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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boy Scouts Alternative Created after Gay Flap Picks Up 14,000 Members in First Year

Trail Life USA formed in break over gay policies
Young members of Trail Life USA pause for prayer during a meeting in Texas. The mission of the organization, created as an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America, is to help “the boy of today become the man of tomorrow,” group leaders said. (Associated Press)
The adventure organization for boys formed in protest after the Boy Scouts of America eased its membership policies on gays in Scouting is growing “like wildfire” in its first full year, fueled by what organizers say is a hunger for a program that will help parents raise godly men.

Last September, the “unapologetically Christian” Trail Life USA unveiled its name, logo and other defining elements at a conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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