Join the Adventure in Rhode Island

This fall, Troop RI-1798 kicks off its second year with its annual Join the Trail open house event. Trailmen will experience a Troop meeting with outdoor-skills activities and games where they will learn something new with their patrol, learn a new skill, and have fun with their dad (or mom).

There will also be a chance for parents to learn more about what our Troop will be doing throughout the year at our meetings, campouts, service projects, and the other outdoor adventures we’ll be going on.

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Open House Details

WHOBoys ages 5–17 and their families
WHEREChrist Reformed Presbyterian Church
10 Turner Ave, Riverside, RI 02915


Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy.

What is Trail Life?

The Woodlands Trail unit (ages 5–10 as of Oct 31) meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of the month. We also go on a Hit the Trail event each month for camping, hiking, service project, or other activity.

The Navigators unit (ages 11–13 as of Oct 31) meets every Thursday of the month. Trailmen start to learn the value of the Patrol method as they work together in earning Trail Badges, leadership, and how to mentor younger boys.

The Adventurers unit (ages 14–17 as of Oct 31) meets every Thursday of the month. Trailmen at this level plan, run, and execute activities for the Troop as they demonstrate leadership, learn life skills and other Trail Badges, and go on high adventure trips.

Learn more about Troop units.

Why join a Trail Life troop?

More than ever, boys need a uniquely masculine program where their assertive, audacious, and adventurous nature is celebrated, not sequestered.

Learn more about the Trail Life USA initiative by reading the free ebook Raising Godly Boys.

The purpose of Trail Life is…men! Building young boys into men, done by men who love Jesus… Trail Life is needed now more than ever and we appreciate the guys who do the dirty work.


Ready to join?

We welcome youth members who aspire to live in accordance with the values expressed in the program’s Oath and Motto and whose parents or guardians seek a faith-based outdoor adventure program that places an emphasis on character development, leadership, and moral purity.

Parents can register at the Open House event and online soon. For now, please send us a note to tell us you’re coming.


When does your troop meet?

The Woodlands Trail unit meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of the month. We also will have around one Hit the Trail event per month and go camping 2–3 times a year.

The Navigators and Adventurers units meets every Thursday year round and will go camping, hiking, or other outdoor skills-learning activity every month. Navigators and Adventurers also work on service projects periodically throughout the year.

The troop will break during school holidays.

What can I expect to do at the meetings?

In our normal Troop meeting, the boys learn a topic or skill related to the Woodlands Trail branch that we are working on. We may also have special meetings where we recognize special accomplishment or prepare for an upcoming Hit The Trail activity.

Navigators and Adventurers work on learning a new skill, rank advancement, or preparing for an upcoming campout. Our Navigators and Adventurers Trailmen also actively work with Woodlands Trailmen in teaching them new skills.

Read more on what to expect

Do you go camping?

Camping is an integral part of our program! Our Woodlands Trail program strives to go camping 2–3 times a year while the Navigators program strives to go camping 6+ times a year. Our Adventurers unit participates in more high-adventure settings, like backpacking, rafting, etc.

If we’re not camping, we’re going on awesome outdoor adventures, such as hiking, farm walks, service projects, and others.

Can families participate in Troop meetings?

All dads and moms are highly encouraged to participate in the activity with their son(s). Siblings are welcome to participate at the Woodlands Trail level with Troop permission.

Do we have to be Christian to join?

Boys of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to join the Troop. We’d love to have them! We do not require boys to be Christian nor do we force them to “become” Christian. However, Godly values are a part of everything we teach and do.

How much does does it cost to be a member of the Troop?

Trail Life USA has a very reasonable yearly registration fee of $37.97. There may be additional yearly dues to support activities, awards, and other materials.

Have more questions? We’d love to answer them!