Individuals | Regional

Point Man Jim Evans -- Awarded second NE Regional Service Award

July 14, 2018 – Thank you James "Jim" JB Evans (NY, CT, RI Point Man) and congratulations for being our  2Q2018 Top TLUSA NE Area Team Recruter by enlisting five new Area Team members to the Northeaast Area 2 (NE2); Mark Charette (CT-NTO); Rich Sutherland (CT- NTO); John Morgan (DSA); Don English (NY-DSA); and Karen Solominides (CT-NTO). Jim also has established the 1st Power-Team 3, Leadership Triad in Connecticut with himself (PM), Mark (NTO), and John (DSA). See also the Service Awards page.

Justin Manns - Freedom Rangeman

March 23, 2018 – Saluting Justin Manns, our newest Freedom Rangeman. Justin is the son of Steve and Cindy Manns of Sigel, PA. In 2014 Justin made the transfer to Trail Life and began his pursuit of the Freedom Award, and is now in Troop PA-1003 chartered by Center Hill Community Church in Knoxdale, PA. He is the First Trailman from Troop PA-1003 to receive the Freedom Award, the seventh in the State of Pennsylvania, and the ninth Rangeman (first in the class of 2018) from the Northeast Region of Trail Life USA. See also our Freedom Rangeman page.

Dale Zilke - New Virginia Point Man

March 15, 2018 – Welcome our newest Point Man Dale Zilke. Dale currently lives in Winchester VA with his wife Julie. He has been involved in TLUSA in and around his home, and has several times helped to staff several northeast regional events and activities. Please give Dale a word or two of encouragement as he begins to serve the Skyline and Montpelier areas of Virginia. See also Teams and Committees Page.

Point Man Jim Evans -- Awarded NE Regional Service Award

April 3, 2018 – Thank you "Jim" JB Evans (NY, CT, RI Point Man) and congratulations for being our 1Q2018 Chief TLUSA NE Seed Bearer by helping to propagate, germinate, and cultivate Christian growth in all you have served in Trail Life USA. You are hereby awarded the TLUSA NE Regional Service Award.Four open pre-charters: RI-0619 Newport; CT-1635 Wethersfield; CT-0001 Groton; CT-2018 Uncasville; Two new area team members: Rich Sutherland (CT- NTO); Mark Charette (CT-NTO); Three new Chartered Troops: NY-1012 Liverpool; NY-1412 Monroe; CT-0001 Groton (1st in CT)

2017 NE Regional Service Awards

Jan 22, 2018 – We salute Three NE Area Team Members who have received the Northeast Regional Service Award for their Godly volunteer leadership in 2017. See also Service Award page* Stephen “Steve” Padgett – MD TM/NTO, Top Organizer / Promoter / Leader of the Most Multi-Troop Events 2015-2017 * William “Bill” McCall – PA PM, 2017 Northeast Regional Point Man of the Year * David M. Bornn Jr. – MD/PA Point Man  2014-2017 PM, Event Coordinator, and Regional Chartering Coordnator. Dave has since relocated to MW Region, and is now the Regional Team Leader for the New Northern Plains Region


Updated List of Point Men

April 12, 2018 - Northeast Point Men -- Supporting and Serving Seekers, Pre-charters, and Chartered Organizations and their Troops, See also Teams & Committee page

NE Region now includes Virginia

March 12, 2018 - Trail Life USA Virginia AREA (NE5) and their Local Area-Teams are now be supported and served as a significant part of the NE Region.

New Northeast Region AREAS with Tag Line

View the PDF Listing of TLUSA NE AREAS and Area-teams

Virginia Area_teams


Regional Certificates of Recognition

Jan 2, 2018 -- Northeast Regional Certificates of Recognition are being awarded to two of our charter organizations troops PA-0002 & PA-0304, respectively by their Point Men WM McCall and Joe Hudson, for being Early Program Adopter of TLUSA since December, 2013, Thanks for your four years of shared Christian values using our motto, vision, and mission. Find these troop and others online.

  • Emmanuel Christian Church – Stoneboro PA-0002
  • West Shore Evangelical Free Church - Mechanicsburg PA-0304


New Troops & Charters Orgs.

MD-0116 -- Planted by Hezekiah Barge!

July 17, 2018 -- Martha Schmidt, Charter Leader Hezekiah Barge, and I are delighted to introduce and congratulation Pastor Dan Sexton of  Calvary Chapel Ellicott City at 9180 Rumsey Road, Columbia, MD 21045 in Howard County for the chartering of a new Trail Life USA (TLUSA) Troop, MD-0116. Contact this new troop.

This Troop is 10th Troop in Maryland (in NE4), the 3rd in the local Central MD Area (MD2) which includes the counties of Baltimore (plus Baltimore City), Carroll, Harford, Howard. This local area is supported by New Troop Organizer (NTO), Stephen Padgett and Direct Service (DSA) Advisor. Tom Schankweiler.  We all look forward to meeting you guys on the Trail Life trail.

Note: Hezekiah Barge is a member of the TLUSA Board of Directors and is currently a member of this church, until he and his family move to North Carolina.

Connect with them at

MA-0001 --We now have a troop in MA!

July 10, 2018 -- Point Man Jim Evans and I are delighted to introduce TLUSA Troop MA-0001 chartered by Word of Grace in Westfield, MA. The charter lead of this effort has been the church's Pastor Chet Marshall. Contact this new troop.

