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

November 1, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. Homeschooling is clearly on the rise in America. The number of children who are being homeschooled right now has doubled to five million, as a recent CBN News article noted. Even in the earliest days of the pandemic, parental inquiries about homeschooling “exploded,” according to reports.

One excellent accompaniment to any homeschooling program is Trail Life USA (TrailLifeUSA.com), the largest Christ-centered, boy-focused scout-type organization in the country. For parents looking to supplement their son’s educational experience through non-traditional schooling, Trail Life offers hands-on, character-building, and boy-focused techniques that are designed to better suit a boy’s need to seek adventure, build relationships, and have fun!

Mark Hancock, Trail Life CEO, commented, “Homeschool parents across America are discovering the power of outdoor adventure and badge-based education to unlock a passion for learning in their sons. In the outdoors, boys are engaged in real-world challenge, find opportunity to achieve significant accomplishment,  and learn character and leadership in a practical hands-on manner that is naturally engaging.”

For parents looking at additional programming for their son’s homeschooling education, Trail Life offers unique badges and opportunities for boys to supplement their schooling. Rather than merely reading about the world, Trail Life encourages boys to experience it, leading to better retention and understanding than just looking at words on a page. Going out in the wilderness and learning through a hands-on approach better suits the needs of every boy.

“Boys thrive on risk and competition and learn best in active learning environments,” Hancock commented. “Experiences like camping, hiking, and canoeing are catalysts that ignite curiosity and inspire boys to explore Trail Badges like camping, first aid, outdoor cooking, citizenship, our flag, apologetics, family man, emergency preparedness, Bible basics, aquatics, and more.”

Hancock concluded, “When empowered and provided with structure and challenge, the energy and enthusiam of boys is unlocked, relationships grow, and boys come to life! As they plan, work, serve, and experience adventure together, boys grow in character and leadership—developing relationships with friends and mentors that will last a lifetime.”

For more information about Trail Life’s opportunities for homeschoolers, click here or visit their blog for more homeschooling information.

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 TrailLifeUSA.com. 

Since Trail Life USA launched on January 1, 2014, it has grown to over 35,000 members in over 880 Troops across the nation. The 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.    Discover more about Trail Life USA atTrailLifeUSA.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or Vimeo.   


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