(FAITHWIRE) – The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are seeing big drops in membership. Reasons include the pandemic and social trends. But leaders of Christian alternatives believe there’s more to the story, and their groups are seeing huge increases in membership.
Ryan and Elliott Parks recite the oath for Trail Life USA, described as a “Christ-centered, boy-focused, character leadership and adventure organization.”
“I really like being a part of it just because there’s a lot of fun like I love being outdoors, and I love camping and hiking and kayaking, and there’s a lot of that in Trail Life,” Ryan told CBN News. Instead of a Periodic Table of Elements, Trailmen complete what’s called a “Periodic Table of Advancements”, dozens of skills with the goal of becoming a Freedom Rangeman.
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