CHRIST-CENTERED ‒ Trail Life USA (TLUSA) is a Christian Outdoor adventure program that emphasizes and teaches biblical moral values. It seeks to develop character to produce Godly men who will be responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. We work to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God. We are built on four core values of Purity of heart mind, word and deed; Selfless Service of the community and world; Stewardship of time, talents and money; and Moral Integrity.
OUTDOORS ADVENTURE ‒ We believe there is something special about being in the outdoors. This program instills “Adventure, Character, and Leadership” traits in boys and young men. Camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities help build deep relationships and provide a special context for leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and character building. We also value the outdoor focus of our program as a unique means of helping a boy see and appreciate the wonder, majesty, and grandness of God as reflected in His creation.
CHARACTER-FOCUSED ‒ Some programs are very focused on achieving as many awards in the shortest period of time, to achieve the highest rankings and awards the program has to offer. In contrast, TLUSA is more concerned with building character than with earning badges and ranks. While TLUSA has a robust and prominent ranking and awards structure, this will not be the focus of the program. The focus should always be on building character over merely earning awards.