Q. What is different?
Q. What was the major reason for this update?
A. This update gives a more detailed look into the elements behind the Navigators and Adventurers programs, namely the Frontiers, Trail Badges, and Awards. This version will help the Trailmen know why they are learning the things that they are learning.
Q. How do the new requirements on the Required Trail Badges affect Award and Rank Advancement?
A. After May 1, 2020, Trail Life USA will only accept the Trail Badges as complete using these new requirements.
Q. What happens if my Trailmen are in the middle of, or just started, a Trail Badge for their particular Award/Rank Advancement using the old requirements?
A. There will be a grandfathered policy for those Trailmen currently working on Trail Badges until May 1, 2020.
Q. Are my Trailmen going to be required to purchase a new Handbook?
A. In short, no. However, the older handbooks will have outdated requirements for the Trail Badges, Ranks, and Awards. It would be beneficial for the Trailman, if possible, to acquire a new Handbook.
Q. Why is the Home Office making big changes that affect the Awards, Ranks, and Badges?
A. The Trail Life USA Board, Staff, and Volunteer Advisory Committees are constantly seeking ways to improve the program so that the Trail Life USA program best completes the mission of guiding generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.
Q. Will Trailmen need to go back and complete the Christian Worldview requirements on the Trail Badges that they have already completed and received credit for?
A. No. If a Trailman has already completed a Trail Badge, Rank, or Award that is affected by these new updates, he will retain the credit as completed.