22,000 new Troop members joined Trail Life in 2022 alone!
November 21, 2022
GREENVILLE, S.C.—As families across the country gather to celebrate the holidays and give thanks, Trail Life USA (TrailLifeUSA.com), the largest Christ-centered, boy-focused scout-type organization in the country, is taking time to thank God for the men across America who are volunteering to step up and make a difference in the lives of boys, and fueling the explosive 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. “We’ve seen huge growth in our Troop numbers, which is a testament to the willingness of men to engage with 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 22,000 new members and 200 new Troops, swelling the ranks of Trail Life to over 45,000.
With a vision to be the premier national character development organization for young men and produce 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 45,000 Trailmen across America in all 50 states.
“As the country gathers to reflect during this holiday season,” Hancock continued, “let us use this time of thankfulness to be grateful to those who have come before us and dared to dream big, enact change, and build this great nation.”
Trail Life USA has received praise from some of the top Christian voices today, including Focus on the Family, Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Mike Huckabee, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Family Life, Promise Keepers, the American Family Association, and many others.
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 today, or Start a Troop in your community. Find out more at TrailLifeUSA.com.
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.