Trail Life USA open house set for Sept. 28

SIX MILE — Six Mile Baptist Church is officially chartered with Trail Life USA (TLUSA) as Troop SC-1001. The church will host an informational and membership recruiting meeting for the general public on Monday, September 28 at 7 pm in the Roper Building located at 150 N. Main Street in Six Mile. This meeting is for anyone interested in becoming part of our troop as an adult leader or a youth participant. TLUSA is a Christian outdoor program for boys and young men ages 5-24.  For now, SC Troop -1001 will focus on boys, age 5 to 18. The overall program focuses on outdoor adventure, skill building, character, and leadership.

Adult leaders must be at least 18 years old and are required to sign a statement of Christian faith and values, undergo Child and Youth Safety Protection Training, submit to background checks, and provide letters of recommendation from pastors that know the applicants.

The program has an inclusion policy for youth members and welcomes families with boys from all faiths (or no faith) to participate in this unapologetically Christian outdoor adventure program.

Dr. George Kessler is the Troop Master with more than 30 years of experience in outdoor adventure and scouting programs. He leads the weekly meetings and selected nature activities on weekends. The troop meets weekly, four times a month on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in The Roper Building. The troop also schedules a monthly activity; whether skill building, an outdoor adventure trip (hiking, canoeing/kayaking, camping) or a visit to a civic or first responder organization.

For more information about Trail Life USA, please visit the web site at or call Pastor Ray Longenecker at (864) 506-0410.