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Join Trail Life El Cajon ... as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

Registration is done online at
Ask our Troop Team for an invitation to join by email or text. This invitation will allow you to join Trail Life USA (TLUSA).  An annual fee (youth ~$30 and adult ~$36) is collected online and remains with TLUSA (good for one year from the joining date).

Registered AdultsOne of Trail Life USA's core values is "volunteer-driven."

  • Ideally, we have a father involved with his son, but we also recognize that doesn't work for many families. We ask one adult in each family to become a Registered Adult using Step 1 (above). We highly encourage that this adult is the father as we encourage building a strong relationship between father and son. However, when a father is not always in the picture. Mothers can be Registered Adults, engaging in support roles rather than the direct mentoring of the boys. Grandparents are also welcome and a significant part of the development of boys and encouraging their parents.
  • Male Registered Adults serve in a direct mentoring role with the boys in the Trail Life USA program.
  • Each Registered Adult pays the Registration fee to TLUSA, commits to the Statement of Faith (TLUSA), submits to a background check, completes the Child Safety Youth Protection Training, and then is approved by the Chartering Organization Representative. The Adult Registration process and approval so that our youth leaders agree to adhere to the TLUSA Safety Guidelines. TLUSA insurance covers Registered Adults. 
  • Each of our adults having direct interaction with youth or having involvement in the Troop must be a Registered Adult so that all may have confidence in the adults involved in our Troop.

Submit your Troop dues
During 2021-2022, Blessed Trinity Anglican Church, our Charter Organization, covered the operating costs of our Troop! Trail Life USA requires that each Troop be self-supporting. Our Troop has one Fundraiser planned to cover the operating cost of the Troop instead of a Troop Fee or Dues for 2022-2023. Troop operating costs include materials, awards, and activities of the Troop and an annual per youth Program Fee ($20 per youth) paid by the Troop to Trail Life USA. The Fundraiser is for direct Troop expenses. We encourage our Trailmen to explore outdoor adventure trips that have costs beyond the typical outdoor activities. However, we hope our fundraising project will cover these added events. Trailmen do learn valuable sales and project experience, but fundraising is not our focus. 

Submit Medical Information Forms
Please submit two copies of each Medical Form to the Health & Safety Coordinator (event copy and a backup copy), to be sealed in an envelope. Medical Forms are to be updated annually with old forms returned. 

What does Trail Life cost?

Fees paid to Trail Life USA:
Youth Registration        ~$30
Adult Registration        ~$36 (include Background Check & Child Safety and Youth Protection Training)
From the Trail Life Store:
Uniform Class A Shirt Package (required for age 7+; shirt, shoulder loops, and lanyard) ~$50
TL T-Shirt (an alternative option to Class A for ages 5 and 6) ~$18 plus lanyard ~$5
Woodlands Trail Handbook (ages 5-10) or Trailman's Handbook (ages 11 and above) ~$18

There may be additional costs to cover campground fees or food for campouts.