Do you use Trail Life Connect to look-up troop member phone numbers, email and house addresses, and not much more? Are you confused with this new tool or just want to learn more about this system?

This session will allow you to dig into this great troop management tool and allow you to more effectively communicate with your troop members, find resources for almost any troop information need (i.e. every Trail Life form), and help you track the advancement of your trailmen.

Does your troop plan things month by month as you go through the year? Do you find out about great troop activities when it is too late to make them happen? Are you having trouble getting people to attend your troop camp outs and other activites? These can all be signs that you're missing a key skill in the troop planning process - Annual Planning.

In this session you'll find out how to put together a plan for your troop for the entire year. Your parents will know what's coming up and be able to reserve time in their family schedule. The boys will get excited about all the great activities that are planned, and your Adventurer Officers will be able to more easily lead at events and not get discouraged.

All Trail Life troops are a ministry of their charter church. But does your troop just 'use space' in the church or are they REALLY an active ministry of the church. Do others in the church even know your troop exists or that it is a ministry of the church?

This session will give you ways to get started on the right foot as a church ministry if you are a new troop - but will also give you ideas of how to grow your troop more directly into the ministry life of your church.

Do you struggle to find the funds to pay for woodlands craft supplies? Do your parents complain about the 'nickle and dime' payments for things throughout the year? Are your Adventurers sitting around all summer because you don't have money to fund a troop high adventure activity? Do you know how to engage your troop members in troop fundraisers?

This session will help you come up with a plan that is right for your troop (and your charter church) to be able to have a full program that keep the boys (and dads) interested, helps them grow and learn, and doesn't stress out all your troop families.

Just having both Trail Life and American Heritage Girls troops will enhance both of the troops, the families, and your church ministry; however, when you are able to work together with the two troops you have the potential to greatly strengthen each of those groups.

This session is NOT a plan to have boys and girls working together at troop meetings or camp outs (that's not the goal of TL or AHG), but there are some things you can do together with the troops and there are LOTS of ways that your troop leaders can work together to share administrative tasks and resources.

This session will give you practical tips to put it all together and not have the two troops 'competing'.