Those dismayed with the path taken by the Boy Scouts (changes go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014) will want to know about this new organization, TRAIL LIFE USA.
Trail Life will allow any boys currently enrolled in the BSA to transfer over all rank and merit badge achievements. Boys from any religion can become members, but they must understand that this new organization operates from a Christian viewpoint. All leaders must be in agreement with their statement of faith. Trail Life, USA has a strong relationship with American Heritage Girls, another Christ-centered organization that broke away from the Girl Scouts years ago.
Awesome. Thank you Tina.
I have check out their website, and it looks awesome. I am hoping that a charter will be here in Sacramento. I was planning on starting my son in BSA next year (he'll be 7), but with the changes coming in, I am hesitant.
I have also been checking out Keepers of the Faith as an alternative, but we would miss out on having the social aspect (unless we could get the neighborhood involved, but the kids are much older than my boys).
My hubby got an announcement about this last week.
I like the name but it begs the question: What will the boys be called? Lifers? Trailers? :-)