Thursday, July 11, 2024

Resources: Alternatives to the Boy Scouts

By Tim Gamble
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One of the purposes of this website is to provide people with not only ideas but also actual resources for resisting the growing tyranny around us. For example, there are a number of more traditional alternatives to the now VERY woke Boy Scouts. Here is a list of some of those alternatives:

Trail Life USA (website: was started in 2013 as a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts. Today, there are an estimated 26,000 members, called Trailmen. Trailmen programs are broken down into four age categories: Woodlands Trails (grades K-5), Navigators (grades 6-8), Adventurers (grades 9-12), and Guidon (ages 18-25).

It is worth noting that the sister organization to Trail Life USA is the American Heritage Girls (website:, which is a Christian alternative to the Girl Scouts of America. They have an estimated 52,000+ members. 

Pathfinders (website: is a scouting program of the Seventh-Day Adventists, although it is open to boys and girls ages 10 and up of any faith. It has an estimated 1.5 million members worldwide. The Pathfinders place great emphasize of developing the spiritual faith of their members. 

Royal Rangers (website: is a scouting program of the Assemblies of God open to boys in grades k to 12. There mission is to "evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders."

Christian Service Brigade (website:, founded in 1937, is a Christian non-denominational father-son organization open to boys ages 4 through college. Its programs are divided up into several age categories. Its emphasis is on "building young men into Godly leaders." 

The DIY Option is often overlooked. There is no need to be associated with any larger scouting organization. A father with his sons, or a church with its youth, can do their own scouting program. You can use the boy scout handbook (current edition on Amazon) or even the original 1911 edition (also available on Amazon), making any modifications you see fit. Just don 't call yourselves "Boy Scouts." Of course, it won't be official, but the lessons and the fun will still be real.  

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1 comment:

  1. Other alternatives to Boy Scouts are groups associated with Freemasons. Some of these organizations include, DeMolay for Boys, Rainbow Girls, and Jobs Daughters. All are based on strong moral principles and a belief in a supreme being.


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