April 2017 – Trail Life USA was founded in 2014 to offer a Christian response to Boy Scouts of America’s departure from moral traditions. In the three years since its inception, Trail Life has experienced tremendous growth and support.
“Right now, we’re active in 48 states with almost 700 troops and 26,000 members,” Mark Hancock, leader of Trail Life said.
“We are continuing to build generations of courageous young men who honor God, who lead with integrity, who serve others, and who experience outdoor adventure.”
Meanwhile, Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to include any child who identifies as a boy, regardless of what sex is on his or her birth certificate.
“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application,” Effie Delimarkos, communications director for BSA, said in a recent public statement.
This is not the first time BSA has run afoul of its Christian history. In 2013, BSA opened its doors to homosexual members but retained a ban on gay adult leaders. Two years later, BSA overturned that ban and welcomed gay adult leaders.
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