Trail Life USA, Inc.

Adventure Character Leadership

Belton, SC   |  www.traillifeusa.com

Mission

To guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Mark Hancock

Main address

10612 Augusta Rd

Belton, SC 29627 USA

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EIN

61-1717498

NTEE code info

Scouting (O40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Trail Life USA recognizes that boys need a gender-specific program that develops character and leadership skills in boys and young men. Boys are twice as likely to be in special education programs and three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD. Boys trail in every academic category, with suicide rates soaring for them. They need a Christ-centered, boy-focused program and exposure to men who can mentor and disciple them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Trail Life USA

Our program is for ages 5-18 consists of Christian instruction by godly men to promote character and personal growth in boys and young men using an outdoor program, service, and leadership development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of organizational members includes Trailmen (youth) as well as adults that have paid memberships for Trail Life USA.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of volunteers are the number of adults members in Trail Life USA.

Number of Troops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians, Young adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Number of Troops defines the number of charter organizations that own and operate their own Trail Life USA Troop.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Trail Life USA wants to be the premier national character development organization for young men, which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.

Our mission is to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.

Trail Life USA partners with local churches in starting Troops that reach the community with the principals and objectives we believe will most impact boys.

Through eight regions, we impact over 820 churches with 10,000 leaders trained to deliver our Christ-centered, boy-focused program.

From our 127 acre Home office facility near Greenville, SC, our Home Office staff works through volunteers in 50 states to provide these opportunities, presently serving over 30,000 members.

Our volunteer base, world-class child protection & safety training, and program offerings uniquely position us to provide boy-focused opportunities.

In eight years, we have expanded to 50 states with over 10,000 volunteers in over 800 Troops with 30,000+ members.

We are debt-free and own our 127-acre Home Office campus.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Trail Life USA, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Stemberger

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability