TrailLifeUSA.com, the largest Christ-centered, boy-focused scout-type organization in the country, will be holding their fourth annual Nationwide Campout from April 28-30. Troops and families across the country will pitch tents, light fires, roast s’mores, and gather in the great outdoors. Over 100,000 have participated in the Backyard Campout during the last three years.
Trail Life has long been an advocate for the benefits of the outdoors on boys. Utilizing an approach suited to boys that focuses on building character, fostering relationships, and having good old-fashioned outdoor fun, Trail Life encourages boys and their families to leave behind the electronic distractions and get back outside.
This year, Trail Life is excited to go back to the basics with an overview of basic bushcraft skills, including knot-tying, fire-starting, wood carving, outdoor medicine and remedies, and navigation. To prepare participants to learn these valuable skills, Trail Life provides helpful videos to walk fathers and sons through the steps. Those who register for the campout event will be entered into a drawing to win various prizes.
Trail Life CEO Mark Hancock stated, “We at Trail Life are so excited about the opportunities for outdoor adventure provided by the annual Nationwide Campout. In Trail Life, boys regularly leave daily duties and digital distractions behind. They join with their mentors and fathers in the outdoors where relationships form naturally, time seems to slow, and boys are able to listen, connect, and grow.
“Away from daily concerns, cell phone distraction, social media interaction, and video game pseudo-satisfaction is a real world of wonder — a world of adventure and exploration, where crickets chirp, campfires crackle, stars twinkle, freshly caught fish simmer, and pocketknives whittle,” Hancock commented.
Hancock concluded, “As boys and men gather around the campfire and stories begin to be shared, truth comes to life and boys begin to ‘get it.’ The Bible is such a practical book, and at Trail Life, we talk about the Six Essential Concepts of a Christian Worldview which are solid, tangible concepts boys can grasp. Boys need a venue like Trail Life where they can rub shoulders with men, where leadership can be tested, where faith can be experienced, and truth can come to life.”
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Trail Life’s unique program is spreading rapidly across the nation. Trail Life recently celebrated its 1,000th Troop, with tens of thousands of boys and their families being positively impacted by the Trail Life message. Through tried-and-true methodology, Trail Life offers boy-focused, adventure-driven solutions delivered in the context of a Christian worldview that encourage boys to embrace what makes them unique and build strong relationships with other boys, mentors, and most importantly, Christ.
Trail Life USA has received praise from some of today’s top Christian voices, 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 theTrail Life USA is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.