The Worthy Life Award

The Worthy Life award is Trail Life’s only faith-based award. In it, Trailmen demonstrate spiritual growth by completing the four D’s—Devotion, Discipleship, Disciplines, and Demonstration. The Worthy Life award is can be earned at every level of the program and is worn on the Trailman’s uniform through his entire experience with Trail Life.

Requirements for the Worthy Life award differ at each program unit and level. Hawks have a bit more involving requirements than Foxes, and Lions a bit more than Hawks, etc.

To earn the requirements, a Trailman works with his parents and with his local church members. For Woodlands Trailmen, the Devotional requirement will be completed at (but certainly should not be limited to) Troop meetings.

Requirements Overview

Fox Hawk Mountain Lion
Devotional ActivitiesComplete 6 20-min sessions.Complete 8 30-min sessions.Complete 10 30-min sessions.
Discipleship ActivitiesRead a story about a bible character,
OR
Participate in a service project,
OR
Build a craft or project related to devotional activity.
Complete any 2 of the following:
+ Read a story about a church leader or missionary.
+ Participate in a service project.
+ Read an entire book of the bible.
+ Build a craft or project related to devotional activity
Complete any 2 of the following:
+ Plan with others or participate in a community service project.
+ Participate in a weekend mission trip or Christian retreat.
+ Read 3 entire books of the bible.
Disciplines ActivitiesComplete all 3 of the following:
1) Memorize and recite at least three (3) scripture verses from the Devotional activity.
2) Lead a prayer at mealtime with your family and at a Trail Life event.
3) Attend at least one church service.
Complete all 3 of the following:
1) Memorize and recite at least three (3) new scripture verses from the Devotional activity.
2) Maintain and pray over a prayer list on a daily basis for an agreed period of time.
3) Regularly attend church services for at least two (2) months.
Complete all 3 of the following:
1) Memorize and recite at least three (3) new scripture verses from the Devotional activity.
2) Maintain and pray over a prayer list on a daily basis for an agreed period of time, track answers to prayer, and invite one other person to pray with you for your list.
3) Regularly attend church services for at least three (3) months.
Demonstration ActivitiesComplete both activities with Trail Guide or Troop Chaplain:
1) Recite the three memory passages from Disciplines activity
2) Hold a final conference explaining what you have experienced leaned through the Worthy Life award.
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The Navigators & Adventurers Handbook allows Trailmen to track the progress through the Worthy Life Award requirements. The requirements are summarized here:

Navigators Adventurers
Devotional ActivitiesComplete any 1 of the following activities:
+ An age-appropriate bible study program consisting of ten 1-hour sessions
+ One elective Trail Badge from the Values frontier
+ At least two modules of the Manhood Journey program with your father or other male mentor.
Complete any 1 of the following activities:
+ An age-appropriate bible study program consisting of ten 1-hour sessions
+ The Band of Brothers group bible study/discipleship program for a minimum of 3 months
Discipleship ActivitiesComplete any 1 of the following activities:
+ Read a Christian book.
+ Participate in a Christian weekend retreat or mission trip.
+ Complete a service project using the Biblical principles or skills developed during your Devotional activity.
Disciplines ActivitiesComplete any 3 of the following activities:
+ Keep a bible study journal of questions, principles, and thoughts.
+ Memorize and recite scriptures, prayers, hymns, creeds, or catechisms.
+ Keep a prayer journal, including answers to prayers.
+ Regularly attend services at your local church.
+ Volunteer to serve with your local church on an ongoing basis.
Demonstration ActivityComplete a final conference with your Trailmaster, Troop Chaplain, and mentor explaining what you have experienced and learned and how you have achieved your pre-determined goals, tasks, and expectations.Complete all 3 of the following activities:
1) Publicly share your personal testimony or Christian walk with your Troop or bible study group.
2) Make a significant presentation to your Troop or patrol including important concepts learned during your activities.
3) Hold a final conference with your Adventurer Advisor, Troop Chaplain, and mentor explaining what you have experienced and learned and how you have achieved your pre-determined goals, tasks, and expectations.
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