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This is the Woodlands Trail program of Trail Life. Here, you will find essential information on how to become and be a Woodlands Trailman. Below, you will discover how to officially join our Troop, the all important Handbook, and ways to advance in the program. NOTE: any document that uses grade level for the different Patrols (Fox, Hawk, ML) is not current. Trail Life's policy now is to assign a Trailman to a Patrol based solely on age.

Joining Requirements

Please see the document link below and read carefully as new members will need to study all the requirements for joining the Troop. When the new member feels ready and comfortable to demonstrate that he knows them, he can stand before a Trail Life leader and go through each of the requirements. Once a new member has completed this task, he will earn a Joining Patch Award.

Woodlands Handbook

The Handbook should tell you everything you need to know about being a Trailman, the Trial Life program, and the advancement process. This is a very important book for many reasons including keeping track of your progress throughout the years and knowing what awards you can achieve. 

Family Home Activity (FHA)

Making meetings and Hit The Trail events (hiking, camping, service projects, etc.) are very important. It's how we make the most of Trail Life and earn Steps towards Branch Pin Awards. But, what can you do if you are going to miss a meeting or an HTT event? What you can do is do TWO Family Home Activities. Two FHAs count towards making up just one meeting or an HTT event missed. They can be found in the Handbook and in the link below. Once you have done two FHAs, you then must email us at and explain to us specifically what you did in good detail. Once that happens, the Advancement Chair will put it on record and it will earn you credit towards earning a Branch Pin Award.

Advancement and Awards

A Branch Pin award is earned by completing certain Steps which include making the meetings and participating in a HTT event for each Branch that we work on together. What usually happens is the Woodlands Leaders decide on what Branch to work on for the time being. The link to the document below should answer most of your questions on how to achieve these awards.