Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered leadership and character development ministry for boys ages 5 to 18. Trail Life’s mission is “To guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.” Trail Life mentors young men and helps to cultivate character traits that produce Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.
The following Statement of Faith applies to all Trail Life Chartered Organizations and Adult Members.
“We believe that there is one Triune God – Father; Jesus Christ, His one and only Son; and the Holy Spirit – Creator of the universe and eternally existent. We believe the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. We believe each person is created in His image for the purpose of communing with and worshipping God. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who enables us to live godly lives. We believe that each of us as an individual is called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and collectively to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe God calls us to lives of purity, service, stewardship, and integrity.”
Clarity is further provided to the following terms:
Purity – God calls us to lives of holiness, being pure of heart, mind, word, and deed. We are to reserve sexual activity to the sanctity of marriage, a lifelong commitment before God between a man and a woman.
Service – God calls us to become responsible members of our community and the world through selfless acts that contribute to the welfare of others.
Stewardship – God calls us to use our God-given time, talents, and money wisely.
Integrity – God calls us to live moral lives that demonstrate an inward motivation to do what is right, regardless of the cost.