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Gather Your Family and Make a Memory!
On Friday April 17, join with families across America for the Trail Life USA National Backyard Campout!
At a time when outward bound has become homeward bound, Trail Life is inviting families to join the 30,000+ Trailmen across the nation for a one night event in the great outdoors.
Set up a tent, cook over a fire, create a back yard family adventure, and share your experiences virtually through a safe, filtered, community portal.
Discover games and activities to connect as a family, as a community, and as a nation. Pitch a tent, hang a hammock, or build a furniture fort and make a memory.
Register now to get access to the Backyard Campout Community, get the latest updates, be entered to win prizes, and access fun ideas!
Join Over 5,000 Families Across America!
The pins below represent zip codes of families participating in the National Backyard Campout. Register to add your pin and be entered in the prize drawing!
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Suggested Text: The National Backyard Campout is coming Friday, April 17th! Join me virtually for one unforgettable night as families across the nation take to the great outdoors in the comfort of their own backyard! Visit www.TrailLifeUSA.com/backyardcampout to learn more.
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STUDENT LIFE has been disrupted and parents are looking for help.
As a way to assist families during this time, we have opened up completely free 60-day access to our online teaching material:
- Online Self-Paced Courses (History, Bible, & Omnibus)
It is our hope that access to these materials at no cost will help families around the world get through the end of this school year with confidence, despite the current circumstances.
Across the country parents are scrambling to figure out how to help their children thrive during an unexpected extended school vacation. Keeping kids (especially boys) busy and engaged in a constrained setting can be a challenge.
But it doesn't have to be a disaster.
Listen to a recent radio interview with Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA on this subject. Interview starts at 10:15.
A boy needs a man who is enthralled by his exuberance, recognizes his abilities, understands his passions, and nurtures his strengths. When a man takes time out of his schedule to engage with his son, communicate affection, and speak encouragement, he creates a golden opportunity to speak truth and meaning into his life. Here are 3 Keys to Growing Confident Men of Character:
1. Cultivate Relationships
2. Grow Independence and Responsibility
3. Build Self-discipline
Often in Scripture, we witness Jesus removing himself from the bustle of daily life to escape to the wilderness and connect with his father.
"Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray."
In Trail Life, boys regularly leave the whirling world of daily duties and digital distractions behind. They join with their mentors and fathers in the outdoors where relationships form naturally, time seems to slow, and boys are able to listen, connect, and grow.
National Backyard Campout in the News
SC Christian Scouting Group Wants Virtual Backyard Camp Out - US News and World Report
Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream - Fox News (close of show)
SC Christian Scouting Group Wants Virtual Backyard Camp Out - Washington Times
'Make Memories': Trail Life USA Invites Families Across US to Campout in Their Backyards April 17 - CBN News
Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts Hosts First Ever National Backyard Campout - Charisma News
Mark Hancock on the Weather Channel
A Fun Suggestion to Battle Cabin Fever - One News Now
Beat COVID-19 Discouragement: National Backyard Campout This Friday - K-Love and Air1 Radio
National Backyard Campout encourages memory-making during quarantine - WFSA News
2,000 families join ‘National Backyard Campout’ led by Christian alternative to Boy Scouts - The Christian Post
Families Encouraged Do Backyard Campout - Deming Headlight
Inaugural ‘National Backyard Campout’ encourages families to ‘make memories’ - The Orange Leader
National youth group asking families to join in on virtual camping experience - WKBN News
DAP Associate Brings Families Together for a National Backyard Campout - RPM International
Moody Radio Chattanooga Interview
VCY America Crosstalk News Announcement
K-Love and Air1 have created a landing pages and are running radio ads