Join the Adventure

Join us this fall for our kickoff event Ready or Knot! Open House event! Our Woodlands Trail inaugural Troop meeting is for boys ages 5–10 and their families to discover what our Trail Life troop is all about.

Trailmen will experience a Troop meeting with outdoor-skills activities and games where they will learn something new with their patrol, have fun with their dad (or mom), and can even earn their first badge!

Parents can learn more about what our Troop will be doing throughout the year at our meetings, campouts, service projects, and the other awesome stuff we’ll be working on.

Troop signups will be available at the Open House.

The Woodlands Trail unit (boys 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 (boys 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 (boys 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.

Event Details

WHENThursday, August 22, 2024 – 6pm–7:30
WHOBoys ages 5–17 and their families
WHEREChrist Reformed Presbyterian Church
10 Turner Ave, Riverside, RI 02915

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 our troop?

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 and will go camping, hiking, or other outdoor skills-learning activity every month.

The troop will break during school holidays.

What do you do at your 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.

Can families participate in Troop meetings?

All dads and moms are highly encouraged to participate in the activity with their son(s).

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, Christian principles are a part of everything we 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 $33.25. There may be additional dues at the Troop level in the future.

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