expect From Them in the Future?’

October 25, 2021

Trail Life USA Allows Boys to Connect with Father-Figures Through Outdoor Adventure 

‘This is Our Moment to Show the Kind of Positive, Meaningful Impact That Trail Life Troops Can Make in Boys’ Lives’

October 18, 2021

Trail Life USA CEO Encourages Leaders to Meet the Needs of Boys to Prevent Bullying

‘We Set Boys Up For Failure When We Don’t Recognize That The Desire to Take Risk and Compete, When Denied, Morphs Into Anger as the Only Acceptable Emotional Outlet’

October 11, 2021

Trail Life USA Encourages Troops to Participate in ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ on October 7

‘Many Young People Are Looking For Ways to Start a Conversation About Faith; They Just Aren’t Sure How to Begin,’ Says Trail Life CEO

October 5, 2021 

September 2021

Trail Life USA and Focus on the Family Unite to Bring ‘Fearless Under Fire’ Event this Thursday

Partnering to Equip a Generation Prepared to Live Out Their Faith

September 27, 2021

20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks: Trail Life USA Remains Dedicated to Growing Brave Men of Character

September 10, 2021

While Society Shuns Traditional Masculinty, Trail Life USA Promotes Godly Manliness in Boys

Movie “Show Me the Father” Reflects Trail Life USA Mission to Demonstrate Roles of Godly Masculine Men

September 7, 2021

August 2021

Traditional Education Model is Failing Boys Both in School and Church

Trail Life Teaches Boys Using the Formula God Created – Action, Adventure, Challenge, and Godly Mentors

August 31, 2021

Join the Trail! Parents and Boys Flock to Trail Life USA With Over 101 New Troops in 2021

Trail Life USA Includes Outdoor Scouting Adventures For Boys with a Distinct Difference—a Foundation in Christ

August 23, 2021

Boyhood Dreams Become Realities at Trail Life USA

Trail Life Troop in Idaho Fulfills Year-long Dream of Building a Wooden Boat From Scratch

August 16, 2021

Trail Life USA Summer Adventures Mold Next Generation as Men of All Ages Test Their Mettle  

Thousands of Boys and Leaders Grow in Character, Leadership, and Faith

August 9, 2021

Loneliness Increasing as Virtual Becomes Reality, Trail Life USA Discovers Cure in Real-Life Adventure

Trail Life USA CEO Calls For a Return to ‘Real Connection’

August 3, 2021

A Boy Is Not Like His Sister

Trail Life USA: Boys Will Be Boys Who Turn into Men – Just As God Intended

August 2, 2021

July 2021

New Survey: Meaningful Friendships on the Decline in America

In Trail Life USA Boys and Men are Building Unbreakable Bonds and Forging Friendships That Last a Lifetime

July 26, 2021

Determined Volunteers Keep Trail Life USA Open For Adventure – Spur Unprecedented Growth

Throughout the Pandemic Trail Life USA Continued to Grow Courage, Character, and Faith in the Most Naturally Healthy Place on Earth

July 19, 2021

Trail Life USA Building Bridges and Building Men

Trail Life USA—Bridging the Gap, Showing the World How to Turn Boys into Men 

July 12, 2021

Suicide Crisis: Kids Grappling with Mental Fatigue after Months of Pandemic Isolation

July 8, 2021

Trail Life USA Sees 70% Increase in New Members, While Boy Scouts of America Declines 43%

July 6, 2021

June 2021 News Releases

Trail Life USA Gives Honor Where Honor Is Due – Paying Tribute to Veterans July Fourth

Trail Life USA Troop Salutes 240 Years of U.S. Military Service to this Great United States of America

June 28, 2021

Trail Life USA Running Wild, Living Free, and Growing Strong

As American Re-opens, Boy’s Mentoring Organization—Trail Life USASees 70% Increase in New Members

June 21, 2021

This Father’s Day, Boys Need Christian Men to Walk Alongside Them

Trail Life USA: Raising Godly Boys Requires Men Who Understand the Language of Boyhood

June 14, 2021

Boys Need to ‘Run Wild, Live Free, and Love Strong’

June is Great Outdoors Month! Trail Life USA Leads Boys on Journey to Manhood through Challenge, Adversity, and Outdoor Adventure

June 7, 2021

Boys Need Heroes

At Trail Life USA, Heroic Men Rise Each Day to Challenge Boys to Lead Lives of Character, Adventure, and God-honoring Leadership

June 1, 2021

May 2021 News Releases

Trail Life USA National Backyard Concert & Campout Experienced by Thousands

Families Across the U.S. Joined the Live Event Celebrating Outdoor Adventure, Character, Leadership, and Faith

May 26, 2021

Trail Life USA National Backyard Concert & Campout Welcomes Focus on the Family’s Dr. Daniel Huerta

Live Broadcast Friday, May 21 at 9:00 PM ET with Double Grammy Award Winning Band ‘For King and Country’

May 17, 2021

Trail Life USA 2nd Annual Backyard Concert & Campout Welcomes Special Guest Speaker Dennis Rainey

Join Live Broadcast Friday, May 21 at 9:00 PM ET Also Featuring Daniel Huerta and Musical Guests Joel and Luke Smallbone of ‘For King and Country’

May 11, 2021

Trail Life USA Celebrates Families With Second Annual Backyard Concert and Campout Event

Free Live Broadcast Features Double-Grammy Award-Winning Artist “For King and Country” May 21st at 9:00 PM ET

May 4, 2021