Trail Life USA



Trail Life USA

Adventure > Character > Leadership

Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men aged 5-17.  Troop OH-1218 chartered in September 2021 and is a ministry of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.   

Open for Adventure!

Troop OH-1218 is now chartered and Open for Adventure.  We are now holding troop meetings at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Please contact parishioner Jim Pepin at [email protected] or sign up for our troop on (find a troop)


"...So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God..."
Colossians 1:10

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.

Our Mission

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


“Walk Worthy”

Colossians 1:10  “… that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;…”


On my honor,
I will do my best
To serve God and my country;
To respect authority;
To be a good steward of creation;
And to treat others as I want to be treated

Trail Life Advancement

Boys on the Woodlands Trail (age 5-10) gain knowledge about outdoor skills, citizenship, character, friendship, and faith through fun activities, awards, and skill instruction.

As Navigators, boys age 11-13 gain understanding of their values and beliefs under the guidance of godly male role models through being responsible in outdoor adventures and in their home and school life. They explore areas of interest and earn Trail Badges for advancement.

As Adventurers, young men ages 14-18 mature in wisdom and faith through more difficult challenges and leadership activities with Christian men walking alongside. They plan and lead outdoor events and large projects while exercising leadership positions in the Troop, even mentoring some of the younger Trailmen.