Trail Life USA's website says its vision is "to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens."
So far few have defected from the Boy Scouts of America, BSA public relations director Deron Smith said in a statement on Monday.
"With approximately 2.6 million youth members, the BSA works to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training," Smith said.
Smith declined to comment on Trail Life USA, saying it would be inappropriate, but he said "We believe kids are better off when they are involved in Scouting and we remain focused on our goal of reaching and serving youth in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens. We are thankful that today, more than 99 percent of our approximately 116,000 units remain committed to the Scouting program."
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