Who Are We?
The owner of the company, Joshua White, is the Troop Ministry Liaison (formerly known as COR) for a Trail Life USA Troop, Troop TX-0098, in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Joshua and his son, Kyle, have been members of Troop 98 for the past eleven years, obviously beginning with the previous organization. Joshua has served in various leadership roles over the past ten years, including Assistant Cubmaster, Advancement Coordinator, Outdoor Coordinator, Committee Secretary, Treasurer, and Navigator Trail Guide. He has been in his current position as the TML and Troop Administrator for the past five years.
Kyle started in Troop 98 as a Tiger Cub with the goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. He earned all ranks, and a variety of belt loops and pins as a Cub Scout. He really enjoyed earning the Arrow of Light and Webelos Super Achiever Award shortly before switching over to Trail Life USA.
Troop 98 sent several representatives to the National Conference in Tennessee, where the formation of Trail Life USA was announced. A few short weeks later, Troop 98 families made the unanimous decision to switch over and charter as a Trail Life USA Troop. Joshua and Kyle were interviewed and quoted in a popular Associated Press article regarding Trail Life USA shortly after switching over, which was published in dozens of newspapers all over the United States. Unfortunately, some things were taken out of context in the publishing of some of the articles, leading to some trying times for some.
Since switching to Trail Life USA, Kyle has adjusted his goal, with his eyes now set firmly on becoming a Freedom Rangeman. He is expected to become the first in our Troop to do so! Kyle has served in various leadership positions within Troop 98, such as First Officer, Second Officer, Chaplain’s Aide, Scribe, Junior Patrol Leader, and Patrol Leader. He bridged over to the Adventurer Patrol in May of 2017 after earning all of the Navigator Ranks and earned his Horizon Award in December of 2018!
He is now working diligently through his remaining Freedom Award requirements. The Freedom experiences are no small task!
Why do we Produce Trail Life USA Coins?
We have been designing, producing, and collecting custom coins and pins for several years, first as a hobby, then through another business that we own, and now for this endeavor.
Recently, due to his family's love for and involvement in Troop 98 and Trail life USA, his passion for producing and collecting coins, and a desire to produce coins which could be used to reward leaders and Trailmen for the incredible work that they are doing, Joshua worked through the process of becoming a Preferred Vendor with Trail Life USA.
This allows us to use various Trail Life logos on the products that we make and sell, including custom coins and pins. We started with a set of coins focusing on The Trailman Oath, followed by a coin for each Program Level (Woodlands, Navigators, Adventurers). Next we produced coins for a few major events. We are currently working to add additional coins for Trailmen, leaders, and their families to collect and display!
Our hope and prayer is that the young men receiving these coins will be encouraged to walk closely with the Lord, and someday, years from now, when they discover their coins in a box or the back of a drawer, it will inspire them to do big things for Jesus! We want these coins to remind Trailmen of all ages and through the years to “Walk Worthy!”
Why Choose Us?
First, As mentioned above, we have several years of experience with producing custom coins and pins for various people and organizations.
Next, we are already approved to use various logos to create custom coins and pins for you individually or for your Troop!! This saves you time and effort in dealing with getting approval.
Also, we can take your ideas, create the necessary art, work through any approvals needed with the Home Office, and create the coin for you hassle-free, all in one place!
Finally, we send 10% of the proceeds from everything we sell to the Home Office, so by purchasing coins through us, you are helping to support a Trail Life USA (and AHG) family, a local Troop, and the Trail Life USA Home Office!
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you for many years to come!
Why Should You Make a Custom Trail Life Coin or Pin?
The possibilities and reasons are endless, but here are a few! You could:
Utilize a special Troop coin or pin to reward Trailmen for exhibiting specific qualities,
Make a personal coin to trade or give to other Trailmen you meet on the Trail (like an amazing "business card" of sorts!),
Commemorate a High Adventure Trip with a custom coin to place on your shelf or pin for your lanyard,
Create a special coin or pin for you or your Troop to use as a Fundraiser,
Use a coin or pin as an award or souvenir from a Troop Event, such as a Trail Life Grand Prix Event,
Challenge Trailmen who attend a Multi-Troop Campout or Event to reach new heights,
Thank other leaders in your Troop, Area, or Region, or
Just about anything else you can dream up!