News & Events
The 6th Annual CTO Texas Banquet in San Antonio on March 28 exceeded expectations and was a great success thanks to all our sponsors, guests, volunteers and kids. The funds raised from this banquet will allow CTO Texas to develop and guide more young men to Christ through the outdoors.
by Janie St. Pierre
December 17th marked a night of Christmas celebration as the families of Cross Trail Outfitters gathered for food, fun, and drumroll please…. taxidermy. That’s right, no Christmas celebration would be complete without a detailed explanation of how to mount one of Santa’s reindeer, or in this case a distant cousin of the reindeer. Local taxidermist, and friend of CTO, Carl Parks took us through the journey of mounting a buck harvested by CTO Guide, Mike Hall.
by Eric 'Bear' St. Pierre, Illinois State Director
I was extremely excited when we had our last outing of the year, not because it was our last weekend, but because of who was attending. Our last outing represented the reach of Cross Trail Outfitters. We has two Sportsmen coming from Chicago, two coming from Central Illinois, and two coming from Southern Illinois. I was excited to see these young men come together for this final weekend and see what the Lord had in store.
These Sportsmen were a little older all were in High School and all have been walking with the Lord for some time. You would say that they were a little seasoned. These young men were no strangers to the CTO campfire. That had all been here before, but God had something special for them this night. The Question was, “What’s stunting your spiritual growth?” and the Scripture Holy Spirit gave to us was from James 1:5