Trail Life USA

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Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.

Too many boys are turning to virtual worlds of television, video games, digital media, and the internet to find realms they can conquer and areas where they can excel. The result of this virtual conquest is often apathy, apparent rebellion, or outright resistance to real-world challenge.

Trail Life USA is an environment where boys thrive! Adults are equipped to lead a program in a structured outdoor environment where boys are engaged in real-world challenge and experience camping, hiking, and fishing; they develop skills in riflery, archery, and canoeing; and learn character and leadership in a practical hands-on manner that is naturally engaging.

In the outdoors, the experience of adults is never obsolete; boys find mentors, fathers and sons connect, important relationships are fostered, and boys find opportunity to achieve significant accomplishment.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Trail Life USA
10612 Augusta Rd
Belton, SC 29627


Phone: 321-247-7761

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 611717498

CEO/President: Mark Hancock

Chairman: Stuart Michelson

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


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

Motto: "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;..."

Mission statement

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

Statement of faith

We believe there is One Triune God - God the Father; Jesus Christ, His one and only Son; and the Holy Spirit - Creator of the universe and eternally existent. We believe the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. We believe each person is created in His image for the purpose of communing with and worshiping God. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who enables us to live godly lives. We believe each of us is called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe God calls us to lives of purity, service, stewardship and integrity.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating991 of 107752 of 57
Fund acquisition rating822 of 107836 of 57
Resource allocation rating1019 of 107854 of 57
Asset utilization rating724 of 107735 of 57

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$575,645$425,556$445,731$523,479$349,808
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,211,762$1,346,586$1,122,552$845,301$710,560
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,883,050$1,959,782$1,873,234$1,918,247$0
Other long-term assets$51,105$16,858$18,121$18,121$0
Total long-term assets$1,934,155$1,976,640$1,891,355$1,936,368$0
Total assets$3,145,917$3,323,226$3,013,907$2,781,669$710,560
Payables and accrued expenses$102,029$94,863$111,504$95,650$64,038
Other current liabilities$0$165,813$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$102,029$260,676$111,504$95,650$64,038
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$206,700$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$206,700$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$308,729$260,676$111,504$95,650$64,038
Net assets20202019201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,633,541$2,858,903$2,732,663$2,498,596$646,522
With donor restrictions$203,647$203,647$169,740$187,423$0
Net assets$2,837,188$3,062,550$2,902,403$2,686,019$646,522
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$342,296$502,805$343,529$2,487,744$394,483
Program service revenue$1,591,777$1,275,022$1,108,719$478,744$122,053
Membership dues$0$0$0$593,097$742,832
Investment income$9,521$8,911$360$370$165
Other revenue$642,390$674,863$607,134$444,673$970,424
Total other revenue$2,243,688$1,958,796$1,716,213$1,516,884$1,835,474
Total revenue$2,585,984$2,461,601$2,059,742$4,004,628$2,229,957
Program services$1,896,243$1,339,920$1,435,581$1,510,672$1,411,384
Management and general$833,639$744,750$396,569$390,550$273,030
Total expenses$2,811,346$2,152,390$1,843,358$1,911,366$1,691,858
Change in net assets20202019201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($225,362)$309,211$216,384$2,093,262$538,099
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($225,362)$309,211$216,384$2,093,262$538,099


Mark HancockCEO$181,100

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

More than 40,000 members in over 850 troops in all 50 states.