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SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED THROUGH 1-10-17!!!

This ribbon will be awarded to each Troop that verifies all participating youth and adults are registered Trail Life USA members. Being registered assures that participants are “official” - wearing the lanyard/ID tag for adults and youth (using the name card included in the appropriate program-specific card set available in the Trail Leader Store in TroopTrack); more importantly, they are insured for Troop meetings and outdoor adventures, and are able to earn advancements. Since Trail Life USA is supported by member fees, it strengthens our entire organization. This is a great opportunity for a win-win situation for Troops, parents, and boys! Encouraging regularly attending participants to register as official members provides several ways to strengthen and grow a THRIVING Troop! Boys get in the system to track participation and earn awards, and adults become involved, providing more options to fulfill oversight requirements. By taking advantage of the Registered Adult membership position, adults can join without a leadership role, and can count to fulfill two-deep leadership. This spreads the responsibility to more, and takes the burden off the few! SHARED LEADERSHIP (one of our Core Values) is actively at work! In fact, we have found in Troops that promote/encourage Registered Adult membership, a natural progression occurs. Registered Adults begin by stepping in as a part of two-deep leadership, and then discover additional ways they can help, and they feel empowered to do so! You are encouraged to share the philosophy of Shared Leadership with your parents, members, and leaders, so they recognize the value and are willing to invest in membership. Find ways to make it financially feasible through fundraising and Charter Organization support to make it possible for those in need who desire to serve. On a related note, utilize the new Adult Connection Guide that can be found on the THRIVE page of www.JoinTheTrail.com. This form can be handed out to all regularly attending parents in order for Troop leaders to find out more, including what special interests and skills those around them have to share. SHARED LEADERSHIP—Make it happen! After verifying by January 10, 2017 that all regular participants are currently registered, please follow this LINK to complete the online participation form prior to midnight on January 10, 2017.


This ribbon can be earned by each Troop that gives a "gift" of service to their Charter Organization during the month of January. This award opportunity is designed to help strengthen the relationship between the Charter Organization and the Troop. Ask your Charter Organization how you can help them. Let them know your Troop is thankful for your ministry partnership. Your Charter Organization may need things done at the facility location like rooms cleaned or organized, furniture rearranged, grounds landscaped, or snow cleared. Perhaps they might request help for some of their members, or maybe they need ushers during their services, or servers for a community meal. The possibilities are numerous! One ribbon will be awarded to each Troop that completes the online form and sends photos of Trailmen and their Leaders, in any type of TLUSA uniform, performing their service project that benefits their Charter Organization. Please follow this LINK to complete the online participation form by February 5, 2017. Ribbons will be mailed in March.



Summary of the Trail Life USA Respect Life Program Woodlands Trail Lesson Plans (Values) Four lessons and one Hit the Trail! to use in a special month to emphasis sanctity of life issues. Lesson 1: All people are created in the image of God and our valuable to Him. Goal: For boys to understand that they and people of all ages (conception to death) are made in the image of God, and are valued and loved by Him. Lesson 2: All people are redeemable by God. Goal: For boys to understand that all humanity has sinned and distorted the image of God. They are still valuable to God, and therefore God sent his Son to redeem them and make them clear image bearers. Lesson 3: All people are worthy of compassion and care. Goal: To teach the boys that since we are created in God’s image, valuable to God, and redeemable through Jesus, we should treat each person with dignity, compassion and care. (orphan, widow care) Lesson 4: Babies are made in the image of God and their life should be protected. Goal: For boys to understand that babies from the moment they start growing in their mother’s tummy, are persons made in the image of God, valued by God, and have a right to life. Hit the Trail!: Visiting or assisting the elderly or at a crisis pregnancy center or blessing widows, orphans or foster families. Navigator/Adventurer Respect Life Elective Trail Badge (Values) A Christian worldview values all of human life: men and women; boys and girls; babies and the elderly, sick and healthy, special needs children and adults, etc. How does God see them? What does he want us to do? The Trailman will engage in study and various activities of his choosing to learn about these issues through scripture and research. He will also learn by action and/or leading as he seeks to understand ways in which he can stand for the unborn, sick, and helpless.


Planning ahead‌ Troop Opportunities: Month

Event

Coordination

Ribbon from Home Office?

January

Service Project for each Troop's Chartered Organization

Troop

Yes

January

Trail Life USA Founding Day

Troop

February

Respect Life month

Troop

Mar/April

Spring Recruiting

Troop

April

Spring Camporee

Area

May

National Day of Prayer

Troop

May

Memorial Day Parade and/or flag projects for veterans

Troop

June

Trail Life USA Sunday; community service projects

Troop

June, July

Troop Summer Adventure

Troop, Region

August

Planning and Budgeting (for all Troop stakeholders)

Troop, Area

September

Join the Trail (new family recruitment)

Troop

September

See You at the Pole

Troop

October

Fall Camporee

Area

October

Equip Next Generation Training (month offered may vary)

Area

OctoberNovember

Conduct one fantastic fundraiser to cover most annual program costs!

