Decline of Boy Scouts Leads to a Christian Alternative

Date: May 15, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Mark Hancock
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Mark Hancock is CEO of Trail Life USA and author of, Why Are We Sitting Here Until We Die?

Sadly, we live in a society today that’s lost its way to such an extent that many don’t even seem to know the difference between male and female.  Gender confused males are dominating women’s sports and now the Boy Scouts, once known for their values and deep respect for both God and country, are dropping the word “Boy” from their name, changing it to “Scouting America”.

Since the Scouts have seemingly taken the next step down the slippery slope, is there an alternative?  Yes there is.  It’s called Trail Life USA.  Mark described how it all started in June of 2013 when about 50 people gathered in Louisville, Kentucky.  68 days later an inaugural convention took place at Nashville, Tennessee, where 1,200 people came from 44 states.  That’s where they announced the name and the general line of the program.  3 months later, on January 1, 2014, the program was officially launched.  Since that time they’ve grown to over 1,200 troops in all 50 states with nearly 60,000 members. 

Review this edition of Crosstalk to learn about their motto, their core value, the connection to local churches, their outdoor focus, servant leadership and other hallmarks that make this organization a God-pleasing choice for helping young boys become men of Christ.

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