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Special awards may be given for completion of certain activities, projects, or accomplishments. Special awards are named for the purpose for which they are given. It should be noted that special awards will be developed over time, following full program implementation. The most important special award within the Woodlands Trail program centers on faith. This award is titled the Worthy Life Award. Requirements are different for different age groups. The award may be earned once in each age group, with the badge for the award changing for each age group. Here are the requirements for each group within the Woodlands Trail Program:

FOX

HAWK

MOUNTAIN LION

PRINCIPLES

God loves me! My neighbor - The good Samaritan My community
Basic verses on God's love: My family - responsibility, teamwork, cooperation Spiritual disciplines
John 3:16 Basic verses on faith and belief Basic verses on sharing my faith with others
Biblical manhood - beginnings

SERVICE

Perform an act of service for your church, your Troop's church, or through one of their ministries. May be repeated with a different act of service. Perform an act of service for your church, your Troop's church, or through one of their ministries. May be repeated with a different act of service. Perform an act of service for your church, your Troop's church, or through one of their ministries. May be repeated with a different act of service.

WORSHIP

Basics of prayer Teach your family or unit a song for grace or prayer before a meal Perform the invocation or benediction for a Troop awards ceremony or special event
Participate in a camp prayer - Hit the Trail! prayer Perform or lead grace before a meal on a campout Perform or lead grace before a meal on a campout
Explain "Our Father who art in heaven" - what it means to call God "Father" Explain what the phrase "Forgive us our debts (trespasses) as we forgive our debtors(those who trespass against us)" means to you. Explain "Give us this day our daily bread" and "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"
Attend a special Christmas, Easter, or other church holiday service and discuss what you learned with your family Attend a special Christmas, Easter, or other church holiday service and discuss what you learned with your family Attend a special Christmas, Easter, or other church holiday service and discuss what you learned with your family

RELATIONSHIP TO GOD

What is faith?
Family values of faith My personal values of faith Worldview vs. My view of faith
Biblical Manhood - Beginnings

HEROES OF FAITH

Abraham - Faith and righteousness Good Samaritan Story Matthew 25:31 - 46 Sheep vs. Goats
Joseph - Making the best out of Life Deut. 6:5-6 Family responsibility Matthew 28:19-20 Great Commission
Moses - Doing things God's way Paul - Standing for my faith Timothy - Learning to be a leader
Jesus - Son of God - building faith Peter - Denying Christ but returning to Christ Peter - Denying Christ but returning to Christ
Esther - Faith during tough times Samson - Staying within God's plan
     

Worthy Life Award — Requirement Details

We've created a Handy Tracking sheet to keep track of your Trailman's progress on earning this award.  Several lessons will be available each season and are required for this award.  Your at home participation is also a requirement for earning this badge.  Details and family discussion guides are attached– Be sure to select the group for your Trailman (or download the full PDF for all  groups)  
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