Christian Service Brigade Encourages Transition to Trail Life USA Troops
Christian Service Brigade (CSB), an 84-year-old Christian discipleship program for boys, said it will encourage its outdoor divisions, or “units,” to become Trail Life USA troops.
Trail Life, a Christian leadership group that offers an alternative to the Boy Scouts, has 900 troops across the country offering K-12 programs centered on outdoor experiences and skill building. Christian Service Brigade describes itself as a multi-year discipleship program designed to “give a boy everything he needs to be a man of God,” including both real world skills and spiritual ones, through meetings, mentorship and conferences.
CSB will continue to host specialty events while local activities, outdoor activities, and weekly meetings for the transitioned units will shift to Trail Life’s troop model.
Trail Life’s membership has increased dramatically since last year as parents sought alternatives to the Boy Scouts organization, which faced declining membership, sexual abuse lawsuits, and pushback against LGBTQ policies. Trail Life says it has added 85 new troops and more than 3,000 new members in four months, for a total membership of 33,000.
CSB says it has served more than a million members in its 84 years.
Trail Life USA launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
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