About Us

Trail Life Southern California

Our mission is to provide services and support to prospective and current charter organizations, their Trailmen, the registered leaders and the families that God has placed in our path.   

The SoCal Area is part of the larger PacWest District which is comprised of the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.  

The SoCal Area is lead by a Pointman who is responsible for Area Committee, recruits, coordinates efforts of all Area Team and is responsible to the CORs of the Area.  

Pointman: Jerry Kwasek


The Southern California Area is divided into community-based Districts:
  • South Central  - Counties of Inyo, Kern, Kings, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare
  • SoCal North - Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura 
  • SoCal South - Counties of Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego
The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations to organize and support successful units.  The end result of effective district support is more and more young men receiving a better and better program.

The Functions of the District 

All districts are responsible for carrying out two standard functions:
  1. Program - The program function concentrates on helping Trail Life troops with camp planning & promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers.
  2. Unit Service - The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Trail Life troop.
The program functions, are carried out by members of the district committee. The unit service function is carried out by the Direct Support Advisor staff. 

The District’s Relation to the Area

The Southern California Area Committee establishes districts, each a prescribed part of the geographical territory of the Area, for the purpose of unit service and program administration. 

About Trail Life USA

Founded on Christian principles and operating from a Christian world view, Trail Life USA offers a dynamic faith-based outdoor adventure program that places an emphasis on character development, leadership and moral purity with a goal of building men of faith and character who will become godly husbands, fathers and citizens. Learn More