Individuals | Regional

Steve Padgett MD-0518 / Paul Frey PA-0328

August 6-10, 2018 MAN CAMP Leaders
Thank You Steve Padgett (Camp Director); Paul Frey (Camp Manager, Tool Man).
These two men were the MAN CAMP Makers & Shakers leading the following core staff members Paul Boin (Program Director); Brad Spain (Admin & Finance); Todd Richards (Water Activities); Dave Servin (Caving); Ed Thompson (Ropework Rafts/Catapults); Steve Manns (Rifle); Gary Tozzo (Shotgun); Jared Snyder (Archery); Jarrett Chapman (Bible Study/Prayer); Randy Thayer (First Aid)

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.

Troop NJ-0110's rebirth

9/21/18 -- Please Welcome and pray for Troop NJ-0110 (Col 1:10) chartered by Calvary Chapel, Old Bridge, NJ. See  This troop formerly chartered as NJ-0316, is now back, thanks to the efforts of Charter Lead Robert Larsen, and NJ Pointman Thomas Paulikas, and Martha Schmidt we have a new troop.

NJ-0110 is now the 4th troop in NJ, the 17th in the NJ2 Area, see maps below, and the 106th troop in the Northeast Region, see

VA-1200 is the 8th; 44th; and 105th

9/11/18 -- Pointman Bennie Good, Martha Schmidt and I ask you to welcome our latest Richmond, Virginia Troop VA-1200 to the NE. They are the 8th Troop in the local Richmond Area (RVA), the 44th in the State of Virginia, making them the 105th troop in the NE Region.

VA-1200 is chartered by Crestwood Presbyterian Church 1200 Charter Colony Pkwy. Midlothian, VA 23114

Please pray for them and spread the word about them throughout Chesterfield County. See them and others troop on

VA-4611 Second New Troop TODAY

8/27/18 -- Pointman Joe Chase, Martha Schmidt and I are extremely surprised to see a second new Trail Life USA Troop VA-4611  chartered today. VA-4611 is chartered by the Holy Cross Catholic Regional Catholic School, 2125 Langhorne Road, in Lynchburg, VA 24501.

By the numbers, VA-2611 is the 4th Troop in Virginia’s Local Peaks Area VA2, in Campbell Co.; the 43rd the Northeast Regional Area NE5 (Virginia); and the 104th Troop in the NE Region. Connect with them at online here

PTL This troop is the Sixth Troops this month, (seven if you count one on 7/31) two last week, now two the same day, TODAY

8/27 VA-4611 chartered by the Holy Cross Catholic Reg. Catholic School
8/27 MD-0089 chartered by the Mother of God Community
8/24 NY-1613 charter by Palermo United Methodist Church
8/23 ME-1750 chartered by the Maine Ministry Outreach Center
8/16 ME-1199 chartered by the Bible Baptist Church
8/13 MD-0152. Chartered by Severna Park Baptist
7/31 VA-2911 chartered by the Fairfax Church of Christ

Persistence plants MD-0089 charter

8/27/18 --Martha Schmidt and I are extremely happy to see the seeds of Trail Life USA Troop MD-0089, planted by Scot Morris and Bruce Flanders close to two years ago -- finally sprout at the Mother of God Community • 20501 Goshen Road • Gaithersburg, MD 20879 in Montgomery Co.

By the numbers, MD-0089 is the 3rd Troop in Maryland’s Local Capital Area MD1, in Montgomery Co.; the 12th in Maryland (#12 below); 16th in the Northeast Regional Area NE4; and the 103rd Troop in the NE Region. Connect with them at online here


NY-1613 - Fourth Troop this Month

8/24/18 -- Wow a second new troop chartered this week, and the fourth so far this month. The Lord is truly blessing our NE areas.  Charter Leader Brent Bartlett. Pointman Jim JB Evans, Martha Jones Schmidt, and I are excited to announce the formation of NY-1613, charter by Palermo United Methodist Church, Fulton in Oswego Co.

This Troop is 1st the in the Central NY Area, 10th in NY State, 13th in Northeast Regional Area NE2.  Check them out at  and connect with them at

Kudo to all that have made this pre-chartering journey, and welcome to the Trail Life ministry trail at your church. 


Second Troop in Maine within a week

8/23/18 - Charter Lead Troy Nelson, Point Man Karin Robertson Barrup, Martha Schmidt, and I ask you to welcome New Troop ME-1750 to the TLUSA Trail. They are chartered by the Maine Ministry Outreach Center, Rockland (Knox Co.)

They are the second troop to charter this month from Maine. This now makes them the 4th Troop in Maine, the 8th in Northeast Local Area 1 (NE1), and the 101st in the Northeast Region. Check them out at  and connect with them at


A bitter-sweet day - PA-0101 / ME-1199

8/16/18 -  is a bitter-sweet day. We lost a troop PA-0101 🙁 and gained a new troop ME-1199 🙂 .

Martha Schmidt, Karin Barrup, and I are happy to see our third troop in Maine, making our seventh troops in Regional Area NE1 (ME, NH, & VT), and our 100th troop in the Northeast.

Please welcome Troop ME-1199 (Psalm 119:9 "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.") is chartered by the Bible Baptist Church,Wiscasset, 143 Beechnut Hill Rd. Wiscasset, Maine 04578 in Lincoln County. See them at

Let's also pray for the members at PA-0101 in Mechanicsburg (Cumberland Co.)

MD-0152 -- Chartered as our 100th Troop

August 13, 2018 -- Martha Schmidt, Hezekiah Barge, and I are extremely excited to announce TLUSA Troop MD-0152. Chartered by Severna Park Baptist Church.

They marked a significant milestone in the Northeast Region. They are our 100th troop, 15th NE4 Area (DE, DelMarVa, MD, and NJ), 11th in MD, thanks to Pastor Dave Brown, and Charter Leader Darrin Benning.

See them on our Chartered Troop Map and our menu of Teams & Committees. Connect with them at  We all look forward to meeting you guys on the Trail Life trail.


VA-2911 -- Chartered in less than 30 days!

July 31, 2018 -- Martha Schmidt, Will Nelson, and I are happy to introduce TLUSA Troop VA-2911 chartered by the Fairfax Church of Christ at 3901 Rugby Rd, Fairfax, VA 22033 in Fairfax County, who chartered in record time -- less than 30 days!

This Troop is the 7th Troop in the Mount Vernon Area (VA6) covering Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Loudoun County; the 42nd in Virginia (NE5), and the 99th in the Northeast Region. See them on our Chartered Troop Map and our menu of Teams & Committees.

This Troop and local area is supported by Will Nelson, the area's Direct Service (DSA) Advisor. We all look forward to meeting you guys on the Trail Life trail.

Connect with them at


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