We now have a TLUSA troop in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. May this be the first of many troops to follow MA-0001, Thanks to everyone's efforts to plant this new ministry! This is now the twelfth troop in Northeast Region 2 (NE2) [CT, MA, NY, RI]  and the ninety-seven troop in our NE Region.  See also our Org. & Troops page.

VA-2318 -- Spins-off from VA-0110

June 21, 2018 -- Point Man Tim Owen, Charter Leader John Kilareski, and I are delighted to introduce and congratulation Grace Baptist, Woodbridge 14242 Spriggs Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22193 for the chartering of a new TLUSA Troop, VA-2318. What make this troop special is that it is a spin-off from Troop VA-0110

Troop VA-2318 is 40th Troop in Virginia (NE5), the 7th in VA5 (Counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, Fauquier, Lancaster, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Northumberland, Prince William, Richmond, Stafford, Westmoreland) and now the 5th in the Prince William Co. in the TLUSA Potomac Area.  See also our Org. & Troops page.

VA-2212 VA Area-2 growing...

June 6, 2018 -- Point Man Joe Chase and I are delighted to introduce TLUSA Troop VA-2212 chartered by Calvary Chapel  in Lynchburg, VA. The charter lead of this effort has been Bruce Rose. Contact this new troop.

This is Joe's third VA troop in the Peaks Area of VA Area-2 that also includes two troops from Grayson Highlands, and two troops from the Shenandoah Valley. Thanks to everyone's efforts to plant this new ministry! This is now the ninety-five troop in the NE Region.  See also our Org. & Troops page.

MD-0807 -- Cookout/Bonfire Recruiting

May 9, 2018 -- Please welcome to the Trail Life trail, Troop MD-0807 chartered by Salisbury Christian School, in Wicomico Co., on the Eastern Shore of MD. They are now the ninth troop in Maryland and the ninety-sixth troop in the Northeast Region. www, See also our Org. & Troops page. The pre-chartering effort was lead by Christian Bounds.

Chris said "Last evening, despite dodging some thunderstorms, we held an informal cookout/bonfire. We have had more interest in our Troop thus far than I would have ever expected, given the end of the school year."

Our second Connecticut Troop CT-1635

April 12, 2018 -- We now have one less prechatering troop because CT-1635 is now fully chartered and open for ministry at First Church of Christ 250 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109  A job well done by Charter Leader & NTO Mark Charette, Troop Engagement Coordinator Martha Jones Schmidt, and Point Man Jim JB Evans We are looking forward to meeting and greeting leaders at our Trail Ready Learners Conference in Albany, two weeks from Friday.

CT-1635 is the second troop in Connecticut, the eleventh in Northeast AREA (NE2) - CT, MA, RI, NY, and the #96 on the current NE Regional Map.  See also our Org. & Troops page.

BSA Troop 1393 moves to TLUSA PA-1393

April 9,2018 Randy Wolfe and I are extremely happy to announce our seventh TLUSA Troop in Laurel Highlands Area, twenty-sixth in PA (NE3), and #95 on our Northeast map. Please Welcome to the Trail BSA Troop 1393 now as TLUSA Troop PA-1393. They are chartered by Crossroads Church of Christ, at 236 Thomas Rd, Canonsburg, PA 15317.   The Troop meets in the Donaldson's Crossroads area of Peters Township, in the south hills of Pittsburgh, PA. See also our Org. & Troops page.

First in Connecticut CT-0001

March 27, 2018 – Thanks to the efforts of Charter Leader John Morgan, National Troop Engagement Coordinator Martha Schmidt, and NY Point Man Jim Evans, we now have our First Troop in Connecticut. Please Welcome CT-0001, chartered by Community Baptist Church – Groton, CT, to the trail.  See also our Org. & Troops page.

Wow PA-0011 – Chartered in 30 Days!

March 14, 2018 – Congratulations Troop PA-0011 at Pine Grove Church, Bowmansville, located in Brecknock Township in Lancaster County. You have become the 1st Troop in Bowmansville, the 11th in our Susquehannock area, the 25th in PA, and currently the 52nd in the Northeast Region.  I think you guys have set a new chartering record, from pre-chartering to fully chartered, in the Northeast, if not in the entire USA. PM  Joe Hudson and I look forward to supporting and serving your Christ-centered, Church-Owned and Operated Ministry.

We love the meaning behind your Troop Number 11; Gen 1:1 tells us how outdoor adventure had its start and lays the foundation for the rest of the Bible (and any meaning we have in life), and John 1:1 clearly connects Jesus to that beginning and the fact that He is God.  We felt these were foundation verses for our boys as they develop a Biblical worldview.


NY-1412 First Troop in Northern NY

Feb. 12, 2018 -- Northern New York Point Man Jim JB Evans is delighted to announce NY-1412, chartered by New Covenant  5360 State Route NY-37, Malone, NY 12953. NY-1412 is the first troop in Northern NY Area in Franklin County, the second new NY troop in 2018, the ninth in NY, and the fifth-second charter in the Northeast Region. See also Troops and Orgs. page

BTW – New Covenant now sponsors both TLUSA and AHG Troops.

NY-1012 First New Troop in 2018

Jan 23, 2018 -- Point Man Jim JB Evans and I are extremely delighted to present to you our first new troop in 2018, our eighth in New York, and our fifty-first in our Northeast Region. NY-1012
Wetzel Road Church of Christ in Liverpool, NY

Please welcome them to the trail and share their opening with others.
See their Facebook page and our Troops and Orgs. page