Troop

November

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection

Troop

December

Troop Registration Incentive (all attendees are registered members)

Troop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

National Calendar of Trail Life Gatherings and Trainings Year

2017

2018

2019

2020

Event

Coordinated by

Number/Year and Frequency

Trail-Ready Leadership Conferences (TRLC)

Home Office

7-8, annual

Summer Adventure

Regional Teams

Trail-Ready Leadership Conferences (TRLC)

Home Office

Summer Adventure

Regional Teams

Up to 6, annual

Family National Convention and Summer Adventure

Home Office/ Regional Teams

1, every 5 years

Trail-Ready Leadership Conferences (TRLC)

Home Office

Summer Adventure

Regional Teams

Up to 6, annual 4-6, annual

4-6, annual Up to 6, annual


Volunteers are needed at the Trail Life USA booths at the following upcoming conventions: Event Name

City

Event Start

Event End

2017 National Religious Broadcasters Conference

Orlando, FL

2/27/2017

3/2/2017

2017 Florida Parent Educators Association Convention

Orlando, FL

5/25/2017

5/27/2017

2017 Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly

Greensboro, NC

6/12/2017

6/16/2017

2017 Southern Baptist Convention

Phoenix, AZ

6/13/2017

6/14/2017

If you can help, please let us know by emailing Exhibits@TrailLifeUSA.com.


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CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE REQUEST FORM Download this form

This document is a one-page fillable .pdf request form to obtain a certificate of liability insurance for a Troop or Charter Organization to satisfy a request by a camp, facility, or other third party for evidence of the Troop's/Charter Organization's liability insurance coverage for Trail Life activities including listing them as an additional insured. The steps for completion and submission of the form are as follows: 1. Complete the top line, including date requested, and the name of who is requesting. 2. Complete the Certificate Holder section with name and address (this should be the institution requesting the proof of insurance coverage). 3. Complete how you want the certificate delivered – email, fax or mail. 4. Email the completed form to CertRequests@AJG.com, and copy Legal@TrailLifeUSA.com. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Legal@TrailLifeUSA.com. Unless marked as a single event, the certificate will be reissued annually automatically at policy renewal in November.


The Intercessory Prayer Volunteer Committee is committed to praying and lifting up needs and praises. To submit prayer requests, please complete the form at this link. This information will be considered confidential and only shared with the Intercessory Prayer Volunteer Committee and Home Office staff of Trail Life USA.


Nearby Attractions: Climb Blue Ridge 1 hour * Green River Cove Tubing 1.5 hours * Linville Caverns 2.5 hours Sliding Rock 2 hours * The Gorge Zipline 1.25 hours * Swamp Rabbit Trail less than 1 hour Greenville County Rec (Swimming, Waterparks) less than 1 hour SPECIAL ONE WEEK OPPORTUNITY

CampEquip SUMMER ADVENTURE AT CAMP AIKEN

Specifically designed for novice or only slightly experienced Troop leaders and Trailmen in the ways and means of successful camping adventures! CampEquip is a Summer Adventure training experience for inexperienced adult leaders—to teach them how to put on their own dynamic adventure; and also (a separate track) for 5th grade Mountain Lions and inexperienced Navigators (regardless of grade) to prepare them for long-term/resident camping. A limited number of AHG leaders (but not AHG youth) might be invited as well (a separate patrol). Patrol method will be emphasized throughout.

JUNE 5THJUNE 9TH

The dual purposes are Summer Adventure preparation and skill enhancement by developing unique experiences (both for Trailmen, and leaders new to camping) that embrace the organization's core emphases. Camp to be staffed by experienced Youth and Adults from various Troops. When: Monday June 5 thru Fri June 9, 2017 (5 days on site, 4 nights camping) COST- ESTIMATED AT $129 per person (will include t-shirt, pin, and food); registration link coming in January. Skills include: Preparation (trip planning, making reservations, budget), what to bring, campsite selection, tent set-up, using woods tools/ax yard, fire-building, knife safety, knots and lashings, cooking, aquatics, emergency preparedness/first aid, wilderness survival (basic), orienteering (map and compass) Activities include FUN and recreation: Gaga ball, gym (basketball, dodge ball, foosball, pool, ping pong), climbing wall, BB’s, archery tag, Frisbee, bouldering wall, horse shoes, sand volleyball, tether ball, tomahawk-throwing, fishing What else? Campfire skits, inspirational speakers, skills challenges (friendly competition). Some achievements can be earned (participants will leave with a list of what they completed). Who to contact for more information: GA PM Marvin Burr at mountainburrs@charter.net


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MEMBER STATUS: UNREGISTERED & INACTIVE A member becomes automatically UNREGISTERED the day after membership expiration, and TroopTrack access is then limited to membership renewal only. INACTIVE status begins 60 days after expiration, and the member’s TroopTrack account is closed and inaccessible. Inactive members can request to be re-activated by the Home Office. There is a $10 member account reactivation fee. Once fee payment is received and the member has reregistered and been renewed, their record is updated, including advancement. Reactivation requests should be submitted to Membership Coordinator Doug Barker at DBarker@TrailLifeUSA.com.

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